One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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Just a Catch-up Chat

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Let me start at the beginning. I feel like I have a TON of stuff to get out of my head.  If you believe it, I’ve been taking cryptic notes since Tuesday about what I want to tell you and now I can’t decipher them. Tells you a little about my note taking and penmanship ability. Chicken scratch, my mom would say. 

Anyway, my entire schedule has been thrown off since losing day care 2 weeks ago (long story).  Last week it didn’t matter as I was on Spring Break but this week has been crazy! Two full time working parents juggling a two year old without full time care is insane, but I must admit, FUN!

The toddler and I have been spending a bunch of time in the kitchen. It all started on Tuesday night with some pizza making. Nothing is more fun then making pizza at home with a little helper. Well, that may not be true, there was also dancing, going to the farm stand, taking walks, playing hide and seek (with a clearly visible 2 year old), having tickle matches, giving and getting piggy back rides and buying humongous lollipops at the mall. We also made some pasta, tried a papaya and invented a new smoothie! I think I tuckered him out so much that today he started his day with a bit of the sniffles.

Changing gears a bit, being home a little more allowed me to workout out some plans for the community. I have already started development on a new and improved system that I’m REALLY excited about! I will post development updates on the community news page (with major advancements being mentioned here as well.)

On my weight front, I’ve been doing well. Until, that is, my insatiable monthly cravings tonight.  Ummmm let’s see, I ate a half a bag of Sun Chips and a way too much Ben & Jerry’s Cookie dough (full fat). I finally demanded my husband remove the chip from site and he packed up the ice cream for me. As I said I think I’m fighting normal craving coupled with tired cravings, not a good combination. It’s stopping NOW!

I was able to weigh in yesterday with my favorite leader (the one I lost a majority of weight with). I stayed exactly the same, and that’s ok with me. A few days ago, I had a huge confidence builder while working out with my trainer friend.  She asked if I knew my body fat percentage after discussing how the scale had been 5 pounds over what I want it to be. I know I’ve been working out hard but it’s difficult for me to remove my self from that number on the scale (I’m working on it). Anyway, she had me hold the little gadget thingy and viola! A number appeared on the screen. I had NO idea what it meant until she says, WOW, you should be proud 19% is a great number.  Apparently, that’s on the low side. I guess all the weight training is paying off!

Honestly, I think my biggest problem is my skin. I still have a bit extra in places and I equate that to fat in my head. I know it’s not true but you know how it is fighting years of body image issues. As always, I’m a work in progress, body and soul.

The only other thing I can think is a job update.  I have 5 weeks of the semester left and then I’ll be self employed. I’m more then excited and counting the days. I’ve been building client relationships and projects for the last few weeks so my transition will be smooth. It’s going to be an adjustment but change is good!

OK, I think you are sufficiently “caught up”. I’m going to post my food journals this weekend. After tonight’s snack attack and with my weekend track records I need some accountability.

Hope you are having a great week!




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    Red

    April 4, 2008

    My uncle has a couple of small kids and tells me that juggling small children is difficult, especially when child services gets involved.

    But it’s not as exciting when they’re wearing helmets as they fly through the air!

    Lorraine

    April 4, 2008

    Roni good luck with the baby sitter. My mom looks after my kids when there off school and two afternonns a week.
    To get my BMI to 19 I would have to lose 25 more 1bs and be 120 1bs at 5’6″…I’m already a size 4 jeans and a medium top..the chart cant be right. I think some people like me have even body fat and a smaller waist and cant weigh too low even if the chart says they can. I would look anorexic at 120
    1bs and even if I wanted to I dont think I could get there or maintain it.
    You look healthy amazing and your site is a blessing to have found. Thankyou for doing it. You my daily ww meeting.

    Roni

    April 4, 2008

    Red – You crack me up!

    Lorraine – My BMI is actually 21.5 my body fat percentage is 19%. I found this page talking about both.
    http://en.allexperts.com/q/Nutrition-Dieting-939/body-fat-BMI-track.htm

    I’ve heard people actually having BMI’s in the obese range only because they have a lot of muscle mass. Just goes to show all these numbers (just like the one on the scale) are just tools. My friend was giving me another way to look at my progress so I wasn’t so focused on the scale.

    Scrumpy's Baker

    April 4, 2008

    Wow, you are keeping a great attitude through all of these life stressers. That is a huge accomplishment!

    Tanya

    April 4, 2008

    Roni have you told us what your business is? I can’t seem to find it but perhaps I missed it when you announced it? I am really curious and have been since you started talking about it.
    If it is still secret I understand…thanks for all you do.
    Tanya

    Maggie

    April 4, 2008

    Just reading your posting about all you’re going through with sitter and your new company and every thing else. I was exhausted. ha
    I love your upfront, tell it all attitude. Love reading each day, your journey. Thank you for sharing with us. :)

    Amanda

    April 4, 2008

    You really do need to get your BF checked, especially since you don’t have much to lose.I know for me the scale stopped, but the BF kept dropping and really that’s the whole goal!

    Anonymous

    April 4, 2008

    I just love reading your blog and have rejoined WW yet again. But I must have missed something. Are you leaving your school job & working for yourself? Or will you be doing the consulting and working at the school? Chris

    Anonymous

    April 4, 2008

    Hey Roni –

    Off topic but I’m not sure where to post this. Have you ever thought of trying the WW Core Plan? I’m a Lifetimer who has 5-10 stubborn plans to lose (they have crept back over 8 years). I just started core and so far I like it. It just occurred to me that you would love it. Lots of ‘whole foods’ and lots of cooking homeade stuff! Just wondering. Thanks for the great site.

    Crista

    April 4, 2008

    Good luck with juggling the little one without daycare…you already seem like you are a super busy woman. Keep up the great work…your making me tired hearing about your schedule…did you watch biggest loser this week? Not what I expected..at all..have a great weekend!

    Diet Coke and Zingers

    April 4, 2008

    How is it that on top of cooking and working and blogging, you still manage to be the fun mom? You are awesome!

    Roni

    April 4, 2008

    Tanya and Anon – Yup, you missed it! I’m starting my own Web Consulting business! http://skinnyminnymedia.com

    And thanks everyone for the great comments!