One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Ask Roni Q&A Video _v01 Activity Points, Not continuing to lose, My favorite Snacks, Freaking out about eating out, Exercise ideas

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I recorded this before my big Memorial Day blow out! Boy am I glad the weekend is over, it was yet another overeating fiasco! I’ll be posting a food journal tonight, I need some accountability.

As for the video, I answer 5 questions. Topics covered…

I didn’t realize until after seeing my own video how many Weight Watchers questions I answered. I have to emphasis I am NOT associated with Weight Watchers in any way!! The answers I gave are only my opinion as a Weight Watchers member. Weight Watchers does NOT endorse this site.

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    May 27, 2008


    Your video was great! You are just the cutest thing ever. You look like you’re about 15 years old! Your next video should be about the secret to your great skin :)

    I love your ideas about mixing up your workouts. My little sister is super fit and is visiting me for a couple weeks. Since she’s been here, we’ve been at the gym every day for 45 minutes to an hour (even though I am studying for my national board exam for medical school…ahh!). It’s been so fun since she’s full of ideas and new exercises for me to try. Especially fun since pairing up with a friend/sister keeps me motivated, plus I can do moves that I can’t do by myself (e.g. throwing a weighted medicine ball back and forth for arm workouts).

    Even if you don’t know a trainer, odds are you know a fitter person than you who might be willing to work out with you and together you can come up with new stuff to do at the gym. It’s definitely made the visits fly by and I find myself looking forward to working out.


    May 27, 2008

    not associated and yet? they should pay your lovely trim arse for all the free endorsing you happily do :)

    happy tuesday,



    May 27, 2008

    I really like the video posts…easier to listen sometimes than to read for me, I can listen and work at the same time. And I wanted to give you a heads up…at the Super Soynuts site they are offering free samples…I’m not sure for how long, but since you mentioned it in your post, I thought I’d share.


    May 27, 2008

    Cool! It’s so funny to me that you do a video when you’re in a time crunch, since I write something up real quick *instead* of doing a video when I don’t have much time.


    May 27, 2008

    Roni..Love your new video question jam session..It’s so fun to actually see you while you answer..You are doing all of us a great service..Thank you so much…


    Erin Morgan

    May 27, 2008

    I loved the video. It was great to listen too. Thanks for all the advice.


    May 27, 2008

    OMG I love your videos. I totally feel like I know you! Great job and thank you again for all that you do for everyone out here in blogland. I really liked the video, it adds a more personal touch than a post.

    I’m eating Indian pizza. Not sure if you have that on the East Coast but it is AWESOME,you’d love it :)


    May 27, 2008

    Roni I love the video. I find myself smiling back at you when you smile or smirking when you smirk. I thought that was funny! :)


    May 27, 2008

    The video was a treat, Roni! Thanks so much for sharing. I check out your site just about every day – it’s such a breath of fresh air. I really appreciate the healthy, body-positive tone.


    May 27, 2008

    Thank you for all your time and effort and wisdom that you share with us all! I really like the video idea as it’s fun to see you! :) Kick my butt into gear, I’m falling over myself repeatedly lately!!


    May 28, 2008

    Thanks for the response! Since I wrote you, the weather is slowly getting nicer, so I’m having fun getting outside again. Long hikes with the dogs and long bike rides (the other day I did 35 miles, eek!) have been in heavy rotation on my days off.

    I work nights, and go to school during the day, so unfortunately none of the classes really work out with my schedule. We (my husband and I) usually hit the gym (24 hour fitness) around midnight or so. It’s nice to have all that space to ourselves, but what I’ve also been doing on times we make it to the gym during “normal” hours, is spying on the trainers! I’ve seen some interesting exercises with weights and medicine balls that I’ve been playing with too.

    Thanks for the link for the ab exercises, I’d love to see some other exercises posted too. Always something new to learn!


    May 29, 2008

    Thank you for posting your video cast. You did a great job! The video quality is terrific (very clear and easy to hear) and you come across just like your posts, warm and personable, like a friend just chatting through the screen.

    Visiting your blog has been so encouraging. Your information constantly gives me a boost by reading how you went through a similar journey as what I’m currently attempting. That you’ve made it to the “other side” and it’s not only working out okay but how you continue to address the ups and downs of it constantly answers questions that I’m trying to connect the dots on.

    Side note – I first discovered your blog by reading your posting on hating exercise and how you’re slowly coming to change your mind about it and explore it. I was excited to see it originally because it was like finally finding someone who didn’t just wake up one day and declare she wanted to run marathons after losing a bunch of weight. I liked the fact that you shared your ups and downs and even gave us charts (I am so a fan of the data!) and strategies of how you’ve been working to figure it out, how you’re exploring staying at this weight and exercise and changing your habits.

    Anyway, I’m certain I’ve gone on way to long here. But I just wanted to say how much I take away from your postings each week, how they always seem to address something that I’m wondering about for myself and that I really appreciate the time and effort you’ve put in to adding the video segment. It’s very motivating to hear you answer each of those questions.


    27 pounds and counting. — Ellie


    May 29, 2008

    Help with the exercise…
    I was using Gunnar Peterson’s book “The Workout” (known as GForce in hardcover, check out the bargain section in your local Barnes & Noble). It’s a great book because it gives you all the variations you need to mix up your workout. I would do flash cards when I needed a new workout, which was about every 4 weeks. Going back though, I would definitely try to change it up more often, I think that works a lot more efficiently. My new gym has ActivTrax, which is a webiste that is like a personal trainer, giving you a new workout every time. But unless you’re a New York/Boston/Washington/Philadelphia Sports Club Member, I don’t think you have access to it.


    May 29, 2008

    Hi Roni. I loved the video post. As always, I enjoy watching you (not in a creepy way, lol). You have great presence and I always learn something from you on your posts (video or otherwise).
    Great idea!


    May 30, 2008

    I loved the video!

    I find it interesting that you mention not doing any “formal” exercise until you had lost the weight. What kind of things did you do to stay active? I’m dealing with a back injury so I’d love to get your insight on this.

    Great job! SASS


    May 30, 2008

    Hi, Roni! I loved loved loved the video format!! Great job!


    May 30, 2008

    WOW I’m so happy you guys liked it! I’ll do another one in a couple of weeks.

    Sassy – as for the stay active comment. I did exactly what I said int he video, walked and danced around the house a lot. I also parked far away, took stairs, things like that.