One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


I could have…

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  • said the weekend was already blown because I pigged out yesterday on fair food.
  • gotten depressed after leaving my moms because I don’t see her or my niece enough.
  • skipped the gym when my workout buddy stood me up.
  • threw on stretchy pants when my jeans were a bit too tight this morning.
  • withdrew and watched TV all day on this gloomy, rainy day.
  • cried over my best friend who just seems so distant now.
  • ordered pizza when I really didn’t feel like making dinner.

But I didn’t, Somehow I mustered up enough energy to get my butt in gear and fought through my bad mood (and boy was a bi-othchy this morning!)

What I did do…

  • Got up with the toddler and experimented in the kitchen.
  • Shut OFF the TV!!
  • Straightened and cleaned up the house (boy did it need and it’s already a mess again!)
  • Went to the gym alone, ran a mile and lifted.
  • Invented a fun salad for lunch (will post tomorrow)
  • Went for a Sunday drive with the family.
  • Took the toddler grocery shopping and spent too much money on fresh produce.
  • Got ahead on project work while the toddler was napping (then took a nap myself)

I still feel a little out of it but it would be worse if I just threw the day away like I’ve done so many time in the past.

Every day really is a new day. I just have to keep telling myself that.

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There are 25 comments so far.

    Miss July...not...yet

    May 18, 2008

    Sounds like you did a great job getting yourself moving. I always “allow” myself “comfort foods” when I am feeling down like that. I need to take a page out of your book and start moving.


    May 18, 2008

    I think it is great that you have that frame of mind- too often people think negatively and end up with coulda woulda shoulda’s! So congrats on that!


    May 19, 2008


    You can never spend too much money on produce… or I would have to feel bad about it!


    May 19, 2008

    Yay you!! for not letting yourself wallow, it can be easy done. Hope that your mood picks back up to your usual self soon, It’s ok to get a biochy.. watch project runway season 4 and it will make you feel normal- and pretty tame lol..


    May 19, 2008

    new to your blog but glad I stopped by..You rock!


    May 19, 2008

    you dont need me to say KUDOS TO YOU—but Im saying it anyway.

    whether I believe in the Law of Attraction or NOT there are too many days Ive thrown away after being hit from all sides (food choices Id regretted making, friend struggles, tight fave jeans).

    here’s to a great week ahead.



    May 19, 2008

    You should be so proud of yourself…I do this often. It was really motivating to hear how you made it thru despite gravity working against you. Awesome Roni.


    May 19, 2008

    You are such an inspiration!!


    May 19, 2008

    Thanks for the motivation I needed this morning!


    May 19, 2008


    I’m sorry you had a hard weekend, but I’m so glad I’m not the only one who gets into those “bio-chy” moods.

    You’re right. Every day is a new day.


    May 19, 2008

    Thanks for the cute and encouraging post!


    May 19, 2008

    good job roni! i just signed up for your “blog to lose”community- I am really excited about it. i identify with you so much because i’m 5’9” and my goal weight was 145 too– so anyways- i love reading your blog because you inspire me a lot.


    May 19, 2008

    yea for you! way to move through the mood and be successful!


    May 19, 2008

    Congratulations on your great choices, Roni! I know I can always count on you for encouragement and inspiration. This is a prime example of why.


    May 19, 2008

    I found a great blog article that outlined 5 healthy ways to lose weight.


    May 19, 2008

    good for you for not throwing away your day!


    May 19, 2008

    Roni you did a great job being productive this weekend….

    I went to look for the Ramen noodles this weekend…but all I could find are the normal ones..are they usually in the same section of the store???

    Thanks for your motivation all the time…also I emailed you and you wrote me back about posting the RSS in my new blog to lose..I have no idea how to do that…and the link you sent me in the email is me…so help when you for now I’m going to copy and paste the blog I just wrote and paste it on my blog to lose site :) thanks dear!!

    happy monday!

    Hope Wilbanks

    May 19, 2008

    Awesome! I had a really rotten weekend, too. It’s hard to motivate yourself, so GOOD JOB! :)


    May 19, 2008

    How insightful. This weekend my parents were here and it was very hot- I drank too much beer and ate too much in general. I was feeling a WEE bit sorry for myself when I got to work this AM… the crabbiness was compounded by an annoying talk witn the dental receptionist about some appts and a discussion I had about my oldest son this AM at the middle school. BUT lo and behold- I got to work and read your post Roni! I realized once again- I am NOT alone … AND – if I have a bad weekend I am not disappointing anyone but myself! SO, I picked myself up and dusted myself off and ran 3 1/2 miles at lunch…. Feeling much better and will now try to integrate some exercise into the weekend- I know that will help. Thanks!


    May 19, 2008

    Can’t wait to see what you and the toddler came up with…
    Have a great week Roni!


    May 19, 2008

    Sunday was tough for me too. We are getting so much rain lately and the weather is 20 degrees below normal for this time of year. I am feeling the effects of all that. Good for you for turning it around and making it positive!


    May 20, 2008

    Conratulations! What an inspiration. People like you make me feel like there is hope. All the best to you.


    May 20, 2008

    Good for you for working through a bummer day! You really are an inspiration.


    May 20, 2008

    This is the post that I needed to read this week. I’ve been in hibernation mode since I’ve gotten back from visiting with my mom, but I just need to get my butt moving.


    May 21, 2008

    Thanks for the really great motivation.