One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Ask Roni Q&A Video _v02

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WOW it’s almost 3AM, a charlie horse work me and I can’t fall back to sleep. So I got up, poured a glass of water and peeled my last banana. I need to ask the doctor about this tomorrow.

Of course I hopped on my computer as I can’t fall back to sleep and my video was ready. SO here it is, 6 questions and all. Let me warn you, it’s LONG. I’m really going to try to curb the babble. I’m SUCH a chatterbox!

No laughing at my sappiness, certain things really choke me up and I’m not very good at hiding my emotions. One thing I’ve learn getting older is to accept myself for who I am and I’m a crier, plain and simple. ;~)

Topics Covered:

  1. Accepting Compliments
  2. Hypothetical: lost your sense of smell and taste?
  3. Protein Carb Ratio
  4. Get over the "I’m still fat" thoughts (this is the one that got me-I didn’t really even finish answering as it got a little emotional.
  5. how did I not hit any plateaus?
  6. Tips for losing after having a baby?

Ok, here it is. Now, I’m going to try and get back to sleep.

Jounral Post mentioned at the end of the video

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There are 16 comments so far.

    Jen M

    June 27, 2008

    Loved the video, and yes, you are an inspiration!

    I just wanted to respond to the question about losing sense of smell / taste. This actually happened to me while I was still losing on WW (I’ve been at goal for over a year now) due to a chronic sinus infection. I completely lost my sense of smell and therefore almost all sense of taste, besides the basic salty / sweet / bitter / sour that your tongue gets – the rest of flavours and taste are registered through your nose or sense of smell.

    I had also thought that if I couldn’t taste things I wouldn’t eat as much but it’s just not true. In fact, it’s almost opposite! Because I’d crave something or I’d look forward to dinner or whatever and then when I did eat I never satisfied that craving or enjoyed the taste of my food because the flavour hadn’t registered. So I kind of kept looking for more food! I also found that I loaded up my food with more salt, to be able to taste something.

    So really, it’s not the answer at all and I’m so grateful that my sense of smell / taste has returned about 99% (although some things smell / taste different now.) It took about 6-8 months for my sense of smell to return with the help of some steroid spray.

    I’m sure I would eat a lot less if I’d never been born with a sense of smell / taste in the first place, but since my brain knows about those experiences, taking them away only caused more problems, not solved them.

    For me the biggest challenge is seeing food. I can be absolutely fine and then see doughnuts and then I’m ALL.ABOUT.THE.DONUTS, you know? So for me, the vital key is out of sight is out of mind.


    June 27, 2008

    google the charlie horse thing – it is FOOD related. I can’t remember what the food is – or if it is something you shouldn’t eat at the end of the day, something you should eat, or some combination of things that you do/do not eat together. But it is FOOD related.


    June 27, 2008

    Here is a little about night time lege cramps:

    Roni, it’s always so nice to watch your videos. It’s like sitting across the table with a good friend chatting. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself with us. Even your sappy side! LOL We all have one.



    June 27, 2008

    I must say that you look great even in the middle of the night!


    June 27, 2008

    Loved the video!!!

    Thank you for the tips you gave for after having a baby. My baby is 9 weeks old and you really gave me so ideas. THANK YOU!!

    Oh and I’m a HUGE sap too! I would have cried too…heck I almost did just b/c you were! That’s how big of a sap I am.

    The Roaming Southerner

    June 27, 2008

    Roni, I love the video and the answers!

    You def. don’t babble too much. It is fun to see the unedited part of your personality that you really can’t get on the written part of the blog.

    BTW…biggest sap over here…almost cried with you because I subscribe to the Steel Magnolia’s theory of crying: “No one cries in my presence alone.”
    Hope you have a great day


    June 27, 2008

    I totally teared up with you too! I’m really struggling with being happy with my weight loss so far without being overwhelmed with how far I have yet to go. I am almost to the 50 pound milestone–what’s not to be happy about, right? Well, I have 72 left to go. I’m going to try to write a letter to myself, maybe even put it in my blog if I have the courage to let others see it! Thanks for showing your vulnerable side and being so willing to help others through food and weight issues.

    Dani Spies

    June 27, 2008

    Okay, so I’m not really leaving til’ tomorrow…
    What a great post… I just wanted to comment on the “accepting yourself” comment.

    I too yo-yo dieted for years (years and years and years)!
    My desire to “fix” myself is what led me down the avenues of study that has created my career as a “Health Counselor/Food Coach/Cooking Instructor/Fitness Trainer” today! I would read, study, obsess over anything that had to do with fitness, nutrition, healthy foods, mind/body connection, etc.

    Scientifically, I knew all the facts I needed to know in order to create a healthy lifestyle BUT I still could not seem to apply these facts and lose the extra weight (or feel good for that matter).
    This is when I began to realize I was focusing on the wrong arena, I had to go to the next layer, and Roni you hit the nail on the head… it was all about taking a good, hard look at myself just the way I was and not only accepting myself but embracing myself.

    Realizing that on the deepest levels that I was perfectly fine just the way I was and that the cellulite on my butt did not define me as a person. I think it’s a hard thing (for women especially) to realize, understand and truly own the depths of our value and worth. As human beings we have so much more to offer than just our physical appearance, we tend to give it to everyone but ourselves and it can be a really hard thing to look at straight in the eye!

    The work now is in my mind… it’s no longer about counting calories, and fitting into my skinny jeans, It’s about nourishing myself in a way that makes me FEEL good! I honestly believe when we are able to feel good; mind, body, and soul, the weight and the bodies will follow.

    Thanks again for your honesty and insight… you share a powerful message!!


    June 28, 2008

    I really enjoyed the video. I liked the way the camera was set up this time — it seemed like we were right there in the living room with you having a good chat. I didn’t notice that the camera shook very much at all.

    I, too, almost started crying when you did. This is all very emotional stuff. I really just want to say that I love your honesty and the way you can put yourself out there for us to learn from.


    June 28, 2008

    It’s so good to watch you and realize that we’re not alone. Some of the things you said are things I’ve thought to myself … and I, too, got a little choked up there for a minute.

    Thanks for sharing so much with all of us. You really are inspiring (not to mention educational!).


    June 28, 2008

    Hey Roni,
    You are such a cool person! Love the video, you rock! I can totally relate to what you’re saying.

    Leah Danyell


    June 29, 2008

    Best Q & A. I love how you relate to us and not just give us answers. It’s great to show emotions. Not to worry! ♥


    June 29, 2008

    Thank you for taking time out to answer our Questions, you do a penominal job. I agree with the not accepting compliments from my husband too, and from now on I am going to accept it and own it!!

    Connie R


    June 30, 2008

    Video was great. Talking out loud to yourself is a great technique for exploring all those hidden issues behind eating that aren’t physical hunger related. I do it constantly and it has made a difference in keeping me on track and not letting a one time slip up become a give up. I also think a simple “Thank you” works as a comeback for comments on weight. I try to add a compliment back or a subject changer such as “Thank you, did you read about that new discovery in the paper?” It gets the subject off of your body and in more neutral territory.


    July 2, 2008

    I cannot fathom the amount of time and energy you’ve put into this site! It is truly amazing! This may sound insane, but watching your video posts is almost like visiting with a friend. :)

    I am a HUGE sap! I cry when I hear certain songs on the radio, during commercials, and sometimes for no reason whatsoever. I am incredibly emotional. I cried during my first WW meeting because I was so… overwhelmed yet felt so comforted and accepted by the people around me because they all knew exactly where I was in my journey. Wow. That was an epiphany right there. Tells me I need to get back to meetings and counting….