One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Toddler Birthday & Photo Updates

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What a crazy few days! Today is the toddlers birthday, my little guy is now 3 years old. THREE! Where did the time go? He marks my transformation into a healthy lifestyle and to celebrate, what did we eat today? Well, ummm, ice cream and cake of course!

Yes, yes, I overate a bit and I splurged on cake and ice cream but that’s what birthdays are all about. Right? What I’m disappointed about is my mindless munches while making the cold cut platter and the bread eating at dinner. Both things I told myself not to do anymore. It’s a stupid way to consume extra calories when I could be spending them on much more satisfying food. *kicking self in ass* stupid, just stupid!

All in all though, the day could have been much worse. I made a healthy breakfast for everyone, omelets, corn muffins (link to come), and homemade hash browns (recipe to come). For lunch, sandwiches on whole grain buns and a cold shrimp salad (recipe to come). Plus I got the family out hiking after cake and presents. We did an awesome 2.8 mile hilly hike on a local trail! I even had to carry my 40lb niece part of the way, talk about a workout!

So right now I would be looking forward for a return to normalcy after the 3 days at the beach, my family house guest and the toddler birthday party but it’s not going to happen for awhile. My surgery is scheduled on Tuesday and I’m really nervous about how the recovery is going to affect me.

I did find time this morning to snap a few pictures before everyone woke up. My latest tummy shots are posted and I snapped a progress photos for my progression page. I wish I didn’t have to take these after 5 days of vacation and craziness. My diet has been a bit out of whack but, oh well, that’s life I guess. I have to admit I feel like a beached whale right now, just TOO MUCH food.

I hope to be posting more regularly again. I’m getting backlogged on posts. I have to write 3 product reviews, a book review, a new question of the week and a recipe I photographed today. I also have almost 100 Ask Roni questions and I’ll have the surgery/recover to blog about. *sigh* why do vacation cause even more work then you have before going?

I really can’t complain, all of that is better then having nothing to do!

Until tomorrow!

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    June 15, 2008

    I have to say your pics look great!! One day, one day I too will have a tummy tuck.

    I will say a prayer for you on surgery day…actually I will be getting off work that morning (work nights)…so I will do it then. :~)


    June 16, 2008

    man, I cant believe my Tornado will be three in a few months. the time IS flying (though also not messing with my DONE AT ONE attitude :)).

    This? I hope to be posting more regularly again.
    May we switch that to There’s No Trying Only DOing-wording? (wink)

    but mostly, Ill be thinking about you tomorrow….



    June 16, 2008

    Wow, you have alot going on now…but great things! There is nothing like having a birthday party for your child….TOO MUCH FUN! I think it is more fun than when they were for me as a child! You are doing a great job and I look forward to hearing that the surgery went well! I was looking throught the site again wondering if you have taken your body measurements before and after losing weight….that would be another sort of NSV like your picture….I copied your picture idea last year…it’s great to see the changes isn’t it!


    June 16, 2008

    your stomach looks great!


    June 16, 2008

    Wow, Roni, you’re looking very toned! Seriously, you’re packing muscles, no wonder your running times are so good. You’ve inspired me to start strength training as I train for my half marathon. Hopefully it’ll help boost my time.


    June 16, 2008

    Hello Roni!

    You look totally awesome. I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow. Clear your mind and think of only the task at hand….heal….then come back and tell us all about it! Take care my fiend!
    Michelle in Ontario


    June 16, 2008

    ….I meant ….friend…:)


    June 16, 2008

    Good luck tomorrow. I’ll be thinking about you.


    June 16, 2008

    You look GREAT, Roni! I’ll be praying for you tomorrow morning as well.

    Scrumpy's Baker

    June 16, 2008

    I feel like a beached whale just after last weekend!

    My puppy turns 3 next month. They grow up so fast. :)

    Wonderful tummy!


    June 16, 2008

    The pictures look awesome. I will keep you in mind on Tuesday!! Good luck! It will be just fine. Happy belated birthday to your lovely toddler who seems to be growing up too happens.

    You have a lot going on..but stay on track and remember we are here for you!


    June 16, 2008

    I promise I’m not a wierdo/psycho just b/c I was a little starstruck that you commented on my blog =)

    Anyhow, I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow and praying for a smooth procedure with ZERO complications. Take care of yourself and congratulations on so much success.


    June 16, 2008

    Good luck tomorrow! I’ll be thinking of you and praying for your speedy recovery! Sleep well tonight and think happy thoughts!

    And, Happy Birthday to that cute little Ryan! At first when I read your thread title “Toddler Birthday & Photo Updates” I thought, “Sweet! A birthday picture of Ryan!” LOL Silly me!

    Tammy, who is not really anonymous! ;)


    June 16, 2008

    Good luck tomorrow!!!