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New Week, New Menu, New Site

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WOW! I can’t believe I’m doing this. Following in Microsoft’s footsteps, I present to you my new site, bugs and all. I’m about 70% done but decided to release it and have you help me find the errors. :~D

Why? Well, that’s how I roll. ;~P I needed something to motivate me and this was it. I haven’t been able to workout, my eating has been slightly out of control and I was desperate for a change. I redesigned the site, the food journal, and I feel like I have new lease on this whole weight maintenance thing.

OK, so here’s the deal. I’m still tiding up my old posts, WeightWatchen isn’t going any where soon, I’ll be leaving it up for archival purposes although I did move almost everything over. There is a new feed but those of you who subscribed via email will be transfered automatically.

*sigh* Well, that’s it for now. On the diet/food front, I’m starting a week in level 5 journaling. I really have been out of control and, to be honest, I haven’t been on the scale in weeks. I really need to weigh in. So I’m starting now, fresh. I don’t care that it’s not “Sunday”, or the 1st of the month, the year, or whatever other “start points” we tell ourselves we need. All that is bogus. I choose to start NOW. That’s why it was important for me to jump in head first and just DO IT! and you can do it too. The best time to do something is today! So why not? (Guess I’m wearing my motivating speech hat tonight) :~P


Day 1 in Week Target 21
Food Points Count
green tea -0 21
Banana Yogurt Cup -2 19
BurgerKing TenderGrill Salad with a little ut of light Italian and 2 “apple fries” -6 13
Activity: Family trip to the park, light walking, swinging, +0 13
MultigrainCake (link to come) -1 12
Fruit Leather -1 11
Cheese Stick -2 9
small pork chop with butter beans and mixed veggies -7 2
cantaloupe -1 1
popcorn -3 -2
Total eaten 23
Weekly Points Used: 2 • Remaining: 33 • Overall: Awesome Day!

PS Feedback is, as always, welcome. What do you think of the new diggs?



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    ms p-h-a-t

    July 5, 2008

    Yay! I think I might be your first comment on the new site!!! I visit a lot, but I don’t really have time to comment like I’d liketo b/c I’m so busy with grad school. Well, tonight I was making a shopping list for Trader Joe’s so I can make a few of your recipes and violá, your new post popped up.

    Site looks great at first glance, and I can’t wait to look around! Thanks so much for all your insightful tips and sharing your story. You help me get through my plateaus (and believe me, there are MANY haha)

    Looking forward to those banana pancakes! :)

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    Gina

    July 6, 2008

    The website looks great, Roni! It is very soothing to the eyes…:)

    Gina

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    Michelle

    July 6, 2008

    I really like your new site! Very nice layout!!

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    Laura Brandon

    July 6, 2008

    I LOVE the new site!! I’m so glad you decided to go ahead and launch it!

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    dietgirl

    July 6, 2008

    I love the new site! Great design, fresh and easy on the eyes. Nothing like a virtual makeover to give you a real life boost, I reckon :)

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    Melissa

    July 6, 2008

    The new site looks great, Roni! Congrats on making the move. :)

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    Beat

    July 6, 2008

    Congratulations! Looks great!

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    Tanya

    July 6, 2008

    Hi Roni. The siste looks great. As always, you’re doing a great job and are a constant motivation for others. Good luck with the site!!

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    CZ

    July 6, 2008

    Roni, love your site… you go, girl! And, you are taking us all along with you!
    Thanks for the inspiration, fun, and good news.

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    vickie

    July 6, 2008

    love the new look – but MISS the progress photos across the top – I LOVE those.

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    roni

    July 6, 2008

    Thanks SO much guys. I’m really proud of it even though I still have a long way to go!!

    Vickie,

    They’re still there! I just reversed the order and put them on a link to the right and you can get to them from the before & after photos as well.

    The reason, well, I’m not losing anymore so I though the comparison would be more relevant then a progression during weight loss that was 2 years ago.

    Hmmmm I do have room up there though. I could add the link. I’ll have to think about it. :~)

    Here’s the link… http://ronisweigh.com/ronis-updates/progression-photos

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    Lynn

    July 6, 2008

    GREAT makeover, Roni! I love it. Hope you’re feeling well and recovering nicely :)

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    Tara from Portland

    July 6, 2008

    I really love the new site. I do miss the link to GreenLiteBites at the top though.

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    MizFit

    July 6, 2008

    (*balances a tray laden with one and two point snacks*)

    Im here for the blog launch party.

    anyone need a hat? confetti? Ive got enough for all of us!

    M.

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    Arlene

    July 6, 2008

    Lookin’ good. I like the new site, but, being a creature of habit, it’ll take me some time to get used to it. (I liked the old one, too!) I especially like the GLB recipes down the right side of the page.

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    Arlene

    July 6, 2008

    Typed in the wrong Web address in my first comment. Oops.

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    colleen

    July 6, 2008

    Roni, love the new site – just found your sites a few weeks ago and have been following them ever since. They are great and have helped motivate me to take some steps forward (a 30 day mini challenge and some journaling). Can’t wait to see what you come up next.

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    Sara

    July 6, 2008

    Super cute new page Roni! It looks more clean-cut and it is still user friendly! Nice job :)

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    Ezziriah

    July 6, 2008

    love the new site. I visit everyday I have your website added to all my online feeds. You motivate me when I can’t seem to do it anymore. Your an inspiration.

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    Amy

    July 6, 2008

    Roni-Beautiful layout and colors! Great job on it, and I sincerely thank you for the lift I get daily when I see your story. I do have one question, though: Why the ads for Chinese fat reduction product, etc., that I sometimes see? Do you endorse and use all the “products” your site advertises?? Does this keep your site going? I DO LOVE the vitalicious muffins you link to … just curious how it all works … -Amy

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    RooBabs

    July 6, 2008

    Roni, I love the new site. The colors are really nice, and everything seems so well-organized. You are a web-design goddess! I can’t wait to dig a little deeper.

    BTW, good luck with getting back on track (new plan, etc). I’m sure it has been tough being off your usual routine (surgery, new projects, and other stuff). It won’t be long before you’re in the groove again.

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    anna

    July 6, 2008

    roni i LOVE your blog you inspired me to create one, but i’m just starting and i’m not good at creating web pages lol.
    i miss your progress pictures too! the change is awesome keep it up girl :D

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    carrie

    July 7, 2008

    i always tell myself that there is no “Monday” in life style. it’s not a diet, it’s a life style.

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    Tammy

    July 7, 2008

    Good for you Roni! And, I’m talking about both the new web-site and your decision to resume the WW! “Now” is always the best time to start something new! Good luck with that, congratulations and I STILL look forward to your inspiring blogs. I hope you realize how much you have helped so many of us stay motivated. Thank you for always being where we can find you. Even if you have moved around a bit! LOL

    Tammy, who hope she is no longer anonymous with her comments…….

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    Tammy

    July 7, 2008

    Yay! I’m no longer anonymous! LOL Little things thrill me!

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    Jill Maria

    July 7, 2008

    I love your new site. I subscribe to several blogs of WWer’s. They help me on my journey. Yours is the first one I signed up for. Changing over was a little work for me. Since I was already signed up on the original site I had to go and do several things. It would have not been hard if I had not switched my password over from their password to one I know. Now I am here. Really like the calm colors.

    Keep up the good work!

    Jill Maria
    http://www.freewebs.com/ozsomewayoflife

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    crazylady

    July 7, 2008

    Love the new site Roni and I think you are just fab too! Have been having a great time today (when I should be working!) enjoying http://greenlitebites.com/
    The videos are great fun and you seem like a really wonderful mother. God, sorry if I sound a bit over the top, I just really admire you and I guess down the road I’d love/hope to be able to be even a small bit of the person that you’ve become through your journey. Go you!

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    Kristi

    July 7, 2008

    LOVING the new site!!! It’s so clean and crisp and NEW! Haha…got to love new things. I can’t wait to go exploring!!! But so far, so GREAT! :)

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    Hilary

    July 7, 2008

    Congrats on the launch of the new site—it looks good!!

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    Christine

    July 7, 2008

    Roni,
    You really are amazing at creating these websights, you have found one of your callings. Notice I said ONE, you have many girl.
    Keep up all your hard work you really inspire me each and every day.

    Your Canadian Buddy
    Christine ( Bootcamp Girl )

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    roni

    July 7, 2008

    Sorry, late on these…

    Amy, this is a great question. Currently I use google for my ads and they choose the ads based on content. They are the only “unaprooved ads” I guess you can say. All posts I make are honest opinions and I plan on integrating the BlogHerAd network again if they approve me. Which will serve better suited ads and replace the top google spot.

    Thanks for the question!

    Anna – The progress pictures are back! :~)

    Tammy – That’s one of the reasons I wanted to upgrade. Better comment system!! :~)

    Everyone – THANKS!!

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    Bev

    July 8, 2008

    Love the new site and look! :)

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    Deidre

    July 8, 2008

    I love your new site! You are such an inspiration to me……and so many others. I just want to say thank you!!

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    Nellie

    July 9, 2008

    I bookmarked your new site on my computer, but it seems stuck on the
    July 5 date. Am I doing something wrong?

    Nellie

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    roni

    July 9, 2008

    Hi Nellie,

    You probably bookmarked that particular post and not the site. I’d navigate to http://ronisweigh.com and without clicking on anything, add the bookmark. This was it’s guaranteed that you have the main page. Does that make sense?

    Hope it helps!

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