One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Ask Roni _v07s1 – Plastic Surgery, Alcohol & Produce!

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From my Monday recording session, I answer questions on the following topics and yes, I almost cry AGAIN! Sappy, sap, sap. SAP. ;~P

Topics in this video include…

  • How to Find a Plastic Surgeon and Breast Lift Questions
  • Alcohol and Weight Loss
  • How do I keep my produce fresh?

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    August 26, 2008

    Hey Roni~
    I have a tip for produce storage: GREEN BAGS! I have heard about them on tv infomercials and thought they were just a gimmick~ but my mother-in-law brought some into town for us to try because she and I had been wondering if they really work. Let me tell you, they work! I put bell peppers in them, lettuce, squash, broccoli, etc. and close them up with the twist-tie tight. No kidding, they last twice as long in those bags. I think you can re-use each bag several times before discarding. You should check them out at These have been a big help to us in extending the life of our produce~ :)



    August 27, 2008

    Hi Roni.
    I can’t wait to get the girls done. I am 31 and have 3 kids and have nursed for a total of 9 years. Between that and the weightloss, I do have the breast of an older person:( I can’t wait to exercise with a smaller chest. I got 50 more pounds to lose before I go down that road.

    Yes, green bags work. I thought it was a gimmick too. I’m so glad I tried them. My lettuce last forever!


    August 27, 2008

    i would love the breast lift someday. I need it…..BAD! Your new pic is great and you looked fabulous on the video! Pink is your color :)


    August 27, 2008

    Hi Roni,

    I agree with all that you said on alcohol, and I have noticed some funky things with it for myself. For example, if I drink a beer or two the night before my WW weigh-in (on Saturday, ugh–just managed to change that), even if it’s within my points range I always show a pound or two more. It’s weird–it’s as if I ate a lot of salt or something. Not the same for wine.

    Another wine trick: when I drink wine it’s usually just for the taste. So I switched to these basic $1.99 for a 6-pack wine glasses from IKEA. They’re just 4 oz. each, so half a glass is only two ounces but it looks fuller. Better than those “big as a buttock” wine glasses they sell now at BevMo which may be tres chic but leave you tres fat (and likely tres drunk before that…).

    I don’t drink wine with dinner if I do drink it, just after. I found that if I drink it with dinner then I will drink more.

    I am starting to notice that in my next phase of weight loss, I am working harder at cutting down sugar. Yes, I am one of those people who has managed her points so that I can have a dessert each day (or maybe up to three or more if fat-free/light but low in points). But I notice that this might be slowing down my weight loss. I am now just beginning to experiment with having my only sugar in the day come from fruit and (small) cups of yogurt. Given that alcohol is essentially sugar, that will have to wait for the weekend as well. Maybe it will work…


    August 27, 2008

    I have been told the green bags do not work at all. They reviewed them on Good Morning America, and said it was a gimmick. Hmmm…maybe I will have to try them for myself. Thanks for posting ladies.


    August 27, 2008

    Hi Roni,

    I recently found your blog and love it — you’re so inspirational! And I especially enjoy your videos — keep ’em coming!

    I’m on a weightloss journey of my own (I’ve lost about 30 pounds so far, and have about 15 more to go) and initially found cutting wine out of my life fairly difficult. I would allot some of my daily calories to a glass with dinner. However, once I realized that for those calories I could have food — real, honest to goodness, filling my belly food, it was much easier to give up that alcohol. I still have a glass on occassion, but usually, if I think to myself, would I rather have the wine or a nice crusty piece of bread, the bread will invariably win. :)


    August 27, 2008

    Hey Tricia~ I had also heard mixed reviews on the greenbags, but I was so desperate to find a way to save my produce, I had to try them. I can’t speak for everyone, but the bags have worked for us very well. They work best for veggies- I twist tie them closed tight and store them in the fridge. Works like a charm!


    Jess's food coma

    August 27, 2008

    I love how you break down the video by questions, not that I don’t listen to them all ; ) but its nice especially when there is a question that I want to rehear.

    Sheila Joyce Gibbs

    August 27, 2008

    First time I’ve seen your column. Interesting. However, regarding ALCOHOL /Weight Gain……….Liquor may or may not increase your weight!
    In 2 previous bad marriages, where my EX’s watched my weight like Hawkes, I maintained 117 lbs @ 5’6″ by living off ‘Grey-Hound’ Drinks, (that’s Vodka & Grapefruit Juice). Never drunk, never a sick day off work, never binged, just extremely THIN, & extremely unhappy with my marriages etc. Then after 30 yrs of wondering where a young man I’d met at 16 yrs of age, was, and he the same of me, we found each other, A-1 health, then BAM, we were both hit severely with permanent Grand-Mal Seizures, and from what? ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION for those 30 yrs.
    And if you think my life sounded bad before, my beautiful hubby of only 3 yrs, passed away 16 mos & 13 days ago ! AND, the medication that I must stay on for the rest of my life……oh ya, that’s forced my weight to increase like it never did……….!!!
    So, Lovely Lady’s & Gentlemen, PLEASE please consider the risk you will/may/are taking, every time you have a drink. Cause once it hits you, there’s NO turning back !


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    here is a link to hsn where you can watch a video for the green bags, and read customer reviews



    August 28, 2008

    I’m a red wine fiend, can’t live without it. I usually block off 10 flex points at the beginning of each week (I’m on core) for a night out and put my 30 minutes on the eliptical every day towards a glass of wine with dinner. It’s working for me. Cutting out so much sugar/white flour, now that I’m doing Core, has really curbed my sugar cravings and made me way less hungry at night, so my daily indulgence is that glass of red wine. I earn the points with exercise and enjoy every last drop…and I’ve been consistently losing every week. Having that little cash of flex points in case a friend calls and wants to go out for a drink also helps.


    August 28, 2008

    Another tip for produce:
    Find out when the produce section is stocked with the freshest food. Depending on the store this may be daily, but some get shipments less often and just pull from the back room when they need stuff. I prefer to shop Tuesday or Wednesday morning at my store. They do get fresh food in every day there but I find the best on those days (maybe because its mid week, the weekend there are way more shoppers to get to the produce first).
    Also some fruit can be kept longer in the fridge and then brought out to your fruit bowl mid week. The best are usually apples and pears for this. I eat the most perishable fruit first. Does anyone else do this?


    August 28, 2008

    ok, I foresee a green bag try out and review coming soon on Roni’s Weigh! LOL


    September 2, 2008

    you should give the tupperware fridgesmart containers a try!! I have kept grapes and bag salad for 3 weeks in them. They stay as crispy as the day you bought them. Hope you will try them out!!