One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Craziness, just CRAZINESS!

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Remember that little innocent question that I laughed off in a video post the other day. The one that asked if I ever get recognized from the site. Well, it happened, TONIGHT! I was having dinner at a local restaurant (stuffing my face I might add) and I got up to play with the toddler. All of a sudden I hear a “Are you Roni? I read your site.” I just nodded in disbelief, not because I was recognized but because I JUST said it wouldn’t happen!

I think the husband was more exited then I was. The whole way home he was talking about it and making fun of me. He was joking about the stages of “celebrity”. Soon, he said, they’ll be asking for autograph. Ok, I said, we’ll see.

If that wasn’t enough craziness, remember that little guest post I mentioned. Well it was apparently picked up by Fox, Reuters and Sun-Times. How cool is that?!? It was so weird seeing my picture on those major news sites. All I did was answer a few questions! lol

The last craziness is iTunes. So I was working on the podcast thing and I’ve linked the audio files on the last two video posts but I finally got approval from iTunes. I have my own page! How cool is that? If you have iTunes you can use this link and it should launch it. If that doesn’t work you’ll be able to search for me in podcasts tomorrow (it takes a few days to get into the search results.) I don’t know why, but this cracks me up! Maybe because I use iTunes all the time.

Anyway, I had an OK day. I should have eaten more so I wasn’t so gosh darn hungry at dinner. I had that out of control feeling and I hate that. Ok, gotta get some sleep, have a long day tomorrow.

Food Points
Strawberry Papaya Smoothie 2
Giant Stuffed Zucchini 3
More Giant Stuffed Zucchini (What can I say, it was GOOD!) 3
Soy Chocolate Milk 2
The I was too hungry to go out for dinner, dinner (wrap, some fries, some chips, 1/2 toddlers burger) (TOTAL estimate) 15
Homemade "brownie" sunday (vitatop, breyer’s free and some lite syrup) 3
Total : 28
Bootcamp – LOVED it! Plus a about a mile walk

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    August 6, 2008

    Fantastic, well done! To know you reach that many people, and it all started out a little blog to keep you accountable! Take that to your next workout and let it give you a little kick!


    August 6, 2008

    and you deserve every bit of positive recognition. truly, this going to sound like a broken record, you are helping so many people. wish you were local so you could enter my blog contest and win some pictures! Heck, maybe you should write one up anyways and if ever in TX claim your prize. =)


    August 7, 2008

    well you can tell your husband that I had already asked for your autograph when you were on the cover of magazine. You never replied(I assumed you were either weirded out or super busy) but it serves your argument point!

    Keep up the good work.


    August 7, 2008

    Roni, I’m so proud of you. You deserve all the celebrity (and more!) you’re getting — you’ve earned it. Finding and maintaining your happy weight was/is a big accomplishment, but you’ve managed to benefit a million other people in the process by helping them lead healthier lives, too.

    PS: I think I’ve said this before, but you also kick butt because 1) you’re teaching Ryan healthy habits (I hope I can be such a good mom someday!) and 2) you’re managing to make a (side-) career out of all the food-/fitness-related knowledge you’ve gained. I can only hope to do the same in the years to come.

    Thanks again,


    August 7, 2008

    If your guest blog posts keep getting picked up by the wire services, you’re bound to be recognized more often. That is so cool, though! :D

    I can’t help but notice that even on an “out of control” day, you only had 28 Points. That’s more like a normal day for me … about 3 Points over the 25 I’m now allowed.


    August 7, 2008

    Dude….we all want your autograph! I will put a piece of paper in the mail if you will sign it and return it. Heck…my husband even knows who you are. LOL…the other day I made a Rachel Ray recipe and my husband said, “Is this another Roni recipe? It is good.” He is a fan of your stuff. You helped me to not only eat healthier but also cook better. I used to burn EVERYTHING. ;-)


    August 7, 2008

    I bet it was fun being recognized …..and humbling too! Congrats on all of your current spotlights in the media :) You deserve it. We love ya!


    August 7, 2008

    You make the homemade brownie sundae’s like I do, aren’t they the best?

    And that’s pretty cool you got recognized, If I ever see you, I’ll ask for your autograph ;) lol


    August 7, 2008

    Signed up at itunes and thankyou for putting it there. I love podcasts and enjoy walking alot more when I’m entertained.
    I knew you were special and now more people are going to find out that.


    August 7, 2008


    It was really cool to meet you yesterday. I hope I didn’t weird you out! It was really unexpected to look up and see someone from cyberspace! It was like meeting a celebrity!

    Readers, I just have to tell you how great Roni looked and how absolutely adorable the Toddler was! He was so cute and really good with my one-year-old daughter.

    I really appreciate all that you do on your sites. I know it is a lot of work. I have at least 50 more pounds to lose, and I look to your Web sites daily for information and motivation. Thank you so much! I hope I run into you again soon!



    August 7, 2008

    LOL I think I remember that! Actually the gals at work made me sign them and it did freak me out a bit! I wouldn’t do it for days!


    August 7, 2008

    Everyone, thanks SO much for the nice comments. You all really keep me going!


    August 7, 2008

    You are a superstar Roni, you go girl! If I ever see you out somewhere I’ll get a picture with you :)


    August 7, 2008

    I just searched for you in iTunes. Found you!!! and I subscribed!!


    August 7, 2008

    Roni’s Weigh…spreading to the world. Congratulations. So well deserved.

    Hey Roni!!

    We were thrilled to once again have you contribute to the Diet Blog at Your posts are always so well received.

    Congrats on all the “Craziness”!!


    August 7, 2008




    August 7, 2008

    Roni you are a superstar to all of us that have been following you forever!! You are in inspiration and I can’t even tell you how many times I reference your site on my WW journey. I just resubscribed to get my last 20 pounds off after taking a break. The first thing I did after resubscribing was to come here to work on my plan. You rock and I’m glad you are getting the recognition that you so deserve!!! Thanks for all you have done to help get me where I am today…40 pounds lighter!!


    August 7, 2008

    Go podcasting. Next stop – television!


    August 11, 2008

    Hi Roni:

    I’m laughing here because when you were on Woman’s World magazine a while back-I was looking for it specifically and when I saw it I was so exceited like someone I actually knew. I’m like-there she is there is my friend even though we don’t know each other personally feel like I do. Thanks again for your wonderful site and support to losers like me. Sherri