One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident



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Remember how confident and cocky I was when I posted the weekend quote. Yea, well, I sure enjoyed myself this weekend. I enjoyed the stuffed shells, fresh Italian Bread, Chocolate Cheesecake, meatballs, pizza a-n-d ice cream. Mixed in with all the indiscretions was a lot of healthy stuff too, whole wheat pancakes, papaya smoothie, salmon, a ton of veggies and more then my fair share of water.


On top of the food, It was a CRAZY weekend all around. Friday night the husband and I took the toddler out, Saturday morning I had a bit of a fiasco (more in a bit) then the in-laws came, I cooked ALL day for dinner, when out to a Poker tournament that night, woke up early this morning for a run, went shopping with "the girls" (and the toddler) and attended a jewelry party with some friends from the gym. Needless to say NOTHING got done around the house and now I feel like I’m starting my week behind but it was worth it. I had a great weekend!

OK, so on to this "fiasco". Saturday morning I gear up and get ready for a boot camp class. It’s raining. I remember that I haven’t checked the mail the day before. So I place the ipod on the roof of the car so it doesn’t get wet when I walk to the mailbox. I grab the mail, hop in the car and head to the gym. When I arrive, it hits me, I FORGOT THE IPOD ON THE ROOF!

I call the husband frantically, have him run out into the rain and check the drive-way. No luck. So I *try* to decide it will be OK and I head into the gym only to discovered they canceled the class. Side note: Who cancels a boot camp class because it’s raining. IT’S BOOT CAMP!! Anyway, I hop back in the car and start to look for the ipod on my ride home.

No luck.

I come home completely devastated as the iPod and the Nike+ are one of my biggest motivators. Not to mentioned I just left $180 on the roof of the car. I was SO mad at myself that I started to clean. Do you do that? When I get mad I clean and try to get organized, it’s my way to deal. Anyway, the poor husband felt so bad for me he went searching in the rain all through the community thinking it had to fall off rather quickly.

No luck.

I pretty much conceded that it was gone. My in-laws were on the way and I needed to get some groceries for dinner. I hop in the car and on my way out of our community, don’t you know, I spot it! There, lying in the wet grass getting pelted with rain is my iPod Nano in tact! Unbelievable! And it worked! However, I fried the Nike+. But hey, I’d rather replace a $30 gadget then $150 mp3 player!

Needless to say I could not record my run this morning but thankfully Carrie had hers and she recorded for me. We didn’t make our 55 minute goal but it’s no big deal. We ran our butts off on some crazy hilly terrain for 4.76 miles! Carrie sent me the stats.

My Run

OK, I’m heading to bed early. I want to start the week of with a good night sleep. I am going to start keeping a running food journal on twitter, I think I need to change up my approach a bit. I do that every couple of months, if you haven’t noticed. ;~)

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    September 28, 2008

    OMG Roni! What a weekend! I totally clean when I’m upset also! It rarely has anything to do with the situation at hand but it makes me feel more in control of the situation.

    I’m glad you found your Ipod!


    September 29, 2008

    I’m glad you had a Ipod happy ending! I would have a tough time at the gym without mine, I know!

    Check out Briannes last blog post..“You’re Flaunting It!”


    September 29, 2008

    Well I am glad to hear that you found your iPod. Congrats on your run. Sorry you were just sort of your running goal. My weekend was crazy fast. It was like it started and stopped all in the same 10 minutes. I did a lot of cooking (I made your berry oatmeal cups) and tried several new recipes.

    Check out Christys last blog post..Tuscan Pumpkin Bean Soup


    September 29, 2008

    at least it wasn’t a BABY. every once in a while – I read a news story where someone leaves a carseat on the roof top and drives away – so far some have had other drives frantically waving or when the baby has falled off – I think every one of those dropped babies has not had a mark on it. . .

    Check out vickies last blog post..

    Tara from Portland

    September 29, 2008

    Glad to hear you recovered your ipod. I am sure you searched the internets but it should be fine if you let it dry out. My husband dropped his in a swimming pool (yes, a swimming pool) we let it dry (according to our research) and it works like a charm 2 years later.


    September 29, 2008

    I tend to get mad when I lose something (because I consider myself a person usually on top of things), which leads to me having to look for it, thereby reorganizing things in the process most of the time, so it covers all of the above. I’m glad you found the iPod. I know how bad you must have felt that you lost it. Hopefully, there were no hard feelings on your hubby’s part. I tend to feel guilty when something like that happens.

    I agree about the boot camp needing to be open, but maybe it’s a liability issue with insurance or something, and if you fell and got hurt in the rain (is it outside?) there would be a problem. At least you did get your run in, and I APPLAUDE you for saving the worm (clap! clap! clap!). I would have done the same thing! :)

    Check out Shannans last blog post..Week Four Done…and My Wedding Dress Fits!


    September 29, 2008

    Roni, I so love that you are a real person, who eats chocolate cheesecake & ice cream and so on!! I’m going to start counting points again & get back on the horse. I may even start a new blog.. we’ll see!

    Too funny about BC being cancelled because of a little RAIN! Some of our best BC sessions were in pouring rain- or SNOW!! I think you should complain- LOL!! :D

    Charlie Hills

    September 29, 2008

    Wow, your feed fest sounds just like my week last week, except that I was kidding. (For the reference, click on my last blog post.)

    Glad you got the pod back. :)

    Check out Charlie Hillss last blog post..Almost Like Magic


    September 29, 2008

    I did well this weekend except yesterday the hubby made fresh apple turnovers. I figured at 12 points each so I had a half…..but so wanted more. I am wanting to hit goal this week….only half a pound left. I left bills on the top of the car the other day….had them all ready for the post office and my hands were too full to open the door. I got in and forgot them….had to come back around and found them all over the neighborhood. I feel for ya!


    September 29, 2008

    Today is a new day…..The great part about you and anyone who is a maintainer knows that we always get a fresh start and it it likely all of that won’t make one bit of difference on how you look, what you eat today, what your goals are. It was yesterday..done..finished..and yippee you get a fresh new day today. Take a step back and realize that you are a person, sometimes we indulge and that my friend is okay….because tomorrow you have trained your mind and body to know that it won’t happen every day.


    September 29, 2008

    Boy, how great that you found your ipod. That happened once to me and the thing was in the snow, and apparently I had run over it several times, and it still worked!

    I really like that you are someone who is so very successful at weight maintainance, and yet you have the same problems of going off and eating too much and the wrong stuff sometimes. That you are confident, and you fail, and you are willing to share it with us. Thanks, Roni!

    BTW, I love your video posts, and look forward to each one. I usually watch them when I take my afternoon snack break!

    Check out debbys last blog post..Perpetual Motion?


    September 29, 2008

    If you bought your Nike+ less than a year ago, send it back to Apple and tell them it’s broken and they’ll send you a whole new one. They have a year unconditional warranty. I had to do this with a whole iPod, not just a Nike+, and it was my fault it was broken because I dropped it! But they replaced the whole thing and even redid my laser engraving on the back! Anyway, you get on the website, tell them your thing is broken, they’ll send you a prepaid DHS box or envelope with packing instructions and less than a week later you should have a new one.


    September 29, 2008

    Sorry to hear about the Nike+ but hopefully like Ashley said they will replace it and you will have a brand new one!


    September 29, 2008

    I’m glad you found your iPod! I don’t know what I would do without mine!

    Check out Kates last blog post..Gross


    September 29, 2008

    I can’t believe it worked after spending time in the rain. Mine crashed and burned after I ran in the rain with it on. I heard this crack pop in my and then …..nothing ever again. I lasted about 2 runs without it and then called it an early birthday present and got a new one. I use the shuffle just for ease but am thinking about going up to the nano for more space and the ability to use the nike+.