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Roni's Thursday Thoughts

If you haven’t noticed around here, I like features. You know, like, the Question of the Week, Weekend Quotes and my Ask Roni Sessions. I like them because they give me context in which to blog and you something to (hopefully) look forward to. Sometimes I feel like I run my own electronic magazine of sorts. Except I don’t have an editor so you’re stuck with all my typos. (Yes I know they are there. I also know I confuse then and than and overall my grammar is horrible. I got it.) :~p

Anyway, I’m getting away form the point of my new Thursday Thoughts feature. Thursdays I plan on linking to things I collected all week around the interweb (I love that word). These things may be other blogs posts, articles, news, games, whatever. They are just random thoughts. Hence the whole Thursday Thoughts concept.

Now I realize the graphic doesn’t make much sense as this is my first Thursday Thoughts post but give it time, it will. ;~) I also like branding features with images, although this is my first egocentric brand. I have to admit, I kind of like it. ;~P

Ok, I’m blubbering again, on to this Thursday’s Thoughts…

  • Carmen posted a great link on my Aldi Shopping List post. Aldimeals.com has a neat recipe feature that lets you plan meals and print shopping lists. If you shop at Aldi’s it’s a must see!
  • My question of the week post has drummed up many feelings and emotions for some of us, myself included. I wanted to point out Brainne response on her blog because I think I tend to focus on negative experiences while growing up and Brainne’s was positive. Her letter made me smile and I like how she analyzed where her weight issues come from. That was the point of this weeks question.
  • I thought this quick slide show on MSN had some good tips. They could be considered old news but I think it’s important to be reminded sometimes. Plus I liked all the pretty pictures. ;~P
  • Even though I like Panera, THIS is why I’m choosing to eat home more and more. You just don’t know what useless (potentially dangerous) crap they put in your food.
  • Oh and apparently I’m not the only one hoping on the Boot Camp bandwagon. This article talks about the back to basics trend happening to workouts.
  • On the food front, I confessed my instant brown rice dependence on GreenLiteBites and I’m in the process of experimenting with a whole grain, low fat blueberry “crumb” cake. My first attempt came out as a “not bad” but I want a few more tries at it before sharing it with you guys.
  • Other news… I’m moving along on the cookbook AND my friend, I’m just going to call him “The Designer” from now on (he is far better then I) is helping me out on the T-shirt front! I hope to be offering some designs in the near future.
  • Technical news… I’m having problems getting email AGAIN! So if you posted a comment or a question in the last 3 days I may not have gotten it. I’m doing my best on the comments but there is no way for me to retrieve lost Ask Roni questions. I’ll let you know when the problem is resolved. Sorry!

That’s it. What do you think? Should I continue Thursday Thoughts next Thursday? Lose the graphic? Stop thinking all together?




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Discussion

There are 36 comments so far.

    Arlene

    September 18, 2008

    I like the column idea. Random thoughts and links are interesting. And I LOVE the graphic. It’s a great photo of you.

    Check out Arlenes last blog post..Caitlin

    Arlene

    September 18, 2008

    P.S. If you need an editor, I’d love to work with you … if it’s possible from 3,000 miles away. I’m a copy editor/page designer at a newspaper, so that’s what I do.

    Check out Arlenes last blog post..Caitlin

    Arlene

    September 18, 2008

    Oh — one more thing: Are you going to put a button over in your side rail so we can click to get your podcasts (like the one you had before). I’ve been going to the link in your “I fixed the problem” post … but that’ll disappear off Page 1 soon.

    Check out Arlenes last blog post..Caitlin

    Bonnie

    September 18, 2008

    I love the picture….it indeed is a great pic of you….and I’ve always loved the little talking balloons. Yea, sure…keep giving us Thursday Thoughts!

    Bonnie

    September 18, 2008

    hmmm…was wondering why CommentLuv didn’t work for me….I had “profiles” instead of “profile” in my blog address. Let’s see if this fixes it!

    Check out Bonnies last blog post..Carrie Joy

    Bonnie

    September 18, 2008

    Roni……CommentLuv kinda worked…it gave me a last blog post, but the blog post isn’t correct. My last blog post is “I’m in the 150’s!!!” and this shows “Carrie Joy”, which I don’t think is even one of my blog posts at all.

    Check out Bonnies last blog post..Carrie Joy

    Erin

    September 18, 2008

    Love the graphic – such a great picture of you! Definitely keep sharing your random thoughts and words of wisdom :)

    Shannan

    September 18, 2008

    I like the idea of putting collected thoughts and ideas in one post like this. I love lists, and this is great! I think you can keep using the photo or yourself, but maybe change what’s in the thought bubble each time, to give us something new each week, something amusing. :)

    Check out Shannans last blog post..Testing my New Nike+!

    Kylee

    September 18, 2008

    Hi Roni,
    I love your Thursday Thoughts and think it’s a great idea. I am not sure if you can change this, but when you provide links can you do it so it opens another window, so I can still keep your window open? Thanks! Keep up the great work!

    Charlie Hills

    September 18, 2008

    I decided to have an “anything day” on the new Back to the Fridge site. It’s Wednesdays and I call it “Leftovers”, though, so far, it hasn’t really ended up what I want it to be. Seems like something comes up every Tuesday night and I end up posting something I didn’t expect. There’s always next week!

    I’d say keep it up. (I’d have to say that, since I’m doing it too!)

    Check out Charlie Hillss last blog post..Not That Funny

    Charlie Hills

    September 18, 2008

    Oh my! What an unfortunate choice of blog post title I used in conjunction with CommentLuv!

    Check out Charlie Hillss last blog post..Not That Funny

    Krista

    September 18, 2008

    I think this is a fabulous idea! I love your blog specifically for its variety of topics. Thursday Thoughts will be a great addition to an already great blog! Go, girl!

    Check out Kristas last blog post..Munchie Monster

    Brianne

    September 18, 2008

    The graphic totally gave me a chuckle! Thanks for linking back to my blog!

    Lauren P

    September 18, 2008

    Great idea! Keep it coming. I also agree, it would be nice if the links opened in a new window so I don’t have to right click.

    Allison K

    September 18, 2008

    I love this idea so much. It kind of reminds me of myself.. how I’m always thinking of all these things I want to do or whatever – and I just think this is an awesome way to round everything up and put it all out there!

    p.s. – than is a comparison word, while then is a transition. No need to be confused, lol :P And your grammar is NOT horrible. If it was, your blog wouldn’t be readable. :P

    Hoping to see Thursday Thoughts next Thursday!

    Becky F

    September 18, 2008

    Keep thinking. It becomes you. :) I’ll second Lauren’s request for links opening in new windows. Thursday thoughts are a great idea!

    Check out Becky Fs last blog post..Week 1, Day 5 – Holding Steady…

    Amy

    September 18, 2008

    Hey Roni~
    I love it~ the picture and quote bubble are so funny! I genuinely appreciate the random thoughts and info on different things. You are so nice to spend your time inspiring and relating to all of us. I have to say, that you (and your blog) are a big part of my success (keeping the weight off and eating right). I always check your site to see what your talking about each day- so I say, keep Thursday Thoughts for sure! Your input/advice is always so practical, do-able, and made for people like me who need to find a balance. You’re awesome, so keep on keepin on!!

    ;)Amy

    Annette

    September 19, 2008

    love the pic…..Love you! Keep on motivating us Roni! You rock; )

    Check out Annettes last blog post..Being Present and a Meme

    Jan

    September 19, 2008

    Love Thinking on Thursdays! It’s great to have all the little tidbits in one post. Awesome photo of you!

    Sam

    September 19, 2008

    Roni – I love this idea!! I like to see what other people find on the internet that might be beneficial to me! Please keep it up!! :)

    Christine

    September 19, 2008

    Roni,

    Thanks for all the great links, what an awesome idea…. I say keep them coming girl !!!!

    Christine :o)

    Michele D

    September 19, 2008

    Love it! Keep this one going for sure, the picture is perfect, and very pretty! We all love your random thoughts, sometimes they get us through an otherwise dull day!

    love ya girlie!

    Michele

    Check out Michele Ds last blog post..Michelle

    Michele D

    September 19, 2008

    Roni – when CommentLuv links me, it’s not getting me, it’s getting another Michelle….she happens to be a personal friend of mine…so it’s kinda funny, but it’s totally not getting me!!

    www.blogtolose.com/profile/froggy

    That’s me above…

    Check out Michele Ds last blog post..Michelle

    roni

    September 19, 2008

    Arlene – I’ve had TONS of editor offers, it quit funny. LOL Until I get bigger and actually make money everyone will just have to live with typos! LMAO

    Charlie – LOL I thought the Not That Funny was Awfully Funny!

    Allison – It’s funny, I KNOW that but when I right it the wrong one always come out and then I miss it on the proof read!

    Ok, group responses…

    1.) CommentLuv – All my BlogToLose peeps, what seems to be happening is CommentLuv is picking up the latest community post not your post. I’m working on a fix for this. In the mean time if you don’t want the wrong link to show up just uncomment the check box. I will announce when I get it all straightened out.

    2.) Links opening up in a new window. That one cracks me up! As a web developer/usability person I’m against opening up new windows. There are a few reasons why but most importantly I don’t want the site I’m visiting to decide for me, I’ rather right click and decide for myself. Does that make sense?? So I’m debating the new window thing. We’ll see! LOL

    Lori

    September 19, 2008

    Roni,
    I have only commented a few times, I’m usually a Lurker, but I wanted to let you know how much I truly enjoy your sites. You and a few others have inspired and motivated me to start my own blog. I love all your videos and your discussions on Diet and Fitness. I have been a lurker for a long time, but thought I could share in the fun! I have added your link to my blog. I have shared your link with so many people along the way and your story resonates with so many. I look forward to reading your blogs daily. I call it my Roni fix! LOL
    Anyway, sorry for the long comment, but thanks for sharing your journey!
    http://lori-salondiaries.blogspot.com/

    Check out Loris last blog post..Trying to figure this out.

    Bonnie

    September 19, 2008

    How does the “right click” thing work to decide for ourselves to get a new window rather than losing your site and navigating to the new site we want to look at?

    Thanks! I’m kinda computer illiterate…sometimes anyway.

    kathy

    September 19, 2008

    Roni – Not sure how hard the ‘open in another window’ thing is, but I am currently testing an application at work that has a checkbox where the user can decide if they want to open the results in another window……..
    That may be an option……

    madison (follow my weigh)

    September 19, 2008

    yes you should continue!!

    Check out madison (follow my weigh)s last blog post..measurements after losing 10lbs

    Robin

    September 19, 2008

    Love Love Love!

    Check out Robins last blog post..Robyn

    roni

    September 19, 2008

    Bonnie – Right click on the link and select “Open in new window”. Let me know if you see it.

    roni

    September 19, 2008

    Kathy – It’s not hard but your option sounds interesting!

    Maranda

    September 19, 2008

    Roni, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea. And the graphic is super cute.

    Bonnie

    September 19, 2008

    I do see it! Thanks Roni! I learned something new today!

    Jen

    September 19, 2008

    I say keep “Thursday Thoughts”!!!
    Love the links!

    Mel

    September 19, 2008

    First of all, I absolutely love the banner. Perfect for the day. I always enjoy reading people’s posts that reference things they have read around the blogosphere because then I can meet some new people and find some new perspectives. Thanks for sharing all the links and in case you weren’t sure…KEEP THE GRAPHIC!!

    Check out Mels last blog post..Five Point Friday – "Fried" Chicken

    Bethany Ann

    September 19, 2008

    LOVE IT! LOVE THURSDAY THOUGHTS!Regarding the new window thing, I right click and choose to open in a new TAB. That way, it’s not a new window. I guess the whole tab thing depends on what browser you use.