One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Brain Fried – Random Thoughts – Relay Photo

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I’m working too late, again. I really need to get into some sort of schedule. I have this crazy project hanging over my head. I just can’t figure it out and I’m fried (Anyone know infopath and building forms with xsd’s REALLY well? LOL) So excuse my random thoughts post as this is all my brain can handle at the moment. :~)

  • I did workout today, just didn’t tweat it for some reason. It was awesome, at my new gym with a new trainer. I’m totally taking advantage of my free sessions.
  • I’m feeling TONS better since Saturday. I’m eating great, I feel great and your comments sure gave me a HUGE boost. Please know I appreciate all the kind words, more then you will ever know.
  • I didn’t know but apparently they take professional photos during marathons. I was made aware when proofs were sent to me via email this morning! Here’s my favorite. Only because both my feet are off the ground! (ok, an because my ponytail is swinging LOL)

Roni in relay

Other then that… the toddler is feeling much better, my insurance issue is over (or I should say I’m not devoting any more energy to it), and right now I’m actually falling asleep at my computer while watching How it’s Made on the Science Channel *cough-qeek-cough*. I should really go to bed. :~) Here’s the food journal today.

Food Units
grapenuts, 1/2 banana and soy milk 5
Roasted Veggie Soup with Black Beans and Bulgur with some carrots and bean dip in the side 5
yogurt 2
salisbury steak, noodles and asparagus 7
handful of peanuts split with the toddler 2
soy crisps and salsa with a laughing cow wedge 6
Total: 27

Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

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    October 21, 2008

    yay for How It’s Made! I’ll admit- it’s one of my favorite shows!

    and definitely yay to new gyms and free training! my gym isn’t going to be finished until Nov 1st… and I can’t wait!

    Check out EmmaElizabeths last blog post..New car?


    October 21, 2008

    I replied on your contest post, but I never saw it come up. Hopefully it will. If not, oh well. Maybe it will take on this post? You look awesome! Good for you!

    Check out Siobhans last blog post..Supporting the GIRLS


    October 21, 2008

    Lovin’ the fact that marathon folks take photos. It’s like…isn’t it hard enough to run a marathon? Do we have to pose, too?


    Check out Amandas last blog post..Snow Whizzle


    October 21, 2008

    very glad that like your ponytail, you are back in the swing of things – CUTE picture – you look like a real runner/athlete – definitely buy a copy!

    Check out vickies last blog post..


    October 21, 2008

    Great picture. I love the Discovery Channel shows. We watch SO many of them… If you want to talk about being a Discovery Channel geek I think my husband wins that award. He loves the show The Deadliest Catch. His favorite boat is the Northwestern…he found a company (Helly Hansen, I think) that makes fleeces for the Northwestern. He bought us matching fleeces…haha! I like the fleeces, but it shows how nerdy we are. :-)

    Charlie Hills

    October 21, 2008

    When I walked the Chicago marathon, I got my picture snapped in Chinatown. I told someone later about it. “How’d you look?” she asked. “Fat and slow,” I replied.

    Check out Charlie Hillss last blog post..The Fatty Melt


    October 21, 2008

    Roni you look AWESOME!


    October 21, 2008

    That is funny Charlie! That is the picture I have in my head when I run. My butt feels like it is jiggling like crazy!


    October 21, 2008

    Oh, I love the picture! You actually look good when you run. My face turns a bright red and I sweat like mad!
    Congrats on the run!!!!

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    October 21, 2008

    I have had too many bad race photos to count. They always end up looking horrible, but yours actually looks cute! and a huge congrats on the race! I think finishing a race is the best feeling ever!

    Check out Betsys last blog post..Cranberry Beans Vs. My Life


    October 21, 2008

    I just finished my 1st 10k (only started running about a month ago) and i didn’t know they took pics either! i was totally bummed not to see myself amongst the 9000 photos i looked through! lol. you look great!


    October 21, 2008

    Hi Roni,

    That’s a great picture of you in action! Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Check out Zoeys last blog post..Green Smoothie


    October 21, 2008

    You look great running! Like LeeAnn, my face gets beet red and sweaty.

    I was reading an article about the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco last weekend on SF Gate and thought of you and your half marathon goal. This line caught my eye:

    “Nike, the primary sponsor, provided runners with Ghirardelli chocolate, manicures, foot massages and Tiffany necklaces. At the finish line, athletes were greeted with hugs from tuxedo-clad firemen.”

    Wowee! Who *wouldn’t* want to run with that incentive?!?! :-D

    (Full article at

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    October 21, 2008

    I’ve been known to watch “How It’s Made” … though I tend toward the History Channel and “Modern Marvels.”

    That’s a fantastic photo, and you do look great. I definitely don’t look that good when I’m exerting myself.

    Check out Arlenes last blog post..Caitlin


    October 21, 2008

    Glad you are feeling better – and great PIC! You should be so proud of yourself!

    Also, thanks to you, spaghetti squash is always on my grocery shopping list. I just posted a new recipe on another way to use it, and its REALLY good – so good my daughter even ate it for breakfast this morning!

    Check out Bizs last blog post..Spaghetti Squash/Quinoa casserole!

    Fitness Surfer

    October 21, 2008

    Just checking out your blog. I can totally relate to your story. Love the photo. It looks like the person behind you knew about the photos. You look so healthy. I’ve always wanted to do a marathon, and a triathlon. I should just commit to at least a 5 k and work towards that for now. Thanks for the inspiration.


    October 21, 2008

    my 7 yr old son is addicted to How it’s Made. We record them for him! Love the pic of you!

    Check out Annettes last blog post..Weekly Update/Flu Prevention ;)


    October 21, 2008


    Your pictures from the race look great! I’ve never managed to get a good one during a race. Such as this one, from right before the finish line of the half marathon I did:

    Maybe some people want to buy pictures of themselves good soaking wet in sweat and exhausted, but I think I’ll pass :)