One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Video Post Catch Up and Blog Her Conference Recap

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The last few days have been a blur, just crazy! So I decided to do a quick video as a way to catch up. Hope you don’t mind…

Podcast Version (Audio Only)

Links I mention in the post…

Links to people I met at the conference.

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    October 13, 2008

    WOW, What a weekend:)

    Check out Marandas last blog post..Quilt Giveaway


    October 14, 2008

    Hey Roni~
    I have an idea for the question of the week-
    How do you avoid late night snacking? Tips or advice?

    I have slipped into some night-time snacking (I have always snacked at night, even during the time I was losing weight)- but recently, I have actually started getting nervous because I am struggling to resist and am snacking more. In fact, I just snack and then hold my breath as I watch the scale. I am maintaining my weight- I think a lot has to do with the fact that I am eating healthy (the snacks are even relatively healthy)- but still!! I fear that the urge is taking over, out of the blue. So that would be a great question of the week- what are people’s strategies and how to be successful avoiding the late-night grazing~



    October 14, 2008

    I know that you have a lot of readers and there will be a demand for the shirts and such at first, but if you’d rather not have the hassle of sending things out yourself and keeping track of orders and such, since you have a billion other things to do, consider You can upload your designs and people can pick what they want the designs on. Just a thought.


    October 14, 2008

    Hi Roni!

    That’s one weekend to talk about! The corn maze activities sounded fun, and the relay must have been awesome, too.

    However, I have something from the bottom of my heart for you: Don’t do this all the time! Because I think our bodies are like a kind of physical bank account, and the way you talked about all the things you haven’t got done yet made me think that you might start to run into the red zone of the account if you do not take care of refuelling yourself. By just falling asleep – which was good for you – your body showed you that you have reached a limit right now. Even if those activities were actually all positive and worth doing.

    A burn-out happened to me years ago, and it is NO fun, believe me, escpecially the recovering part. But as you are a positive, intelligent and careful girl, I am sure this won’t happen to you. It was just that a thought that I needed to pass you as we all need you here with us. And we still love you, even if you just make one video and finish the book at the start of next year for all those of us who need something new for strengthening our resolutions. :)

    About the weekly question: How about some question on emotional eating, especially concerning sadness and anger? Or fears that might hinder you losing weight, e.g. what if my skin does not retract and I do not have the money for a tummy tuck? I know some of our fears are ridiculous, but they still exist and might seriously block positive energy. Or about forgiving yourself and other people and how to do it. I read so many articles about forgiveness and that it is important, but none of these articles actually talked about the how or mind exercises which might help.

    Another and more positive idea might be about rewards. How do we reward ourselves when we reached a set goal? It might be just by getting new bed socks or something which does not require spending money.

    Have such a great week and take care of yourself!
    Love, Nina


    October 14, 2008

    SOSOSOSOSO cool!

    Check out MizFits last blog post..Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match!


    October 14, 2008

    Roni, it was so great to meet you yesterday! I enjoyed doing the panel discussion with you and wish there had been more time for us to talk as we seem to have a lot of professional stuff in common. And…a marathon? You are totally a hero!


    October 14, 2008

    Amy – LOVE LOVE LOVE that idea. As I have been falling prey to the night time snacking myself!


    October 14, 2008

    Nikki – I’m thinking either cafexpress OR Zazzle, although at this point I’m leaning towards Zazzle!


    October 14, 2008

    Nina – I TOTALLY hear ya, that was just a crazy weekend! I have no plans on doing that again any time soon!
    And keep commenting you have so much good stuff to share! :~)


    October 14, 2008

    Hi Amy!

    Been there, done that. Maybe your blood sugar level is not stable during the day, I gave into late night snacking more when I wasn’t eating regularly and included bigger amounts of white flour, white sugar, etc. into my diet. And I did not drink enough water. Or it is just a phase because you are stressed and will go away if you relax a bit more.

    And try to embrace snacking instead of fighting it. Have something healthy and delicious ready so you won’t have a bad conscience which makes you eat even more.



    October 14, 2008

    I would totally order an apron! You’ve got a lot planned in the apparel department!

    Even though I usually don’t have the problem, I think Amy’s idea for QOTW would be a good one. I’m sure a lot of people have ideas that will be helpful for those who tend to snack in the evenings and late at night.

    Irish looks SOOO comfy back there. Makes me want to do the same. :)

    Check out Shannans last blog post..Week 7 Has Started!


    October 14, 2008

    Hey Roni – It was great meeting you at BlogherDC!

    Thanks again for your wordpress help – it was MUCH appreciated.

    : )

    Check out Beths last blog post..A Final Word on my Google-Wordpress Saga

    madison (follow my weigh)

    October 14, 2008

    i like amy’s question too!

    Check out madison (follow my weigh)s last blog post..patience is a virtue


    October 14, 2008

    Me too, even though I wrote something already, sorry! I read it so quickly that I did not know it was a QOTW!


    October 14, 2008

    Hi Roni – what a day it was at BlogHer, I have thousands of pages of notes in my “Blog Log”. Yep – I wrote everything down!

    You were a wonderful and inspiring speaker. So, I checked in today and was shocked to see a link to my blog. Thank you so much!

    You are my favorite! (did that work? I pull it on my kids all the time)

    Fearless Leader of the Zazu Retail Empire

    Check out Carolines last blog post..The Great Sock Monkey Debate


    October 14, 2008

    Hey Nina~
    I appreciate the advice! It’s a good point you make about snacking creeping up when there are blood-sugar level issues, stress, etc. I was actually just about to revisit my past food journals to see what in the world I was doing because I was totally fine and in control of the evening snack situation. I don’t think it is stress lately, but it could be what I am eating and I am for sure not drinking enough water. I need to figure this out! I am at my goal weight and have really enjoyed being trim again (and don’t want to regain!) This snack situation is pure evil!! It’s like it over-powers me and in the moment, I quit caring. Anyway, I need to pull it together while my weight is still down. Great advice about embracing the snack-attacks with something really healthy. ;o) Amy


    October 15, 2008

    Well, I haven’t watched your video (because I’m at work and random people tend to walk by my desk). But I talked to you at BlogHer DC, and I told you I was going to leave a comment and that you should WATCH OUT for it, because I’ve left a few comments here in the past and you have NOT RESPONDED. What nerve!!!!

    Totally joking. :)

    You have great blogs, and it was really nice meeting you.

    Check out Zandrias last blog post..Bored With Your Fitness Routine? Consider These Options.


    October 15, 2008


    It was SO great to meet you at Blogher! Thanks so much for all your help and for linking to my blog, Savor It, on your site. That is very sweet of you to share the “blog love.” I am totally inspired by your video and can’t wait to get some spare time soon to try out new technologies on my blog, first and foremost video posts!

    Congrats on your success and I hope to stay in touch with you!

    Check out Michelles last blog post..Mixing it Old School (sort of)