One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


(Not So) Quick Update with a Laugh

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So. Where do I begin? My weekend was a bit crazy. After my "It’s O.K." Note to Self post I continued to eat, and eat, and EAT. Saturday was even worse with stadium food and then going out to dinner in the city. I’m not sure what was up with me. I just wanted to eat and I used the "I’ll just start again Sunday" mentality to justify all the junk food.

It’s not that big of a deal. I’m just a bit mad at myself for continuing to eat when I wasn’t hungry. I was eating for the pure taste of it. Soft pretzels, Cracker Jacks, french fries, all those empty carbs seem to feed themselves. Do you know what I mean?

Again, not beating myself up. Just wondering why that still happens sometimes. Sunday, things started to look better. Even though I indulged yet again in tons of ice cream (I had some shipped to me for reviews – I hope to get them up this week.) I did totally disconnect from the internet and organized my life a bit. Don’t get me wrong, I’m NO WHERE NEAR organized but I’m a heck of a lot closer!

Today I kicked butt at the gym. I’m loving my sessions with the trainer. He’s kicking my butt and I really look forward to our twice a week workouts. Especially considering my running has suffered these last few weeks. I’m considering a few events to get me excited about it again. I think it’s the cold weather that’s really doing the damage. I just don’t like running in the cold.

Other then that, life is as usual. B-U-S-Y. I’m trying hard to find a schedule and get into a groove. After reading this article about sleep and cancer risks, I’m REALLY going to make an effort to get to bed earlier, which means getting everything done earlier, which, right now, sounds impossible! But I know it just takes a bit of persistence to get a new schedule down. Just like with my "diet", it’s not about perfection, it’s about doing my best and TRYING.

I’m about to *try* and sign off, even though I can still be working. I’m off to have my quick snack and then it’s bed for me. I’ll leave you with my food journal and one of the funniest emails I’ve gotten in a long time. Seriously, this one CRACKED me up and if you are in your 30’s it will make you laugh out.

Food Units
mommy & me omelets 3
Trail Blazin’ Quick Oats 6
granola bar while at vet with irish 2
picked up soy crisps while running errands 3
some cut up veggies dipped in dressing while waiting for dinner to cook 1
even more updated shepherd’s pie – video coming soon!! 5
Just about to have some yogurt with fresh berries 3
Total: 23

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

Just for laughs and those over 30!

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears
With their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning. Uphill… barefoot…BOTH ways yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up,
there was no way in hell I was going to lay A bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it And how easy they’ve got it!
But now that… I’m over the ripe old age of thirty, I can’t help but look around and notice the youth of today.

You’ve got it so easy! I mean, compared to my
Childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!
And I hate to say it but you kids today you
Don’t know how good you’ve got it!

I mean, when I was a kid we didn’t have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, We had to go to the damn library and Look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!! There was no email!! We had to actually write Somebody a letter, with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!

There were no MP3′ s or Napsters! You wanted to
Steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ’d usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!

We didn’t have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that’s it!

And we didn’t have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, Your mom, your boss, your Bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you Just didn’t know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn’t have any fancy Sony Playstation video
Games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games Like ‘Space Invaders’ and ‘asteroids’. Your guy was a little square! You Actually had to use your I magination!! And there were no multiple levels or Screens, it was just one screen Forever!

And you could never win. The game just kept getting
Harder and harder and Faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

You had to use a Little book called a TV Guide to find out what was
On! You were screwed when it Came to channel surfing! You had to get off Your ass and walk over to the TV to change the Channel and there was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons
On Saturday Morning. Do you Hear what I’m saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK For cartoons, you spoiled Little rat-bastards!

And we didn’t have microwaves, if we wanted to heat
Something up we had to use the stove … Imagine that!
That’s exactly what I’m talking about! You kids
Today have got it too easy. You’re spoiled.

You guys wouldn’t have lasted Five minutes back in 1980!

The over 30 Crowd

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There are 22 comments so far.


    November 17, 2008

    That email is the funniest thing I have read in a long time!!!! I literally laughed out loud!


    November 18, 2008

    I wish someone would send me ice cream! lol

    Even with the indulgences, you eat so well so much of the time, your body will certainly overlook the occasional day of extra treats. But I do understand that it can be frustrating to eat and then realize you consumed a bunch of calories that you didn’t even take the time to enjoy.


    November 18, 2008

    Our bodies can be so weird…even when I know I can wait until tomorrow to budget something into my eating plan when today’s budget is at max capacity, sometimes I don’t care because I want it n-o-w! And its still a struggle to reconcile the fact that I can’t eat “badly” like “everybody else,” even when I really don’t know how “they” eat. Sometimes its hard to come to terms with the instant gratification stuff…

    Check out Es last blog post..Up the Iron


    November 18, 2008

    I definitely ate a lot of stuff when I wasn’t hungry this weekend =/ Eh, oh well. I felt better today though! Hope you’re having a good night :)


    November 18, 2008

    You have taught us all that getting back on track is what matters and not to focus on our weak moments. The oatmeal is interesting. Madison has been doing different things with oatmeal too. You are really making oatmeal interesting again. I am going to have to see what kind of interesting things I can do with oatmeal.

    Check out Christys last blog post..Running with Rocks…


    November 18, 2008

    I have weekends like you described more often than I should, but I tend to beat myself up. I’m happy (in a weird way) that I’m not the only one who struggles with this. Sometimes I get so caught up in this new lifestyle that I forget that there are weird cravings and habits lurking … just waiting to ruin my weekend!


    November 18, 2008

    Loved you post Roni! It is good for the rest of us to hear how you handle the occaisional “off” day without letting it snowball into an “off” week, month, or year etc.

    You’ve mentioned a few times that you crave some organization in your life, may I reccommend checking out It is a whole system for home/life organization using baby steps, I’ll admit I use it more as a guideline than an actual written in stone type of thing, sort of how you have to adopt WW to fit you own life for it to really work. One of the first things you’ll learn is the power of 15 minutes. It has really helped me to focus more on the task at hand, accomplish it and move on. Just a thought!

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    Charlie Hills

    November 18, 2008

    I had a bit of that this weekend too. Saturday started out well, but then Saturday night there was this dinner party thing. Then Sunday there was all this pumpkin cake. Ack! By Sunday night I felt awful. Which was good. I need that reminder once in a while!

    Charlie Hills

    November 18, 2008

    Hey… where’s me comment luv?


    November 18, 2008

    Man, I feel that 1980s bit! I would have loved having the internet back then but I don’t think I would want to worry about someone bringing a gun to our school… :(

    Lauren P

    November 18, 2008

    As for the running in the cold, I used to hate it! But now I don’t mind it so much. The hardest part is the first mile or so that it takes your body to warm up. And you should be slightly cold when you start out so that once you do warm up you don’t overheat. That’s what is hardest for me since I hate being cold. The key is to find the right mix of layers, ear coverings, gloves, etc….oh, and wear technical fabric! Keeps the sweat away from your body so you don’t cool down too much.


    November 18, 2008

    hahaha….cute “Just for Laughs”, Roni! No matter what our age, we always think the younger crowd has it better than we did. My sons are 35 and 32 and they always talk about these “punk” grade school boys these days that they see “disrespecting” high school boys, and then they go into the tirade of how, “when we were in grade school, we wouldn’t have dared to smart off to a high school boy, or we would have gotten punched”! So funny!


    November 18, 2008

    hmmmmm…I have no CommentLuv either, and I for sure checked the box next to the red heart. I even went into my BlogToLose page and updated it, prior to writing my comment, so that I could see if CommentLuv would actually show MY BlogToLose page this time…..hmmmmmm.


    November 18, 2008

    Okay…that is hilarious!


    November 18, 2008

    Ok guys, not sure what’s going on with commentLuv… I upgraded it and it’s causing me problems. I just restored the default settings, let me know if it’s working now.


    November 18, 2008

    i’m not in the over 30 crowd but I still count!!! all that crap was true for me too and makes me resentful of those silly youngters now-a-days.

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    November 18, 2008

    Roni–I was sending this post to “test” CommentLuv and when I scrolled down to check the CommentLuv box, it shows “Kay”, which is some other BlogToLose person who has an (outside of blogtolose) site also, that I visited once, about a month ago. And prior to you upgrading, this is the same site that CommentLuv has been using anytime I post. I have no clue….but this site is not my BlogToLose last post. Thanks…Bonnie

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    November 18, 2008

    I don’t know if you notice this, but my hunger increases with my hormonal cycle-it’s so crazy. Then once I get my period, my hunger just goes away..So I try not to beat myself up, knowing that in a few days I’ll probably naturally eat fewer calories bc my hunger will be less.


    November 18, 2008

    Thanks for the link about sleep and cancer risk. Scary! I should probably take your cue, and try to get a bit more shut-eye.


    November 18, 2008

    Bwa ha ha!! So true, so true. Speaking as one (well) over 40, I might add that we not only had to get up to change the channel (WE were our parents remote control), but we had to use the pliers because that @%#@%* plastic knob would always break off.


    November 23, 2008

    First of all..getting to bed earlier will help with those empty carbs! The earlier you go to bed, the less awake hours there are to snack!

    Second, that was a funny e-mail. In a recent discussion with my kids these very things came up. Only we told them that Uncle Mark was our remote control. “Mark, will you please turn the tv up?” (He was the youngest and usually lying on the floor closest to the tv.) Sometimes I wonder that if it just wouldn’t be simpler to go back to those days. Oh no! Now I’m really talkin’ geezer!


    November 24, 2008

    Awesome email. So true!