One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Ask Roni _v17s1 The Best Time, Vita Tops, Inspiration, Running Progress, Exercise and Weight Loss

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As I say in the video, it’s been FOREVER since recording ask Ask Roni video! So without any further ado…

Topics included in this video…

  • Best time to eat and workout?
  • Do VitaTops actually taste good?
  • I don’t have kids, where should I look for inspiration?
  • Running Progress
  • Lack of exercising hurt weight loss?

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    December 22, 2008

    RE: Running progress. I started the couch to 5k program in September. It is a really well planned program and progression is smooth from less running and more walking intervals to more running time to all running. I have run in 2 5ks since finishing the C25K, a turkey trot, which I finished in just over 35 minutes and a reindeer run which I finished in 32:02, so way faster in just a couple of weeks. Not blazing speeds, but not too shabby for someone who has been running for 4 months. With the Nike + it is easy and fun to track progress. as a side note, I am in week 6 (the final week) of the 100 pushup challenge. I did 190 pushups this morning! When I took the initial test, I could barely eke out 14! this is another great program that challenges but does not overwhelm.


    December 22, 2008

    I can’t wait to watch it when I get home tonight. I spent this weekend catching up on all your other Ask Roni videos and they were really good.


    December 22, 2008

    Roni, email me about your computer probs…do you think it’s your ISP or the computer?


    December 22, 2008

    I have just been following you in the last week and I am already astounded at how many great resources you have provided! I feel like you are giving me stuff I can actually use! Thanks roni!


    December 23, 2008

    I have been reading your blog for a few months although I have looked forward to reading new ideas and such , lately I just feel your just trying to sell stuff. Are you here to help us stuggling with weight loss or is this a weight loss business in disguise?


    December 23, 2008

    Liz – Great question! I answered you in a post!


    December 23, 2008

    Roni, I am growing quite addicted to your video posts and I’ve really only been watching for a week after spending the weekend watching all of the previous ones (yes, I have lots of free time on my hands). You always have such great content and your responses to all of the Ask Roni questions are clear and heart felt. I’m a huge fan. You share where you’ve been and how you got there. Now, if you could just find the time in your hectic schedule to whip one of these out every day then that would be really great. ;)


    December 28, 2008

    Roni, I would just like to respond to Christine B about not having children and finding motivation….If Christine B. is reading this… You need to find inspiration in yourself. I do not have children but I have a boyfirend of 13 years and a great family. I also have many things that I do in my life with work, civic organizations and volunteering. All those things were suffering when I was not eating healthy and overweight. I had to find it in myself, and improve my own self esteem to find motivation. I see all that I have accomplished, losing 30 lbs and keeping it off for 2 years, exercising on regular basis and looking and feeling 100 times better and I am proud of myself. Find motivation in knowing that you can do this for yourself, to make your life better. I spend a lof of time on Roni’s sight and others to find ways to stay motivated. You can do it!


    December 29, 2008

    Re: motivation. For me, it is about both my family and my quality of life; unfortunately, it took a mid-life health crisis to get me to show it (by taking positive action toward better health), rather than simply marriage or having children. Fortunately, it wasn’t too late to turn things around, nor was it as difficult as I feared it was going to be. It really is worth it to get healthy.

    That said, I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration from the various blogs I read…they’ve shown that it IS possible. But the “why I want to” has to come from within oneself.


    June 10, 2009

    On finding inspiration without kids: There are a few things which make searching easier, and it’s so important to find that inspiration because it takes you through the rough spots during the diet, too. I need to get on the horse again right now and I am working so much on my inspirational sources. The things that make it easier are:

    1. Read and hear other people’s stories, their turning-points might trigger yours. Don’t isolate yourself.

    2. Relax, putting pressure on yourself won’t help.

    3. Focus on things/activities/etc. unrelated to food, like a sport you would like to do, a creative hobby you would like to try, whatever. That way you get access to inspiring yourself and see how much more there is to life than dieting. This way you might want to get more energy for life and get healthier, and that could be the start for you.

    4. Don’t wait for the ONE point/inspiration, rather see it as a process. There might be the one little inspiration to start, then there are more inspirations, little inspiring successes, etc. It takes you some time to lose weight, so you rather have as much inspiration as you can to get you as far as possible.

    5. Just start with little things like not buying the next chocolate bar or swapping it for something healthy, by drinking enough water, etc. By reaching little goals you get on a better track you can constantly improve.

    6. Find out what kind of person you are and which reasons make you eat. For some it’s insecurity, sadness, fear, boredom, ignorance about food facts, whatever. Some persons need a strict plan, some people need to be more flexible or want to cook more, some do not like to cook at all, etc.