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Thursday Thoughts XI – Blogs, blogs and more blogs.

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Thursday thoughts

Confession time…. I can’t keep up. I just can’t. I abandoned my RSS reader months ago because I got tired of seeing "5692 messages unread". It’s just depressed me. Instead, I do my best to surf and read sites when I have time. Which is joke because I NEVER have time. I try though.

Here are a few posts that caught my attention this week. Some I commented on, some I didn’t. I read more since becoming a blogger then I have my first 20-something odd years on this planet. It’s unbelievable.

Let the links begin…

OK, I can go on and on here. You know that. There are just so many great bloggers out their sharing their experiences, ideas, tips, insights and lives. It’s so AWESOME isn’t it?

As for me on this gloomy Thursday well…

  • I’m making a fresh batch of my Homemade Sauce and I’m going to experiment with a bread-less eggplant parmesan recipe later tonight. GreenLiteBites was a little slow this week. I posted this weeks video making my new favorite lunch, Bulgur with Peas and Pomegranate and last night I whipped up some roasted tomatoes for a quick snack.
  • I was also humbled this morning when I read’s Diet Awards 2008. GreenLiteBites won Best Healthy Recipe Blog and Roni’s Weigh was a runner up for Best Diet Blog! WOW. I realize there are are so many good sites and blogs out there so to even be considered is a compliment. Thank you so much Brandi!
  • Other news… I’m working on my day in the life video post and review of the Nokia camera phone. I SHOULD have it out this weekend. I also have a post I’ve been trying to find time to work on. Not to mention to pile of books I’m trying to review. Plus a new contests, especially for those interested in the Zone diet. Ummmm I think that’s it. It’s probably not but if I end there I’ll feel better. :)

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There are 21 comments so far.

    Benjamin Teal

    December 11, 2008

    Hey Roni,

    Another great list. I got hooked on your blog with a Thursday Thoughts article and they keep exceeding expectations.

    Congrats on the runner up, though I think you could have easily been a winner.

    I read MizFit’s avacodo smootie post this morning, not sure I am sold on avacodo as a smoothie, so I am still on the fence as to whether or not I will try it.

    Keep up the great work, and I will be back soon!


    December 11, 2008

    Among all of the other things you listed that you are doing or in the middle of doing, we haven’t heard anything about the cookbook lately? Taking a back seat at the moment? Don’t blame you, your plate is pretty full!


    December 11, 2008

    Congrats on the runner up! That’s awesome :)


    December 11, 2008

    Michelle – Ahhh the book…. ummm yeah… when I lost the version I was working on my motivation deflated. I think I need to take a week off to just work on it!


    December 11, 2008

    And where do you think you are going to find a week off?!!! Take your time and enjoy the other projects. Everything in due time, right?

    KK (Running Through Life)

    December 11, 2008

    Congrats Roni on the blog awards!


    December 11, 2008

    Congratulations! That is a big deal!

    LOL@ WWRD? I ask myself that daily!


    December 11, 2008

    OMG in clicking on your sites above I checked out Lynn’s Weigh…well come to find out that she’s a local gal!!! I probably have seen her when I worked in Clarion!!! What a small world :)

    Krista S.

    December 11, 2008

    WWRD is something I ask myself all the time! Annnnd, we had the same childhood crushes! How funny. John Cusack still makes me giddy.


    December 11, 2008

    Congrats on the awards! You deserve it with all your hard work!


    December 11, 2008

    I adore Thursday Thoughts…how about a Sensational Sunday post this week? I could use the motivation!


    December 11, 2008

    great post, you introduced me to some new blogs! I totally get overwhelmed by my reader, and I also feel like I miss out on any blogs not on it! Anyways, I thought I would share this random story with you. Every Sunday, I put on your ask roni video and clean my room. That way I can do two things at once. So for about three weeks my room has looked like the victim of at least one natural disaster, and all of the sudden I realized, I haven’t been listening to roni videos, no wonder my room is a mess!

    Melissa M. (aka The Daily Mel)

    December 11, 2008

    Hey Roni — Thanks for the shout-out for my blog in your post today. :-D

    Laura Jane

    December 11, 2008

    Wow, congrats on the awards – that’s awesome! You have a great blog (s). The WWRD is funny – I find myself thinking the same thing!


    December 12, 2008

    LMFAO…..again and again everytime I think of WWRD…..
    Somethings just make you laugh…and that did.


    December 12, 2008

    Congrats on the awards, you really deserve the recognition! Thanks for all the great blog links. I’m alsways looking for inspiring blogs.

    Just so you know, the link for the homemade sauce brings you to the momentum plan post. I was able to find the recipe on green lite bites, and it looks so good. Definitely something to try on a cold winter day.


    December 12, 2008

    Goodness…you are so busy I don’t know how you find time to breathe.


    December 12, 2008

    Feeling the same way! So many things to read, and write about. I find it motivating to read other blogs and I’m going to add some of those diet books to my huge pile on my nightstand.


    December 12, 2008

    Congrats on the award. After looking at the winner for diet blog I have to say you should have won, you give so many people so much valuable info on a realistic way to good health/healthy weight! The other blog’s description (no I didn’t bother to look at it) sounded like more of a commentary on trying out various diets, the thing that we all really need to avoid, trying fads etc. Just my opinion ;).

    Amy Hempel

    December 16, 2008

    Okay… I am SO with you on the blog thing. I just started my own weight loss blog a few months ago & now I’m reading weight loss blog after blog after blog… My husband thinks he’s lost his wife or I’ve lost my mind. There are SO MANY BLOGS out there & SO MUCH INFORMATION. And now I’ve found your blog… although you have some great stuff in here!

    Thanks for the links & snippets~ good info!!!

    ~ Amy


    January 4, 2009

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.