One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Sensationally Scary Stressful Sunday

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We did it. Decisions been made. We are signing a contract this week to build a new house.

Oh my… I think my heart palpitates every time I think about it.

I want to be super excited. I really do. But I just can’t. There are so many variables. Will our house sell? If it does, will we get enough for our down payment? Are we getting in over our heads? Spending too much? Will the rates go up by the time we close?

I could go on and on here. This is how I work. I’m an over planner. I like to be in control. I feel out of my element. I can’t control the rates or the market and that’s, well… scary for me.

All of that being said I really am excited. This is the area we want to be. The new house would be close to schools and shopping. We would be walking distance to a new library and a park. There is a farm around the corner yet we are closer to the city for commuting purposes. It’s just… well… perfect. Which is another reason I don’t want to be too excited. I hate getting my hopes up when I know so many things could possibly go wrong.


(Breath Roni, breath.)

Anyway, the stress *may* have lead to me to overeat a bit at lunch. While we were wrapping up with the builder a friend of ours called and asked if we wanted to go out to meet at our favorite restaurant. It seemed a perfect way to celebrate. And celebrate is what I did. The only problem? My celebration left me feeling overstuffed and disgusting.

When will I learn my lesson?

After lunch it was nap time for the toddler. After a little clean up I joined him. I needed it. I was exhausted. My own fault for staying up too late. Again, a lesson I’m having a hard time learning. :)

Post nap I fought with motivation. Following my training schedule, I was due for a 3 mile run. But it was dark, cold and I was groggy from the nap. Somehow (thanks to my friends on twitter and facebook) I mustered up the energy to get out the door. :)

However… my iPod crapped out on me half way. :( Which sucks because I’m running in a challenge for the Nike+ BTLers on BlogToLose and I really needed to track my miles! They are kicking my butt!

Either way, here’s the first half of my run. I don’t think I quite ran 3 miles but I’m proud I got out there.

Chart of my run from Nike+

Chart taken from the Nike+

So this Sunday was Sensational not because I was perfect but because I made a hard decision, recognized my stress eating, compensated for it the rest of the day and went for a run even though I wasn’t feeling up to it. Oh! and I snuck in a nap. Every Sensational Sunday should include a nap. :)

Other then that the toddler and I hit Aldi’s to stock up on healthy food for the week and my house is almost ready to be listed. Almost. :) The toddler and I will be finishing the clean up tomorrow. FUN! lol

Food Units
1 egg & 2 egg whites scrambled with tons of veggies and an orange split with the toddler 3
banana bread 2
ate too much at lunch today… tuna, rice, noodles, vegetables ohhh my.. feel totally stuffed and yucky.. stress? i think so. 20
lite cherry yogurt from aldi’s my fav 2
more banana bread 2
Total: 29

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

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There are 16 comments so far.


    January 19, 2009

    Congratulations on this new step! I look forward to reading about the upcoming adventures in your new home. And way to go in keeping up with your training schedule!


    January 19, 2009

    Best of luck to you! My husband and I also built a house (we moved in October) and it was super stressful and scary and all of that, but it all turned out flawlessly and was well worth it. Congrats to you for getting out and doing the run!


    January 19, 2009

    Roni, building a house will be stressful, but it will also be a lot of fun. Just think: total creative control over your new kitchen! And I’m sure the fact that you’re a celebrity will make your current house sell quickly!


    January 19, 2009

    Building your own home! How exciting! Congratulations!


    January 19, 2009

    That is so exciting about the house!
    WTG on running when you didn’t feel like it, but boo on your iPod – didn’t you just buy that??


    January 19, 2009

    Yeah…. it was my fault… Didn’t keep it charged all the way. :( Apparently that 10 minutes of juice only lasts for about 1.5 miles. :~P


    January 19, 2009

    I am so excited for you!! I know its so scary but you can totally handle it cause it will all work out and you have so much else to distract you from worries. Like a 1/2 marathon, and the toddler, and your weight loss!

    You can get through this scary awesome exciting time and I can’t wait to read all about it! :)


    January 19, 2009

    sometimes you just gotta let go and TRUST. It will be okay ;)


    January 19, 2009

    Oh wow! How exciting! I’ll admit I’m a touch green. That would be like building the mother of all lego houses! Some of my relatives have built their own houses, and its really fun( at least on the outside, looking in:) Just think! You can make your own gym!


    January 19, 2009

    Hey Roni,
    We are building our house right now. We have a meeting with our broker today at 2. We keep going back and forth on the price. It’s our first home so it’s a little frustrating. I totally understand. I hate all of the legal jargon and contracts. I just want to get started!


    January 19, 2009

    Congrats on making that big leap. Sometimes you have to “just do it”. Good luck!


    January 19, 2009

    We had our townhouse built custom…well the inside at least. Don’t skimp on the kitchen/bathroom…get all the things you want to start because it costs more to change it out later. We also had hardwood and tile floors put in most of the house…so much better to keep clean, I can’t wait to get the carpet out of the bedrooms. I am so excited for you…building your own home is great!! As far as the sale of your home…watch a few episodes of those designed to sell shows…they have great ideas that could really help you out. Good Luck…and make sure you keep us posted.

    Tiger G

    January 19, 2009

    Hey Roni,
    Congrats on the house!
    This is a totally random idea, but here goes… Why not try to get some corporate sponsorship for your new kitchen such as appliances, kitchen gadgets, etc.
    Explain to the companies that you’re building a new house and all about your blog and fellow readers. They might be interested in some free advertisement. (I do this type of thing for a living – begging for donations and free stuff.)
    It’s just a thought, but you might end up with some fabulous free (or discounted) things for your new house!

    Krista S.

    January 19, 2009

    CONGRATS on the house decision!


    January 19, 2009

    Following on from Tiger G – maybe you can bag yourself *cough, REVIEW the Tefal Actifry – you have to check this out, it looks awesome!


    January 20, 2009

    So exciting Roni!!! Congrats!