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Thursday Thoughts XIV

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Heading out for a run soon, I have to hop right in…

Right now I’m off for a quick run. So far my training has been going well but it’s still early and I’m not into the long distances YET. I have to admit, I’m a bit scared of the weeks to come!

Ok, signing off for now! Talk to you later.

Oh! Wait! The giveaway… I almost forgot!

Stonyfield Farm, you know, the yogurt people. They have a new recipe page for all things yogurt and wanted to offer one of my readers a “YoBaker” package consisting of $50 worth of coupons for free Stonyfield yogurt with an oven mitt and spatula. Everyone who leaves a comment will be automatically entered! I’ll pick a random winner next Thursday!

Now I’m out. :)



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Discussion

There are 136 comments so far.

    Crista

    January 8, 2009

    Lots of very exciting topics included today! I was having a very stressful day today..and just reading your blog for a few minutes at work calmed me down a little..thanks Roni!!!

    Barb

    January 8, 2009

    I use Stonyfield Farms plain yogurt all the time. Their Oikos Greek product is worth seeking out as well. As a matter of fact I’m just about to make a chicken curry dish with yogurt right now. Creamy and spicy!

    Shannon F.

    January 8, 2009

    Your running has inspired me to do the same. I am trying round up some friends to do a marathon relay this year. Good luck on your run.

    Emily

    January 8, 2009

    Oh yummy, I LOVE yogurt! Good luck with the long distance training, what could you possible aspire to do after you run a marathon, do a pull-up & climb the hardest rock wall???

    Tammy

    January 8, 2009

    Hi Roni! I check your site at least three times a day! You are such an inspiration and really bring it “down to my level”. I must admit I don’t cook much with yogurt, but I’d really like to try some new recipes with it. I currently eat WW yogurt (vanilla with fruit usually, or key lime), but have heard good things about Stonyfield. Thanks for your post!

    Elaine

    January 8, 2009

    I’d love to be the winner! So many links to check out this week…I’m off to do some reading!

    Katy

    January 8, 2009

    I love Stoneyfield yogurt and it was on sale this week too! I’ve also tried a couple of their recipes and they’ve turned out well.

    Megan

    January 8, 2009

    I use plain yogurt all the time on my oatmeal and just started baking with it. It worked great in the chocolate pancakes recipe you posted!

    Mary Catherine

    January 8, 2009

    Ok, it’s time to stop lurking and start commenting…especially if it means free yogurt a.k.a. my favorite power food! I’m actually planning to blog about it as one of my favorite things when I actually start blogging.

    Anyway, thanks for your encouragement and sharing your story. I’ve never been obese, but just overweight enough to think I didn’t really need to lose weight, until I was told 3 times by 3 different doctors that I really needed to consider it (especially before I try and have babies).

    I’m almost half-way to my goal and I’m beginning training for a 5k in March!

    Amy

    January 8, 2009

    Thank you, as always, for all of your useful links and information. You’re truly fun to check in with. I’m addicted to your sites!

    Shannon in MS

    January 8, 2009

    I SO appreciate this site! One week into my “new lifestyle” I’m down 7 lbs! So many great ideas and recipes!

    Kim

    January 8, 2009

    Add me!! Thanks for all your links & info!

    Robin

    January 8, 2009

    I was off work last week and not in front of the computer at all! I, finally on Sunday, sat down and read every post, watched videos and was inspired to make a ‘menu’ of dinners for the week. The boyfriend, daughter and I have stuck to the menu and it has been very fun and easy- knowing what we were doing after work. Thank you, Roni for always being there for me–even though you don’t know it! :)

    BJ

    January 8, 2009

    Please enter me in the contest. Thanks for all the links.

    Erica

    January 8, 2009

    I love Stonyfield!

    Chris

    January 8, 2009

    Love Stonyfield…had one of the strawberry smoothies yesterday!

    Linda

    January 8, 2009

    I bought my first Stonyfield yogurts yesterday in an attempt to find something healthier!

    TrishT

    January 8, 2009

    I love Stonyfield Farm s yogurt. Had the vanilla this morning.

    Nae

    January 8, 2009

    I love me some yogurt!

    And thanks for the great links

    Meg

    January 8, 2009

    This sounds fun… fingers are officially crossed.

    Shannon

    January 8, 2009

    Woo hoo yogurt!

    Michelle

    January 8, 2009

    Lots of good information today plus I love yogurt!

    Donna

    January 8, 2009

    I love that you link all the information in your blog. My brain loves to reach out and then come back to the blog! Thanks again.
    PS – you are right on the money about being a Weight Watcher and your analysis of the meeting is “PERFECT”!
    Aloha.

    Lady Downsize!

    January 8, 2009

    Wow Roni! I can feel your engergy and enthusiasm strongly as I read this post. You’re doing great and kudos on being selected for the e-book and feature blog. I shared your spaghetti squash lasagna recipe with a gal at work today, and now I have a couple more to to try as well. I would love to learn more about your blogging so I can wait for your new site.

    You go girl!

    Leah

    January 8, 2009

    Love Stonyfield!

    Great information!

    Karin

    January 8, 2009

    mmmmm. Yogurt–good stuff!

    Tammy

    January 8, 2009

    I would like to entered in the contest…thanks Roni!

    MaryB

    January 8, 2009

    I’m not a soda drinker, I was always a coffee drinker/cigarette smoker but when I quit smoking I had to give up most of my coffee too. I replaced it with water because to me water and smoking just don’t go together so that helped kick the cravings.
    Yogurt….mmmm!

    Karen in Tally

    January 8, 2009

    Yay! Yogurt!!! Thank you for all the giveaways!

    Stephanie

    January 8, 2009

    I love stonyfield!!! :)

    Krista

    January 8, 2009

    Roni: I have to say you have the greatest information. Also, congrats on your weigh in. This is a very hard time of year to keep from freakin out.

    Marie

    January 8, 2009

    Mmm…Stoneyfield yogurt. It’s not as good as Cabot, but it is a close second. I love your blog, Roni. Pick me! :)

    Rachel

    January 8, 2009

    I’m excited to see your tech blog! I’m embarassingly tech incompetent and I’m not old enough to have a good excuse for that.
    My blog is just a simple online journal – not a business or a platform for anything in particular, but I really should know something about it from the tech perspective!
    Congrats on the great start to your training schedule too! You rock!

    Lynn C

    January 8, 2009

    Argh! everyone’s on the water kick, RIGHT AFTER Weight Watchers gave me permission to count my diet soda as a liquid…

    Personally, I don’t like water. It tastes nasty, even after being filtered, unless I put some crystal light in it, which then makes it the same as diet soda (sometimes even with the caffiene)… also, there’s been a problem with the water where I live. Several years back there was a class action lawsuit because chemicals in the water caused a high percentage increase in local miscarriages… I know a lot of women were paid off by the city, but I never heard that any effort was made to clean up the city’s water so, is there any less chemicals in the water than in my soda? I think not!!

    That being said, I find I can’t drink soda during or immediately after a workout unless I want to be sick, so I have been drinking water a little more regularly, even if it is spiked with a packet of TruLime and 2 packs of splenda…

    >.<

    Also, the coupons would be fun!

    Amy

    January 8, 2009

    So your link to the soda pop page reminded me about a story I heard on NPR this morning. They were talking about some high ranking Russian who someone was trying to assassinate. The assassin put poison in the Russians drink and left. Later that day they checked on the guy to see if he had died yet and he was perfectly fine. The drink they put the poison in was a Coke. The chemicals in the Coke counteracted the poison and the guy lived.

    I don’t like the thought of drinking beverages that can counter act an assassins poison. I’ve been about 95% soda free for 2 years now and don’t miss it at all. The only time I drink it is when I am going on a long road trip and need caffeine (am allergic to coffee), out with friends, or am not feeling well.

    Krista

    January 8, 2009

    Put me in that yummy yogurt contest!! :)

    Kate

    January 8, 2009

    please enter me in the contest…thanks

    Donna

    January 8, 2009

    Yay, love that Stonyfield Farm!! :) Thanks Roni!~

    Nancey

    January 8, 2009

    I eat yogurt ALL the time so the coupons would be put to good use!

    Ashley

    January 8, 2009

    Yummy yogurt!

    This Thursday had so much info. I barely know where to begin. Thanks for the links!

    Michelle

    January 8, 2009

    Thanks for all of the great info in this post!

    johanna

    January 8, 2009

    i want to learn how to love yogurt…i really do!

    Jamie

    January 8, 2009

    I love their yogurt….my store was out of the store brand this week…so i bought the plain ff organic….YUM….i love it.. (not as much as greek…but I am on a budget…lol)

    Meghan

    January 8, 2009

    so insightful!! Yogurt=yum! Ohhh and congrats on your weight loss!

    Patty

    January 8, 2009

    Just my two cents on the water thing: I’ve found now that I drink water almost all the time, that when I do have a diet soda (maybe once a week if that) my thirst is not quenched. The sodium in the soda just makes me feel thistier. It has taken while but now I’m a water person.

    Jennifer

    January 8, 2009

    This is our favorite yogurt.
    I have tons of fun making many of your recipes.
    Thank you so much-it’s great to have a place to find yummy, healthy recipes that aren’t too crazy with lots of ingredients!!
    You rock!

    Shelley

    January 8, 2009

    yo!

    Emily Fowler

    January 8, 2009

    I could use all that yogurt to make yelatin…

    Annie

    January 8, 2009

    Love your site and read the blog daily. I’m inspired! Thanks

    I love yogurt! I love cookbooks! :)

    pam

    January 8, 2009

    Thanks for a chance to WIN BIG Roni! I am definately into all things yogurt! :)

    Shelby

    January 8, 2009

    Just strolled over here from GreenLiteBites…can’t WAIT (!!!) to try the Chocolate Ricotta Rolls!! YUM!!

    Great contest too!

    Nancy

    January 8, 2009

    Love your blog and would love some free yogurt!

    Suzyn

    January 8, 2009

    I just discovered Stonyplain recently… love them!!

    Suzyn

    January 8, 2009

    LOL red faced here… StonyFIELD… stonyplain is a name of a street in a town I used to live in.

    Pubsgal

    January 8, 2009

    Thanks for the info, Roni! So many links, so little time…

    Finding an herbal tea I liked helped me kick the diet soda habit. I like Good Earth’s original flavor–very spicy and sweet-tasting but no sugar. There are a lot of good fruit-flavored tea mixes out there now, too, by other makers. (Stash has a pomegranite raspberry green tea with matcha that’s really yummy. Or any type of peppermint tea is good, too.) The trick with green teas is to use water that’s not TOO hot. Brewing tips here

    Love yogurt. My favorite snack is Greek-style plain yogurt with fresh fruit and a mix of flax seed and wheat germ.

    Tracy

    January 8, 2009

    Stonyfield is by far my favorite yogurt! Thanks for all the links and I will definitely be checking out your weekly column on Tuesdays!

    Ellen

    January 8, 2009

    Mmmmm, yogurt! Sounds delish :)

    Thanks for linking to my body love post (wait, did that come out wrong?). It is kind of nervewracking to have it out there, but also great! Your blog has made a huge impact on how my mentality is shifting. Thank you for that :) My response to your 2008 accomplishment was even along the lines of positive thinking about myself!

    Oh, also, the ricotta dish you posted today? I CAN’T WAIT to make that!!!

    Ortal

    January 8, 2009

    another great post by Roni… woo contests

    Colleen

    January 8, 2009

    I love contests!!! Thanks Roni.

    s

    January 8, 2009

    oh my gosh, i’m a huge stonyfield farms fan. i have major brand loyalty to them and their plain fat-free and lowfat yogurts.
    so that is my comment, haha.

    Bethany

    January 8, 2009

    Count me in!

    Carol P

    January 8, 2009

    Would love to win!

    runnin4fun

    January 8, 2009

    I would love to win this. I’ve never tried this brand,but eat yogurt daily.I’ve heard it’s good…

    TheSkinnyPlate

    January 8, 2009

    Good luck to everyone. Of course, I would love to win myself.

    Ashley

    January 8, 2009

    Hey Roni,

    I am very interested in buying Leigh Peele’s book. I was wondering if you were going to do a more indepth review, like The complete Beck for life book, or an interview with her.

    Oh and I am crazy about stoney field strawberry fruit in the bottom yogurt.

    Sheila Hollis

    January 8, 2009

    I love your websites and I love yogurt !! I’m gonna keep my fingers crossed.

    Ami

    January 8, 2009

    Love yogurt!

    Thanks for giving me more good reasons to stay away from evil, addictive Mt. Dew!

    Bonnie

    January 8, 2009

    Please enter me in your yogurt coupon giveaway. Thanks Roni.

    Elisa

    January 8, 2009

    A new reader here– lovin’ your blog. Also love yogurt, so hope I win!

    Kelly

    January 8, 2009

    We love Stonyfield! And we would love those coupons!

    BarbK

    January 8, 2009

    Love the post – love yogurt! :-)

    BethanyH

    January 8, 2009

    I love yogurt! and agree with you on the diet soda….I am a huge diet soda fan, but have been trying to let myself have one every other day, instead of 5 a day….and I have been notcing the weight loss even more…..water is the best, even though the new WW plan doesnt push this.

    Kassy

    January 8, 2009

    Oh, I love yogurt! Also, I made your whole grain pancakes the other night and we loved them!

    Robin

    January 8, 2009

    Yum! I love Stoneyfield Farm, and lucky for me, they’re local, because I’m in Massachusetts. That’s even better!!

    Farrah

    January 8, 2009

    I love Stonyfield Farms!

    Beth

    January 9, 2009

    Yogurt is delicious!!

    Mary

    January 9, 2009

    yogurt…duh! what a great food….I should go get some, but, my children will eat it before i even get a taste…sigh.

    Terri

    January 9, 2009

    I’m new to your blog, and I really love it. You truly have a gift for inspiring others.

    Tena

    January 9, 2009

    Yes, please! I would love some Stonyfield Farms! Thanks for all the great info today!

    ValerieB

    January 9, 2009

    Yogurt is great. Would love to try the Stonyfield Farms kind! Thanks for all you do Roni!

    Ginny

    January 9, 2009

    I always look forward to your Thursday Thoughts posts. There’s always some great new reading material. Thanks!

    Christy

    January 9, 2009

    Sign me up. I love Stonyfield yogurt.

    Christie

    January 9, 2009

    Yay for giveaways. I love Stonyfield Farm yogurt. I read the soda article when you posted in on twitter and it’s been driving me crazy thinking about it. I am sure that diet can’t be much better than what they talk about.

    Kit

    January 9, 2009

    Oooh, Random Comment!

    And I have to say, water is my favorite beverage. I try to be sure I drink at least 2 liters a day (I have a liter bottle I fill up twice a day). If the water tastes bad, the sugar-free mix ins are the best thing to fight it.

    So here’s to winning yogurt and drinking water. Yay!

    Andrea

    January 9, 2009

    A lot of great information…thanks. Good luck with your training…you can do it!

    Courtney McCollum

    January 9, 2009

    Hi, Roni
    I am a new subscriber. Thank you for today’s email. This is my second week back on WW. I completely understand the writer’s frustration. My scale has not budged this week. I have to stop weighing myself 3 times a day too!!! So, you were dead on saying how timely her email was. Thanks again for the esupport!
    ~Courtney

    Betsy

    January 9, 2009

    Yummy yogurt!

    I enjoy your blog and recipes!

    Lindsay

    January 9, 2009

    I haven’t checked out GLB recently, but I’m going to look through your pumpkin bread recipe. My family is addicted – it appears at family events all through out the fall and winter. We even sorta have a “secret” to our recipe. But I’ve tried, to no avail, to successfully make it healthier, but it just doesn’t come out right. Thanks for all you do! And congrats on your “blind weigh-in” experiment, I think that shows real dedication to go a week without the scale… I’m addicted myself… :)

    Sarah G.

    January 9, 2009

    Oh I love yogurt!!

    As to the scale…I agree! Don’t let it get too you now because you’ll end up obsessive about it (like me…grrr) and find yourself discouraged all the time.

    Jackie

    January 9, 2009

    I would love to win this!

    Thanks!

    Janie

    January 9, 2009

    Hi Roni-

    Thanks for the constant inspiration! I always love reading your blog…and I love Stonyfield yogurt!! :)

    Shannon P in NC

    January 9, 2009

    Roni, you are such an inspiration! Thanks to you I am now on the weight watching, exercising trail! It is going good so far. I would love to be entered int your contest! Thank you!

    Tasha

    January 9, 2009

    just entering the yogurt contest! It would definitely help my wallet, as I eat yogurt (not Stonefield…yet) daily!

    Michelle

    January 9, 2009

    Love the way people come out in droves for a give away! Thanks Roni!

    Dawn

    January 9, 2009

    Hmmm…yogurt.

    And it sound like these eBooks are really becoming popular these days, I think I’ll have to check out the first one you were talking about by Ben…sounds interesting, and motivation is always key to keeping up with your weightloss!

    Chantal

    January 9, 2009

    Hello Roni,

    Can we enter the contest if we live in Canada? If so, count me in :-)

    Chantal

    Kimberly

    January 9, 2009

    I love Stonyfield and Ellens letter to her body! Count me in.

    Amy

    January 9, 2009

    Just wanted to let you know that those Chocolate Ricotta Rolls are WONDERFUL! Fixed up my “sweet” craving perfectly. And because of your Japanese Steakhouse Strategy post (and the included sushi points page), I branched out from my normal California roll and tried a Spicy Tuna roll this week for lunch one day. I liked it! Thanks for all your inspiring ideas!

    Jennifer

    January 9, 2009

    I am new to your blog, and I will say so far it has really helped me stay focused and motivated!!! Thanks so much! I am week 2 back on ww, lost 5 the first week, don’t know this week, actually had my hubby hide the scale from me!!!

    Liz

    January 9, 2009

    Thanks for the links Roni, I’m working on drinking more water and I’m excited to try your new recipe! I also love yogurt so this is a great post!

    Jill

    January 9, 2009

    Confession. I am addicted to greenlitebites and ronisweigh. I think it is because you are a normal person who struggles just like me. Trying to work, raise a family and actually take care of yourself. Thanks for all you do and your inspiration and support.
    I used to only allow myself one diet soda per day and the rest had to be my milk servings, then water. I fell off the wagon. But for you, I will get back on it!

    Lisa

    January 9, 2009

    Yogurt…yum! That is defiantly one way I enjoy getting my daily consumption of milk in

    Karen

    January 9, 2009

    Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! I love yogurt! (I also love your blog!)

    Anne Marie

    January 9, 2009

    i puffy heart yogurt!!

    Donna

    January 9, 2009

    I love Stoneyfield Yogurt and the Oikos Greek Yogurt is also a fave of mine when I can find it!

    Penny

    January 9, 2009

    I love cooking with yogurt! Please count me in!

    Michele Dochat

    January 9, 2009

    Well, I have a few comments to make…on soda…I agree with what others have said about it not quenching your thirst after no dirinking it that frequently. And to Lynn C who says that water just tastes nasty to her I ask…can you buy bottle water at the grocery store? They should taste better than tap water…and you could try a Brita water filter system. I live in a town with water that tastes bad but my Brita takes care of that.

    As for yogurt, well, I eat it daily and usually buy on sale or with a coupon, so if the coupons come my way they will definately be used. Maybe having all that yogurt will inspire me to try cooking with it. I’ve made yogurt cheese (kind of a spread), and liked that, but I enjoy cooking your recipes…so this would be just another step in my journey.

    Happy New Year Roni and EVERYONE!

    Jennifer

    January 9, 2009

    Oooh! Count me in! I’m a new convert to Stoneyfield Organic lowfat yogurt with real sugar. It is so delicious! It’s usually my lunch with some fresh berries and homemade granola. YUMO!

    Jennie

    January 9, 2009

    Please include me in the Stoneyfield contest…….

    Kara

    January 9, 2009

    I only eat Stoneyfield yogurt, none of those icky additives that I can’t pronounce. Pick me!!!

    Nicole

    January 9, 2009

    I’d love to enter the giveaway contest!

    On soda: I don’t drink coffee, so I drink 1 diet cola a day between breakfast and lunch just for a bit of a pick-me-up. But I also drink lots of water–I fill my bottle at work with 20 ounces at least 3 times a day, plus I drink water and skim milk in the evenings at home.
    I feel like I”m doing a lot better than when I just drank diet soda all day long! but it is hard to give up that last bit…

    Gage Schulz

    January 9, 2009

    I love yogurt for breakfast! Yum!

    Barb

    January 9, 2009

    count me in! I’m always up for trying to win something!
    Thanks Roni!

    julie

    January 9, 2009

    Stonyfield is what I feed my baby!! Count me as #115!

    Liz

    January 9, 2009

    Great giveaway! I love Stoneyfield yogurt!!!!

    Diann

    January 9, 2009

    I love yogurt and would love to win the giveaway!! Thanks Roni!!

    Jennie

    January 9, 2009

    i love yogurt too!

    Shelly

    January 9, 2009

    I love yogurt. Thanks

    Jen

    January 9, 2009

    Still love reading your site all the time and our family loves Stoneyfield.

    Kylee

    January 9, 2009

    Thanks for all the links Roni. The soda on is interesting. I have cut out one of my diet soda’s this week!
    Ooh and I love Stonyfield Yogurt! No yucky stuff!

    Nancy

    January 9, 2009

    LOVE YOGURT! Register me! Thanks, Roni!

    Arlene

    January 9, 2009

    Free stuff? Sign me up! :D

    Adriana

    January 9, 2009

    Love the site & love stoneyfield!

    jenn

    January 9, 2009

    Thank you for all of the great info! I love Stonyfield yogurt!

    Brandy

    January 9, 2009

    I agree with you about switching to water. Even though most sodas have caffeine, I feel like I have more energy when I stick with water. Must be the drop after the caffeine high that makes me feel sluggish.

    Lisa

    January 9, 2009

    I love Stoneyfield!

    casey L

    January 9, 2009

    STONYFIELD PRODUCTS

    ARE

    SCRUMPTIOUS!!!

    thanks Roni!!! =)

    Krista

    January 10, 2009

    I am going to add my name again! Just because I am persistant! :)
    -Krista (from NC)

    Amy

    January 10, 2009

    Sounds great, please enter me! Your blog is great… I just ran across it a few weeks ago and I love it!

    The Daily Mel

    January 10, 2009

    Thanks for all of the great links in this post! I’d love to be entered in the drawing, too. :)

    Dori

    January 11, 2009

    i love stoneyfield.. its from New England.. my hometown. :)

    Mary Mc

    January 14, 2009

    Oooh, oooh, pick me, pick me…. LOL… Good luck to everyone!

    jb

    January 14, 2009

    I eat yogurt every morning in my on-the-way-to-school smoothies. This is a great give-away!

    Danesa

    January 14, 2009

    I love Stonyfield Farms! It’s my favorite yogurt. I’ve also been trying to nix the diet soda and focus more on water… not quite as tasty or exciting to me, but better for my health, I know….

    Sherrie

    January 15, 2009

    I’m inspired by your 1.6 weight loss…..congratulations.
    I am going to look for the stonyfield yogurt when I am in the store.
    Thanks for the great information!