One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Ask Roni_v25 – Eating Issues, My Poster, Favorite Recipe, Weekends, Too Tired to Workout

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I totally forgot my intro sequence! Now it’s too late in the process so no music this week. :)

Topics in this video include…

  • Do I still have an eating issues?
  • What is that poster behind me?
  • Favorite Recipe
  • Managing Weekends
  • Too Tired to Workout

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    Lauren P

    May 5, 2009

    Ahh…..garbage in, garbage out! Totally hit home. I’m really trying to eat less processed stuff. I’ve got a few long running races on my calendar and I know this will make me feel better, run better, yada yada….Knowing and doing are two totally different things!!

    And the working at home and every day is a weekend! What a great way to put it. I’ve had the hardest time losing the “baby weight” since I’ve been working at home. (I previously lost 25-30lbs on WW’s before I got married and had a baby.) And I honestly think working at home is harder on the eating front that working in an office with a pre-packed bag of snacks and food.

    Laura Jane

    May 5, 2009

    I especially liked your answer to the first question – it’s definitely something I needed to hear right now. I really struggle a lot with that all-or-nothing mentality. One of the things I notice about you is that you have confidence (not only a positive body image and things like that) but also in yourself and your ability to “regain control” (for lack of a better term). It seems like the question for you is not “Will I actually ever get back on track?” but “I know I will soon be back on track. How soon will I do that?” I don’t know if that make sense. But for me, being very early in the weight loss process (early in terms of making lasting changes), in the back of my mind I have a lot of questions about whether or not I really can do this. I’m not sure what my point is – I guess that I need to work on that, and thanks for helping me see that. I’m trying, but it’s not something you can directly work on. It’s more a byproduct of other things.
    By the way, I love the question about the poster – I had always wondered about it. I love her guesses!
    Oh, and my favorite recipe of yours is definitely the Southwest Turkey Burgers – I make them all the time. I make a whole bunch at once, and then freeze them. In the mornings I cook them on my George Foreman and take them to work for lunch.


    May 5, 2009

    roni don’t know if you get TLC but a new series of cook yourself thin comes on at 5:00 here . just really loved the show and liked that they used real foods that people have to lower the caloies. you can get the recipes at need to check it out


    May 5, 2009

    Deana.. I do. and SO funny as I auditioned for it. :)

    I haven’t had time to catch it yet!


    May 5, 2009

    I really liked your section on “Too Tired to Workout”. Scheduling time to workout is the hardest part of working out. As long as I can find the time, I love the workout itself. My problem is that I want to do too much. I want to run 5 days a week. I want to do weights 3 days a week. I want to do yoga at least once a week. And then there is a step class and a zumba class at my gym at work at lunchtime that I just LOVE. As long as I can find time to do everthing I want (specifically the runs and the weights), my week goes very well. But if I miss one piece, I end up disappointed and more likely to skip another workout! Ironic, huh. But its along the same lines as once you have something “bad” giving up on the plan for the rest of the day/week. Oh well. Its good to know that I’m not the only one!


    May 5, 2009

    I so needed all of these topics today!
    Thanks Roni for another great video post! BTW, Congrat’s on the new job. It’s been a while since I’ve posted.
    — Life happened!—
    Check out my blog!! :-)


    May 5, 2009

    Hey Roni,
    Thanks so much for answering the question. I agree with the fact that it is necessary to get the Exercise done first thing in the morning. I mean for a person like me it is very easy to keep my exercise last among my priorities. And then when I am exhausted at the end of the day, I have nothing but to just say NO to exercise. I think getting it done first thing in the morning will really help not bailing out of it!
    My name is problem for everyone to pronounce, it is pronounced like Bianca.


    May 5, 2009

    You so have hit the nail on the head with these topics. About the do you still have eating issues. I so relate. I know that I will always have eating “issues” but the question is – Am I controlling it or is it controlling me. My stuff the pie hole days are definetely cyclic and come at the same time every month and I know this but it is still a struggle. I just try to stuff it with low pt/cal options. About the poster,funny I thought it was something to do with pool. We played quarters with beer not beer pong. Favorite recipe – I really need to try those turkey burgers my family is straight meat only so I guess that is what is holding me back. My staple Roni recipe is banana pancakes. About weekend,I too have always saved my pts for the weekend. This seems to work out well since we are pretty routine all week. Lastly about the exercise. When I first started to exercise I had a “walking buddy” we walked together whenever we could get together or did exercise videos together. Then summer hit and I knew I needed to go when it was cooler so I started going by myself in the early morning and I have not gone back since. I run now and love it. I have expanded to other things as well. I love that I can check it off my list. I am like you I look at everyone else getting up and I have had a four mile run done,a load of laundry,and had a shower all before 7 am. I am dead by 10 pm however.
    Great topics.


    May 6, 2009

    I loved your answer to the first question. I think the all-or-nothing/black and white thinking is a large part of eating issues. We are always trying to do everything so perfectly and that is so unrealistic, we’re just people, not robots! It’s much more forgiving to take each situation as it comes and try to make the best choice possible in the moment. If we overeat, forgive ourselves and move on to the next opportunity.

    I can totally relate to the overwhelming urge to eat! When I feel that way, I try to remember that I have five senses to tell me about the physical world and I have emotions to tell me about the world inside of me. If I can be curious about why I want to eat when I am not hungry, I might find some long term solutions or tactics to handle my eating issue. I usually find that I am having anxiety about something and I am eating to avoid it. It’s a VERY difficult habit to break.


    May 6, 2009

    Roni,,I know you did your Podcast before Tueday but last night on the Biggest Loser, which I feel is a reality show that is very good (a little too much drama sometimes) Jillian talked about the exact same thing meaning finding BALANCE..I think she said you can’t eat melba toast the rest of your life, you have to live and find balance..Your great..enjoy your sincerity..Suzan