One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


It’s Really Real Now

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It’s official I REALLY am moving. I’ve been talking about it so long I didn’t really think the day would come. But alas bright and early this was delivered to my doorstep…

the POD

The husband was REALLY excited. (note: he always gives the thumbs up in pictures, it’s his "thing")

the husband in the POD

I spend most of the day packing and going through stuff. Ugh! THANKFULLY, this afternoon, a friend came over and helped moved most of our major pieces of furniture in the POD.

Then it was run to the bank… get the toddler at school… go to Goodwill… and, of course, out to dinner! I was actually going to cook but the husband convinced me otherwise. So we went to Outback. It was nice. The child (notice the context) was on his best behavior. We played, we talked, we laughed and of course we ate. I got the salmon with veggies (no butter) and the toddler got the kids grilled chicken and a plain sweet potato. We shared, swapping sweet potato and veggies and it was a great meal! We didn’t have to but we decided to get desert. I’m not sure if you are aware but you can get a sample portion of any desert there for half the price. It was the PERFECT size and the 3 of us split it. :) Although, I still felt a little overstuffed.

Right now the toddler is up and freaking out that there is a fly in his room. The husband is packing up loose ends and I’m taking a break. We have a little more planning to do on getting everything in the POD and I want to tidy up some of the random things I have laying about.

I’ll be back tomorrow night with an update and the winners of the book giveaway. There’s a lot going on but blogging/journaling helps me stay grounded a bit.

Oh! and I did get a 4 mile run in this morning. As of now my marathon training isn’t perfect but I’m doing what I can when I can!

my 4 mile run
I track using the Nike+

Oh! Oh! here’s a shot of the new house from this afternoon. I’m not sure why it’s so small. My camera phone is acting up. As the frame goes up I’ll get better shots.

my new basement

OK, gotta run before the husband gets mad at me for procrastinating. :)

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    June 26, 2009

    Be glad it’s a thumbs up. My husband’s family tradition is the bird…


    June 26, 2009

    Glad to hear from you to know you are still kicking!

    Seeing your run just now even motivated me… the heat here is killing me.. and I think I rebroke my toe last night… Why oh why?!

    Krista S.

    June 26, 2009

    Way to go, Roni! You kick so much ass. =)


    June 27, 2009

    so i am insanely curious…is it more expensive to build or buy?


    June 27, 2009

    Depends on the area.. market.. etc. etc. For us the location of this community was exactly where we wanted to be and the price was competitive to the houses on the market that were older (of course.)

    (plus.. I didn’t marry a “handy” guy. So houses that need some work aren’t really an option for us. We’d spend more money on contractors!)


    June 27, 2009

    Not sure if this is new or not so much – but I like the ‘new’ 2009 photo on your banner – you look great!


    June 27, 2009

    Glad you have the blogging and running to keep yourself grounded. I think 4 miles is great with all you have going on! I LOVE Outback’s salmon and its usually what I get too, along with veggies no butter. I only wish I could make salmon like that. Mine never taste as good! Thanks for the dessert tip. Had no idea but we are sure to use that and save some calories! Have a good night!


    June 27, 2009

    Wow Roni, you have so much going on right now and you still make time for yourself and run!!!
    You’ve motivated me to quit the excuses and get out for a run today-I’ve been letting my running go. But not today!!
    Have a great day!!


    June 27, 2009

    Hi Roni,

    I love hearing about the toddler and bugs. I can still laugh thinking about one of your cooking videos where the toddler comes inside and says that he is scared because there is a bug outside (I think it was a fly but I don’t remember). It is super cute.


    June 27, 2009

    Hahaha! Tell your dear toddler that I am a fly-killer! I just killed 7 flies today!


    June 28, 2009

    Good stuff! Lots of luck!

    Lola Fierce

    June 28, 2009

    Congratulations! And, a quick note, we built too and the house always looks small when you are just looking at the slab like that. We were convinced they got the house wrong, but it worked out in the end. :o) So exciting!


    June 30, 2009

    Don’t you just ADORE Nike+?! I am addicted to mine!

    Happiness Awaits