One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Ask Roni v_28 – Intuitive Eating, Starting Points at Dinner, Eating to Gain, Losing Weigh Changes personality, Storing Baked Goods, Taking Pictures While Running

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I took a half hour after work and answered some questions. No laughing at my new do. The husband says it’s too “spunky”. :)

Topics included in this video…

  • My Thoughts on Intuitive Eating and Food Journaling
  • Starting Points At Dinner
  • Eating to Gain?
  • Has Losing Weight Changed Me?
  • Storing Spaghetti Squash
  • Storing Baked Goods
  • Taking Pictures on a Run/Twittering through the Marathon

Warning: It’s a long one.. let it load a bit. :)

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    August 26, 2009

    Sorry guys… comments were closed due to a technical issue. :|


    August 26, 2009

    You said in your video that you can’t halve an egg but I disagree! If you use a liquid egg substitute – egg beaters, etc. then you can use as little as you want and make just 3 muffins instead of 6.

    I also wanted to say that I am inspired by how much is on your plate and all that you manage to do! Whenever I think I’m too stressed or busy to focus on losing weight and eating healthy I think about all that you do and remember that life will never be easy so I shouldn’t wait for it to start.



    August 26, 2009

    good point! I rarely use them only because I’m freaked out by eggs in cartons. lol It’s a personal problem I have. :)

    As for my busyness… I wouldn’t have it any other way! :)


    August 26, 2009

    I halve eggs all the time- break in a separate bowl, beat, and just pour half in. Sometimes i make the other half into scrambled eggs for the dog, other times i just toss it (I refuse to feel guilty about this)!


    August 26, 2009

    2 things – I LOVE your haircut – it is the PERFECT amount of spunky! :)

    Also – you are going to kick butt in the marathon :)

    Anne Marie @ Her New Weigh

    August 26, 2009

    Thank you for your video posts! This comes right in time for me. I’m trying the whole intuitive eating thing and it kinda worries me. It’s hard to trust myself sometimes!


    August 26, 2009

    Hi Roni! I’ve been following you on a few different websites for a couple of years now. You remind me so much of myself; we have a lot in common. I lost 45 pounds and have kept it off, I blog (weight loss/maintenance and food/recipes), and I love to cook and eat healthy food. Oh, and I run. I’m currently training to run the Nike Womens Half Marathon in San Francisco this October. Anyway, I just wanted to respond to the question about whether or not losing weight has changed you. Or in this case, me! It such a great question and it was interesting to watch you analyze it in your head. My take is that I’m still the same person that I was before, but the real me resurfaced. The 5 years that I spent being overweight were awful. I was depressed and oblivious. I forgot who I was and what I liked to do. Now that I’m back to a normal, healthy weight, I feel like the person I used to be and I like myself again. I still have mini meltdowns in dressing rooms, lol, but thats because I haven’t bitten the bullet and gotten a tummy tuck–yet. I just have all that loose skin. Anyway, I love what you’ve been able to do with your “story”. I’ve been trying to figure out something of my own, but I’m scrambling between 2 blogs and I need to find a way to bring everything together. You are a great inspiration, both with the weight loss/maintenance, and with the blogging.

    I have a question. Why Twitter and not FB while running? Just wondering what the advantage is. I’ve tried Twitter and just like FB so much better. Good luck with your training!!! You’re going to do great. I love reading your status updates on FB especially when you say you just ran 10 miles or your stuff is laid out for the next day!!!

    Now, I’m gonna go look into that Gracie bra! Take care!

    Marisa (Trim The Fat)

    August 26, 2009

    Great video post, Roni!

    You are always so informative :)


    August 26, 2009

    Love, love, love the haircut!!

    chris brown

    August 27, 2009

    You must not sweat very much because if I had a camera phone in my bra I think it would short circuit with how wet my bra gets. Do you use a plastic baggie or something? Maybe the bra has plastic built in around the pocket?


    August 27, 2009

    Shelly – I could do FB too! I just never looked into remotely sending updates to it. Thanks for the idea!


    August 27, 2009

    Oh boy do I sweat! Once I did short circuit my ipod! lol I have a rubber sleeve for my phone, so that may help but sure… you could easily put it in a baggie if you are worried.


    August 27, 2009

    Great post, Roni! And for the record, I also thing your haircut is adorable. You can totally get away with it, and it shows off your pretty face!

    I’m intrigued by spaghetti squash. I made pasta fairly often for the boyfriend, and I always wish there were a lighter alternative for me. Are they in season now? Can you find one out of season or do you just have to wait?


    August 27, 2009

    Hey there!! Great video!!! Thanks for sharing and spreading the word.
    FYI, You look amazingly gorgeous. You really did a great job! Keep it up!


    August 27, 2009

    Hi Roni
    just to let you know I found this site whilst googling for tummy tuck recovery pictures earlier this year and have been completely hooked ever since. I identify so much with yourself, and after listening to your post felt compelled to reply to your question re weight loss changing who you are.

    I lost 70 pounds six years ago and have maintained roughly the same weight since. Like yourself a found an equilibrium at a slightly higher point than the initial finishing point. Whilst losing weight I started to exercise starting with long walks, then gym work and about three years ago progressed to running, which I absolutely adore. I go through phases where I have to ease back due to injury or recovering from my surgery (june this year) but now don’t panic too much as I know that this is just part of the process and that sometimes I’ll have to walk/run and gradually build myself back up. I still find it difficult to allow myself the label of being a runner.
    AND finally to answer your question!! – although the answer is a bit long winded. Whilst growing up I was led to believe that I was fat. My father always made comments about peoples size and would attach the lazy, greedy, ugly labels in various formats to anybody who was fat. I was always compared to my sister who has a much smaller build than myself and being a child I didn’t understand that he was wrong (unfortunately my mother didn’t try to stop this). To cut an extremely long story short – by my teens I had no concept of what I looked like and had no idea of what it felt like to be full and empty (It brings me to tears now when I see pictures of myself as a teenager – a normal sized person who saw nothing but ugliness and a body twice the size). As an adult I became that fat person and it wasn’t until my late thirties that I started to lose weight. The catalyst for that being a break away from another destructive relationship (my husband) and the support of my sister and my girls. I didn’t set out to lose weight but became happier with life in general which seemed to spark the believe that I could become the person I wanted to be. The funny thing is that once I had lost the weight I realized that I was that person all along, it was just that I felt confident enough to let her out.
    sorry if a bit too long (I’m usually a very concise writer).

    Lara (Thinspired)

    August 28, 2009

    Hi Roni! This is the first video post I have seen of yours, and I just loved it. You are so adorable and real. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself through your blogs. xo


    August 28, 2009

    McLauren84 – The are in season in the fall/winter but you can usually find them year round nowadays. Another cool thing about them is they last for weeks if not months after you buy them (depending on how fresh they are.)
    Did you go here to see what ones looks like?

    Have fun squash hunting! :)


    August 28, 2009

    Louise – Thanks so much!

    “The funny thing is that once I had lost the weight I realized that I was that person all along, it was just that I felt confident enough to let her out.”

    That’s how I feel too… like having my son kicked me in the pants and made me realize all the things I wasn’t doing and then losing the weight got me back to where I was suppose to be. If that makes sense. :)

    Thanks so much for sharing!



    August 28, 2009

    Thanks, Roni, I just watched the video. I’ll definitely be squash hunting this weekend! :D


    September 3, 2009

    Hi Roni…
    Thanks for answering my question! I finally got a chance to watch the video. I’m no longer worried about trying to gain as I’m currently 24 weeks pregnant and gaining! :D Hopefully I’ll get back to my happy weight after the new year, post baby. I can’t wait!


    September 7, 2009


    Love your posts keep them coming :) As for the phone thing, definately get the iPhone! I love love love mine! I am able to download apps to help me stay on task and also have a link to each of your sites right from my main screen

    Again, i appreciate your efforts and commitment to helping all of us out here :)