One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Note(s) to Self…

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  • You are not fat. So you ate a bit munch while dealing with everything. Totally not a big deal.
  • You are still a runner. A week off does not undo that last year of running progress you have made. Strap on the shoes and get out there this weekend. Nothing to it but to do it!
  • Organize your life! Stop using the temp apartment as an excuse. Clean up. Get organized. You’ll feel better about yourself.
  • Finally… look at those two boys. They are everything to you. Life is truly wonderful. Thank you Dad for reminding me.

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    August 20, 2009

    Not to Roni,

    You have inspired thousands of people everyday
    You have given me such great insight into life
    You’re dealing with A LOT of change and upheavel
    You are beautiful, talented and supported
    You are still the Roni that we all know and love
    You will overcome
    You are strong
    You are a fighter



    August 20, 2009

    Hey Roni,

    I am happy you are back in blog-land.

    You will get back on track, girl! Give yourself some time!

    I’m with ya on the organization issue. I REALLY need to work on that!


    August 21, 2009

    Amen sister! Cut yourself some slack! You are AMAZING but still a woman…not a machine!


    August 21, 2009

    Roni, I feel for you so deeply. A year ago, my grandfather died. The day before his funeral, I went out and bought a huge piece of carrot cake. It tasted terrible, but just ate and ate. I came to Blog to Lose and explained what happened. I begged for advice on how to get my eating under control. Everyone just surrounded me wih support. They told me not to worry about food and just take care of myself and my emotions. It was the best advice and it really helped me through the next several days. I am forever grateful to you and to everyone for being for me then, and I hope that you will find the same comfort and support here.


    August 21, 2009

    Roni, Sorry for your loss. YOU ROCK and I have no doubt you will make a comeback bigger and better then ever. I mean come on is there anything you won’t try.


    August 21, 2009

    Roni, I am so so sorry for your loss. I hope you find the strength to come out of this time stronger and with more faith in life. They say it is only when people brush face with mortality that they really start to appreciate life. Maybe that would be the gift from your father to you for all the years he missed enjoying with you. be strong, go for a run, and have a bite of chocolate. Life is going on.


    August 21, 2009


    Sorry for your loss. I know you have been going through a tough time, but it will all get better as you get back into your daily life and familiar routines. You are an inspiration to us all. WE MISSED YOU!!!!!!

    Sheila King

    August 21, 2009

    What an amazing testimony your life is, even in times like these! Your “note to self” was so awesome! I am working towards being able to put those kinds of statements with MY NAME! Amazing!

    Diane, Fit to the Finish

    August 21, 2009

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I think it’s so wonderful and healthy that you can look at your life and still see all the ways you are blessed.


    August 21, 2009

    You are a special, special person, Roni. And every time I see you reminding yourself of things like this here, out in the open, it reminds me to do it too. I’m not sure you understand how HUGE that is.

    I’ve been thinking of you a lot, and I wish you peace as you continue to go through this.

    As far as the running, you’re 100% correct. Getting back out there is all it takes.


    August 21, 2009

    Given that you just lost your father, you are coping EXTREMELY well! Right now you just need to focus on getting through this difficult time–you know everything will bounce back when the time is right. Hang in there, Roni! And PS, what an adorable little family you have! ;)


    August 21, 2009

    So good to hear from you. And if I were to write notes to myself, I could just summarize by saying, “what Roni said.” You’re great.

    It strikes me how the blog community creates relationships that, while anonymous, are genuine and real, in that not only is there reciprocity in the giving and receiving, we can really come to care about these anonymous “friends”. It’s great. You are on a healing path.

    Cynthia (it all changes)

    August 21, 2009

    (((Roni))) You wrote it now believe it! You have so much strength in you to do all you have done lately. You can run! You can eat sensibly! You have a great family!


    August 21, 2009

    Sending big hugs your way. You have done so much already, you’ll get through this also.


    August 21, 2009

    Sometimes the hardest events in life make us most aware of the wonderful things in life. I think we all need reminders once in awhile!


    August 21, 2009

    Give yourself some time to get through all that you’re going through and enjoy your boys.

    When I saw you in the photo with Jenny McCarthy, good lord, woman! You are gorgeous (and so not fat). But I do appreciate that you share those feelings with us because so many of us feel the same about ourselves. It’s nice to see that those who inspire us have those thoughts too. It makes me like you even more.

    Hang in there!


    August 21, 2009

    Hi, happy to have found your blog when searching for Arnold’s Sandwich Thins! My blog is about starting over at the age of 47 after divorce, and one of those things I’m doing is losing weight as well.

    Look forward to reading more of your blog!


    August 21, 2009

    Ha, thought I’d correct my own name since I can’t seem to spell it right today!


    August 21, 2009

    Hi Roni,

    Don’t beat yourself up during this hard time for you. We’re only human and deal with tragedy in our own ways. If you feel better eating, eat. If you don’t feel like running, don’t get mad at yourself. Your body will tell you when you’re ready to get back to your regular life. Just take your time and don’t worry how long it takes.

    you’re an inspiration and so dedicated to helping people!

    Miss Tiffie

    August 23, 2009

    I’m sorry for your loss babe *hugs* but don’t be so hard on yourself :] And you’ve got them lovely boys :] You are by no means even close to fat and I’m banning from ever thinking it again ;]



    August 28, 2009

    Roni –
    I’m sorry I’m just getting here to say this, but I wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. You are an amazing women, strong and inspiring. Be patient with yourself during this time, be kind to yourself. All the good habits you’ve formed and the positive changes you’ve made won’t be undone by a few days of change, sadness or comfort. Take the time you need and your healthy body will support you through that. Hugs, Roni.