One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Updates Updates and oh Heck.. Why Not? More Updates..

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Not a very creative title but all these thoughts in my head are otherwise unrelated except for the pure fact that they are updates. :)

Update 1

I can’t believe I forgot! Along with the Weight Watchers 3 Month random drawing I have an issue of Weight Watchers Magazine autographed by Jenny McCarthy to give away.Now let me warn ya… it’s a little beat up. But Jenny signed right in the address box so it’s super easy to see.

Jenny McCarthy Autographed weight watchers magazine

If you’d like to be in the running for this giveaway let me know in the comments. I’ll pick a winner Monday when I announce the 3 month winners.

Update 2

Yesterday I officially started "the Challenge" I’m taking the site’s advice and using Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays to do my push ups, sit ups and squats. So far so good but I have to admit I’m a little sore! :)

Here’s my Week 1 Day 1 numbers….

Update 3

I just need to vent for a minute so if you don’t want to hear it move on to Update 4.

Still here? ok, cover you’re ears…

I’M SICK OF EATING OUT! We are spending money we really shouldn’t be spending. I’m eating things I really shouldn’t be eating but it’s just so darn appealing after a long day of work when presented with a kitchen with barely any pantry items (I’ve been letting my stock run out) and less then half my pots, an electric stove (gas is just my preference) a dishwasher that doesn’t work and shallow sink with no where to dry dishes. Not to mention our table is never clean as we don’t have any place to.put.anything.


Ok, I feel better.

I’ll find my groove again. It’s going to be a busy three weeks as we move into the house. I need to take my own advice and make the best choices I can while planning as much as possible.

Update 4

FitBloggin’10 is open for registration! FitBloggin is a conference I’m organizing for those that blog or want to blog about fitness, wellness, good food and a healthy lifestyle. It’s a place to connect, learn, grow and network.

I’m (somehow — really I’m not sure how) organizing this while moving and working full time. Again, taking my own advice and doing what I can when I can. :)

Keep an eye on for updates and click here to see the tentative schedule.

Update 5

DUDE! I have a lot going on over at Divine Caroline…

First someone, I have NO idea who, nominated Roni’s Weigh for a Love This Site award. Very cool and I’m honored. I normally have to nominate my self for those kinds of things. ;)

I’m also still "coaching" on the You.Propelled site. My current article is called 5 Ways to Start Shifting Your Body Image Toward the Positive and I’ve also started a Chit Chat about inspirations. And don’t forget… just by entering a proclamation on the main page you are entered to win $5000!

I’m proud to be working with Propel® as a sponsor of the You.Propelled program.

Update 6

The house. Ahhh the house. It’s Pretty much done! I forgot to take a new pick since Monday. Thursday is closing. I’m scared, nervous, excited, overwhelmed, ecstatic and grateful I was able to sell my old house to make this happen. At this point I’m crossing my fingers that no crazy, insane snags happen in the final days. Sometimes I can’t stop my brain from imagining the worst case scenario. Bad I know.

*phew* enough updates for ya? :)

Right now I’m ready to relax with hubby and watch a little tv. The kid’s lunch is made, my running clothes are on and I’m ready for a few miles before work tomorrow. Only 40 days until the marathon *nail biting* YIKES!

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There are 37 comments so far.

    Benjamin Teal

    September 1, 2009

    Hey Roni! What a cool giveaway!

    I am thinking about doing the sit-ups and the squats challenge (just found out they existed when you did – like a week or so ago, I think). I did the 100 push-up one, and really liked it.

    Also checked out the schedule for FitBloggin. Looks really good! Want to take a minute to remind everyone that its a Co-Ed event, so encourage my fellow men folk to get on the bandwagon and show up!

    Divine Caroline: Well deserved.

    I know Thursday will come as a big relief. :)

    Talk to you soon!



    September 2, 2009

    well looky here! a second giveaway on one week! would love a beat-up mag signed by jenny! thanks for all the updates: love the list format and quick and dirty layout so i can peruse easily! congrats on the house…have a nice run in the morning! i will be snoozing while your running since i am on the west coast!


    September 2, 2009

    I just love ur site. You are such an inspiration.
    Thanks for all you do….
    Crossing my fingers to win the signed Jenni McCarthy mag.
    Good luck on the closing of the house.
    So exciting!


    September 2, 2009

    Yay! I want the mag :)


    September 2, 2009

    I would love to have the autographed magazine!! :)

    Fat Fitness Food

    September 2, 2009

    Wow the house is amazing! Totally jealous!

    I am going to be moving out of my big 4 bedroom 2 reception room house in Ireland into a 2 bedroom apt when I move back to California in a few months so I can totally relate how much getting into that house will mean to you!

    Health and happiness to all 3 of you there-its gorgeous!

    Danielle Santana

    September 2, 2009

    Hi Roni –

    Would LOVE the beat up mag signed by Jenny!!! ENTER ME!!!

    I am in on the Challenge too – started it Monday as well and OMG my legs are on fire and it has interferred with my running so I am laying off the squats until my 5k is done with on Sept 13th. But still in on the crunches and push-ups.

    GL on the house its soooo exciting and stunning!!!

    Love the site you help to keep me focused and for that I thank you!!


    Diane, Fit to the Finish

    September 2, 2009

    Excellent on so many fronts – the house, the award, and the conference!

    I sure would love to come! I’ll have to think about budget, etc.

    Have a great day, and I hope everything keeps going well with the house closing.


    September 2, 2009

    I’d love to win the magazine. It would be sooo cool to read a US issue of WW magazine. I live in the UK and have done WW since Jan 15th. Lost 51,5 pounds so far. Keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be lucky with this giveaway LOL!


    September 2, 2009

    It would be wonderful to win the magazine!!! Looking forward to the conference. You are so awesome and such an inspiration for all of us!!!!!


    September 2, 2009

    I would love to win that magazine. I was eyeing it the other day at the store, but an autographed copy – too cool :)


    September 2, 2009

    THANKS!!! For all that you do.. Don’t know if you hear that enough. What an inspiration you are to me.

    Don’t know if I can wait for the autographed copy of WW magazine..not that I would win it anyways… so think I’m gonna go buy me one..


    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    September 2, 2009

    Wow you’ve got a ton going on. Just keep breathing. :-)


    September 2, 2009

    I would love the magazine :) love the updates!!!


    September 2, 2009

    I would love the magazine….love the updates!


    September 2, 2009

    …and I thought I had a lot going on!… Ive got my final year of University coming up which is going to be hectic as it is!.. but Im also teaching myself photoshop, flash, css and html on the side! on top of a part time job!.. All I have to say is that well done and keep at it!


    September 2, 2009

    In regards to your rant – the crock pot should be your BEST FRIEND right now!

    Here is an easy recipe that can get you through two meals…sorry, no ww points…I’m sure you can make it healthier tho. Regardless, it’s still better than fast food.

    Crock pot chicken fajitas to quesadila pie

    Day 1:

    Put 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts into crockpot. Pour a jar of salsa on top. Cook on low 6-8 hours. After cooking, shred chicken with a fork. Serve in flour tortillas with other tortilla toppings/sides. Also good with some spanish rice and/or cornbread muffins on the side.

    Day 2:

    Take leftover tortillas, chicken, rice, and other fixings, especially shredded cheese. Spray a pie plate with cooking spray, place tortilla in plate. top with chicken, rice, other fixings and cheese. Repeat three more times, ending with a tortilla on top. Spray top tortilla with cooking spray.

    Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes – just to warm things up and melt the cheese. Slice like a pie and enjoy!

    This couldn’t be any easier and will keep you from eating out!!!


    September 2, 2009

    Enter me in for the magazine please.

    Congrats on your new house. I know you cannot wait to make it a home and start back on all those wonderful recipes you provide.

    I understand about the eating out. We got into a rut a while ago. Now I made a weekly menu and surprisingly it is freeing. However, it always has me on edge whether the toddler will eat it!

    Oh, love love the hair… toodles

    Rebecca @ Durch Dick und Duenn

    September 2, 2009

    Luvin your Update 3!

    Just proves that once you reach maintenance, not a whole lot changes. You still have to deal with the same baggage you did while losing weight. You just get to eat a tad more.


    September 2, 2009

    Enter me please!

    Julia Winik

    September 2, 2009

    Wouls love to read the WW mag and therefore would love to win it :)


    September 2, 2009

    Jenny Mcarthy!!! REALLY…did you get to meet her?


    September 2, 2009

    That seems like a lot of stuff to be going on at once! Make sure you continue to exercise. That will help to alleviate some stress.


    September 2, 2009

    Roni! I can’t tell you how excited I am for the FitBloggin! Conference. It took me about thirty seconds to decide I wanted to register, immediately. I’ve already posted about it, blipped it in my sidebar, and had a workout party with my best pal about it. I cannot wait!



    September 2, 2009

    The house looks great Roni!

    Nikkole Weber

    September 3, 2009

    I would like to have a chance to win the magazine.

    BTW…I have been a lurker, but love your site. I have been on WW for over years. Lost 55 lbs. Still have about 15 left to go and its sites like yours that help keep me focused. So THANKS!!!


    September 3, 2009

    Hello Roni,

    You look great, the house is beautiful and I would like to enter the drawm, but it’s not letting me enter my comment… is it because I’M from Canada?


    Susan Marie Schoch

    September 3, 2009

    Would love to be included the drawing for the signed WW mag.
    Roni, just love all you do to inspire me to continue on the weight lose


    September 3, 2009

    I want the magazine, sign me up!

    You house is beautifulllll!


    September 3, 2009

    Already bought that issue to read at the airport … but I’d love to have an autographed keepsake.

    I’ve been off track since going on vacation, and must get back to work now. Dreading what the scale will say.


    September 3, 2009

    Sign me up for the magazine! :)

    Jennifer (Running With Cake)

    September 3, 2009

    What a fun giveaway and I love Jenny McCarthy. She’s so fun, fit, and healthy. But, it’s nice to know that even celebrities struggle with weight/fitness issues too.

    Tricia Whiting

    September 3, 2009

    The house is beautiful. You will have to post some pics of the inside. :) I would love to win that WW magazine!


    September 5, 2009

    wow roni the new house is soooooo beautiful! I am super jealous and excited to see your new glb viedos in your what I am sure is even better then your old house kitchen! (which was a really nice kitchen too! Always loved that kitchen….I would have bought your house from what I could see =D)


    September 5, 2009

    Funny you should say that… Just posted a sneak peak…


    Ruth Williams

    September 5, 2009

    Would love to read that issue :)


    September 9, 2009


    I would love to have the autographed magazine AND/or the 3 month WW give-a-way.

    Thanks for all you do.