One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


20 Snack Ideas, 1 Bacon Joke and Creepy Spider Chatter

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I LOVE the internet. I always have, even way back when when browsers didn’t even have graphics! (Yes I really surfed the web on that and no I’m not *that* old.)

Beyond just the good old fashion internet and world wide web, social media has made online time even more fun, more interesting, and more useful (to me anyway). Just look at what happens when you post a picture of a creepy looking spider in your garage… (I blurred out names as I didn’t have anyones permission to repost)

facebook spider conversation

That was only facebook. I also had a few discussion on twitter about it too. Who would have thunk such a bad picture of a spider would start so much chatter?

Yesterday I decided to use the power of social media to gather ideas about afternoon snacks. I always bring a small lunch and 3-4 healthy snacks to pick on while at work during the day. But lately I’ve been in a rut eating the same old things.

So I tweeted/posted this on…

I’m thinking it’s just about yogurt/water break time here at work. What’s you fav after lunch healthy snack?

Here’s what I got in return on twitter…

@LauraWV said: @RoniNoone An apple, eaten slowly and relished, at around 2. At around 4, either Triscuits or Nature Valley bar.

@WannaBeSkinny said: @RoniNoone I have to make it something sweet to kill sweets craving.

@IamSucceeding said: @RoniNoone I LOVE my popcorn…have it most days, usually if I am catching up on shows, drizzle it w/healthy oil a bit of seasalt mmmm

@webgals said: @RoniNoone honeycrisp apple

@MrsTLaw said: @RoniNoone I’ve been loving those Dole fruit cups…like 80 calories. I got sick of buying fruit and it going bad before I ate them!

@polestarjewelry said: @RoniNoone almonds.

And of course the smart a$$ said..

@babymakes7 said: – @RoniNoone My fav healthy (see the no cholesterol & low sodium?) snack: bacon pieces sprinkled with bacon salt.

lol Gotta love the smart a$$es. :)

And from Facebook…

facebok snack chatter

So there you have it, 20 snack ideas (minus some duplicates), one bacon joke and some creepy spider chatter. :)

Gotta love the internet!

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There are 19 comments so far.


    October 28, 2009

    I loved reading the spider chat on FB. I love the social media now. Especially to keep up with friends from the past.


    October 28, 2009

    Loving you more and more everyday. I too surfed the net pre-graphics. Designed web pages when every background was grey and you dialed in on your 2400baud modem.

    Remember when? You emailed Jerry to get a page on Yahoo! Social networking was a party arranged by email? You chatted on IRC?

    Social media is may be one of my favorite things. But you’re climbing the list as one of my favorite tweeters.

    Now, if you haven’t already, could you post about healthy snacks that hold up for preschoolers? I need something besides bars, bananas and gummies for my fussy 2-year-old to eat in the car.

    Mara @ What's for Dinner?

    October 28, 2009

    I remember pre-image web surfing too… we had it in my school, and we were written up all over the chicagoland newspapers (on PAPER) because it was so revolutionary. We got to send emails to kids in the Faulkland islands!

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    October 28, 2009

    I love doing stuff like that. It helps to not have to think about it all on my own because I end up with the same things.

    Also I find it funny what people actually post too. Sometimes its the most random of stuff like your spider.


    October 29, 2009

    Great responses! Man that looked like a HUGE spider! NASTY! At least it was in the garage! lol


    October 29, 2009

    I love the internet too! I love how you can find out about ANYTHING on the internet! What did people do before it? How did they plan trips? Pick what college they wanted to go to? Diagnose their own illnesses? Find out if Native Americans ate lobsters? (Yes, that’s the last thing I remember looking up)

    Tiger G

    October 29, 2009

    AH! My hot dog, candy bar, and diet soda comment made it! What an embarrasingly true moment haha. I ♥ the internet too.


    October 29, 2009

    I’m convinced that if it wasn’t for the internet I wouldn’t have started this healthy living journey. It’s just easy to access any kind of information… Fitness, nutrition.. Love it. :)

    Lisa Cain

    October 29, 2009

    I was happy to see all the healthy snack ideas and then Tiger’s – which is what most people think of. Man, it’s not easy to end bad habits. My favorite snack has to be apple and peanut butter.


    October 29, 2009

    I surfed the Net when it didn’t have graphics too! My how far we’ve come… Thanks for the snack ideas! Glad you got a kick out of our spider comments. I still get grossed out thinking about! Our creepy crawler has disappeared… I hope he’s not INSIDE our house! If he is, I’ll be sure to show you on Facebook LOL.

    I Run You Run

    October 29, 2009

    I love the gnu bars, or drinking a protein drink (the ZOIC ones are the best in terms of protein/calories), sugar-free jello (and have heard a suggestion before of using unflavored gelatin mixed with tea, for even healthier jello snacks), air popped popcorn, fruits…


    October 29, 2009

    My new favorite snack is 1/2 c cup nonfat greek yogurt and 1 TBSP pumpkin butter mixed together. I get both at Trader Joes, and YUM. It is delicious and hits my seasonal food craving (read: keeps me away from pumpkin scones and pumpkin cheesecake). It’s a wonderful snack, only 100 calories, but 11 grams of protein!


    October 29, 2009

    I haven’t yet gotten into Twitter. I don’t really get it and haven’t bothered to learn. Maybe it’s time to branch out. :) P.S. I’m giving away two breast cancer awareness prize packs on my blog:


    October 29, 2009

    thanks for sharing all those ideas!! i especially love the red wine one, buttt i think for my snack i’m going to choose the apple!

    Lillian @ LHGM

    October 29, 2009

    I seriously don’t know what people did without the internet – it’s unbelievable!! I love hard-boiled eggs for a snack:)

    Tiger G

    October 30, 2009

    I’m here to report that I actually ate wasa crackers and laughing cow for a snack today and not food from a convenience store.


    October 30, 2009


    On a serious note thanks for reminding me of wasa crackers! I always forget about those things!


    November 4, 2009

    I love apple and peanut butter too, but I also add a slice of cheddar cheese. Strange I know, but I grew up with a hippy mom in VT, so that’s going to be my excuse for today.

    Also my new favorite find for when I am late? Justin’s Nut Butter single packs. I’ve found then at REI and Whole Foods but you can also get them on line in 10 packs. Best – oh crap I’m late what should I grab so I don’t eat junk – EVAH!! (no I am not affiliated :)

    Charlie Hills

    November 10, 2009

    Comin’ late to the party here, but . . . um, I still use Lynx from time to time. It’s a great way to bare-bones test site functionality. To me, Mosaic is the browser that feels like looking back to the dawn of time:

    Speaking of the dawn of time, check out Microsoft’s web site a mere 15 years ago. Powered by three, count ’em, three web servers.

    It’s really easy to forget how far we’ve come in such a short, short amount of time.