One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


A Shutter Crazy, Soup Giving, Sensational Sunday!

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WHAT A DAY! it was like 75 degrees, sunny and simply gorgeous. Totally not what I expected a few days after our first frost.

Also unexpectedly the child allowed me to sleep in an extra hour. It was wonderful! I snuck out of the house to hit the gym before he even woke up.

My return to the gym was amazing. I haven’t been since before the move, like 4 months ago. Life was just too crazy and I had that little race looming over my head. You know this one. :)

I decided to workout with "the trainer" again. It’s a little pricey but totally worth it. We are going to meet just once a week (all I really can afford and have time for) to do a boot camp style full body workout. This is going to sound strange but my reasons for signing up isn’t really for the exercise, I can do that myself or take a class. No, it’s more then that. It’s an hour escape where someone else is taking care of me. Pushing me. Motivating me. I love showing up not knowing what we are going to do and then getting the most awesome workout ever. He always delivers. Today we used the kettle bell, the rope (like the thick mariner rope), the bands, and had an hour of non-stop movement. I love it. Strange, I know. :)

When I got home I made a batch of egg muffins and ate breakfast with the husband and child. We decided it was too nice a day to stay in so we got dressed and headed out to run some errands. One of those errands was to get me a new shiny camera! I decided on the Canon EOS Rebel T1i. It’s been my one big purchase for my business this year.

It was time for me to upgrade. I’ve been taking all my photos for the sites on an old 4 MP point and click that I’ve outgrown. Right now the Canon is too much camera for me but I hope to be up to speed with it in a few weeks. Here’s a bit of a photo journal of our afternoon.

Of course my first subject was the child. Here he is eating lunch and watching… wait… let’s play a game… maybe you can figure it out. It’s is favorite cartoon at the moment and I’m more then ecstatic as it’s one of my childhood favorites as well.

Figured it out yet?

While the toddler was eating I made myself a tomato pizza on light flat out bread.


It was a cross between Quick Tortilla Pizza and English Muffin Tomato Pizza with some leftover chicken. DELICIOUS!

Next we were off to the park!

The husband was having too much fun. :)

…and so was I. Especially with my new "toy." (Note: That’s how I normally look on a weekend… no makeup and messy hair. oh who am I kidding… It’s how I look most of the time. :)


roni and the husband

After the park we took a stroll, come home and made dinner.

Seriously.. how fabulous a day was that?

Is my inbox bursting from the seams? You bet!

Do I have about a million things on my to do? ohhh yeah.

Is the house completely spotless? HA! not even close.


I had a great day with family. I prepared for the week by cutting up fresh veggies, making lunches tomorrow and pulling out stuff for dinner tomorrow (gonna experiment with the crock pot.)

That, my friends, is what I call a Sensational Sunday!

I’ll leave you with this shot…

The child inherited my old camera and he couldn’t me happier! He’s pretty good with it too…

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Here’s the food journal.

Food Units
~*~*~*~ starting sunday’s journal~*~*~*~
1 hour workout at the gym.. boot camp style.. it was great! i actually missed it. yea… i can’t believe it either. ;~) #activity #tep
spinach egg muffins with a twist 4
nature valley crunchy granola bars 4
“pzza” made on a flat out bread with sliced tomatoes, spinach leaves, leftover chicken, peppers and an oz of moz cheese 6
small burger on whole wheat bun loaded w/ veggies+zucchini fries & delicata fries -i’m ‘tuffed! 8
dove into the halloween candy 6
Total: 28

Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

Oh! and the winner of the soup was Regina! Congrats! Can’t wait to hear what you think!

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There are 11 comments so far.


    November 9, 2009

    I love days like this. My hubby and I jumped on the motorcycle and went for a nice long ride with friends. It was a great day! Not going to be too many more of those here in PA.


    November 9, 2009

    Scooby Dooby Do, where are you? :)

    I love love love days like this. I have 2 boys and we just have to live in all those moments and forget about the little stuff (like cleaning and laundry) that dont truly count.


    November 9, 2009

    Yay for the new camera! You’ll get the hang of it, it’s just a matter of practice!
    And you know what, I totally understand what you said about the trainer. I have one session a week too and it’s so worth it. It’s always a great workout and it’s just nice to have somebody there to motivate you.
    Glad you had a good weekend, I hope the week is just as good :)

    Sheri J

    November 9, 2009

    I was thinking Scooby too. LOVE the pics. Especially the one of you and hubs.

    Congrats Regina!

    Charm City Kim

    November 9, 2009

    I agree with everyone else… you just need to practice with the camera. It gets easier! One of my photographer friends highly recommended this book for me (I purchased my DSLR 2 years ago and still have yet to master it. I kind of slacked on the “practicing”): “Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera” by Bryan Peterson.

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    November 9, 2009

    Everyone getting a new Rebel makes me want one even though I don’t take enough pics yet for the cost.

    I love family days. I told you on twitter that we had a movie day and that’s exactly what we did. No work, no hustle and bustle…just movies.

    And I agree about the trainer. My best fitness expense ever!

    Adam @

    November 9, 2009

    Sounds like a great weekend. I wish I had gotten more time to spend outdoors yesterday, it was gorgeous. It’s still nice here so maybe I can take some time this afternoon.

    I did get to see the Steve Miller Band in concert this weekend with my Little Brother (of the Big Brother Big Sister kind, not the blood kind) and we had a lot of fun, it was his first show and it was a great one!!

    Jo @ SeekingHealthyBalance

    November 9, 2009

    Glad you had such a great day :)
    Enjoy playing with the camera!


    November 9, 2009

    Sounds like a great day! I made your zucchini fries for dinner last night too! Love them!


    November 9, 2009

    YAY for a new toy. I bought a Nikon D80 and then signed up for a class. I know it might not work for you. But taking the class has really improved my pictures..:) It was through my local parks n recs

    Wildcat Kate

    November 9, 2009

    I would like to congratulate you on such a wonderful day! I’m waiting for the time I can hire a trainer and be fit enough to follow through with it, to make it an hour with non-stop movement! :) I hope your entire week resembles this wonderful day.