One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


My Weekend Off in Pictures

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My weekend offline was FANTABULOUS! I have to admit I felt a little disconnected without my computer and now I feel a bit behind but it was totally worth it. I spent uninterrupted time (minus a few twitter updates) with my mom and myself. That was a much needed break for me. :)

Here’s a short pictorial tour through my Nutrilite Optimal Health Weekend

Mom and I arrived the "The Pike" Friday afternoon after a long uneventful plane ride.

After we checked in I saw the list of other bloggers that were in town and was ecstatic to see Jannette on the list! We caught up and she joined Mom and I on a walk. We decided to have some fun and get our hair done at a trendy salon.

It was a TOTAL blast and a much needed salon trip for me. :)

Afterwards, Mom and I went to Sharky’s and headed back to the hotel. Both of us passed out and got a much needed long night of sleep.

The next morning we were off to the Optimal Health Center for our physicals. We got blood drawn, stretch tests, bone density tests, the works! Unfortunately all these things take some time to process so our results will be mailed to us in about a week.

Once our tests were over we had some breakfast and went on a tour. Here’s a sign you see upon entering the building.

Mom and I at breakfast.

A couple of other signs that caught my eye…

After the tour we settled in for a morning of very interesting presentations. I took a few video clips that I hope to edit for you guys. We heard from a doctor, a trainer, a professional athlete, and so many more fascinating people! It was very fun and informative and when I have a little more time I will fill you in!

Once the presentations were over we had lunch and headed out for some exercise. I was planning on running with the group but ditso here forgot her running shoes! yup… forgot the old sneaks. So instead I strolled with walkers and snapped a few pictures on the new camera.

Seriously doesn’t Jannette look like a starlet! She’s breathtaking!

Mom and I in front of the Queen Mary.

Me being a goofball.

Later on we went out for sushi, ate too much and then walked about town a bit. Here’s Mark from MyFitnessHut with Mom and I.

That was pretty much it for us on the weekend as we headed out early today to fly home. Overall it was an AWESOME weekend and I can’t wait to share the results of our physicals and some of the knowledge I learned from the informative presentations.

I have to cut this short as I need to get some sleep before work tomorrow. I’ll end with the whole gang. Everyone was super friendly and Nutrilite was a fabulous host.

All the bloggers are in green. Here’s everyone’s links from left to right in the photo.

Hope you all had a great weekend and feel prepared for the week. I’m a little behind myself and although I feel I ate WAY too much the past few days I’m still ready to start my week off right. Lunches are packed even though I’m not unpacked yet. :)

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    November 16, 2009

    Your hair looks great and am glad you had a great weekend!


    November 16, 2009

    Roni, it was great to finally meet ya! Your mom was so, uhm, motherly. lol.


    November 16, 2009

    Good for you!!! I can’t wait to hear all about what you learned and your test results. What an awesome weekend!!!

    (I’m so jealous that you got that much time w/ your mom. Might have to plan something for my mom and I just so we can have some girl time.) :)


    November 16, 2009

    Ha! Glad to see you used my self-portrait. Happy that you got home safe!

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    November 16, 2009

    I’ve forgotten my shoes one too many times. Now they are always the first thing in my suitcase.

    Looks like a good time :-)


    November 16, 2009

    Great meeting you and your Mom, Roni. Super pictures!

    Jen (aka KUrunner)

    November 16, 2009

    I’m still waiting for the buzzcut! ;)

    Looks like you had a blast! Are they going to run the tests again (at least on your mom) after following their “customized nutrition and fitness plan with lifestyle tips and supplementation recommendations?” It would be really interesting to see the results.


    November 16, 2009

    Jen – They are going to consult with us and I plan on tracking Mom’s progress here on the site. Hopefully we can have her family doc complete a physical, draw some blood and compare the results!


    November 16, 2009

    Roni how fantastic. I’m sure your excited to get all the information back. It looks like a really great trip. It’s nice to be able to spend one on one time with your parents. I’m sure that doesn’t happen often. Good for you for taking a break.


    November 16, 2009

    Glad you enjoyed your weekend off! Can’t wait to see hear about the results!


    November 16, 2009

    Sounds like a blast! I especially liked the “positive” and “negative” signs:-). I also loved seeing your Mom :-).

    Marisa (Trim The Fat)

    November 16, 2009

    Love your new do!

    It sounds like a cool weekend! Looking forward to hearing your results :)


    November 16, 2009

    You and your mom look so cute, very cute hair and all the pictures are just gorgeous. Love the new camera.

    Can’t wait to hear what you picked up from the presentations.

    Mary :: A Merry Life

    November 16, 2009

    Looks like a good time!


    November 16, 2009

    Looks like a BLAST! You and your mom are so adorable.

    Also, I finally decided to start a blog of my own, after over a year of reading you and other amazing healthy living bloggers. I’ve been scared of the accountability that goes with blogging about weight loss, but I think I’m ready to jump in head first. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

    Sheila | Live Well 360°

    November 17, 2009

    Sounds like you had a great weekend. I didn’t even realize Nutrilite was here in the LA area. It really was a gorgeous weekend. I love that it’s “light jacket” weather versus “winter coat weather” like back in Michigan where I am from. Ha!


    November 17, 2009

    Looks like a good time was had by all.Hopefully my video blog takes off and I can make the next event.

    Niki F

    November 18, 2009

    What fun to get away with your mom! Love that you did a spontaneous salon visit to get your hair done!


    November 19, 2009

    Hi Roni

    Fantastic overview and pics from the event! It was awesome to meet you and your mom.

    All the best,