One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Newborn inspires mom to lose 71 pounds – Yea.. that’s me! :)

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Holy Schmoly I’m on CNN! Let me take a screen shot cause I’m sure it would be up for long..

They emailed asked me a few questions a couple of weekends ago but never in a million years did I think they’d write such an article.

If you found my little corner of cyber space from it, WELCOME!

I have a quite a few sites (I’m a bit of a geek) feel free to poke around…

I have to run tonight. Have a date with a horror movie. :) Here’s my food journal today. I’m giving myself a week of counting. More on that later!

Food Units
~*~*~*~monday journal~*~*~*~
scale reading 145.5
half a cup of choc soy milk and a nature valley granola bar 5
daily tea run. :) 0
lentil soup (still that brand i’m reviewing – hope to post review this week!) and some triscuits 6
small granola bar.. all i had on the run. :( 2
pear 1
small burger on a 1 point bun with spinach & tomato – side of baked beans and green beans 7
popcorn 4
Total: 25

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

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There are 53 comments so far.

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    November 2, 2009

    That’s just too awesome! How exciting :-)

    Marisa (Trim The Fat)

    November 2, 2009

    Congrats, Roni!! So exciting! You continue to be an inspiration!

    Great job on the eats today:)

    shandy (aka @webgals)

    November 2, 2009

    yay!! Congrats!!!


    November 2, 2009

    That’s awesome. You’re awesome. Yay!


    November 2, 2009

    Congratulations, Roni! :-)


    November 2, 2009

    Congrats Roni! YOU DESERVE THE KUDOS! We celebrate with you!


    November 2, 2009

    WOW… Congratulations Roni, you made CNN. Just one more feather in your cap. Way to go.


    November 3, 2009

    Congrats on the article–it is how I found you. I love your recipes and already sent the link around to some of my friends. I can’t wait to try making some of them later this week. I am on a journey to eat healthier as well. Being around people that eat healthy food really REALLY helps, but getting my husband to eat vegetables is a constant struggle. Congrats on all of your hard work, and keep up the great blogging.


    November 3, 2009

    whoa – congrats!


    November 3, 2009

    That is too cool. Grats!

    Tiger G

    November 3, 2009

    Roni I’m so happy for you! I think about how you do it everyday, it really makes me feel like I can too. Sooo, I joined a gym today and am going to get back on the bandwagon. Thanks for being here to help us all out. I can’t even begin to say how much I appreciate you. You’re one of those people in life that are destined for great things. We’re all so fortunate to be blessed by your gifts.

    Lara (Thinspired)

    November 3, 2009

    This is awesome!! Congrats, Roni! You have already inspired so many but hopefully this article will help spread the word :)


    November 3, 2009

    Holey Schmoley is right! Congratulations! We all knew you were a SupaStarr! {{{Roni}}}


    November 3, 2009

    Congrats, Roni! :)


    November 3, 2009

    How awesome, Roni! What a great article! You continue to inspire! :) Great job!


    November 3, 2009

    Congrats, Roni! You deserve the recognition!


    November 3, 2009

    Wow I just found the article on CCN about you congrats on the weigth loss I know exactly what you are dealing with. Last Nov. (2008) I was 314 lbs and just not in a good place. Now after I started watching what I eat and just enjoying life to the fullest I’ve been able to loose about 100lbs and i’m now floating around 215 lbs. Its amazing to see so many stories of people loosing weight.


    November 3, 2009

    CNN: WoW!!!!! How kewl!! You definitely deserve it!!

    Emily Eats and Exercises

    November 3, 2009

    Congratulations Roni! What a nice article. I continue to love trying out all your new recipes.

    Bonnie Richmond

    November 3, 2009

    How cool, Roni! Good for you!



    November 3, 2009

    I re-joined WW three weeks ago and I don’t think I’ve tracked completely for even one week. I wish I could get back that motivation from when I first joined nearly five years ago. It also doesn’t help when you don’t lose much in a week you did well and do lose more when you didn’t eat well. :(

    Congrats on the CNN article!!


    November 3, 2009


    I am so happy for you! You are finally getting the recognition that you deserve! Congratulations!



    November 3, 2009

    Holy cow! That’s amazing!!! You totally deserve the recognition!!! Congrats!

    Jeri Lyn

    November 3, 2009

    Congrats Roni!!

    The article was awesome!! You deserve it!!! Thanks for all you do & who you are. Keep up the great work.

    Jeri Lyn

    Bec the Freck

    November 3, 2009

    I’m *so* becoming a “Roni Raver”!! Congrats on the coverage. I appreicate how CNN reiterated your “eat to be healthy” message. Congrats!


    November 3, 2009

    That’s awesome, congrats! :)

    Super Healthy Kids

    November 3, 2009

    Great story, I just read it! Very inspiring.


    November 3, 2009

    We don’t want to be seeing you in any of those tabloids now, ya hear??


    November 3, 2009

    How awesome! Look at you! We love you Roni, obviously some others are starting to take notice. Thanks for all you do!


    November 3, 2009

    Oh my gosh! Wow! That’s one for the scrapbook for sure :)

    Niki F

    November 3, 2009

    That is AWESOME! You are an inspiration, Roni! So glad they featured you on CNN! Holy cow, that is huge! :)


    November 3, 2009

    Hi Roni. I am in a very similar position as you right now. I am a 30 something mom who had a 2nd baby 7 months ago and have lost 50 lbs since having the baby (back to around 150 lbs-ish, a healthy weight for me…had to do this 2 times now, with each baby) and dealing with a lot of family stuff as well since August. My mother suffered a stroke (somewhat major one) due to high blood pressure & diabetes (we didn’t know about the blood pressure really.) Now I am cooking for my family of 4 plus my father (and probably my mom when she returns home from the hospital but it’s a longgg process.) I’m trying to make naughty tasting food with low sugar/fat/sodium and finding your site gives me new inspiration. I too have been trying to experiment with recipe substitutions and hope to have a new simple repetoire of tricks in the future.

    Thanks for the help and information. I found you on CNN just a few minutes ago and am so glad I did. If you have any advice on how to keep sanity it would be much appreciated! (especially when you love food and have a family of previously bad eaters that you are trying to convert..)


    November 3, 2009

    that’s fantastic!! congrats and well-deserved!


    November 3, 2009

    That’s so cool :)



    November 3, 2009

    I didn’t even see this posted Ronis Weigh yet but I saw this at work! How awesome is that!

    Woot! Woot!

    Way to go, Roni!


    November 3, 2009

    Hey Roni, congrats! I’m on your site about every day and it inspires me so much! I am so glad that this story came out about you so that other people like me will find your blog and be inspired too. Good for you!!!


    November 3, 2009

    You rock!


    November 3, 2009

    You’re such an inspiration! Love your site. Thanks for all you share!


    November 5, 2009

    Haha just saw this on CNN and was like, is that roni? whoa.

    Hope it helps whoever finds it.

    That’s awesome, Roni!!!!


    November 6, 2009

    oh my gosh that’s awesome! Congrats!!

    Elizabeth Banta

    November 7, 2009

    I have never tried the Mcdougall soups! Ironic too, b/c I have been a fan of his books/dvd’s and conferences since I was 16 (now 27). I LOVE the positive message he has and the simplicity of his meals. I used to take his oatmeal in a cup to church camp for breakfasts (lol) I think I was the only 16 year old doing that! :D LOVE your blog, love your message too! Great job Veronica :)


    November 7, 2009

    Found you through CNN. You are definitely a subject worth covering! Congrats! I hope to follow you in your journey to encourage, inspire, and motivate others to adopting healthy habits.


    November 8, 2009

    Front page CNN today, Roni! Awesome!


    November 8, 2009

    You are pretty! amazing story!

    You have inspired me to MAKE CHANGES.


    November 8, 2009

    i just found your blog through i was reading my morning news and saw a little blurb about your story. i am 28 weeks pregnant with our first child. i have been overweight my whole life, just like you. my husband and i have talked about changing our eating habits once the baby comes, because we don’t want our child to eat the same way as us and be overweight like we were/are. we know how it feels to be picked on in school. very excited to find your blog. i am going to start following you and trying some of your recipes. i enjoy cooking and being in the kitchen but sometimes struggle for tasty, healthy and quick recipes.

    Thanks for sharing your story!

    Kelly, 27
    Las Vegas, NV


    November 8, 2009

    The “money quote” from the CNN story is:

    “I found that when my focus changed from trying to get thin to trying to be healthy and a good example [for my son], all of a sudden the weight started coming off.”

    I was just reading the same thing here:

    Dr Monte said […] that he sees weight loss being a by-product of fitness. In other words, exercise, get fit, and the weight loss takes care of itself.



    November 8, 2009

    I found your blog on I am a reader of blogger eatlikeme. Its nice to see how a real person eats, I can’t wait to explore everything!


    November 9, 2009


    You are a fenomenal women :-) You didn’t give up. You set a goal and went for it. Do you realize how far you’ve come? Thank you so much for being our inspiration. Thank you for letting us know: “Hey I did it so can you”. May God bless you and your family.



    November 9, 2009

    So true that our kids inspire us to be better people. Thanks for reaffirming that and for being an inspiration to so many! Your story has inspired me to keep on track. My daughter is 6 months old and I want to be a healthy mom she sees working out and eating healthy so she can also be that way.

    Thanks for telling your story and congrats on being discovered by cnn! :)


    November 10, 2009

    I love that you’re holding the kiddo in both pics and you can see how much he’s grown while you lost weight. Congrats on the story!


    October 30, 2010

    Awesome Roni, you inspire me SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!


    November 1, 2010

    What a fantastic article! Congrats again!
    We already knew how inspirational you are. It’s so nice CNN put it out there too! :)