One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Three Days Away with Mom for ‘Optimal Health’

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A few weeks ago I received an email that said…

The experts behind NUTRILITE, the world’s leading brand of vitamin, mineral, and dietary supplements*, would like to offer you an exclusive health assessment. We will evaluate your current health and wellness by analyzing blood work and conducting a variety of physical tests.The physical examinations are 100% confidential and conducted with trained experts who will then design a customized nutrition and fitness plan with lifestyle tips and supplementation recommendations just for you.

I was honored to be invited to particpate but I wasn’t sure I could swing a trip to California. I’ve been so busy at work I really cant afford a day off. Plus I feel pretty good about my lifestyle right now. Do I really need a supplement regiment?

Then I mentioned it to Mom. She thought it sounded like a wonderful opportunity. See, Mom’s been going through quite a stressful time and like many of us she’s been battling her weight. I mentioned her situation to NUTRILITE and asked if she could get the assessment as well. In exchange we will follow Mom’s progress here on Roni’s Weigh.

I’m not going to get into Mom’s specifics now. I’ll wait until we each get our assessment. Here’s what they are going to test for us…

  • Body fat analysis
  • Flexibility
  • Height and weight
  • Blood pressure
  • Grip strength
  • Bone density
  • Blood draw
    • – Vitamin D
    • – Cholesterol
    • – LDL Cholesterol
    • – VLDL Cholesterol
    • – HDL Cholesterol
    • – Triglycerides
    • – Cholesterol/HDL Ratio
    • – Insulin
    • – Glucose
    • – Serum Iron
    • – Iron Binding Capacity
    • – Percent Saturation (Iron)
    • – Serum Ferritin
    • – Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity
    • – GGT (Gamma-glutamyl transferase)
    • – Homocysteine
    • – Folate
    • – Vitamin B12
    • – High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein
    • – TSH

How cool is that? I’m totally psyched! For both of us.

All of this is going to take place at the Nutrilite Health Institute Center for Optimal Health in Buena Park, CA. We fly out tomorrow morning.

In honor of the "Optimal Health" weekend I’m taking the next 3 days off. That’s right… you heard me… TOTALLY off. No computer on this trip. I decided to take advantage and just walk away for a few days. I think it will be good for me. Sometimes I feel too attached to the computer.

Some real quick news before I go…

Other then that I’m proud of myself for getting out and running this morning before work. I know if I drag my butt out there a few times it will become habit again. I just need actually drag my butt out there! I’m so glad I asked this week’s question. All your answers were super motivating!

OK, so I’m signing off. I’ll, of course, tweet now and then but I’m making no promises. The only other device I’m going with is my new camera. :)

Have a great weekend and do something just for you!

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There are 7 comments so far.

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    November 13, 2009

    What a fun trip with you and your mom. :-)


    November 13, 2009

    That sounds pretty cool! :)
    Have a great trip!

    Jen (aka KUrunner)

    November 13, 2009

    That is awesome! It would be nice if more family doctors were willing to look at all the factors of health (ie bone density, cholesterol, body fat, etc) instead of just weight.

    Marisa (Trim The Fat)

    November 13, 2009

    what an awesome opportunity for you and your mom! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

    good for you for unplugging this weekend! I did it last weekend and it was GREAT!

    Jeri Lyn

    November 13, 2009

    Congrats Roni,

    That sounds totally awesome. Too bad you’ll be busy all weekend. This is the first time one of your trips has taken you super close to me. I live only about 45 minutes from Buena Park. Maybe when you get back, you can let us know if there is a way for us to participate in the program as well. I would love to do something like that. Have a great time & we’ll be looking forward to your updates when you get back.



    November 13, 2009

    Enjoy your time away!


    November 14, 2009

    Haven’t commented in a while. Still don’t tweet but sent you an e-mail, found your blog mentioned in a magazine! You’re everywhere lately! Enjoy the weekend health retreat, can’t wait to hear all about it.