One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Weekend Quote: Getting Better

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I so want to whine and cry on your shoulder right now. I’m sitting hear bundled up in the husbands sweats with a blanket on my shoulders and one of the kid’s winter hats on. I’ve been battling a cough for quite a few days and then last night… BAM… it hit me like a ton of bricks. Fever, chills, congestion, muscle aches, the works.

The husband took me to the doctors this morning and it seems I have bronchitis. Lovely. Just what I needed on my long weekend off with my parents in town.


But even though I could be totally miserable right now I’m TRYING to stay positive. Earlier I camped out on the living room floor and played shoots and ladders with the family, I enjoyed the homemade turkey and orzo soup mom made from the Thanksgiving leftovers and now we are up watching cheesy horror movies with a warm cup of tea.

When people asked, I used to tell them how sick I was. The more I talked about being sick, the worse I got. Finally, I started saying, "I’m getting better." It took a while, but then I started to feel better, too.

I found that quote in The Book of Positive Quotations and I hope a positive attitude helps me make the best of my sick days. I plan on taking it easy, getting lots of sleep and chilling with the family these next few days.

On a side note… My healthy Thanksgiving was a success! I got most of the family out to the turkey trot. We hooked up the Wii fit and had a blast (especially laughing at my piss poor balance). And dinner was FABULOUS! I can’t believe I pulled it off! :)

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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There are 16 comments so far.

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    November 28, 2009

    So sorry that you have bronchitis but glad you are feeling better. Having family around makes being sick less miserable.


    November 29, 2009

    hope you feel better soon Roni!


    November 29, 2009

    Hope you’re feeling better soon! I know what you’re going through i had bronchitis every Christmas for 6 years :(


    November 29, 2009

    Oh that’s a shame, well I hope you feel better soon x x


    November 29, 2009

    Get well soon! Glad you had such a great Thanksgiving!

    Julie - Big Girl Bombshell

    November 29, 2009

    Synchronicity in action.
    My Sunday morning surf led me to your blog for the first time!

    Thank you for providing the directions for first time visit. I read the recommended series on Core Eating. Ironically, my daughter gave me the same quote book yesterday.

    I will be coming back for more. Feel Better!

    Marisa (Trim The Fat)

    November 29, 2009

    Glad you had a Healthy (and Happy) Thanksgiving!
    Feel better soon, Roni!


    November 29, 2009

    Hey Ronnie, sorry to hear you are sick. I too got sick – hit me on Friday. Drinking lots of tea w/ honey and I’m wrapped in a blanket on my couch watching tv. :-) Hope you feel better soon, and glad to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving.


    November 29, 2009

    Sorry your sick! Would love to see a chicken soup recipe if you happen to make some :) Turkey soup would be pretty awesome too…


    November 29, 2009

    I am glad you had a Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you feel better soon.

    Kim Smith

    November 29, 2009

    Sorry your not feeling well, but at least you have “Your Mommy” there to help take care of you and the family. I know when I’m sick and my Mom stops by, it always makes me feel a bit better! Feel beeter soon!!

    Rebecca Regnier

    November 29, 2009

    Your positive attitude is the “spoonful of sugar!” Feel better and don’t push it!


    November 29, 2009

    Roni,I hope you get well soon.


    November 30, 2009

    Hope you’re feeling better soon! Way to maintain a positive attitude even when you’re sick :)

    I’m brand new to your site, but am enjoying it very much. Very inspiring, lots of great tips! I’m just beginning my WW journey, taking one step at a time, but with a big goal at the finish line!

    Take care!!

    Deanna - The Unnatural Mother

    November 30, 2009

    Jeeze…. feel better!!!!!!!

    All Women Stalker

    December 2, 2009

    I remember when I was little and my mom had the same mantra. She kept telling me that whatever my mind thinks or believes, the body will also think or believe. I didn’t think much about her advice until I got older. I should’ve took it to heart!

    Hope you feel better now!