One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


One Stuffed Blogger!

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You know you ate too much when 7 hours after a meal you still feel like there’s a rock in your stomach. That’s exactly what I’m going through right now. You’d think that would stop me from eating more junk but noooo instead it has the opposite affect and I want to eat everything in sight. Why is that?

Don’t answer… just a rhetorical. Let me tell you about my great day…

Today I attended Bloggy Bootcamp in Baltimore. I thought it would be good opportunity to meet some local bloggers while getting pumped for FitBloggin’. Call it conference research. I really wanted to attend an event so it was fresh in my mind when hosting my own in two weeks… TWO WEEKS (omg, omg omg I’m not freaking out. Nope. Not me. It’ll be fine. FINE, I’m sure. right? RIGHT??)

Before heading out to the conference little guy and I had a great morning making waffles out of our Quick Whole Grain Banana Pancake batter.

making banana pancake battermaking waffles

Afterwards we pulled out the old dominos and had some fun. :)

dominosanother domino shot

Then I was off to the city. I’m 20 minutes outside of Baltimore since moving and I love it. In no time I was at the Pier 6 Hotel, right across the water from the Marriott where FitBloggin’10 will be. SO cool!

Anyway, the conference was good. I felt it was mostly geared towards "Mommy bloggers." I’m not using that term derogatorily. Mommy bloggers are cool chicks but I just don’t understand why we don’t categorize ourselves as just "bloggers." Women who happen to have kids are so much more then just "mommies." Maybe I’m splitting semantic hairs here but if you are a mom and a blogger you are still just a blogger. I don’t know any other field that prefixes itself with the word mommy. Mommy Lawyers? Mommy Chefs? Mommy Doctors? No no no you are just Lawyers, Chefs, or Doctors, right?

Ok, stepping off my blogger soapbox. I realize this doesn’t apply to most of you reading. Just something that’s been bugging me lately. If I have more time to post about the conference details I’ll do it over on There was some cool tips passed around.

So lunch there was INSANE. Did I really need to eat the entire salad (which had WONDERFUL mozzarella cheese and balsamic vinaigrette,) a roll, the whole chicken breast with veggies and potatoes, AND the BIGGEST PIECE OF CHOCOLATE CAKE I’VE EVERY SEEN?!? Seriously this thing was insane. I wish I took a picture.

No. No I didn’t. But it was so darn tasty!

Am I regretting it now? Yes. But not because I feel guilty or ashamed or any nonsense like that but because my stomach feels yucky now. Sorry, there’s no other word I can use that describes it better then that. Yucky.

When I eat a meal like this I’m reminded how I used to feel ALL the time. I’d go from one meal to the next eating way too much thinking that this is what it meant to be full. Now I know better. Stuffed is in a whole other category then full and I don’t think I like it very much.

Again, no sense in beating myself up. I’m already moving on. Tomorrow I have my first longer training run for the half. 5 miles. I think that will be my longest run this year so far! I’ll tell you how it goes tomorrow. I’m off to watch Food, Inc. with hubby. I hope it scares him into eating a little better. Then again, Super Size Me didn’t, so my hopes aren’t that high. :)


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There are 15 comments so far.

    Julie J.

    March 6, 2010

    Let us know what you thought of Food, Inc. I am now a vegetarian after having seen it. Had not eaten red meat in a long time, but used to eat poultry. No more. The scenes in the chicken houses – forget it!!!


    March 6, 2010

    Uh oh… I watched Food Inc two weeks ago and can never think about food the same again. I am now almost completely organic. It is somewhat disturbing about what the powers that be can do with our food supply. Ugh! Now if I can only get the family to stop bringing in the fake food…

    Hi Roni,
    It was nice to meet you at Bloggy Boot Camp!! Warmly, Lynn


    March 7, 2010

    we’ve all been there with the big meal that sits there forever. but it’s different for you now cuz you are in a totally different place and can put it behind you and move on. huge progress! one big meal is not really going to make a big difference in the scheme of things.

    good luck on your long run tomorrow!

    I had my first 5 miler for half-marathon training today too…..good luck!

    Marisa (Loser for Life)

    March 7, 2010

    I can’t wait til FITBLOGGIN!!!

    Michelle @ H.E.R.

    March 7, 2010

    I caught a couple of your tweeted tips yesterday, glad you had fun. So do they use the term mommy blogger for all blogger women with kids or just stay at home moms? If its all moms, I agree- very unnecessary.


    March 7, 2010

    Ugggh I hate that feeling of when you ate too much. Good luck on the run. I enjoyed the weather today and ran 11 miles. ;)


    March 7, 2010

    food inc changed my life…hope it works on the hubby!


    March 8, 2010

    What a coincidence! I was right there with you last night! I got my wisdom teeth out this morning, so I decided on my favourite pasta for my ‘last meal’. Pity it usually serves 2 -3 people instead of 1, and since I doesn’t freeze well — I just HAD to eat it. Right? ;P I don’t regret the taste, it’s my favourite after all….but I DID regret that there was so much eaten. I felt awful

    Jen (aka KUrunner)

    March 8, 2010

    I wish those documentaries had a lasting effect on me. After Supersize Me, I didn’t eat McDonalds for a few days. Then, the shock value wore off and I was back to the Dollar Menu. The same thing happens with those PETA videos. After a week or so, I forget all of it while remembering how good Five Guys is. Of course, I haven’t seen Food, Inc. Maybe I’ll have to give it a try.


    March 8, 2010

    I wish I could make it to the conference!! I decided to run the Shamrock 8K instead, which is on the same day. Maybe next year!

    All Women Stalker

    March 9, 2010

    I used to feel the way you do after a night of partying. I usually stuff myself too much that I wake up still feeling full. Things have greatly changed, though.

    I get it – the Mommy Blogger thing, my blog is named the unatural mother but i try not to focus on that all the time. I had a weekend too, and need to just stop the insanity!


    March 12, 2010

    If you liked Food Inc read Omnivore’s Dilemma…includes some of the same story lines but much more thorough and informative.