One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


After this weekend I’m feeling exactly like this cat…

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Ugh. I ate and ate and ate and ATE! Saturday was my Mom’s surprise 60th birthday party. I’ve been planning it for a few weeks now but unable to tell you about it. Mom does read now and then (right Mom?) and I didn’t want to ruin the surprise. And.. She WAS surprised!

The party was at a buffet and OMG could there possible be MORE food there that I wanted to try? I took a little of everything and ate waaaay past the point of fullness. Did that stop me from munching on popcorn just an hour later and scoffing down 3 pieces of pizza after that? Nope. Then, after a few drinks with a friend, I ate yet again! A large grilled chicken Panini and some chips. I went to bed a little tipsy and A LOT full.

Today was no better. I started off with great intentions and a fabulous run. Then the husband brought home McDonald’s or lunch. We had ice cream with Grandma and Grandpa, more chips then I’d like to admit and stopped at McDonald’s AGAIN for dinner. The double cheeseburger is still sitting in my gut like a rock. Bleh. Bleh. Bleh. Bleh. BLEH!

Ok… confession, vent, whatever you want to call it, is over. I ate what I ate. I could sit here and go into why I think I did and over analyze the whole weekend but I’m not going to bore you. Instead I look ahead. I have a fridge full of veggies from the farm and a beach to trip to plan. We leave on Saturday for our yearly shore trip.

Overall, it was a great weekend and I plan on making it a great week! You?

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There are 23 comments so far.

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    July 11, 2010

    Track and move on is always the best. Don’t fret about it…just make better choices next. One weekend off isn’t going to kill ya.

    And I’m glad the party was awesome. I’m sure your mom LOVED it!

    Michelle @Eatingjourney

    July 11, 2010

    don’t punish your todays and tomorrows for your yesterdays!

    I went running in the literally gale force winds and rain. I am just determined to move my body and fuel it. no points, no scale (well once weekly) and just pure and honest intuitive ness…cause that’s really what I want.

    have a good week!


    July 11, 2010

    honestly, this made me laugh. I mean, how could you even eat MD for lunch AND dinner? I would say it’s a funny day in a way. simle at yourself when you feel that fullness and move on.


    July 12, 2010

    I had to laugh when I saw this photo as our cat sits just like that! And yes, I related to her sometimes too with the full tummy….

    Elaine Huckabay

    July 12, 2010

    Water, water, water, and grace to know that you are more than your food choices. You are living a very full and happy life! You are a great example for others.


    July 12, 2010

    What’s done is done. Life is moving on and so are you (and your choices.) Sounds like you have some great stuff to look forward to.

    Have a great week! :)

    Krista S.

    July 12, 2010

    That poor kitty! Made me laugh, but dang, I know how he/she feels. I, for some ridiculous reason, ate an entire 5 oz bag of Kettle chips in front of the tv today for BREAKFAST. Go me. haha. Moving on. =) We all have shit days…..thankfully, they are just days and no longer years like was my previous behavior. A shore trip *shore* sounds fun!


    July 12, 2010

    been there and done that too.
    it IS a new day.
    come over to my virtual house as the Tornado is sharing her best MINDFUL eating tips.

    my fave? touchsqueezerelishembrace your food…then eat.

    bring a bib :)
    xo xo


    July 12, 2010

    I learned from hearing you say many times, “track and move on” or “I’m not gaining back all my lost weight from one weekend of eating.” A “blow” weekend sometimes is needed, now you won’t want that again for a looooong time.

    Skinny Sushi

    July 12, 2010

    I love you for posts like this because it makes me realize that these days just happen, all the time and to everyone. It makes my Saturday bingefest seem less like the end of the world. I’m still in a place where every horrible eating day scares me because it makes me feel like I am slipping back into bad habits… but this weekend, for the first time, I was able to just let it go and get back to healthy choices. I was so proud of being able to just walk away from it! Seeing posts like this from you are part of what helps me to just keep going, so thank you so much!


    July 12, 2010

    It is sooo nice that you admit this stuff to all of us. Otherwise we’d feel even worse about ourselves when we have those days too. You site continues to be an inspiration; not because you eat so well. But because, instead, that you admit to eating poorly and you cope with it and move on. It shows us that it happens, that you are human, and that we can cope with those days. Because, lets face it, life is gonna happen. Thanks Roni!!


    July 12, 2010

    This is one of those weeks where I was so happy for Monday to roll around. I have joined a new summer “diet” challenge and needed some extra motivation. But discovered that I had fallen back into my old “the diet starts Monday so what do I want to binge on between now and then” mentality.


    July 12, 2010

    Hi Roni! I totally understand where you’re coming from and it’s something I totally struggle with since originally losing 40 lbs. via Weight Watchers. I still attend meetings as I have yet to reach my goal but I’ve been stuck because of doing things similiar to what you mentioned way too many times. I recently have been re-reading the Beck Diet Solution which helped me to lose the 40 lbs. in the first place. What frustrates me about this is that this is not how a naturally thin person eats. They know when to say “enough” and they no when to say “no”. My husband (who is naturally thin) has no problem refusing food if he’s not hungy. Why can’t I? I realize I cannot keep doing this and maintain my loss/keep losing and remain a healthy person. I’m going to keep plugging along and I know you will too but you might want to check the book I mentioned because there’s so much more to why we’re overeating then just lack of willpower.


    July 12, 2010

    i love, Love, LOVE that you are so real! ugh…i had a weekend like that too and was very frustrated…but c’est la vie yes?? today is a new day, and like you, my fridge is full of farmers market goodies…tho no beach trip to plan…hahah!


    July 12, 2010

    Thanks for the honesty, Roni, as always! It is so important for us to know that we all do that sometimes… when we think that the skinny ladies must never slip up, we set ourselves up for failure.

    I just tweeted my kindof a trainwreck of yesterday (which included 3 chocolate chip cookies, some bbq chips, AND a late night popcorn snack!), and I feel better for it. If my sister sees that I ate that stuff, and I’m still on track, she’ll understand that SHE can do this too! :)

    Jeri Lyn

    July 12, 2010

    Thanks for sharing Roni & letting us know we’re all human. You are an inspiration to all of us & I know you’ll brush yourself off & move on.
    I finally got on the scale after a lllllooonnnnnngggg time of avoiding, afraid to see how much weight I’d gained back. Well, let’s be honest I had lost a total of 75 lbs & i’ve gained back as of this morning 23 lbs. OMG!!! That was difficult to type & admit. I’m trying to tell myself it could’ve been worse & now it’s time to nip it in the butt!! :) I didn’t binge after seeing the number & I had a pretty good weekend. 10 mile run on Saturday & an hour bike ride Sunday. Ate really well Saturday & maybe munched a little too much Sunday, but not too crazy. Sunday was a very stressful day with family news. :(
    Anyways thanks for letting me ramble. Hope everyone can think good thoughts for me to get these 23lbs back off!!!!


    July 12, 2010

    SO glad im not the only one!!! I had Pizza hut…a gigantic burger from this great restraunt around here… and ice cream..and chips with cheese….it was insane.. but I didnt gain.. and i walked 8 miles on saturday..and 3 more today….back on track!!!


    July 12, 2010

    Thank you for confessing! When the rock star blogger Roni actually has an eating weekend that can rival some of mine, I just feel a little less bad about myself! I really appreciate your honesty.


    July 12, 2010

    You know what Roni, it was a special weekend, your Momma’s b-day, so I wouldn’t sweat it. Although I almost spit out my soup I was eating when I saw that picture of the cat! Too funny!! You’ll get back on!


    July 12, 2010

    I’m glad that you had a nice time at the party, and I hope you have a super-fantabulous vacation at the seashore!


    July 12, 2010

    That picture is classic! Perfectly sums up indulgent, fun weekends!


    July 12, 2010

    I feel the same way. This weekend was my birthday and I ate way too much! I’m over it now because I feel blah. If someone says birthday cake, I cringe! LOL!!


    July 15, 2010

    Ugh, I’m SOOOOO glad to see someone like you – a person SUPER successful at weight loss – had days like that. I have been struggling to lose weight FOREVER now and when I have days like that I feel so defeated. Thanks for sharing!