One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Ask Roni _v37 – Depression, Carrying while Running, 25lb Roadblock, Low Carb, Lap Band Surgery

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I’m back this week a little early but I’m really thinking about making Thursday Podcast Day. My thoughts posts are coming as naturally to me anymore and you guys know how I like switch things up while still giving myself goals (in real life and on the blog) so my new lose schedule is Podcast Thursdays and Weekend Quotes Fridays. That feels right. Anyway… Topics covered in this video…

  • Depression about Weight Loss
  • Carrying while Runing
  • 25lb roadblock and exercise
  • Switching from Low Carb
  • My Thoughts on the Lap Band Surgery

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    Tiger G

    October 1, 2010

    loved the video! I especially liked the part about how we each have our own breaking point. I always thing of you being motivated to lose weight after having your first kid, and I’m about to have my 3rd and kinda beating myself up I didn’t ever have your motivation. So the breaking point really clicked! We all have different triggers.


    October 1, 2010

    totally bummed I didnt bring my headphones to work… I normally dont listen to videos/podcasts but I am really interested in the topics this week!


    October 1, 2010

    I just adore reading and watching you. Only a couple of those questions apply to me, but I watched the whole thing and sit here smiling like I just had a great talk with my best friend.

    Patty@NYC Girl at Heart

    October 1, 2010

    OMG! Thank you for telling me I am not the ONLY ONE in the world in the 25lbs mark hump! It’s been since April! It’s the 6 month anniversary of this hump LOL! I am pretty proud that I have maintained a loss of 25-30 lbs with in these months. It’s not awful but I’m ready to move on. I’m running (first 5k on 10/23) and taking Zumba classes twice a month (b/c that’s all they have that works with my schedule). Its just frustrating but I’m not giving up!

    I loved what you said about scheduling workouts. I will add some tape workouts to next week. The rain here is unbearable and its cramping my running style.

    Thank you for the videos…they always make me feels so great. I watch them at work on Fridays (its like having the radio) and it kind of puts me in the right frame of mind for the weekend.

    Dear Knocked-Up Knock Out,

    I love the idea of building as much routine into our lives as possible. It just makes everything easier. Like I would really like it if when I open up my closet in the morning, an outfit with coordinating accessories would pop out and be waiting for me. That would be cool.


    October 2, 2010

    just listen to your first blog podcast thingy.
    i think you are one of the few weight watcher people/followers (?) that i have ever heard se the lap band as a tool and not a cheat.
    i really respect you for that.
    at som point can you address “how to choose for yourself diet wise”? i have been trying and trying to choose but it seems like i over reearch and never just do.
    i think i look at it learn and what i can. i see comments such as “get thin now and lose ” belly fat” and so on but i get so disouraged when i think ok …that is great when you are not 370 pounds like i am. that it would probably work fo those who have less to loose.
    heck i have even had the lap band surgery and now, due to severe seasonal allergies, it is sitting in my body empty but still causing me issues. i also have insulin resistance and thyroid issue (nothing big just low i guess? i take snthroid for it to raise th numbers and metformin for the insulin resistance)
    how do i choose what i should do? i mean short of a dart board or drawing from a bowl.


    October 4, 2010

    Wendy – Unfortunately I can’t answer the question for you. You have to find a plan that resonates with you. One that doesn’t feel like work. And if that’s not happening, make you own! Start small, keep a food journal, focus on preparing more meals at home, reducing dependency on processed foods. You have to make changes that make you feel good about yourself. It’s not about punishing or guilt it’s got to be about making changes that empower you and get you closer to your goals. Changing your attitude from “dieting” to living the healthiest most balance way.

    I hope that helps a little. :)


    October 5, 2010

    Hi Roni,
    Thanks for answering my question, it means a lot to me. Anyway I thought I would give you an up date on how I’m doing. I don’t remember when I wrote that e-mail but by January 2010 I was past my 25lb and working on getting my 50lb milestone at my weight watchers meetings. I started the ct5k program and was doing super great with that. I also found out that I was pregnant with my second child in January, it’s been a very rough pregnancy and I’ve gained all the weight back that I lost after my first child. I’m due to have the baby in 3 weeks and I’m super excited to get back to my weight watchers meetings. Thanks again for answering my question, ans congrats on your pregnancy, you look great!