One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


AskRoni _v35 – Training for a 5k, Confidence, Tummy Tuck Options, Weekend Weight Fluctuations, Newsletter in the Works

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OK.. let me warn you.. this video is a tear jerker. It’s been awhile before I lost it on camera but Julie’s question just got to me. I have felt the way she feels and I remember it well. I’ll let the video speak for itself. Topics include…

  • My thoughts on training for your first 5k.
  • What I’m calling the confidence question <– the tear jerker for me.
  • Tummy Tuck Options
  • Weekend Weight Fluctuations
  • Question about my Subscriptions

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    September 10, 2010

    I needed a few tissues myself. Great VLOG- great advice. :)


    September 10, 2010

    Brilliant…love the vlogs! And no worries about the tears…totally appropriate.


    September 10, 2010

    Love You, Love the Vlog today!
    It reminded me of my own 5k Crying video on BTL!! haha


    September 10, 2010

    Roni – I can’t tell you how much I appreciate how honest and real you are about issues and your insecurities and…well.. just everything!!! I watched this video and kept thinking I have been looking at your site since it’s conception and I realize more than ever why I keep coming back! You are like us all and that is why we love you! It is so nice to have women…whether you know them or not personally that make you feel like your issues or insecurities are not alone and that another person has felt the same way! I am currently in the “acceptance faze of my current body issues” and dealing with loving myself right now. I know soon that I will be ready to lose the weight and know that like the past few years your site will be one that I turn to during that wonderful journey. Thank you for your sites and I love your quote about things that make you cry! It so true!

    The Martial Fitness Man

    September 10, 2010


    Nice work on producing a great site packed full of valuable information on weight loss etc.

    Looks like you are doing a great job, and videos are a brillant way to get that more personal interaction with everyone.
    It’s really about a way of life just like i have found through martial own personal journey and helping others.

    I will be looking forward to seeing some more of your posts soon.

    All the best,

    Richard Huntley
    The Martial Fitness Man

    shandy (@webgals)

    September 10, 2010

    Roni, so glad you didn’t edit that confidence section out (even though I cried with you…as I’m an even huger sap). But what you said is very true. I struggle with all that myself. I just wish I knew where my confidence button was. For some reason, that on/off switch is very hard to find on me.

    I so appreciate when you write/podcast about it because it kind of nudges me to do more searching to find that in me.


    September 10, 2010

    Thank you for this, Roni. It’s good to know that I’m not alone in the way I’ve felt about myself. You always make me feel better about myself.

    I love your cat sleeping. My dogs are always were ever I’m at, too. One lays under the desk and the other is right next to the chair. :o)


    September 10, 2010

    You are so freaking cute and compassionate. Keep up the great work. :O)


    September 10, 2010

    I have been enjoying your site for over a year now and I’m an old ER nurse trying to get/stay fit and I don’t enjoy much of anything. And I certainly don’t hand out compliments on a regular basis. With that in mind, you are FABULOUS! Your blogs/videos resonate with so many of us because you are smart, funny, compassionate and honest. You give us great information and keep us motivated.
    You are the next Oprah!
    Who can we call about that?


    September 10, 2010

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I love your site!!
    You really do show such compassion and your so “real”!
    keep up the awesome work!


    September 11, 2010

    Great video. The emotional issues about body image and confidence are a big part of the overeating for me and I think your ability to be honest is so helpful. More helpful even than the ww points calculator with the decimals (which is GREAT!) or the running info and all those great factual pieces of information on your blog. Thank you for being able to be honest and share this. It makes a difference!


    September 11, 2010

    You are so sweet. I am touched by your ability to be so vulnerable in front of the world.


    September 11, 2010

    I just found your blog about a week ago and I love it! This is the first video of you I have listened to and WOW you are very inspirational. I ran my first 5K last year after using Couch to 5K and I am still a 100 pounds overweight but I am training now for a 10K on October 31st. My longest run has been 5.5 miles and I am planning a 6 miler tomorrow. Thank you!!


    September 12, 2010

    Hi Roni,
    I, too, appreciate your realness and honesty. Those are great qualities! I recommend everyone read Beth Moore’s book, “So Long, Insecurities”. I think most, not all, but most women have issues with self-confidence.


    September 12, 2010


    I can’t begin to explain how much I appreciate you! I have been following your site for 3 years now and I feel like I have grown with you. You are such a inspiration for me and continue to be a woman that I look up to. Seeing you answer Julie’s question with such honesty brought tears in my eyes as well and reminded me that I’m not alone with my struggles. If I could even explain how much you mean to me in my life, I would have to literally write an essay.

    Right now I am a sophomore in college and I’m working on running a 5k without stopping. You serve as my ultimate role model.

    Thank you Roni!


    September 12, 2010

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for answering my question (I am the Charly(girl) that sent you the question about running.). After hearing you wonderful answer to my question-I got right up and went out and ran. I hadnt run anything but short and occasional sprints in a long time. I ran/walked 20 minutes and I am going to follow your advice and register for a 5K. Again, thank you for your advice, and for the inspiration!!

    Kerri O

    September 13, 2010

    Thanks for addressing the tummy tuck question, I’m seriously considering that once I’ve gotten to my goal.
    Love your race numbers in the background. I’ve been wanting to make a bulletin board with mine.


    September 20, 2010

    This was such a great video Roni, thanks for it! I am someone whose weight can fluctuate ridiculously from one bad day, and it was SO encouraging to hear that you experience the same thing! I am surrounded by friends who would have 4 or 5 bad days (ok, surrounded might be a little over dramatic, but you get the idea:) and lose a pound—whereas I would gain 7. It’s been so discouraging, so thanks for the boost! I love your blog and BTL! And congratulations on your pregnancy, that is SO exciting:)!!!

    Patty@NYC Girl at Heart

    September 23, 2010

    This has become my new favorite Roni video. In fact I’ve starred it in my Google Reader to listen to it over and over again when I’m feeling lost in my weight loss journey.

    I finished c25k and haven’t run in two weeks. I doubt I need to start over because of that gap. I’m just going to start running on Sunday and see how I do. Tomorrow (payday) I’m going to a register for a 5k on Oct. 10th thanks to the MOVRun site you posted. I had no idea where to find my first 5k race. Thank you!

    I was also feeling down about the whole weight loss journey because my life is a little crazed at the moment. Nothing I can elaborate on I’m just feeling a little loss. I was even questioning myself as to why I am even going to Fitbloggin if my whole blog is not exclusively about fitness. Its a part of it just like the weight loss is a part of my whole journey. I wrote an honest post of what I was feeling and the first comment left…maybe me feel like I helped someone else. So all questions were erased. So thank you for that because you are who I was thinking about when I wrote today’s post.

    Lastly, the question on the dating advice could have been written by me and I promise to go back and listen to your advice again & again until it get through my head.

    I can’t wait for the GreenLiteBites book! I know you can do it and I will be on that book signing line with all your other friends and fans. Just please have a NYC book signing :) Aw heck, I’ll drive anywhere who am I kidding.

    thank you for everything. xoxo