One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident



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I’ve been feeling a but out of sorts. It’s a long story I don’t want to get into at this very moment but lets just say it’s affected my motivation, eating and overall mood.

I haven’t food journeyed in 3 days.
I did weigh in this week.
I’ve been trying on some of last years summer clothes and nothing fits.
I went a little nutty at dinner tonight.

See how it snow balls? Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.

So I sat downy to write a post tonight and I didn’t know how to start it or where I was going to take it.

Then I remembered I got the nicest email from Melissa who sent me a picture of her 13 month old daughter enjoying an Inside Out Turkey Burger with a big smile on her face.

It made me smile.

Then, as if on cue, I get this tweet from @boilerchick

Wrote about 4 bloggers who changed my life. I almost cried while writing it! @RonisWeigh @bethsjourneytt @CarrotsNCake

She talked about a post I write from 2008 called A Major Relapse.

I re-read it and was reminded how far I’ve come and what is really important to me. I also read the other posts she listed and was re-inspired.

Sometimes, actually most of the time, I have no idea what I’m doing, why I’m doing it or if I should be doing it. I constantly doubt myself. Even though I try to project confidence, there are times my doubt takes over and consumes me.

So I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for me. I appreciate it more than you will ever know.

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There are 34 comments so far.


    June 11, 2011

    Thank you for being there for me. I’ve had the worst few days ever but when i come here and i read your thoughts it makes me feel like i can do this. So thank you, you’ve been rock many times


    June 11, 2011

    You’re welcome!


    June 11, 2011

    Roni — do you have any idea how your post reflects the way I feel about you? Thank you! You are the most motivating, realistic, and inspiring individual I k now. I come here, to when I need to be reminded that I am HUMAN and I WILL make mistakes but that’s its OK and I can move on and still succeed from it. You help us “losers” understand that life isn’t about giving up and giving in; it’s about accepting and loving yourself to succeed, the weightloss is just an added bonus. Whatever you are going through no matter how difficult isn’t something we can’t or won’t help YOU through … like you have done for all of us MANY, MANY times before. Keep the faith Roni; this too shall pass.


    June 11, 2011

    Thank you, every time I need motivation this is where I come:) I always know I can find it here. Our stories on struggles with weight loss are so similar. I’ve gotten so many good recipes from you and perspective about this journey we are all on, “fight the good fight”:) I think you said once:) it’s easy to get off track or discouraged, it’s nice to have a place where we can motivate each other.


    June 11, 2011

    I saw that amazing post by Laura Jane last night and hoped she had told you, and the other inspiring bloggers, about the impact you had on her.

    Mary Nell

    June 11, 2011

    Roni–please have your husband take the kids for a day and go sleep, get a massage or a pedicure, and just take care of yourself for a day. You deserve it!


    June 11, 2011

    You inspire me like you would not believe. I’m just getting back to losing weight after gaining half of my weight loss back. You and this site is all I have to help me (I’m doing online WW) and so I appreciate every single entry here! And I love your recipes too!! Thank you for inspiring me each day.


    June 11, 2011

    No, thank YOU for your honest, motivating and great blog!!! Hope you have a better day today! Take care Roni!


    June 11, 2011

    Roni you work so hard. You have to know that no one can do perfect in all areas at all times. You have always been so honest about yourself and your life and that is what I love about you. You are a REAL person. We’ve all been where you are and we know you’ll come through it, but it may do you good to take a step back and look at all the things you’re awesome at…mom, wife, etc. The weight will come off…you know it will. And it’s super hard to be patient and take it day by day, but you’ll get there and we’re here cheering you on!

    Erin Reardon

    June 11, 2011

    I am right there with you girl … I swear we are leading the same life … I tried on a pair of fat shorts (16) and I thought for sure I would be able to wear them … oh no … not yet … it sucks … I was a 14 when I got pregnant and gained 6o lbs … I am down 34 in 10 wks which is awesome but I still feel so yukky … Yesterday was a hard day for me nd then this morning I got on the scale and I am up a LB … I just dont get it … I have been working out more this week, on point … except last night I dipped into my extra points to have a beer and popcorn … oh well I am hoping tomorow morning will show something different


    June 11, 2011

    You have been an inspiration to me for so very long! I started reading your blog probably in 2004 or 2005 and have followed you ever since so know there are lots of us out here thinking positive thoughts for you. This poopy feeling will pass and things will get back to normal. Thinking about that usually helps me get through.

    No Roni Thank You!!! When I found your site *weightwatchen…oh yes its been that long! : P my whole outlook on food changed. My daughter was becoming a toddler and I was so use to eating “diet food” that I had no clue what to make for a child! Ryan was the same age and it was so comforting to see you make recipes that BOTH of you could enjoy. It’s unbelieveable how far I’ve come b/c of you. My diet no longer consists of processed crap and I know longer FEAR food.

    You’re human, you make mistakes and you don’t bullshit us. This is why we come back : )

    Shannon H.

    June 11, 2011

    Roni, you freaking ROCK! Seeing you write this only makes me love ya’ more. Once again, I can totally relate. Let’s remember the awesomeness of ourselves and be done with the lack of confidence. Waste of time and energy. I’m reminded of a comment I left on someone else’s blog that I honestly save and read myself on rough days…

    Trust that you are the bomb. That you do and will continue to do amazing work. That you will be a fabulous mom and already are a fabulous wife. Trust that you will rock this immediate thing and the one around the corner. Heck, trust that you will pretty much rock at the rest of your beautiful life because YOU are JUST. THAT. GOOD. ;-)

    Hope G.

    June 11, 2011

    You are a rockstar. You motivate and inspire me with everything you do. Big Thanks!!


    June 11, 2011

    Roni, thank YOU so much for touching our lives each and every day and showing us that we’re all human and will get right back up and keep on keepin’ on!


    June 11, 2011

    Wow, the last 3 days also have been awful for me. I think (for me) it’s this intense heat. It feels almost worse than being trapped in a blizzard, because my second-floor bedroom is Too Hot so i’m trapped in the basement.

    No, it’s really thank YOU! You’re an inspiration, and isn’t it great to be able to remind yourself of that by reading something you’ve written yourself?

    Every time you’re honest with us it has double the benefits – not only for us but for yourself, too.

    Donna Y

    June 11, 2011

    I’ve been in a funk, too. Your posts and recipes always brighten my day. Take care of yourself, cut yourself a little slack (without making excuses), and remember there’s no shame in asking for help or a break if you need it. Here’s a Minnesota hug. ((hug))


    June 11, 2011

    I have to say that one of my favorite things about you is that you don’t pretend. You let us know when you’re struggling. I’m sorry that you are struggling, but know that for me, when you post stuff like that it reminds me that I can have rough times and still be successful. You got to your goal! I know that you will do it again!

    We all go through mental setbacks. I’m cheering you on. Every time you post you got out for a run, or you put the bag of whatever away…or even if you didn’t, every time you post it reminds me that I can do it! Thank you for that!

    I hope that you feel better soon!!!
    Natalia :)


    June 11, 2011

    Wow, congratulations! It must be great to get such uplifting feedback, and quite the inspiration to continue your work. I’m browsing a few sites and shows for my own inspiration, and in addition to your blog, I’m finding some strength from Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition ( Where else do you draw your inspiration?


    June 11, 2011

    I have been following you for years now, and I unlike many, I do not need motivation on dieting and excersise. I follow you because you inspire me to be a better mother. I admire how you seem to just love spending time with your boys, and seem like such a great mom! I have 2 girls, and I often find I get caught up in the schedule of the day and don’t take the time to spend quality time with them. I also admire how you are always challenging yourself, or exploring new ideas. On the dieting front, I think even when we aren’t our ideal weight, we all want to feel like we are in control of what we are eating.. I think many people who follow you just see you in them… trying to find ways to deal with every day challenges.


    June 11, 2011

    Hang in there Roni! You rock!!!! You’re the one who once wrote that all it takes is one day tracking on WW and you’ll feel so good inside and out. You were totally right. Just one day! Make it happen. Hope things are looking up for you very soon :)

    You’re Welcome, and thank YOU for being there for all of us!


    June 12, 2011

    Thank YOU!!! This is where I come every day when I need help not to go to the shops and buy mountains of crappy food. Thank you for being an honest and down to earth blogger. We love you! I hope this start picking up for you soon. Remember that you have soooo much beauty in your life. Your boys/husband, the people you touch through your blogs and the people that see you every day.


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    June 12, 2011

    You are the best because you’re honest!!!! If I read one more “healthy living” blog where everything is rainbows and sunshine and no one has a bad day, no one ever overeats, life is just perfect . . . That’s not anyone’s reality.

    Your doing the best you can and as my grandmother used to tell me, that’s enough for God and everybody:)


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    June 12, 2011

    You are great! I am really glad you’re here as your comments, blog and Blog To Lose have done wonders for me. So I am thanking you!


    June 12, 2011

    It is so humbling to read that you are clueless like the rest of us :)
    Sorry you are having a hard time. I do hope you had a nice weekend, hot as it was.


    June 12, 2011

    Self doubt sneaks up on us all. And usually in our weakest most vulnerable moments…it’s a giant A-hole like that. I find that finding something solid and real to cling to is the best way to reality check the doubt. U inspire me daily with ur posts and Facebook updates. With ur struggles and ur honesty and ur advice and compassion for others. It doesn’t get much more solid and real than that. U change lives. Specifically mine. Thank u for that!


    June 14, 2011

    Roni, I owe you big time! I brought my two little ones to a water park recently. And I walked around the park in just my swimsuit, drenched from the rides and having fun. This was a huge huge step for me. I remembered your philosophy of acceptance and living life now–not when you are “x” pounds thinner. I had a blast with the kids and while I can’t say I was 100% comfortable without more coverage, I was so happy I was enjoying the day, that my kids saw Mom having fun (not just Dad doing the fun stuff). Honestly without you, I probably would have stayed off all the rides merely because of the bathing suit. So a huge thank you to you!!

    Kelly Fuller

    June 14, 2011

    Roni – I am your biggest fan! Thank you for inspiring me every single day! I love you!!

    You’re favorite Wisconsin Cheesehead!

    Kelly Cheesehead

    June 15, 2011

    I meant “Your favorite Wisconsin Cheesehead – not You’re (oops)



    June 15, 2011

    Christina, see today’s post. :)