One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


A New Look and a Fun Run

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I’m one of those strange people that need to re-arrange furniture every few months. Unfortunately, I’m married to a man who loves things to stay exactly the same, FOREVER. What do they say about opposites and attracting? Because, MAN, we are different in that and quite a few other areas.

Instead of disrupting The Husband’s living space (God forbid,) I shifted my focus to the site and decided to give it a little facelift. A new look always helps motivate me, and in some strange way the technical and creative challenge of implementing a new theme is very rewarding to me.

So for the past 24 hours I’ve busted my butt during naps and in between cooking and homework help to get this baby up. I hope you like it. If you happen to come across any errors please let me know. I’ll probably be shifting things around for the next week or so, so please bear with me.

OK, now that that’s out of the way I get to share this..

That’s Little Guy and I today during a Fun Run. It was an organized school event.

He did so good! It was 1/2 a mile course and we completed it in 4:59. It’s hard teaching a child that races aren’t always about "winning." He did his best, ran the whole time, and didn’t give up on himself. In my opinion, that’s what races are all about.

I hope he grows up to enjoy them as much as I do.

In other news…

  • I’ve been feeling a little blah. I haven’t really talked about it, but I’ve been taking hormones to prepare for a procedure in the next few weeks and they’ve been messing with my system. BIG time. I think that’s one of things contributing to my insane carb cravings. Tomorrow is my last pill so I’m hoping to return to my normal state of happy sappiness soon. :)
  • In addition to the new design here, I also tweaked GreenLiteBites. Nothing major, just a little clean up. I also added a new section called Baby Food Adventures where I’ll be archiving the posts I’ve shared on Baby’s First Year about feeding Little Bean.
  • Speaking of feeding kids, Little Guy is either the sweetest kid on the planet OR he’s getting awfully sneaky. Check out his latest school lunch on GreenLiteBites.
  • I also posted a new Cheesy idea on GreenLiteBites and a fun video of Little Bean Trying Cheerios on Baby’s First Year

WOW I did a lot today. I was making up for burying my head in web design since yesterday and preparing for tomorrow.

What am I up to tomorrow you ask?

Well… Mr. Opposite and I have a date! Not just any date but a night out. An OVERnight out. The babysitters are lined up. I’ll be in the city touring hotels for FitBloggin’ and then we are rendezvousing for dinner. All I have to say is….

Ohhh yea.

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There are 31 comments so far.


    October 7, 2011

    LOVE the new revamp of the website. It’s awesome. I love your website and your guidance of bringing healthy foods and recipes into our home. My girls love to help in the kitchen now and WANT to eat healthy. I have been on weight watchers for 2 years and I have been following you ever since I started. Thank you.


    October 7, 2011

    I noticed the new design as soon as I got on, and I LOVE it! It’s so fresh!

    An error I did notice is that FAQs should not have an apostrophe. Not trying to be critical- just trying to be helpful. :)

    Looks great, Roni!


    October 7, 2011

    Absolutely LOVE the new design!


    October 7, 2011

    I really like the new look of the site!!
    And what a beautiful pic of you and the little guy!
    Love reading about him enjoying running and stuff…
    I so need to e-mail you about my pending visit! ;)
    I’ll get back at you! Enjoy the night out!! ;))

    Tracy aka Tiny Tank

    October 7, 2011

    Love the new site! I’ll browse around. Of course was delighted to see the new game find the bird LoL.


    October 7, 2011

    Lindsey – lol It’s been like that for 6 years! No one said anything!

    I don’t notice that kind of thing so I appreciate you pointing it out. Off to fix!



    October 7, 2011

    Hi Roni!

    Love the new look, just wanted to let you know that when I type in into the address field, I get an error message saying:

    “Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/ronisway/public_html/wp-content/themes/platformbase/functions.php:143) in /home/ronisway/public_html/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 934”

    But if I go to google and search for you, then click the link, I can get in fine.

    This happened twice today, once using the latest internet explorer at work, and just now using google chrome.




    October 7, 2011

    Thanks! I had to remove my carousel down below. It’s throwing an error and I cannot figure it out for the life of me!


    October 7, 2011

    testing a comment.


    October 7, 2011

    I love the new look. Good luck with your procedure and have a great night out!!

    Patty at A Day in My NYC

    October 7, 2011

    Roni the site looks amazing! I love it! You did a fantastic job. Love that you and little guy did the fun run! :)


    October 7, 2011

    I have a suggestion, although maybe there is a reason you don’t have it set up this way. When we click on links to your other blogs, could you have it open it in a new page? Sometimes I start clicking through to other parts of your other blogs, then have to start all over to get back to the original (this one).


    October 7, 2011

    I absolutely love the new look of your blog, the header images are much more crisp this time.


    October 7, 2011

    look –> Your blog has been mentioned in top-20 weight loss blogs in Shape.


    October 7, 2011

    Love the new look Roni…. great job.


    October 7, 2011

    Hi Roni, I love the new look. So fresh and clean. I wanted to tell you that you were my inspiration for getting into running and last weekend I ran my first race, a half marathon and finished in 2:02. I cannot believe that this is my life. Last year at this time I was 270 lbs and now I have run a half marathon and dropped to 153. Your site has been such a great inspiration and greenlitebites has given me some many new foods to try I am so grateful. Thank you thank you thank you.


    October 7, 2011

    Amy – Thanks! They open in a new window now!!


    October 7, 2011

    Thanks Nicole! I’m going to post about this if I get a chance today!


    October 7, 2011

    Robbie-Lynn – HOLY COW! What a great time! You are rocking it! Don’t thank me.. PAt yourself on the back!!

    Caroline Waldman

    October 7, 2011

    I really like to new layout!

    I can’t for fun runs with my son when he gets older- you are such a great mom :)

    I love reading the blog and it is such an inspiration! It really shows that a REAL LIFE MOM can still manage LIFE and living a healthy lifestyle!


    October 7, 2011

    love your new look! I love that you did a fun run with little guy! Have fun on your date!!!


    October 7, 2011

    Roni: Just thought you’d like to hear feedback from someone who has had the Essure procedure. I had it done about 2 years ago and literally was back running in a couple of days. Maybe not my full distance, but close. It was an awesome experience. I cannot say one bad thing about it. It is great not having to to take birth control. I will say that my ‘monthly’ got a bit heavier than when taking BC, but not anything that was abnormal. Good luck! You won’t regret it! Karla


    October 7, 2011

    Ack, I miss the old blog layout… but I’m totally like your “Mr. Opposite” you described and like everything to stay the same. I’ll get used to it!


    October 7, 2011

    Roni I love the new look on the blog! It’s so clean and fresh looking.

    How cute to see you and little guy running together.


    October 7, 2011

    Haha! My husband is the same way, everything can stay in it’s spot forever. Why change? He also never wants to get rid of anything. Drives me to drink sometimes!!!


    October 7, 2011

    Cute new look!

    I voted for you!


    October 7, 2011

    The new design looks great. What a fabulous picture of you and your son running. It must be wonderful to see his enthusiasm towards running.

    All the best with your procedure. Sending positive thoughts your way. Enjoy the weekend!


    October 7, 2011

    LOVE IT Roni! And the carousel looks fab, love the before /during/ after pics like that! I use this theme for Up & Running and have grown to love the flexibility of it.

    Cat B

    October 7, 2011

    The new design is fantastic, Roni, your best yet!!

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

    October 9, 2011

    It looks great around here! Very clean.

    Liz @ Life in Liz's Shoes

    October 11, 2011

    I love the new blog design! It is really great and useful – so easy to find stuff – plus the header is amazing. Great job!