One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


A Sensational Birthday Sunday at Mom’s

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Even while visiting Grandma, my morning pretty much starts the same: feeding this little guy…

I also made a big veggie omelet for Mom and I to split.

While it cooked the kids played.

It was a nice morning and a fabulous breakfast!

After breakfast, everyone had errands to run except me! I stayed home and finished the Christmas cards…

while Little Bean napped and Little Guy watched one of my all time favorite movies.


Once the cards were done (Oh! And if you are a Hallmark user like me, I found a 30% off promo code: SPECIAL30 – It saved me almost $10!) I headed over the Shutterfly to finish a photo book I’ve been working on.

This is my first photobook attempt. I can’t wait to see how it comes out!

Before everyone came back I made lunch for Little Guy and I munched on some veggies with hummus.

Then it was Party Time!

Little Guy played a classic game of "Don’t Touch the Ground" with a balloon…

…and had WAY too much fun with the party hats.

Of course we had pizza and I had 3 slices sans-crust.

They went to Little Bean. He was quite a fan!

Cake Time!

I had a slice.

Plus the 2 bites Little Guy left on his plate. WHY do I do that? It’s a habit I need to stop.

After cake we all had fun opening presents, playing, and chatting. Someone had fun crawling…

…dancing with Dad….

…and standing with me.

Even though we were having a blast, it was time to hit the road.

Little Bean did great!

And Little Guy and I kept busy taking turns playing Angry Birds on the iPad.

Of course there was a car snack involved, but not for me. Little Guy asked if he could open the Sour Patch kids he got for "pre-Christmas."

I said yes and tried one. That’s right.. ONE! I know, I’m impressed too! ;)

When we got home the cat was so excited to see us she even greeted Little Bean!

The house was a mess while we unpacked our gifts.

Mom gave me a new silverware set and Little Guy helped me get organized.

By this time we were already late for dinner, so The husband fed the baby while I whipped something up.

Breakfast for dinner. YAY!

Those are waffles made out of my Quick Whole Grain Banana Pancake batter. One of our favorites.

Dad had his traditional…

and I stuck with just a simple can of soup. Honestly, I was still quite full from the pizza and cake.

After dinner we straightened up, got both kids a bath and sent them to bed almost in time for my new favorite Sunday show obsession: Once Upon a Time. It’s so clever!

Now? Well now I’m watching Iron Chef while snacking on these…

and enjoying a cup of tea.

With our pre-Christmas celebration on Saturday and my Niece’s birthday today, it was an awesome weekend. Now I’m trying to wrap my head around the week ahead. I have a recipe waiting to write-up for GreenLiteBites and 2 Laughing Cow posts to get done by Thursday, I’m behind on Babys1stYear posts, there are 3 BlogToLose chats scheduled this week AND FitBloggin’12 is in full planning mode with speaker applications rolling in and sponsor negotiations started.

Yikes. I better get to bed!

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    December 5, 2011

    Just a reminder that I’ve got some time to help out with FitBloggin stuff if you need anything. I could even come to you in Baltimore sometimes if you don’t mind an extra 2.5yr old in the house.


    December 5, 2011

    Glad you had such a good trip. I can’t believe how big lil bean is getting and Ryan too! I love your sensational sunday posts. So much of it mirrors my life with my 2 boys.

    That’s one full weekend! I love that your son watched The Goonies. I’m all for passing down the good classic movies to this generation! We had breakfast for lunch yesterday, must’ve been the weekend for it. Sounds like you have a busy week ahead! Have a good one!


    December 5, 2011

    What a great day! Um, I knew the movie was “Goonies” just by seeing that one screenshot. Love that movie! Your breakfast for dinner is in line with the newly-dubbed “French Toast Fridays” at my house. :-)

    Julie Garfield

    December 5, 2011

    Thanks for making your diet seem “So Normal” I really enjoy your site. You make it feel very comfortable and I enjoy the posts of your kids and daily life. Congrats on your sucess. I am doing WW online this time and it seems to work for me. I feel pressured when I go to the meetings. Nothing about the leaders… just my attitude I suppose. But I read your site daily and You help me.Thanks again.
    jgarfieldcat2 (Julie Garfield)

    Jodi I.

    December 5, 2011

    Sensational Sunday post are my fav!!!

    I can’t believe how the little guy has grown…time flies! Beautiful day!


    December 5, 2011

    It was INDEED a Sensational Sunday!!! Little guy made QUITE the fashion statement with those 3 hats! Enjoy your week Roni.

    Dawn, Lay Down My Idols

    December 7, 2011

    Love the updates! :) The pics are great!