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SO sorry I’m late this week, guys. I leave for Portland in less than a week and I’m freaking out a little. Today I have to ship all my conference materials, making FitBloggin‘ all too real.

It’s really next week, isn’t it?


Anyway, I’ve been doing great since my carb blowout this past weekend. We are still eating out more than I like. I’m sure it’s affecting the scale as much as it’s wreaking havoc on my checking account, but I wouldn’t know BECAUSE …


I didn’t weigh in. Again.

I can’t believe I’ve avoided it for a month! Part of me REALLY wants to sneak on, but you know what, I’m not. Why let the number affect me during this crazy time? I’m eating consciously, not PERFECTLY, but consciously, which has been my goal all along. I’m still hitting CrossFit in the mornings and sneaking in my mile for the #RWRunStreak whenever I can. Speaking of, I am pretty much a consistent 9:30 mile runner now so when I don’t want to do it I think to myself, “Really, You can’t take 10 minutes for yourself? TEN?”

That gets me out the door every time.

How was  your week? Weigh  in with a scale reading or not, totally your choice. We are all in different stages of our very own, and personal journeys.

  • Dukebdc

    HW: 148
    CW: 125.8 (-1.4)
    GW: 120-125
    HT: 5’2″
    Age: 35

    The best week in terms of quality eating that I’ve had in quite a while. We were generously gifted with a Vitamix blender, and I swear I have been on a mostly liquid diet by accident – I want to blend all the things! :) Feeling a lot better energy-wise. I have my annual check-up next week, and I didn’t want to go in there and whine about how tired I was, and how my weight was creeping up. I know what to do. Exercise is still not frequent enough – you are a workout rockstar Roni, and I want to be like you!

    • RoniNoone

      lol thanks! and have fun with the VitaMix. I’ve heard great things!

  • Meg

    “Why let the number affect me during this crazy time. I’m eating consciously, not PERFECTLY, but consciously”
    Exactly! Well said!

  • Stacie

    I’m holding steady at 243.8. I spent 4 days last week in Memphis (I’ll be moving there in August) — and ate a TON of delicious food. I didn’t spend the time counting calories, just lived in the moment and enjoying a new cuisine. And the morning after eating way too much barbecue? I jumped on the hotel treadmill and knocked out a 4 mile run (my first, ever). And when I got home from the airport, I had just enough time to change and get to the gym for a quick 30 minutes before they closed. So while I didn’t see a loss this week, I think it’s more important that I didn’t see a gain either. It’s all about balance. This week though, I’m back to eating as clean as possible and hitting the gym a little harder. Because a couple days “off plan” isn’t about to stop me and my goals!

    • Bitch on a Diet

      I feel the same way! I didn’t see a loss, but I was so happy that I didn’t see a gain! Because I did indulge more than normal.

    • Staci @

      I’m Staci, and I’m in Nashville. :) Anyway, I guess it’s dorky to point that out, but we’ll be 3-hour neighbors. LOL

    • RoniNoone

      You got it!! It’s not always about the loss… sometimes it’s just about keeping it together! :)

  • dcrunnergirl9

    i’m going through a love-hate phase with coffee right now (it makes my blood sugar go crazy) and also potentially thinking of making a career transition (so stressful. luckily, there are many articles on the internet about how to stay healthy during career transitions). so i’ve been doing a lot of mindless stress eating and i’m up about 1.5 lbs from this weekend. i’m sure some of that is just all the food i ate, but i just weighed in this weekend at WW and i’m at my goal weight (well, 0.2 lb above it) so i need to be careful. i can see myself very easily spiraling into a binge-eating cycle based on how close i am to my goal weight / how easy it seems to just give up and gain all of the weight back. but, no way, now how, am i going back down that path! plus i have to run the chicago marathon and um, that’s just going to be more difficult with extra weight.

    • RoniNoone

      No hoping.. you GOT THIS!!

  • valerie

    I’m down 6 pounds in a month. I want to lose 10 by the end of June but we’ll see how that goes. I lost 2.2 pounds in the last week – that seems insane to me considering I’ve had no time for the gym and ate a lot of junk over the weekend. Life is incredibly hectic and stressful right now. That I’m not eating out of control is a beautiful things.

    • dcrunnergirl9

      oh wow! congrats on your amazing loss this week :) good for you for not eating out of control during what sounds like a crazy time.

    • RoniNoone

      Good for you! Keep doing what you’re doing!

  • Trixie

    I’m weighing in, without the formal stats this week – but am up 5.6 pounds. I weighed in, know it is reflective of the week I’m having (dinner and drinks out, son’s birthday with lots of cake, fried chicken, monthly bloating – I know all the reasons). Lots of rich food and sodium. But you know what? I also know that by eating well and exercising I can lose that again (I’ve been playing with 5-10 lbs for a while). And what’s even more exciting? My original weight loss goal was to lose 40lbs by my 40th birthday. Which I did. And next week when I turn 41? I’ll still be 47lbs+ lighter than when I started, and have maintained that for a year (even with my 5+ this week!). So I’m marking that as a success – and celebrating – with more water and healthier food choices this week!

    • RoniNoone

      That’s AWESOME!! See.. it’s all about attitude. You could focus on the 5 gain that’s really nothing OR celebrate all your successes which you didi!

  • LisaM

    HW: 180+
    CW: 151.5 (-1!)
    GW: 150
    HT: 5’6″
    Age: 52

    A pleasant surprise from the scale this morning. This is the weight range where I usually get stuck just bouncing around, so we’ll see if I can get it any lower – I don’t plan on killing myself to make it happen though. Have been enjoying splitting a half CSA share with a friend this year, so no excuse not to eat a lot of veggies.

    • annie

      i have SO many veggies from our csa too, i love it. i’m so cheap i refuse to throw any out. i’m making my way through a lot of kale and cabbage here (early season standouts)

    • RoniNoone

      Joining a CSA changes my life! So fun trying all those fresh veggies!

  • Bitch on a Diet

    HW: 159
    CW: 154 (same as last week)
    GW: 145 (for now)
    HT: 5’7
    Age: 29

    Considering I indulged this weekend for Father’s Day and Aunt Flo came to visit yesterday, I am THRILLED that I didn’t gain any weight. I am hoping for a loss next week!

    • RoniNoone

      Best you see a small jump down next week. :)

  • Zuupdesign

    You have an awesome blog and your blog posts are really amazing. Can’t wait to see your new post. Have a nice day!!

  • Imacrazymomof4

    HW: 200+ when pg
    CW: 129 (0.0)
    GW: 120′s
    Ht: 5’6
    Age: 44

    Exactly the same this week which is fine with me. It’s been a week of trying to find time to exercise with my kids new schedules. I’ve been eating a little less structured with the new summer craziness and I’m happy to see it hasn’t made a negative difference. Here’s to getting through the summer one week at a time! We can do it!

    • RoniNoone

      Yes we can! :)

  • annie

    CW: 223.6 (no change)
    HW: 260 (pg)
    GW: I90
    H: 5’8″
    Age: 36

    ugh i’ve come to the crushing conclusion that to lose weight i will have to eat less and i just don’t know if i have it in me. trying to hold on, continue to keep food journal etc, a little depressed but from my own laziness

    • RoniNoone

      We’ve all been there. What if you get a little creative this week and try to lighten up some of your favorite dishes. That always helps me because I get to eat the same amount but for less calories. :)

    • annie

      oh i did make a fantastic spaghetti squash bake that i did like a lasagne inspired by you GLB ss bake. came out great, thank you :)

  • Janet T

    Roni, I am on Geneen Roth’s newsletter email list and I thought of you when I got an email this week. Geneen Roth writes about ‘Tossing Out the Scale’. I haven’t weighed in over a month and I think I feel better about myself. The link to view it on a mobile site is

    • RoniNoone


  • Karen H.

    HW: 339
    CW: 299.6 (-8.8)
    GW: 135
    Age: 39
    Ht: 5’5

    My week was better. Emotionally I’m adjusting to my oldest daughter moving. My youngest daughter and I took our dog for (3) 30 minute walks last week. It felt great. I finished my 5 day juice on Saturday. I learned that my biggest obstacle right now is my sodium intake. I need to keep it below 2000 mg/day and be more consistent about getting in 80 oz. of water/day.

    Also made it into Twoterville! I’m very happy about that.

    On another note, I got into another argument with my boyfriend about my goal weight. I’ve set it in the middle of the recommended weight range for my height. He believes I should set it at 160-170 because of my age. That would be overweight for my height. I’m not delusional and thinking I’m going to have some perfect body when I’m done. I may very well end up at his goal weight for me, but I have over 150 lbs. left to lose and I don’t want to spend my time thinking that I’m still going to be considered overweight when I get to goal. I want it set it at a number I feel is realistic. Bottom line is I don’t want to adjust that number until I’m well into the 100′s because I think it’s a bit too early to squabble over a final number now.

    • RoniNoone

      I would worry about it at all. Actually, I don’t think I’d focus on that final number until you are much closer. When I started WW I didn’t set my goal weight until I lost half of what ended up to be it. If that makes any sense! lol

    • Karen H.

      Thanks Roni! Makes perfect sense and I agree, although it may seem as if I don’t. That 135 is really just something to enter into apps and such that ask for a goal weight. I’m not married to it and I don’t think about it. :-)

  • Anon

    I committed last week to making a meal plan, and I did! I’ve been rocking my workouts, and feeling good. The scale is down, but I am not tied to the number. I am looking forward to a fun dinner out on Friday, and it’s not cheating, it’s just part of my weekly plan.

    • RoniNoone

      YAY!! You are rocking it!!

  • Karen P

    HW 187.4
    CW 114.8
    GW 113-117
    Months at goal weight 16
    Years to figure it all out = 40

    Height 5’1″
    Age 47

    I dealt with a death in the immediate family, work, and the regular summer transition stuff with the Jr. Family member. I weighed in every day. I did not eat trigger food, and I took time for myself. I worked hard to get to goal weight. I put myself first and eating a clean, low-inflammatory diet has probably saved my life. It has definitely saved my mind. I feel good, despite the grief, the busy times. Proud. Glad to have figured out this stuff. Not easy, but so worth it.

    Glad I could weigh in. The scale would be sky high if I were turning the other direction. Slippery slope thinking would slip in the open door and live in my head. Being food sober is my best tool for weight maintenance. Onward.

    • RoniNoone

      Good for you Karen! And I’m sorry you are dealing with so much. :(

    • Karen P

      Thanks, Roni. It helped that I was coming off a low-carb challenge and I had been nut free (often an over eat food) for awhile. Also doing the walking challenge with the Daily Mel (#walkwithmel) has kept me in the routine.

      As hard as it is, I know it won’t make anything better to overeat. As my Dad used to say, life is for the living. Bittersweet and true. Glad to be living differently the next 40 years.

  • Jonathon Dunrobin

    It seems strange that I have to work extra hard to get from 210 lbs down to about 190lbs, especially the last 10 lbs, but get a bit slack with the exercise and the eating and I go back to 210 and no further?? I do notice that my “flab factor” increases though!

    • RoniNoone

      Not sure what you mean by “flab factor” but I do think out bodies so like certain weights. I now for me it was hard to break that 170 area. My body just liked it there.

  • nancyabc

    Hope everyone has a good week.
    It is a journey and I am enjoying my summer.

    • RoniNoone

      Good for you! Me too. :)

  • Best Lasik Surgeon

    I stagnated this week. Not bad, but not good either!

  • Brenda

    I didn’t weigh in :) I’m a multiple times a day, daily weigher so having not weighed at all this week is huge! Roni I was wondering since you’ve taken a break from the scale have you also stopped counting calories and how is that working for you?

    • RoniNoone

      I have. I’m taking a much more intuitive approach now that i’m focusing more on getting stronger than getting smaller. The nice thing is that I know I can always go back to counting if I start to feel out of control but right now, I’ve got this! :)

  • Maria

    I’m late checking in too! I did actually get on the scale and I have gained a few pounds….but growing a baby will do that I guess. ;) I’m on vacation right now so going to try and have fun and not overdue it. Brought my running clothes so hoping to get some exercise in while we are at it. When I get home I’m running part of a 4 team marathon relay so I need to get some runs in.


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