One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


A There’s-No-Way-in-Hell-I’m-Getting-On-The-Scale Wednesday Weigh In

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I’m SO sorry this week’s weigh-in post is so late! First, I forgot it was Wednesday, seriously, and then I totally passed out midday for a nap. I was on my computer and I couldn’t keep my eyes open. The Husband told me I’ve been working too hard (he NEVER says things like that) and I should go lie down.

I listened and I swear I fell asleep before my head hit the pillow.

I decided earlier in the week I was going to have another non-scale weigh in when I got home, but when I woke up from the nap I had an itch to hop on just for, wait for it, $hits and giggles (my favorite expression of all time).

As I stood staring at the scale in the corner (I have it propped up so I can’t just step on it) I had this talk with myself…

Did you just come off a crazy week of eating whatever, whenever you could?


Did you enjoy the Voodoo donuts and perfectly cooked bacon at the hotel breakfasts?


Did you make choices like going with a lighter dinner when sharing appetizers and trying spiked milk shakes?

Crap, you remember that?

Did you work your butt off and continue your running streak during the busiest week of the year for you?

Yes, and I’m damn proud.

Did you take the stairs any chance you could and skip the people movers at the airport?

You bet I did!

Did you eat anything out of guilt, shame or disappointment in yourself?


Did you try new things and enjoy life in the moment?


Then what in the world will the scale tell you that you don’t already know?


And there you have it my friends. I know the scale would show a gain if I hopped on, but I’m at a point where I don’t need or want it to scold me. I’m already back in the game. Wait until you see what I made for lunch. I’ll post it ASAP!

How was your week? I caught some of the weigh in comments throughout the week but I didn’t get a chance to reply. I love that some of you are interacting though! That’s why I went with this new comment format. It makes discussions much easier.

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There are 14 comments so far.


    July 3, 2013

    Well, we got the official word from the doc that we are preggo….yeah! Just about 8 weeks along. I have gained about 4 or 5 lbs from my last pre-prego weigh in. I’m trying to not fall into the eat whatever I want cause I’m pregnant mode. I am continuing to run….I just did a marathon relay last weekend and have a July 4th 5K tomorrow morning. So all in all I will say it’s been going well. Great job Roni getting through fitbloggin and enjoy your 4th!


      July 6, 2013

      congrats that is such awesome news!!


    July 3, 2013

    no WI this week again but i focused on tracking and non-stress-eating and that worked for me. have a good 4th of july!


    July 3, 2013

    I did weigh in this week, totally expecting the gain that I had. But you know what? I loved EVERY SECOND and EVERY BITE of Portland and would do it again in a heartbeat. : )


    July 3, 2013

    HW: 200+ when pg
    CW: 128.4 (+.2)
    GW: 120’s
    Age: 44
    Ht: 5’6

    Sounds like fitbloggin13 was a huge success! Great job for all your hard work and efforts. Something my mom once told me….you can’t make everyone happy all the time…so don’t sweat it.

    I’m thrilled that at my annual appt today they told me I lost 18 lbs since my appt a year ago. That made my day! A NSV this past week…I attended a work dinner with my husband and ran into a couple that I haven’t seen since last year at the same function…they both quizzed me about what I had been doing, how much weight I lost and if I was lifting weights. It was a terrific feeling!

    Have a great week!

    Stephanie @AthleteAtHeart

    July 3, 2013

    You…lady…are so smart. I need to have that convo with myself more often.

    And THANK YOU for Fitbloggin. Seriously. It was my first time and… wow. Meeting my “tribe” as everyone calls it just gave me hope in people again. I needed that.


    July 3, 2013

    HW: 215.5
    CW: 162.6 (-2.8)
    GW: 155
    H: 5’7″
    Age: 41

    Days to put on 5+ pounds and two weeks weigh-ins to take it off – I’m okay with that, especially since those two weeks had birthdays in them (one being mine!). Hoping to stay focused and active in the coming weeks and enjoy the summer in moderation. Love reading the Fitbloggin recaps, both on here and on others’ blogs. Congratulations on an amazing event, Roni – you totally earned that nap today!


    July 3, 2013

    Awesome. Awesome post. Thank you for sharing.

    Karen P

    July 3, 2013

    HW 187.4
    CW: 114.6
    GW: 113-117
    height 5’1″
    Age 47
    Months at goal weight 17
    Years trying to get to goal weight 40

    I lost 1 pound, returning from a 7 day cruise and 3 days of sight seeing at the port city. I weighed in every day the gym on the cruise ship was open. I walked a lot. I stayed with my food template to the best of my ability. I fueled for my activity, while staying -for the most part-food sober. I did overeat some mint jelly (sugar can be a trigger food) with some lamb- but I realized right away and corrected what I was doing.

    My body did not know I was on vacation, traveling. Just as it did not know when my dad died earlier in the month, or tomorrow when I officially enter menopause. I’m in charge. I’m strong and courageous to face my food addiction day in and day out. My food addiction does not take a day off, neither do I. Food sobriety is sweeter than any doughnut could ever be. No amount of walking can erase the insulin effects on my body and mind.

    It’s not my fault I have these things to face, but it sure is my responsibility to face it head on, and that means facing and dealing with my feelings, the scale, and my food.

    I’m doing the next 40 years on my terms- with a clear mind and as healthy as I can get. Our bodies keep perfect track, scale or no scale. Vacation, home, work. Onward!


    July 4, 2013

    I weigh-in but I don’t take the sticker–she said I was down and I still didn’t look. I walk and eat good food (lately too much of it) most of the time and this is better than doing nothing.
    Oh Roni you wrote once about your arms and the other day I picked up your cookbook to put away and noticed your picture on the back–I think the arms you have worked so hard for look better in the recent picture you posted with the story.
    Everyone have a safe and fun 4th of July.

    Sheri J

    July 4, 2013

    HW 305
    CW 244.2(-3.2)
    GW 150
    HT 5’3″
    Age 57

    I haven’t been here to weigh in since the middle of June. I’m finally able to say that 60 pounds have been shed! I don’t think I’ve ever lost more than 30 before. I don’t snack at night anymore. I may have a dessert with dinner but that is it for me for the night. I’ve learned that for me, scale # goal setting backfires (tried it middle of June). I was disappointed I didn’t reach that # in that time frame and it played with my head in a BIG way. I’ve found my live and let live relationship with the scale has suited me and helped me on this journey that started 18 months ago. Yes I weigh everyday (drs orders) but its more like you said for data. I don’t mind the daily swings and know they are normal. I am living life (MAJOR family issues going on now) and not worried about “on/off plan” because there is no plan.

    Martha McKinnon

    July 5, 2013

    Wonderful post. I’m glad to learn that I’m not the only one having these kinds of internal conversations! What you say is so true. If we are being honest with ourselves, there’s nothing that the scale is going to tell us that we don’t already know or can’t measure in some other less traumatizing way!!


    July 5, 2013

    HW: 148
    CW: 126.2 (-0.2)
    GW: 120-125
    HT: 5’2″
    Age: 35

    So, holding steady this week. Would really love to get my head together and get back within my goal range again – haven’t seen it since the end of April. Stayed in for the 4th – my husband and I have both been working long hours the last week and needed a day of quiet. Watched a marathon of “Lockup,” which for anyone unfamiliar is an MSNBC documentary series of life in various jails and prisons. I wouldn’t last a minute in those places, so there’s my motivation to stay on the straight and narrow!

    Karen H.

    July 5, 2013

    I didn’t have a weigh-in this week because I was on a 4 day hiatus between DietBets. I started the week down, but I’m pretty sure that by yesterday I was up a great deal. I’m ready to get back to it. I’m coming up with a plan for this month as I type. :-)