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Another Whirlwind Wednesday Weigh In!

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I can honestly say I didn’t even THINK of the scale this morning. 

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Not one thought.

This past week has been a whirlwind to say the very least. Tomorrow I’m hopping on the train to NYC, I have rehearsal at 4:15 and then Friday morning I’ll be on the “Today” show live.

LIVE as is in millions of people will be seeing me.

Mind. is. blown.

I can’t even think about it. I’m on total autopilot. I did have to squish in appointments to get my eyebrows and hair done. I’m so bad with that stuff. Seems like a few minutes on national TV gave me the proper motivation to take care of myself a little. Unfortunately I’m still wearing the same nail polish on my toes since FitBloggin. Yeah, it’s bad. I hope I can find some remover in my bathroom so I can at least clean up them up. lol

I feel like I have a million things to say but can’t actually get them out of my head. So I’m going to cut this short for you. I’m also, again, apologizing for a late weigh-in post.

However, I noticed not many actual weigh-ins happening! What’s been going on? I hope everyone’s been trucking along and just not commenting. PLEASE tell me that’s the case! 



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Discussion

There are 35 comments so far.

    Imacrazymomof4

    August 28, 2013

    Congrats on all your amazing happenings! I haven’t been around much, squeezing the last of summer out before the kids headed back to school. They finally went back yesterday and I’ve been having great mom exercise time paddle boarding and hot yoga. It’s been so good I actually feel a little guilty…

    I’m not even sure what my last weight was when I last weighed in here, if it was 4, 5, or 6 weeks ago.

    HW 200+ when pg
    CW 130.6
    GW 120’s
    Age 44
    Ht. 5’6

    Considering its been a wild summer I’m not too concerned that I’m up a smidge, because last August 29th I weighed 154, so I’ll take the smidge. It’s hard to believe a year ago was 24 lbs heavier…and today was my 365 day of mfp! It’s all good. Hope everyone is having a great week!

      RoniNoone

      August 29, 2013

      I just tried paddle boarding and I LOVED it. Don’t feel guilty you need to do things for YOU now and then!

    Dukebdc

    August 28, 2013

    I’m still here. Still holding at 130-131ish – a good few pounds over where I like to hang out. It’s all added up over the summer. I have a long weekend away in a rural area without computers or cell phones coming up, and hope to gain some inner peace and stop fighting myself so much.

      RoniNoone

      August 29, 2013

      Good for you! Unplugging a few weeks ago was so good for my soul. I hope you find the inner peace you are looking for.

    Larissa Cook

    August 28, 2013

    HW 286
    CW 231
    GW 160-180
    Age 28
    Height 5’7″

    I had an awesome week!! I started eating somewhat pale (some of it I don’t agree with). Just enough to cut out some carbs without having to carb count (I hate counting anything that I have to look up on the internet). It knocked me off the plateau I was on though!! Hope everyone is in forward motion :)

      RoniNoone

      August 29, 2013

      You mean paleo, right? Just checking in case I missed a new diet trend! lol

    jenn@slim-shoppin.com

    August 28, 2013

    So excited for you Roni

      RoniNoone

      August 29, 2013

      Thanks!!

    valerie

    August 28, 2013

    I had a great weigh-in this morning!!! Super excited to be down 10 pounds since June. It’s slow and stead but it’s coming off and I couldn’t be more excited!!!

    Congrats on getting your message out there!!!

    Suzie

    August 28, 2013

    How exciting! I’ll be watching for you on the Today Show. I completely forgot to weigh in last week, I was much more concerned with sending my baby to the sitter for the first time while I attended some work meetings. I weighed myself this morning and had a slight half pound gain. My weight seems to fluctuate by up to 3 pounds from one day to the next depending on when I last red the baby so I’m not too worried about it!

      RoniNoone

      August 29, 2013

      I wouldn’t be either. I hope the sitter experience went well!!

      Suzie

      August 29, 2013

      Baby did great at the sitter and it was nice to have some adult conversation!

    PerfectImperfect

    August 28, 2013

    I post weigh-ins on my blog but I like reading your weigh-in/not weigh-in posts. I hope you can squeeze in a mani-pedi somewhere — you deserve it!

    Congrats on all this media attention. I hope I can catch you Friday morning.

      RoniNoone

      August 29, 2013

      Thanks so much! :)

    Peggy

    August 28, 2013

    I haven’t commented in a while. Roni, I think it is great that you are having these new experiences! Your message is a valuable service of love and acceptance. There are a lot of people who need support toward self-acceptance and self-compassion. So go forth and gab!

    On a more prosaic note, since, after all, this is a Wednesday weigh-in…

    Can anyone recommend a scale that is consistently accurate? They all seem to vary 0 – 1/2 pound, even if you step on it 15 minutes later. Mine used not to do this, but now it is a few years old and it does this quite a bit (it’s just a $20 scale I purchased at Walgreen’s). I went to Bed Bath & Beyond and tried out a couple of the floor samples, costing $30-40, and they all did this, too. Or is this something I should just live with? As long as the scale is not more than .5 pound off, I don’t care too much. I’m more focused on exercising regularly and eating healthy. That’s the key to getting the numbers down, not having a super accurate scale. But it would be nice. Thanks!

      RoniNoone

      August 29, 2013

      Honestly I think it’s something you should just live with. Worrying about 0-1/2 scale variances will only drive you batty. If your focus really is eating healthy and exercising then just use the scale to see your average weight and if it’s progressing up or down. Don’t get bogged by the details. Just my opinion and one that has taken me a long time to realize myself. :)

      That being said this is a version of the scale I use and is seen in my weigh in photos: http://bit.ly/myScalehttp://bit.ly/myScale

      Peggy

      September 1, 2013

      Yes, I think you’re right. Thanks for the feedback!

    Brenda

    August 28, 2013

    I’m so happy for you! Looking forward to seeing you on the today show.

    I’m finally starting to go down, after my 5lb gain since beginning of July.
    So down 2!!! I have kept up with the tracking although I think what really is helping is watching my processed food intake. I need to keep that up and also great back to my consistent workouts.

      RoniNoone

      August 29, 2013

      I’m right there with you on the processed stuff. Trying to keep it to a minimum although failing at night. :(

    Annalisa982

    August 29, 2013

    I wanted to say thank you for being an inspiration. I have finally bit the bullet and joined WW. I’ve tried everything else, and even after losing weight, I find myself now at my highest weight ever. I go to my first meeting on Monday, and I am not actually excited. I’ve never been scared of starting a new weight loss plan before (I’ve done it like 60 times in the last 15 years) but today, as I submitted the payment for membership, I found myself feeling afraid, sad, and emotional. I know that I have to do this to become the person I want to be… the real me. So today I weigh in at 199.7lbs. Down 1 lb from last week. It’s a start. http://credences.blogspot.com.au/

      RoniNoone

      August 29, 2013

      “I know that I have to do this to become the person I want to be… the real me. ”

      NOOOOOOO you ARE the person you want to be right NOW. How does what the scale say change that? Losing weight will not uncover a new you it will just help you fit into a smaller size dress. You are and will always be you regardless of how much you weight. Please remember that.

      Annalisa982

      August 29, 2013

      Thanks Roni. It’s nothing to do with weight. It’s about the sitting on the couch, wasting time, wasting life, eating until I’m super over full, no energy for anything. The real me is active, sporty, involved in groups and out there… Living life. It’s not the weight. It’s my inactivity that is holding me back. Habits I need to break, and new habits I need to build. Weight loss is a plus, but I want to be energy-filled again, and sitting on this couch (yeah the one I’m on right now) is crap. Okay. Putting on a swimsuit, and off to so some laps :) beautiful Brisbane spring day, and it’s time I’ve made the most of it :) Thanks!!!

      Peggy

      September 1, 2013

      Hey, Annalisa (by the way, you have a beautiful name),
      Just wanted to say, don’t be discouraged. If you find yourself slipping back into old ways, tell yourself that the slip-up is just your conditioned behavior asserting itself, nothing more. Don’t beat up on yourself, though I know that’s hard not to do, because self-criticism is also a strong habit, too. The slip-up doesn’t mean that you can’t do it. Numerous slip-ups are something you can expect and they are normal. The way to (gradually) un-do conditioned behavior is to tell yourself, both during and after overeating, that overeating is just that, conditioned behavior. It is not who you are as a person. As a person, you are worthy, important, and deserving. That is the truth. This internal dialog with yourself is crucial, because the self-talk IS your relationship with yourself. When you talk with kindness to yourself, you are having a supportive relationship with yourself. You need that, not just for losing weight, but, as you wrote, for living life. Then, do something to enact your inner dialog. Try your best to do something good for yourself that doesn’t involve food: do some laps, just like you wrote. Take a relaxed walk. Read a pleasureable book. Whatever you do, do it with compassion to yourself. This describes the core of how I changed my own bad habits that were exactly how you described – sitting on the couch, wastiing life – that defined every day of my life for a period of two years, while I was burned out at a stressful job. As well, now that I think about it, this was how also I recovered emotionally from a traumatizing break-up that left me depressed for two years (separate period that the burn out ). So I know. There’s more, but that’s the core of it. Many times, self -talk — forgiving myself for slip-ups (overeating, oversleeping) — was all I could manage. Eventually, I changed. It was incremental. Looking back on it, my self-talk was crucial. It also helped that I had a really good therapist who often strengthened my self-talk by becoming indignant on my behalf whenever I beat up on myself. He’d listen to me for a while, then he would say, “You do NOT deserve even a SMIDGET of the criticism you give yourself…” and go on in that vein for the rest of the session. He was great. But you know, therapy is one hour, once a week. All those other hours and days of my life, I had to do all the work on my own, inside. GOOD LUCK!

    run4fun

    August 29, 2013

    I don’t know about everyone else, but I haven’t been trucking along, unfortunately. I hurt my hip flexor and I have had a lot of work to do lately, and I allowed weighing in to fall by the wayside. I just need to make time for meal planning and exercise the way I used to. I’ll hop on the scale tomorrow and see where I’m at.

      RoniNoone

      August 29, 2013

      It’s all about priorities and sometimes we get shoved to the bottom. it happens. Pick yourself up dust yourself off and move on. Regardless of what the scale says today you have to take care of you.

    cmcbrown

    August 29, 2013

    I know you don’t believe in the scale, but I weigh everyday. I’m in a different place than you are. While I lost the weight a year ago, if I don’t weigh, it starts sneaking back up… even with exercising almost every day.

      RoniNoone

      August 29, 2013

      Never said I don’t believe in the scale. It’s just not what I need nor want for myself right now. If it wasn’t for daily weighing I wouldn’t have made it to where I am today.

    Annie@fuelfitnessdiaries.com

    August 29, 2013

    I think it depends on who you are and where you are with your weight loss for whether the scale really matters. I got through phases where Im really focusing on losing and I need to weight every day. Other times I can weigh once a week. Im an advocate of regular weighing for those who struggle with weight maintenance, but everybody is different. I say if right now not weighing is working for you, and you feel good and your clothes are fitting….then get that scale outta here. You may find a time where the scale becomes necessary again. but I say just roll with whatever works for now!

      RoniNoone

      August 29, 2013

      Yup, that’s pretty much my philosophy and what I try to tell people with the weigh ins.

    davismauldin

    August 29, 2013

    WOW! National TV… I’m impressed and glad that I found your blog this afternoon.

    Theresa

    August 29, 2013

    I try to weigh every day and if not, every other day, it just keeps me in check. I’ve been a little more cautious these past 3 weeks as I severely sprained the ligaments in my ankle so I cut out most of the processed foods and have been having smaller portions because I just can’t work out/cardio like I usually do. So far, so good, I’ve been holding steady! Can’t wait until I can start running again but I’ve been told a level 3 sprain is worse than a break :(

    Theresa

    August 29, 2013

    Excited to see you tomorrow on the Today show! Will definitely tune in :)

    DeniseH

    August 29, 2013

    I have no cable, so I can’t watch you on the Today.show. Any other way I can watch it? :)

    Ashley

    August 30, 2013

    Congrats on all the wonderful things that have been happening for you lately. You deserve it! You are awesome! :)
    I had a pretty good week. Stuck with my food journaling well. Didn’t lose quite as much as I had hoped, but I still had a loss.

    HW: 207
    CW:173.8 (-.4)
    GW:165

    Kimberly Anne

    August 31, 2013

    Here! lol…just totally behind on blog reading. I’ve been at a standstill for the past few weeks, but I am okay with that. Contemplating stepping away from the scale for a bit all together.