One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Me on ‘Today’ Today

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I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun I had on the “Today” show this morning. Everyone was amazingly friendly, welcoming and down to earth. I even had a chat with Brooke Shields once the segment was over! She came up to me and asked to try my burger, which was completely unexpected as the producers told us she wasn’t participating in our taste test because she was vegan. Apparently she’s not super strict and we all had a laugh because everyone made a big deal about nothing.

Joy Bauer was also super nice and really fun as well. Here she is with my mom.

Mom and Joy

Speaking of Mom, she had a BLAST! She was Instagramming away behind the scenes.

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I was not as active on Instagram because we weren’t allowed to take pictures in some of the areas but I did sneak a few after my hair and makeup were done.

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A girl can seriously get used to being pampered like that.

Once we were all primped and ready to go, Willie Geist introduced himself and then the camera went on …

I wasn’t THAT nervous. I had one goal: Mention GreenLiteBites, and I got it in and out of the way off the bat. And thank goodness I did! These TV segments are super speedy!

So there’s the story. I’m back home and watching Breaking Bad with The Husband. It was a great day and an amazing experience!

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    carla birnberg

    August 31, 2013

    So. Proud. Of. You. Reply

    Mish @ Eatingjourney

    August 31, 2013

    you look beautiful! I'm super proud of you for a lot of reasons... Reply


    August 31, 2013

    you look like a natural! and your makeup really does look fab. nothing wrong with being strong, fabulous, and pretty, right? Reply

    Christina Savage

    August 31, 2013

    You did awesome! Reply

    Chris Brown

    August 31, 2013

    Great job Roni! Congratulations! Reply


    August 31, 2013

    Saw it when I got home from work... you did a great job and looked fabulous... : ) Your burger would have been my pick... the others were just doctored up too much for me.. I like to keep it simple. Way to go girl... : ) Reply

    Alicia Hansen

    August 31, 2013

    I was unable to watch it live, so thank you so much for sharing the video here. You totally deserve all of this!! Reply


    August 31, 2013

    It's amazing that they fly you in and do all that for such a micro-segment. But I'm glad you got to go. I noticed the plug, way to go! Reply

    Emily Brown

    August 31, 2013

    You were awesome Roni! Great job! Your burger looks delish. I have the biggest crush on Willie Geist so I am excited you got to meet him! :-) Again, great job! Reply


    August 31, 2013

    Woohoo! Glad you had a great experience and got to spread the word. You always look good, but I love your glam selfies! Reply


    August 31, 2013

    Wow!! What an amazing experience!! So excited for you! Reply

    Tabitha Mason

    August 31, 2013

    Oh, I want to try all three of these! Reply

    Angela@Honey I Shrunk the Mom

    August 31, 2013

    That's so awesome, Roni! You have become quite a famous lady lately! :) Congrats! Reply


    August 31, 2013

    Didn't get to see it on TV, but did see the video. it's so awesome for you. I can say I knew you back when... Reply


    August 31, 2013

    Way to sneak the plug are gooooood ; ) Reply

    Kimberly Anne

    August 31, 2013

    So proud of you! I stayed glued to the tv to make sure I didn't miss your segment! Reply


    August 31, 2013

    This is so awesome! And I have to say that your burger looks the best! I've got to try it! Congrats on all your successes recently! :) Reply


    August 31, 2013

    You were the only one who got to talk! Love it! Reply

    Martha McKinnon

    August 31, 2013

    Very Cool! Love the the glamour look! I'm very happy for you, Roni. Reply


    August 31, 2013

    You did such a great job and your burger looks delish! Thanks for sharing the video. Reply


    September 1, 2013

    Congratulations, Roni! I'm so happy for you. Sound like you had a blast. I just went to the Today website and printed out all three recipes. I'm on vacation this coming week, so I'm going to try yours, Roni! Reply


    September 1, 2013

    You were awesome! So glad you had a fun day. Congratulations! Reply


    September 1, 2013

    You did a great job, Roni! Looked so natural and happy to be there! I think it's time for your own cooking show!! :) Reply

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    September 1, 2013

    Great job indeed! Reply

    Dawn Robinson

    September 3, 2013

    This is so awesome and you did a great job! It would be nice to get pampered like that everyday hu?!!! Reply


    September 3, 2013

    You are awesome. I definitely need to try that burger. Reply


    September 3, 2013

    You were amazing and I am totally making that burger next weekend! Congrats!! :-} Reply


    September 3, 2013

    You did such a great job! That was so awesome to watch!! Reply


    September 6, 2013

    You did a great job! I've been following you for YEARS and I feel (like others) that I "knew you when." Even though I know I don't REALLY know you. :) Out of curiosity, did you see traffic on Green Lite Bites pick up after it aired? Hoping so.. :) Reply


      September 6, 2013

      Nope. Not even a blip. It was kind of depressing. lol

    Jody R. Goldenfield

    September 6, 2013

    I recorded the whole ting - all 3 hours of the show plus the 4th hour which I record anyway! ;) You were amazing - like you do this all the time! I had no idea you were so tall!!!! :) You should have won! Reply

    Marina from Spain

    September 10, 2013

    You are so inspiring! I really like you! Even more because You watch Breaking Bad!! ;-) Reply