One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Looming Saturday Thoughts

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Photo on 2013-11-16 at 11.41 #3

“Looming,” get it?

I got the 8-year-old a Rainbow Loom and it has taken over our lives.

Anyway, I don’t normally blog on Saturdays, but I just feel like getting out of my head. I used to end every day on the blog just reflecting on the day and I miss that.

Today was pretty relaxing. It started with a short run and workout. I haven’t blogged about it yet but I’ve signed up for my second CrossFit competition. I’m not as nervous as I was for my first. At least not yet. Come talk to me the morning of and I’ll be sweating bullets.

This particular competition is a team game, and I partnered up with a friend I made at the gym. We are both about the same age and interesting enough, have lost a significant amount of weight.

I’m not doing anything really special for my training accept trying to be consistent through the holiday season. My goal is CrossFit four days a week, 1 longer run (3+ miles) and one hot yoga session if I can squish it in.

My diet has been blah. So many people have emailed or left comments about going paleo but it’s just not for me. I recently joined a new CSA and I’ve been having fun figuring out how to eat all the fresh, regional produce I’ve been getting.

I like the balance I have between fresh foods and convenience items. It’s working for me and my family.

Besides the competition and the CSA I’ve had some big news I’ve been wanting to tell you for sometime but I wanted to wait until I was absolutely sure it was happening. And now that I’m sure it’s absolutely happening I’m freaking out a little.

A few months ago I got an email from “Ladies Home Journal.” They asked if I was interested in a story they were pitching. I can’t tell you the specifics at this time but let’s just say I felt I was the perfect fit. I said yes and they said they’d be in touch.

We had a few calls and the story was not only approved but they wanted to do a TV spot about it, too! They asked if I’d be willing to fly to L.A. for a photo shoot and an appearance on “The Doctors.”

Ummmmm, yeah!

At first I was in a state of disbelief. Anytime I was in contact with a daytime TV show, it always fell through so I didn’t want to get my hopes up. But as the weeks went by and the planning commenced I realized it was/is really happening!

Happening next week!

Normally I’m really good at distracting myself but this opportunity has been really on my mind. In a way I don’t feel ready. It’s hard to go into detail without telling you what the article/story is all about but let me just say it’s brought back a lot of feelings about my body and my current weight/goals.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how thin I was when I originally lost the weight and how, now almost 8 years later my goals are completely different. Now I’m stronger, fitter and, well, older.

I know I’m being really vague and I’m sorry.  I just don’t know how much I can share right now but I felt like venting a little about it.

I feel a little better already.

As for the article and “Doctors” episode, we are filming next week but it’s not scheduled to air until March. I will talk to them next week to see how much I can share about the topic. Regardless I’ll be blogging the whole experience while it’s happening.

OK, I better go. The Husband is waiting for me to watch a movie since we just put the kids to bed. We finally got our hands on “World War Z.”

Hope you are in the middle of an awesome weekend!

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There are 5 comments so far.


    November 16, 2013

    That’s awesome Roni!!!!! Have fun :):):)


    November 16, 2013

    Roni!!!! That’s amazing!!!! Congratulations!! You deserve it all sister :)
    Can’t wait for all the details!
    -Sammy @


    November 17, 2013

    How exciting!

    Have fun next week!!!


    November 17, 2013

    Congrats! I can’t wait to hear more. And knowing you and your story, I am really interested in knowing what they make of it! We both thought WWZ was a good movie. This weekend we re-watched The Hunger Games to get ready for Catching Fire!


    November 18, 2013

    That’s so exciting! Congrats!