One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


A Sensational Sunday With a Supreme Giveaway!

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I have a confession:

Every Sunday I love taking photos throughout the day and then every Sunday night I’m like… Gah! Now I have to post them! And frankly, all I want to do is veg on the couch. Since my laptop died I’ve done ZERO work in front of the TV. But then I look at the photos and I realize how awesome it will be to look back at random days of my life.

What am I saying? I already love to do that!

Anyway, there are, like, a billion things floating through my head I want to get out. Thankfully I can let the pictures do most of the talking.

This is how my day started.


A 3-year-old and Peppa Pig. I mean, it doesn’t get much better than that!

Once I got downstairs I checked on my overnight oats experiment.


Green Tea and Almond. It came out great! I’ll be sharing on GreenLiteBites ASAP!

These two came down all smiles and giggles.


They are such great brothers. It’s so fun to watch.

Egg cracking and cooking lessons.


The boys split a bacon omelet but someone needed a little incentive to finish.


I am NOT against the bargain. The egg was finished. The cookie was enjoyed. Win-win. The way I see it, he’s getting used to lots of flavors and textures, which will lead to a diverse eater later — at least that’s my hypothesis. So far it seemed to work with his older brother.

I ate my overnight oats but my stomach was still rumbling so I made a quick snack before my run attempt.


Cocoa-Dusted Banana Bites are one my favorite go-tos.

I got ready for my run and realized I had the perfect shirt to match my new sneaks!


That was The Husband’s one attempt at a shot. He’s just not into the picture taking. lol

I decided to splurge on a new pair of sneaks considering all the foot problems I’ve been having.


I went with Brooks Women’s Ravenna 5‘s and I love them!

Unfortunately, I didn’t love my run. I’m not sure if it’s my foot or my neck or my head but I just couldn’t find my groove. My plan was to attempt 5 miles so I could report back to the podiatrist and physical therapist. Well, my foot didn’t hurt the same way but I still have pain down the side of my left ankle.  I walked most of it.

I came home very disappointed. My training was going so well up until 2 darn weeks ago! I was loving the long runs and really felt like I was making progress.

I just keep reminding myself that it’s not the end of the world. I’m doing what I can when I can. I’d rather walk and avoid injury than not attempt it at all.

Next weekend is the Baltimore Half. I’m still not sure what I’m going to do yet. I have to see how the week pans out.

I came home to these two monkeys running around.


I probably should not have been letting them do that but they were having so much darn fun!

I put dinner in the crockpot…


Simple Chicken and Oat Stew With Northern Beans. I used my frozen homemade broth, which is why it looks funky.

With dinner on, a family game of hide and seek!


Then a mini figure opening lunch party.


We collect them. It’s so fun to do as a family.

My two favorite this series…


For lunch I had Chopped Avocado, Cucumber and Beet Salad and it was DELICIOUS!


Totally a new favorite of mine.

After lunch a little reading.


We are upgrading to the new quantum boxes and our fear of it being a big ordeal was realized.

I checked in on dinner and discovered I put in WAY too much broth.

I forgot I froze 2 cups per bag and ended up using 8 cups instead of 4 for my recipe.

Everyone got a good laugh and then I said, “Well, it looks like soup tonight!”  I added a bit more oats and another chicken breast just to help it spread a bit.

During the box upgrades we moved the entertainment center and found this…


I totally forgot someone sent it to me last year. I never even opened it! To be honest, I was on some list for workout DVDs and I just don’t do them. They aren’t my thing so I have a box full of them all unopened. I should start a giveaway a week or something.

Speaking of, if you are interested in the Supreme 90 Day system, which is a $50 value according to Amazon— leave a comment letting me know. I will then pick a random winner Saturday and announce in next Sunday’s post.

No shipping restrictions on this since I’m handling. :)

Back to my Sunday…

Someone was not very happy they have to clean up their mess.


Someone else was not very happy they have to clean up the bathroom…


Ahh, the joys of parenthood: dealing with whiny kids who never want to do anything.

After chores we played a family game of Candy Land.


Dinner came out pretty good considering my misstep.


Everyone actually ate it!

After dinner I made lunch for the 3-Year-Old: Sunflower Seed Butter on Whole Wheat, Pomegranates, Carrots and a fruit leather.


I  haven’t updated my School Lunch Section in a while mostly because Little Bean’s new school doesn’t send home his leftovers.

During dinner I roasted a butternut squash plus the bulb of another so I could use it during the week.


I saved the other half of the second squash so I can make butternut squash fries. :)

The squash came out and the seeds went in!


I just rubbed a little coconut oil on them, sprinkled with salt and roasted at 225 until dried and crunchy. These are a favorite of the 9-Year-Old. He can’t wait until we do our pumpkins!

Before bed we cleaned up and played a little game of vacuum chase. I set the timer on the camera and shot a few random pictures. This was the best one.


That’s it! My complete Sensational Sunday. I’m about to pop some popcorn and watch the season premiere of Walking Dead. I can’t wait!

Hope you have a great weekend! Don’t forget to leave a comment if you want a chance to win the DVD set.

Good Luck!  

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There are 37 comments so far.

    Victoria Turner

    October 12, 2014

    A new workout DVD is always worth a try. Include me in the draw when you do it.

    Erika Sneeringer

    October 12, 2014

    Yes please, coubt me in. Id love a new workout dvd.


    October 12, 2014

    Just had a baby 9 days ago, so I would love a new workout DVD that I can do at home once I’m medical cleared to do so.


    October 12, 2014

    DVDs are my new challenge, so I would love them.


    October 12, 2014

    Hey Roni – it’s your favorite cheesehead fan from Wisconsin! I would love to win your DVD box set :) Pick me!! Pick me! :)


    October 12, 2014

    I’d love the chance to win the DVD set! I’m always looking for new at-home exercise options, thank you!!


    October 12, 2014

    I’d love the DVDs! So much fun to read your Sunday posts! Thanks for sharing!


    October 13, 2014

    Awesome, I love doing DVD’s in the winter!


    October 13, 2014

    Hi roni, would love a new workout..266lbs and counting down..

    Julie P

    October 13, 2014

    I work out mainly from home and 99% of that time is with dvds. I would LOVE to try these!


    October 13, 2014

    Enter me, please! Just had to cancel my gym membership, so why not!? ;-)


    October 13, 2014

    I would love to give it a try!

    Janelle H

    October 13, 2014

    Workout videos are my favorite way to exercise!! I would love to try this one!!


    October 13, 2014

    I’ll try the DVD set. Love your Sensational Sundays…


    October 13, 2014

    I would like to try the DVD’s. They are nice alternative to the gym some days.


    October 13, 2014

    I finally have my husband exercising with me! This looks like a “manly” workout that we can do together!


    October 13, 2014

    I would love these DVDs! How can I get on the same mailing list as you? :)


    October 13, 2014

    The DVD set sounds amaxing.


    October 13, 2014

    Looks like a wonderful Sunday! I might have to try your running shoe type next. I have Brooks ghosts and they bother my arches. Good luck with your injury recovery! I’m sure you’ll be back to your normal self in a little while.

    Tiffany Walker

    October 13, 2014

    I’ve thought about ordering that DVD set. Other than the not-so-great run, it looks like a great Sunday to me!


      October 29, 2014

      You won!! :)


    October 13, 2014

    Winter is coming, so DVDs are the best way to stay in shape!


    October 13, 2014

    I love to work out to DVD’s


    October 13, 2014

    Love DVD workouts too. Can’t run too much anymore, so I do the DVDs.

    I read your blog all the time. I don’t comment much. But I really like to read your point of view on things. So I want to thank you for putting so much time into your blog.

    Kathren M

    October 13, 2014

    I would love the DVD workout, I work out to DVD’s and by using the Wii workout games a lot since my Plantar Fasciitis started acting up. I’m afraid to go too far from the house and not be able to make it back. Love your blog, keep up the good work, you’re such an inspiration.


    October 13, 2014

    I love your sunday posts. :)

    Davney Dell Nowak

    October 13, 2014

    Interested in the DVD! I’m a nursing mama, and my baby doesn’t let me get too far away, so DVD workouts are what I’ve been turning to lately :)

    Brenda Gayle

    October 14, 2014

    I would love a chance to win the dvd set, the weather here in Michigan wont be staying nice for long so inside workouts are a big plus!

    Maria B

    October 14, 2014

    I enjoy your Sunday posts. They are what makes our ordinary lives so wonderful. I also appreciate the chance to win the dvd set.


    October 14, 2014

    I like workout DVDs. Please include me in the drawing. Thank you!


    October 14, 2014

    I would love to have the DVD set to work out to!!!! I can’t afford a gym membership so maybe this would help!!


    October 15, 2014

    My downstairs neighbors might not like me owning the exercise DVDs, but I’d sure love to have them regardless! Thanks for the opportunity, Roni!


    October 15, 2014

    Hey Roni. I don’t want the DVD’s. I just thought it was awesome to see how many people are following you. Don’t you think?!?! You really are making a difference in peoples’ lives. Keep up the good work!

    mary Mc

    October 15, 2014

    Hi Roni~I would like to try the DVDs~Thanks for the consideration~


    October 17, 2014

    I’d love to try this DVD!


    October 19, 2014

    I am a home DVD junkie, but I do not have this one. I’d love to give it a try!

    Patricia Stout

    October 20, 2014

    I don’t need the Dvd but I did want to say I completed the Supreme 90 day workout. these are FANTASTIC workouts and not as long as some of the other systems!! So whoever gets it will hopefully love it as much as I did. I still pop some of the workouts in sometimes.