One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Much to Say About Nothing

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I can’t seem to get out of my own head today. I have so many random things swimming around yet picking a starting point seems just so daunting

This morning I went to my yearly gynecological appointment and now I have a date with a mammogram machine and a pelvic ultrasound. My doctor thinks I may have endometriosis. She also urged me to see a gastroenterologist.  I haven’t really talked about it, but I’ve been having icky stomach issues for some time now. I’m not sure it relates but I’ve also experienced some nerve tingling in my left foot and it’s worrisome.

All these ailments make me feel so OLD and I don’t like it.


After my appointment I tried to get some work done but I just couldn’t focus. I was pondering lots of things like, my mom who has hip replacement surgery scheduled right after the holiday, my niece who celebrated her 11th birthday today, the in-house Rx CrossFit competition I’m participating in this Saturday (which I’m totally not ready for), the fact that Christmas is sneaking up on me and I have lots extra errands to run, the #wycwyc book and how nervous I am about it, the last two potential jobs I didn’t get, and the conference, which I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around. On top of all that I have a 9-Year-Old with attitude (we had a few incidents tonight) and a whiny 3-Year-Old that can’t sit still.

I’m feeling overwhelmed but ’tis the season, right?

GAH! Life is good, I’m just having a blah moment. Tomorrow will be better.   

  • 5:45 a.m.  Banana on my way to the gym
  • 7:00 a.m. Post-workout protein shake – Nature’s Bounty Protein made with 1% milk
  • 8:30 a.m. Finished off the last of the leftover sweet potatoes in another hash with spinach, peppers, bacon bits and 2 eggs, drizzled with sriracha.
  • 12:15 p.m. Leftover Slow-Cooked Sorghum With Turkey Sausage
  • 3:30 p.m. Hungry. Decided to experiment with a brussel sprout salad idea and it came out FABULOUS! See photo here. I’ll post recipe ASAP!
  • 6:30 p.m. Tuna steaks (LOVE when they go on sale!), brown rice and edamame. The 9-Year-Old was supposed to help me cook but it just didn’t work out.
  • 8:30 p.m. Popcorn and chamomile tea with a splash of chocolate liqueur.

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There are 10 comments so far.


    December 5, 2014

    I hear you!!!

    Keep your head held high, it could be worse:)

    I love your honesty and enjoy your blog. It’s funny how I can relate so closely to how you feel and I am very close to the same age.



      December 5, 2014

      Thanks :) I know I really have nothing to complain about. I was just feeling glum. I’m watching the kids play ninja in the living room before school and it’s making everything better. ;)


      December 5, 2014

      I hear you about feeling old. :) (you’re not, and neither am I btw!)


      December 5, 2014

      I KNOW! I keep reminding myself of that too! I’m trying to not replace fat talk with old talk but it’s creeping in there!

    Jeri Lyn

    December 5, 2014

    You ROCK, Roni!!! Most people your/our age (or any age) don’t do half of what you do & they’re EXHAUSTED!!!! Just like your book/motto, WYC WYC!!! Good that your nipping those health concerns in the bud/butt, no use procrastinasting!! Coming from the #1 procrastinator!! ;)
    Just do your best on Saturday & i’m sure it will be AWESOME!! Kind of like the “WYC WYC” my running coaches always tell me before a marathon (or 1/2) just do the best you day “today” not every race will be a PR, but do your best for “today”.
    As always, THANKS for all you do!!!


      December 5, 2014

      Thanks so much Jeri Lyn.. I appreciate it.


    December 5, 2014

    Hi, Roni. I really appreciate the inspiration I find on your blog. I’ve had lifelong digestive issues, and this year finally found a good solution through something called the low FODMAP diet. As someone who’s struggled with tummy aches even while eating “clean” it’s been a big relief to finally find out what my triggers are. I technically have IBS (which I hope you don’t) and this website was a big help in starting me down the road to healing.

    I know that the first step with a gastro dr. is usually a colonoscopy (fun, right?) to rule out serious issues. Then you can get tested for celiac disease, gall bladder trouble, etc. My advice before you go to all that testing is to try a week without any dairy and see if it makes a difference. If not, then it’s one thing you can cross off the list, but it’s definitely a common problem for many people. Best wishes on the journey to better health, and thanks for being so real on your blog!


    December 5, 2014

    Hi Roni,

    A few years ago I started having gastro problems and pins and needles, tingling, numbness in my hands and feet. At the time I didn’t connect the two and actually started having medical investigations for Multiple Sclerosis. To solve the gastro problems I did start cutting out the usual suspects, including gluten and I found that the tingling and numbness started to resolve.
    Now whenever I’m stressed and eat gluten or highly processed food, my toes go numb again. There is some evidence that the inflammation caused by gluten, sugar etc can cause some mild neuropathy.
    This might not be what you’re experiencing but thought it sounded similar to what I went through, so thought I’d let you know.


    December 9, 2014

    Mobility wod Kelly starrett -have you ever seen his videos for crossfitters? If not you might consider checking him out for some awesome life changing ideas about the body and muscle/fascia and connective tissues. Simple solutions first is what I like to try. Also his partner Jill miller and yoga tune up help me so much with body maintenance issues . Jill miller has videos on you tube using a squishy ball to roll out stuck areas in the body that can lead to tingling if a nerve is pinched from an alignment issue .its a great tool that I can’t recommend enough to everybody !


      December 10, 2014

      Watching him now. LOVE!