Hi, I’m Roni! I’m a mom, wife, web publisher, author, speaker, event organizer, wanna-be photographer, and overall geek. I used to teach web development full time at a community college. Now I blog for a living. Can you believe it?
I started blogging while pregnant with my first son in 2004. Creating a web page was a way for me stay in touch with friends and family while keeping them updated on our new addition.
This is a photo I shared of my belly on my original family blog, although the picture was supposed to be of my swollen feet.
I immediately became hooked on blogging. It gave me a way to be creative and communicate, two of my absolute favorite things to do — translation: I like to make stuff and I like to talk, A LOT.
At first, my pregnancy and new baby took most of my blogging energy.
Then I started to post about my weekly Weight Watchers meetings. After a few weeks I decided I needed a “Weight Watchen” page (the original name of this blog.) I started to use my blog as a means to vent, celebrate and share on my journey of reaching my weight-loss goals.
This is me in 1999, I had weight issues since my preteen years. Well, they were more “body image” issues but I digress — click here to read more about my weight history.
Weight Watchen really started to become a complete outlet for me, It was my shoulder to cry on, my friend to high five and my coach to report to (click here to see the original archives salvaged). I posted progression photos, recipes, tips, insights and pretty much anything else that inspired me. Sharing and inspiring others is/was/will always be very motivating to me. Honestly, it keeps me going.
In addition my own personal blogging endeavors, I launched a blog community called BlogToLose. Having reached my goals using this medium I thought it only fair to helps others reach theirs. I truly believe blogging can help people live a more conscious life, and living consciously is necessary if one is to lose weight and change habits. It took me YEARS to learn that and it’s one of the messages I want to share here, on Roni’s Weigh.
Never in a million years did I think my little community would become as popular as it did, BlogToLose now has over 7,000 members! I’m no longer active on it but I maintain the server to help support the community.
Since blogging became such a passionate, healthy outlet for me, I decided to gather those who feel the same way for a yearly conference. It’s called FitBloggin and I explain my motivation behind organizing it here in this post. I’m planning the sixth annual FitBloggin’ conference currently. It’s been a smashing success!
Here on Roni’s Weigh I share what goes through my head as a recovering dieter. I post race recaps and training ideas as a runner. I post about my day and my CrossFit obsession. I try to inspire and give tips on how to be active with the family by sharing my own. I answer reader questions and used to post a monthly podcast. Overall, this blog is my personal journal and I use it to inspire myself and others as I try to live a more conscious, healthy life.
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