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Kim commented on Joni's blog post Pregnancy and Infant Loss remembrance day
"I had the same thing happen to me.  I was 27 weeks pregnant and had to wait 3 days after hearing the news before the doctor induced labor to deliver my son.  I have two healthy children now but it still doesn't take away the horrible…"
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"Hey thanks for your comment on my post... it helped me feel better! WOW a 10 pounder, all natural... you're amazing. I definitely want to go natural, whether or not I'll have him at home I'm not sure. Hope things are going well with…"
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Pregnancy and Infant Loss remembrance day

New post on the "other blog". Not uplifiting but something I needed to do for my own process. More
Oct 16, 2010
Tricia commented on Joni's blog post to blog or not to blog
"So glad you posted, Joni. I really missed your posts. This was amazing. Thanks for sharing! And I think you are so brave for making all those MAJOR life changes."
Oct 12, 2010
Joni commented on Rachel's blog post 22 Weeks Pregnant
"Rachel... I don't know if you read my blog but I gained 20 pounds before getting pregnant (on purpose at the request of my husband) and then 50 during the pregnancy. I had probably gained about 30 by 22 weeks also. First, let me tell you…"
Oct 12, 2010

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About Me:
I am a 38 year old mother of five (1, 2, 13, 15 and 17 yrs). I'm recently married for the second time to the guy I fell for at the 6th grade spelling bee and we have a brand new baby. I never battled weight until after having my babies. In fact I'm one of those 'ate anything she wanted and never gained' type of people (I know I'm not alone). But one day I realized that without paying attention to the scale I had really packed it on!! I lost 40 lbs on WW in 2003 and kept it off until I started working nights as a RN and eating to stay awake! I let the weight creep up on me and just really didn't care.

I was shocked to step on the scale in June 2008 and find that I weighed 178 (though my Drs office shows me weighing 182 in April). So I started WW June 29th and reached goal in November. I did a little up and down through the holidays and recommitted myself to be under 140 in January 2009. In the summer of 2009 my marriage ended and a new relationship began. I became pregnant quickly (intentionally) and now I find myself in that weight loss place again.

Through this journey I've become an avid runner. I can't believe I'd ever call myself a runner but I AM ! :) I haven't run since the early part if my pregnancy so I'll be working on that again. I'm also a yogi and practice at least some yoga daily. Yoga keeps me centered and helps me to focus on my goals both internal and external. It's a great way for me to stop and savor.

I am a Registered Nurse with our local Hospice. I'm proud to say that I've made permanent lifestyle changes. I reach for apples instead of cookies. I run, walk and ride my bike more than I drive and fitness is part of my routine.


Starting Weight (July 2008): 178 (but my doctor says it was 183). I weighed 195 when I delivered this baby
Lowest weight: 120 something (too low)
Current Weight: 166 - 3 weeks Postpartum
Goal Weight: ? :)
Plan of Choice:
High Fiber, Weight Watchers
Workout Philosophy:
I'm a gym rat ALL the way, I'm a Running Fanatic, I love lifting weights

I will conquer the snack food, fat and my negative thoughts!

Weight progress:

I took off the complete weight history because it was just tooo long, but essentially I started WW @ 178 pounds in July (thought my highest weight according to the doc was 182). I reached goal of 137 in November (then up a little in January). Then decided that maybe I'd have to settle for 140 then ultimately re-evaluated my goal and decided I wanted to be around 135 but wouldn't obsess about it ... In any case I'm getting there. But I call myself a maintainer anyway.


2/25/2009: 144.4
3/2/2009: 142.2
3/12/2009: 139.2 :)
3/19/2009: 136.8 WOWSERS (I haven't seen less than 137 since 1995)
3/26/2009: 138.4
4/2/2009: 138.8
4/9/2009: 136.8
4/16/2009: 136.6
4/23/2009: 137.2
4/30/2009: 137.2
5/7/2009: 136.2
5/14/2009: 134.8 DOUBLE WOWSERS (I haven't seen less than 135 since high school! and I think I'm finally DONE)
5/21/2009: 135.6
5/28/2009: 134.2
6/4/2009: 132.2.
6/11/2009: 131.4
6/18/2009: 131.0
6/25/2009: 129.8
7/2/2009: 128.2
7/31/2009: 128.8
8/8/2009: 126.8

I'm working on not being number obsessed... Staying accountable while not over the top. I will post them though so that I have to keep track and visually see what I'm doing. :)

My other blog (because I needed one more thing to do)...

My birth blog

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss remembrance day

Posted on October 16, 2010 at 12:50pm 1 Comment

New post on the "other blog". Not uplifiting but something I needed to do for my own process.

to blog or not to blog

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 10:30am 2 Comments

I'm cheating. I'll admit it. I just don't have time for two blogs so here is my Other blog post.

That blog can be found here: http://

So recently I've contemplated the concept of restarting the blog... and I found myself asking the following… Continue

food logging flogging

Posted on July 30, 2009 at 4:36am 4 Comments

Soooo this is the first week I am trying to just write down what I eat and not enter it into livestrong. Entering every bite and accounting for every calorie in helpful is the sense that I do know exactly what is going with my intake, I'm very Type A that way, as well as what energy I am expending with my daily workouts. But, that being said, I really want to get away from this sort of food/calorie/workout obsession that I have. I mean I found that if one day my calories didn't balance out at… Continue

drinking my dinner

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 9:52pm 2 Comments

well it's a typically hot California day and I just returned from the gym session of elliptical and weight lifting. Ouch. The burritos I had planned for the rest of the fam just didn't sound appealing so I whipped up a quick little smoothie/post workout recovery drink. I tried to pack it with all the nutrients I could fit in there without making it taste like a protein shake (which I don't like). It turned out so amazing that my youngest child drank half and i had to make more! Of course a… Continue

maintenence and record keeping...

Posted on July 20, 2009 at 4:20pm 1 Comment

I posted this to the maintainers group but I'm going to blog it as well because I know that many of you may have advice for me... if so THANKS :)

Hey folks!! Hoping some of you can share advice on how you are dealing with going from strict food journaling and weighing. I'm currently still weighing everyday and recording every bite in the livestrong app on my phone. I'm feeling really ruled by this constant recording but I keep doing it I think primarily because I don't trust myself.… Continue

Comment Wall (78 comments)

At 12:43pm on July 10, 2008, Bonnie said…
You are really just so cute....and I so admire your profession. Ater I had my first son at age 18 1/2, I've always wanted to be an OB nurse. But it just didn't happen since I was divorced by the time that son was 5 1/2 and so I always had to have a full time job to support us and my 2nd son born 3 years later.

I also like your style of writing. Good luck on your weight'll be there in no time at all!

At 7:03pm on July 10, 2008, Joni said…
Thanks Bonnie! And good luck to you as well (and you know it's never too late ;o)
At 1:12pm on July 15, 2008, dd said…
Hey, Joni! A fellow central valley-ite! I joined the site recently, and noticed your location and start date were similar to mine. Best wishes on the weight loss, and on keeping things balanced with your challenging schedule.

Have a great day!

At 1:36pm on July 15, 2008, dd said…
Kingsburg...small world! : )
At 2:11pm on July 15, 2008, dd said…
LOL! Thought you might work together, after reading your profile. YES...we go to church together, amongst other things. Great family and awesome friends.
At 3:13pm on July 15, 2008, dd said…
Kendra's an amazing mom, too! Her son was in my class this year, and I have to say, he is probably in my top 20 favorite people of all time. They've done an awesome job raising him.

I was going to ask you (in light of your "angry post"), is the new scale your own or is there a new one at your WW meetings? I would be frustrated, too. Fortunately, my scale at home almost exactly 2 lbs. heavier than the WW scale. Kind of a relief. But the scale head games can definitely do a person in. Remember that bodies do strange things sometimes due to metabolic and hormonal changes...and keep doing what you know works. It will pay off in the long run. Because I have such a short attention span, I decided I would set small goals for myself this time (in 5-lb. increments). When I get to my 10%, I'm heading to the store to go shopping. Of course, I want that to happen by the time school starts, so I can buy some new work that motivates me to keep on, keeping on.

When you feel discouraged, remember that you've done this before, so you can do it again!

- dd
At 11:08am on July 17, 2008, Bran said…
I am also a L&D RN! I totally feel the frustrations you do with take-out and trying to stay OP while working nights. Do you do High Risk OB?
At 6:00pm on July 17, 2008, Bran said…
We do about 250-300 births a month but we are the university center. We get all of those pre-e girls.
At 1:50am on August 12, 2008, dd said…
Wow! How is it in Week 4? Are the workouts do-able? So far I love the workouts because I don't feel like I have to run myself completing ragged before I get a little breather with the brisk walks in between. I'm hoping this whole "easing into the running" thing will work out...
At 7:30pm on August 12, 2008, dd said…
A little frustrating to work that hard and be gaining/not losing? I'd be VERY frustrated. I really feel for you and your crazy work schedule. I can only imagine how that would throw the point counting for a loop. I hope you find the key to why this plateau thing is happening. Hang in're making all the right choices.

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