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3 Reasons Weight Watchers Worked For Me

Roni of RonisWeigh.com

Roni from RonisWeigh is our guest blogger for January. You’ll recall she recently took runner-up for Best Diet Blog and her site GreenLiteBites won Best Healthy Recipe site category in our first Diet Site Awards. On her sites she shares her experiences with weight loss and maintaing a healthy life with her family.

I’ve tried everything from Atkins to the Zone to lose weight. In between there was the grapefruit diet, the Negative Calorie plan, Xenadrine, Phentermine, low-carb, no carb, no fat, fasting, you name it, I tried it. Nothing seemed to work. My weight fluctuated as much as 50 pounds throughout my 20s.

At age 29, after the birth of my son, I discovered Weight Watchers. I walked through the door desperate to get a hold on this weight issue thing and put the yo-yo dieting behind me forever.

To my surprise it worked!
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Recipes for Wonderful Wonton Wrappers

Roni from RonisWeigh is our guest blogger for January. You’ll recall she recently took runner-up for Best Diet Blog and her site GreenLiteBites won Best Healthy Recipe site category in our first Diet Site Awards. Today, Roni shares some of her original healthy and scrumptious recipes.

Wonton Pizza Bites by Roni

Wonton Pizza Bites by Roni

I admit it. I’m a appetizer-holic. I love them. From the first bite of the cheesy, greasy mozzarella stick to the last salty crispy crunch of stuffed potatoes skins, I always thought appetizers were actually better then the meals themselves. I’d routinely get the “sampler” at Denny’s and don’t get me started about the recent tapas craze here in Baltimore.

So what’s a girl to do? Is it possible to live a healthier slimmer life and still get in my finger food fix?

Of course it is!
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A Day in the Life of a Weight Watcher

roni We’re ringing in the new year with a good friend, Roni from RonisWeigh. You’ll recall she recently took runner-up for Best Diet Blog and her site GreenLiteBites won Best Healthy Recipe site category in our first Diet Site Awards. Today, Roni guest blogs about what a day is life for her as a Weight Watchers follower.

Hi, my name’s Roni and I’m a Weight Watcher.

Sounds cheesy, doesn’t it?

Well, it’s true! Never in a million years would I have thought to describe myself as a member of one of the more popular weight loss plans out there. I was a serial dieter. A yo-yo’er. I conceded to the fact that I would never be happy with my body. It was just the way it was.
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Guest Blog: Creative Food Ideas Keeps Things Fresh

Hi All! Being a guest blogger, I feel as though I have to introduce myself. My name is Roni and I normally blog over at my place, WeightWatchen.com. My claim to fame, if you will, is losing 70lbs on Weight Watchers, which I’ve kept off for 2 years now.

WeightWatchen.comOne of the things that helped (and helps) me become successful on this weight loss attempt (believe me, there were MANY attempts) was my willingness to try new foods. I think most of us now know that a successful weight loss plan needs to be something that we practice long-term. Dare I say a lifestyle with all the advertising that’s going on. Anyway, if the plan we choose has only specific meals or foods we can eat that may put us in a position of getting bored, returning to old eating habits and going off plan. Which may lead to disastrous results, like gaining even more weight (yes I’ve done that too).

So what’s the answer?

Well, it may lie in your refrigerator.

Shortly after I joined Weight Watchers, I hit my kitchen. Soon, I realized with just a little creativity and some practice (ok, ok A LOT of practice) I can make good healthy foods at home. Something I think that is very necessary for long-term weight loss success.

I’m not sure I would be where I am now (weight-wise, that is) if I didn’t get creative and keep things fresh in the kitchen. Now I know that not everyone has the ‘cooking gene’ but there are many resources out there to help give you ideas, hold your hand and even inspire you.

A few months ago I started GreenLiteBites where I share my kitchen adventures on cooking and eating light. I post about new foods I’ve tried, share my recipes, and even post tips.

Don’t worry, if an amateur blog isn’t your style, a lot of places are focusing on healthy, light recipes, like CookingLight.com, Healthy Cooking at TasteofHome.com and even the Food Network.

So I say, give it a try! Hit your kitchen and see what you can come up with, you may surprise yourself!
Thank you, Roni, for sharing your kitchen and weight loss insights with DietsInReview!