One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

About Roni

Roni Noone

Veronica “Roni” Noone started blogging in 2005 as a way to help stay accountable on her personal weight-loss journey. Seven blogging- filled years later, her mission is simple: inspire and share her ideas to live a lighter, healthier life. She does this through two of her blogs:

In 2008, Roni founded SkinnyMinnyMedia, LLC, a company designed to help her manage the business side of blogging. As a web publisher and healthy living blogger, Roni spends most of her time blogging and has recently published her first book. She also works with companies throughout the United States and plans an annual conference.

In 2010, Roni founded FitBloggin’, a conference to bring new and seasoned health and wellness, fitness and weight-loss bloggers together for knowledge, personal growth and networking. The conference has brought together bloggers and reputable sponsors such as New Balance, Quaker, JELL-O, Tide, WeightWatchers, The Laughing Cow, Sears, Eggland’s Best and many others for two years now.

Recognizing the power of blogging, Roni also started and maintains a supportive online community called BlogToLose. Today, BlogToLose has over 5000 members and it is consistently growing.

Roni has represented and consulted for a wide variety of clients in the health and fitness industry including: WeightWatchers, Kraft, Vitalicious, and Subway®, Johns Hopkins University, Quaker, NutraLite, The Laughing Cow and POM.

Roni has also gained notoriety by being published and quoted in many publications including: CNN, Women’s World, Women’s Day, and Wired. Her inspirational marathon story was featured in the wildly popular book, Operation Beauty. She also speaks at various events and conferences, including the recent BlogHer’10 conference. Click here here to see other press mentions.

Roni holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Masters of Science in Instructional Technology. She resides outside of Baltimore, Maryland where she enjoys being active online and outdoors with her husband and two sons.

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    June 1, 2012

    Hi Roni,

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    July 31, 2012

    Hi There,
    I really enjoy your site, in fact it has certainly motivated me to get on the journey. I too have been on yo-yo diets and quite honestly feel that weight has always been a struggle for me. I am 32, and just want to be healthy. Although I am not extremly over weight I really want to achieve a weightloss goal of 15lbs. As of May I started walking everyday but have noticed that the temptation of food still gets me. I look forward to getting receipes and tips from your site! Thanks for sharing !

    David King

    November 29, 2012

    Hi there,

    My name is David King. We haven’t met yet but I think I have an idea you may like. Professionally I specialize in helping businesses make a profit from their newsletters (marketing stuff) by doing strategic e-mail promotions.

    Here’s my idea: Now, I have no idea how many people you actually have on your forum/newsletter, but on average I help my partners get around $1 per email sent. So that means if you have 100 people subscribed, you’re looking at about an average of $100 profit. If you have 10,000 subscribers… $10,000. The range varies but I’ve never sent out a promotion in the past 2 years where all parties didn’t make money.

    Also… there is NO cost to you what-so-ever & there never will be.

    All you have to do is just reply & let me know if you’re interested & we can go over the details. Again, this won’t ever cost you a dime – EVER.

    So reply here, or shoot me an email at I’d love to work with you because I think your fans will really appreciate it & we stand to make a decent chunk of change together.

    Cheers & looking forward to talking soon.

    – David King


    June 3, 2013

    Hi! I’m Allan from the Philippines and I currently market a weight loss supplement. I’m wondering if you could give me your email so that I could contact you about a possible guest post in your site.

    Allan Bilolo


    January 24, 2014

    Hi Roni…I am a new reader and really love your posts. You are very relatable and down to earth. I am likewise on a journey to improve health and increase wellness. My biggest stuggle is that I am very overweight. Like you suggest I need to give myself a high five for accomplishments. From June to now I went down from 233 to 212. Still along way to go but on my way. I eat a Paleo style diet. I do a 2 boot camp classes a week which have helped alot. Still trying to increase the exercise i do and eat cleaner. I also juggle family, work, etc so me time is a high commodity. Thanks again for your blog, I look forwwar dto sharing your journey with you.


    April 17, 2014

    I loved this article on Psychology Today and think your readers would enjoy it. Will you post it on your blog? Here’s the link:

    King Freddie Villacampa II

    August 19, 2014

    Hi Roni. you are an inspiration to a new fitness blogger like me. Keep inspiring us. You are the first successful fitness blogger I know so far. Keep it up. I know this is too much of asking from you but can you visit my site and check out some of my post?-


      August 19, 2014

      Looking good but your about page seems broken. :(


    November 4, 2014

    Hello Roni,

    I contacted you a few days ago with a partnership proposal in my mind. I didn’t receive your reply and I thought that maybe you had never received my email

    I stumbled upon your site on Google, and I was very tempted to approach you to see if we could form a partnership.

    My name is Alec and I am the Affiliate manager at Blue Heron Health News currently Managed by Clickbank.

    Blue Heron Health News is widely recognized as the number 1 publisher for high quality natural health information.

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    I just needed to contact you to see if you would be willing to promote our services.

    In exchange I would be willing to offer you;

    • Commissions of 60-90% for each product sale

    • We have a variety of High converting promotional materials to boost your marketing campaigns, e.g., banners, Promo Emails etc

    • I would be happy to customize any marketing material upon request

    • We allow PPC Advertising on all our products

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    If this is something that may interest you, please contact me through this email address, or simply just sign up into our Affiliate program through this link

    Should you be open to other partnership opportunities, please know that I am earnest to hear from you.

    Thank you very much.

    Best Regards,
    Alec/Affiliate Manager


    December 22, 2014

    Hi Roni,

    My name is Alec and I work as an Affiliate Manager at
    I was very impressed by your recent blog post, “The Husband’s First 39th Birthday!” and I just needed to reach out and see if you would be interested in partnering with our company.

    We think you’d make a great partner because your target audience aligns with ours.

    I wanted to forward a brief summary in regard to;

    • What our site Purely Natural Cosmetics is related to, as it may be an ideal fit for your blog visitors, and subscribers.

    • What benefits you will receive as our partner
    Who we are

    Purely Natural Cosmetics sells Certified Organic Skincare & 100% natural body, hair & oral care products; mineral cosmetics & superfoods. We’re a No. 1 UK seller of Redmond Trading Co. brands; Redmond Healing Clay, RealSalt, Earthpaste, Re-Lyte

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    Here are some of the benefits you will receive as our partner:

    • 5% commission for ever referral you send and makes a purchase

    • Custom exclusive discounts you can offer to your audience

    • 30 day referral return period (cookie period)

    • Quick and easy sharing tools

    • Loads of promotional materials (banners, text links, coupon banners) you can use in your marketing campaigns

    • Custom Banners and review articles upon request

    • Monthly Newsletters with exciting promotions and discounts.

    • Dedicated Program manager always available to attend to your needs.

    We are confident you’d make a great promotional partner because Purely Natural Cosmetics will be a great compliment to all the great advice and guidance you’re already providing in your blog.

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    Please contact me at with any questions or comments, and I will be happy to assist you.

    I am really looking forward to hearing from you

    Best Regards,
    Alec/Affiliate Manager,