I had the pleasure today of having lunch with Roni from www.ronisweigh.com and www.greenlitebites. She could not have been nicer! We met at Water Tower Place at Mity Nice Grill. It was me, my sister, my niece and two other fantastic women, so I was glad it was a small group so we could actually have a conversation with her. For those of you who don’t know, Roni lost 70 pounds on Weight Watchers and has kept it off for several years. Her site is inspirational because in the beginning, you follow her weight loss and in the subsequent years, you learn how she balances being a Mom, working full time and trying to eat healthy and stay at goal. You feel like you really get to know her threw her blog because she not only posts recipes, but also video tapes making some of her recipes with her son. She gave us lots of tips on food blogging, how to advertise, and other great ideas she has used over the years. She was invited on behalf of Quaker Oats Company to come to Chicago for a conference this weekend. She and about 20 other food bloggers from around the country were invited. Other sites such as www.katheats.com, www.backinskinnyjeans.com and www.eatliverun.com andwww.pastaqueen.com to name a few. They were treated like queens by Quaker Oats, they were given great gift bags and they learned a lot about Oatmeal and about women’s health in general as well as new products like a pancake mix which is coming out in January. We had about a 3 hour lunch with non-stop talking about blogging, food choices, health and how everyone fits in blogging in their every day lives. It was a great afternoon! Thanks for lunch Roni!