Roni started blogging in 2005 as a way to help stay accountable on her personal weight-loss journey. She's been motivating and sharing her passions online ever since. Her mission is simple: inspire and share her ideas to live a lighter, healthier, more conscious life.

Roni's Story

Once an assistant professor of multimedia and web technology, Roni Noone changed her career path drastically after blogging about her 70 pound weight loss.

Roni Doing Yoga

In 2005 Roni started a blog to help her stay accountable while trying to lose weight. This wasn't the first time Roni dieted but it ended up being her last. Roni Noone - Founder/Organizer/Crazy Person Roni used her blog, Roni’s Weigh, to not only shed 70 pounds, but to start a running habit, get over a fear of weight training, complete her first (she's working on a second) marathon and run seven Tough Mudders, yes, seven.  

Blogging became a complete creative outlet for Roni. Within 2 years she launched a second blog called GreenLiteBites to share her food ideas. Recognizing the power of blogging, she also started a supportive online community called BlogToLose, where now more than 6,000 users are blogging to reach their own weight-loss goals.

FitBloggin Staff In 2010 Roni launched the FitBloggin’ conference to bring together new and seasoned health and wellness, fitness and weight-loss bloggers for knowledge, personal growth and networking. Now in its fifth year, FitBloggin' is a thriving, supportive, community of bloggers all sharing the conference's mission to help spread a culture of health and wellness.

Roni published her her first cookbook in 2011 based on the recipes she shared on GreenLiteBites while continuing to post new, creative and light food ideas on the blog.

With two successful blogs under her belt, Roni launched a third in 2012 to explore and inspire herself and her readers to travel more. TheUnworldlyTravelers chronicles the travels of two old friends as they try to see as much of the world as possible.

As a Mom to two active boys, Roni continues to balance her interests while raising a family. She is currently working on a children's book, planning the next FitBloggin', staying as active as possible and traveling whenever she can. In 2013, she launched the challenge and hashtag #wycwyc -- "What You Can When You Can" -- to inspire people to do what they can when they can while working toward their goals.

Roni has represented and consulted for a wide variety of clients in the health and fitness industry including: Kellogg, ALDI, The Laughing Cow, Liberty Mutual, HumanaVitality, Weight Watchers, Kraft, Vitalicious, Subway, Johns Hopkins University, Quaker, Nutrilite, and Pom. She has also been featured in many media outlets including CNN, the Today show, Inside Edition, Ladies Home Journal, Everyday Health, Woman’s World, Woman’s Day, and Wired.

Roni is doing one of three things at this very moment: blogging, cooking or traveling.

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Roni's Writings

In addition to writing for her blogs, Roni has contributed content to a variety of client blogs and brands. She has also self-published a cookbook, is currently working on an inspirational health and wellness book and is wrapping up her first children's book about the joys of potty training.

GreenLiteBites: Favorites From the First 3 Years

Roni's Weigh

Based on the success and popularity GreenLiteBites, Roni decided to take the leap and put some of her food ideas in print. It was a big step for Roni and after much internal debate she publised GreenLiteBites: Favorites From the First 3 Years. The book contains not only all of Roni's own recipes but her photos, her story and a lots of fun tips. Click here to see inside GreenLiteBites: Favorites From the First 3 Years on Amazon.

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I loved the book. The layout is beautiful, showing off her past in the graphic arts. There are pictures of every beautiful dish and the book is well made. The recipes are inventive, unique and best of all--really yummy. I have been reading Roni's greenlitebites website for awhile and realized that while I love the book I'd rather just go to the website to search for recipes since there are so many more online. I ended up spreading the love and giving the book to my mother in law. I think Roni has another fan now...

This is a great little cookbook. The pictures are fabulous and the recipes are easy enough for busy people and gourmets alike. I am a lifetime weight watcher member who is losing all my for the SECOND time (dont ask!) This book helps me stay on points and eat healthier. I love to cook. Dieting doesnt appeal to me. But Great, healthy recipes do. EVERYONE, whether you are losing weight or just trying to be health concious will love this book. I have cooked out of it for Company (pork chops with mushroom gravy and creamy mashed potatoes) and NOBODY even knew it was "healthy" and not loaded with fat and extra calories!! Today I am making Taco-ish soup - super easy warm lunch for a rainy day. You will not be sorry you bought this book. As for Amazon.com? LOVE it. I buy EVERYTHING I can from them....super easy and the best customer service!

I have been following Roni for years and am so excited to have all of her best recipes at my fingertips. Her easy to follow instructions are great for this single "non-cook" and I like that she shares full color pictures of food she actually made for her family- no food glamour shots in this book! But this cookbook if you are short on time and need to cook healthy, great tasting food for yourself or for your family.

Little Bean's Funderwear Day! -- Coming Soon

Litte Bean's Funderwear Day

Little Bean's Funderwear Day is a picture book about her youngest son, also known as Little Bean, as he gets ready for potty training. Roni is working with David Zobel on this exciting and creative project and they hope to have the book available this summer. Click here for updates on Little Bean's first book.

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Roni's Blogs

Passionate about inspiring others and sharing her ideas Roni blogs regularly on her three active blogs.

Roni's Weigh

Roni's Weigh

Roni's Weigh started as a simple commitment to post a weekly weigh-in update on a single page and has blossomed into an active community of "losers". Still a daily journal for Roni, the site serves its audience by being a motivating resource for those who want to lose weight and serves Roni as she continues to forge ahead in her weight maintenance and active lifestyle. With over 50,000 unique visitors a month, 6,000 Facebook fans, and 11,000 Twitter followers, Roni has established a name for herself in the world of weight loss blogging. Click here to visit Roni's Weigh.

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You and your journey have inspired me so much! Thank you for your honesty, your personal truth, and your tips/advice! I hope you continue to enjoy sharing YOUR story! Tammy from Columbia, CT ps. I love the videos of you presenting your mom with tickets to Italy and the videos of your morning runs!

Thanks for writing this. I read a lot of blogs, well-known ones included and I wanted to tell you that yours is my favorite because you are so real and so honest.

Roni, I'm new to your blog, and I've been LOVING slowly cruising through your archives and catching up on your story. I'm in tears after reading this post. I lost about 50 pounds over the past few years and I've been stuck for over a year now in a terrible place of self-hatred, self-abuse, depression, obsessive exercise, obsessive calore-counting, the whole deal. I've recently started a therapy process with a counselor. Your blog makes me feel understood and connected. Thank you for that.

GreenLiteBites

GreenLitesBites

GreenLiteBites is all about adventures in healthier eating. Roni shares her recipes, tips and family reactions as she attempts to eat just a little cleaner and lighter. From breakfast to dinner ideas and even a weekly video post, GreenLiteBites is mission is to inspire people to cook a little bit more at home while leaving their culinary comfort zones behind. With 5,000 active subscribers, 7,000 Facebook fans and over 150,000 unique visitors a month, GreenLiteBites is a fun resource for those looking for easy, healthy food ideas. Click here to visit GreenLiteBites.

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Roni, I really love your attention to detail (your conversation) when posting recipes for cooking/baking. It’s like standing in the kitchen alongside a close friend, chopping, talking, laughing, tasting & cooking together. I thought that I knew how to cook, but I am finding at 60+ years of my life, I have a lot to learn. This recipe is a “must do” for me in the very near future – I cannot wait to try it. By the way with your culinary instruction, I have really gotten pretty good at mastering the technique to “Supreme a Grapefruit.”! I’m eating healthy, losing weight via the WeightWatcher lifestyle, so you’re really helping me a lot. Thank YOU for all your great instructions! BTW… your boys are TERRIFIC!

Yummo! I have been following your site for about six years (I think)!!! My 10 year old daughter and I made this today! We both loved it. I am also a WW lifetimer. Thanks for continuing to do all the hard work and sharing all of your awesome recipes. –Kippi. Ps. I am a visual leaner so all of the pictures are great!

Hi Roni!- Just wanted to let you know finding your website really just changed my life! I am a huge heath freak but also a sophomore in college… and I am constantly surrounded by pizza, calories, and saturated fats! Thanks so much for creating this (btw tried your pumpkin spice bread tonight… amazing!!) Thank you! Kiley :)

The UnWorldly Travelers

The Unworldly Travelers

Roni's newest blog and creative outlet, The Unworldly Travelers is the travel journal of two life-long friends who long to see the world. This blog is all about inspiring people to break out of the daily monotony to see more of the world, even if it means simply discovering a new restaurant in their home town. Click here to visit The UnWorldly Travelers.

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After reading this post earlier this year, I went to my husband and said, "I think we should go to Europe this summer." It's one of those things we've been talking about for years. But we always thought the time wasn't right or we didn't have enough money or a zillion other things. But I realized there was really no reason we couldn't -- or shouldn't -- do it right now. So after months of planning, we leave for London, Paris, and Cologne for 2 weeks on Friday. So thank you! You are ever an inspiration!

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Roni's Speaking Engagements

Roni has taught a variety of classes ranging from Introduction to Computers to Advanced Web Technologies and even Social Media Strategies. With a master's in Instructional Technology and a passion for weight loss, fitness and cooking, Roni enjoys speaking on a wide range of topics.

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Past Speaking Appearances

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Roni's Events

FitBloggin Inspired by the blogging conference trend and seeing a lack of niche options, especially for those interested in health and wellness, Roni begain to plan the inaugural FitBloggin' conference. In 2009 she embarked on an entirely new adventure -- event planning -- and discovered a real passion for bringing people together.

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From the beginning, FitBloggin's mission has been to bring together the community of health-conscious bloggers for education, networking and friendship, and that's exactly what it has done for the past 5 years.

Click here to learn more about the FitBloggin' conference

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Press Mentions

From radio to TV, online to print, Roni has been intervierwed, featured, and quoted by an impressive list of media outlets.

Roni's Press

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7 GreenLiteBites Recipes featured in the book...

Skillet Veggies Recipe included in the book...

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Radio (Online and Traditional)

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Contact Roni

Want to work with Roni? Have a media inquiry? Question? Reach out via email or Twitter or Facebook or -- ok even google+.

Roni loves, no, craves interaction and thanks social media every day for keeping her sane.

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