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