One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Weekend Quote: Try Trying

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I have NO idea what the heck I was searching when I came across this image in google but as soon as I saw it, I stole a copy. Now I feel bad because I can’t give credit. I need to get better at that. Anyway, here’s the image…

Try Trying

What a quote, huh? This ones just speaks volumes to me. We hear so much about weight loss. Results not typical, yada, yada. How keeping it off is almost impossible, yada yada. Even our own histories and failed attempts start wear on us a bit. We really start to think it’s impossible. I know I did.

But how many times have you failed because you stopped trying. Come on now, admit it, I know I’m not the only one. I’m not doubting that there are people out there who are genuinely doing everything they possible can to lose weight and get healthier but hit a brick wall for reasons beyond their control. I’m talking to the ones that are like me, or at least the way I used to be. The ones that "start again" every Monday. The ones that set unrealistic goals and don’t forgive themselves when they indulge. The ones that don’t think they are worth it. I didn’t fail because I couldn’t succeed I failed because I stopped trying. I’d give up, thinking it was impossible.

Well guess what, it IS possible. You have to work at it. I’m not going to lie, it’s tough. There’s no magic pill. There’s no magic plan. It’s an uphill battle IF you chose to fight it. You have to drop your negative self talk. You have to love who you are body and soul. You really have to think you are worth it and most importantly, you have to TRY.

OK, I have NO idea where that came from. I just started typing like a possessed women. It’s funny how certain things inspire us.

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    October 25, 2008

    Great motivation!
    I totally agree.
    You just “have” to do the Work!
    BTW, I just checked your video for the Food Network and you are most viewed.
    Go Roni!

    Check out Loris last blog post..Ready for Halloween?


    October 25, 2008

    Roni, I have never posted before, but this post inspired me to do so. I came across your blog(s) around a month ago and they have really provided the boost I needed to recommit to my weight loss and overall health.

    What I really appreciate is that you not only are a success story, with pictures to show us still working at it that it really is possible, but you have also decided to help and support others reach the same goals (through your blogs, videos, recipes, etc). I have been to many other ‘success stories’ websites/blogs, but many of them are abandoned soon after goal is reached.

    Thanks for all you do!

    Krista (kristaskravings)

    October 25, 2008

    Great motivational quote, Roni! Thanks for posting it!

    Check out Krista (kristaskravings)s last blog post..It’s a Cool Whip day!

    Natalia Burleson

    October 25, 2008

    Great post Roni! So true!

    Check out Natalia Burlesons last blog post..Look what I’m doing!


    October 25, 2008

    Today has been a struggle for me, and I am so glad I popped in to read your post. It just makes so much sense. Thanks again.

    Check out Jens last blog post..Subway


    October 26, 2008

    I’ve been thinking about writing a column on just this subject … well, on how I’ll always have to work at losing and/or keeping off the weight, so a similiar topic. You know what they say about great minds …. :D

    Jen M

    October 26, 2008

    Thanks fo rthis. I really needed it. I have had a tough few days and had decided to take a break from point counting for a week … and of course ate badly yesterday. But it’s good in that the break / slide has helped me realise that I AM ready to do this and I DO want and need to stay on points for now. There are a lot of different ways of doing it that I can try before giving up. So thanks for the motivating quote, and I’m back in the saddle this week, although I’m going to allow myself a couple more points each day. It’s all about balance, right?

    Check out Jen Ms last blog post..


    October 26, 2008

    Definitely, thanks for this… I’ve had a challenging weekend, and have set myself a mini goal for Thanksgiving, so every moment counts (meeting the ex wife and daughter then…gulp so want to look as good as I can), and I’ve been lapsing into all or nothing thinking.

    Mini goals are markers on the road of the journey, so I’m trying not to sabotage myself.

    “Try”. Just try. Try my best, my most consistently. Gonna do it!!!

    Check out Suzyns last blog post..Tonya

    River (Wing-it Vegan)

    October 26, 2008

    What an inspiring post (and picture)! I’m a “Lost” fan, and there’s this line that everyone seems to say at one point or another… “don’t tell me what I can’t do”. I love it!

    Check out River (Wing-it Vegan)s last blog post..VeganMoFo – Halloweegan Meatloaf Scramble With Mashed Potato Ghosts


    October 26, 2008

    Im really glad i came on to check for any new posts instead of going to sleep lol.. Not only am i a little chubby but i also have panic attacks and i havent been feeling so great the last few weeks and i think that this is a really GREAT post! I just have to keep trying to help myself and get out of the rut that im in right now.. Eventually it has to happen..
    “You have to love who you are body and soul. You really have to think you are worth it and most importantly, you have to TRY.”<— That is my favorite part of the whole post.. Thanks for being such an inspirational person and thanks for doing all that you do!.. I dont think you have any idea how much you actually help some people.. I know that this is a weight loss blog and i actually found your website through but you would be suprised how much reading some of the things you come up with apply to my situation.. Thanks again! =]


    October 27, 2008

    RONI I LOVE THIS POSTER!!!! I right-clicked and stole it wholesale! I may even print it out and put it up in my office at work. By the way, I feel like a total rock star because you commented on my last post. Thank you!!!!!!! You have inspired me to get blogging. I truely believe that overeating is about isolation, I did so much eating alone so getting out in the world and talking about it all some how makes it harder and harder to close the blinds, turn off the phone and eat. My blog has made a difference.

    Check out Erins last blog post..Taaahhh – Daaaahhh, My Food Plan

    Joe Pollhein

    December 6, 2010

    Just wanted to know I found your blog when searching for images and love it! I posted a pic you used and credited you in the post and linked back to this article. Keep up the great work! Cheers!