One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Weekend Quote: Defining Success

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I have so much going on right now and I’m off schedule a bit with my posts but I wanted to head into the weekend with an inspiring quote. I love this one by Maya Angelou…

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

Sometimes I think we only frame “success” as hitting a certain number on the scale or squeezing into a specific size jeans but it is SO much more than that. 

True success comes from falling in love with the process. Loving who you are the way you are and recognizing that life is happening now, regardless of your size.

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    Wow this just took my breath away. For so long I defined sucess by a number on the scale or a dress size or what others thought of me.

    I slowly learned to like myself and the effort I was putting into me for me. I’ve learned that I need to be happy with my journey and not worry about what everyone else thought of me. And when I did I found a happy point. I may not be perfect but I’m me and that is where I enjoy being instead of beating myself up to be something someone else wants of me.

    Thanks for starting our weekend with such a wonderful quote… and thanks to Rebecca’s husband for being so darn insightful(!). Love that!

    I say… Just keep owning your journey. From the Inside Out. And for those who run…. One run at a time. :-)


    July 9, 2010

    Thanks, Roni, for the quote. We often forget that we are more than a number on the scale. We need to be kinder to ourselves, and I think if we are, things will fall into place. Have a great weekend!


    July 9, 2010

    Amen to that!


    July 9, 2010

    Well shoot – you should visit my blog today and add this to the great list of inspirational quotes that are being shared.

    Dee Dieter

    July 9, 2010

    Well said, Roni. Enjoy your weekend.

    Duly noted, thanks for the reminder!!!

    Elaine Huckabay

    July 10, 2010

    Great quote, Roni. I see so many people unhappy with their lives because of things that ARE within their realm of control but they think are OUT of their realm of control – diet, exercise, lifestyle, job choices, home location, so forth. I think you can try to “fall in love with the process” quote and this quote together to say – create the life that you love. We all have that power.

    Jen O

    July 11, 2010

    I love this, it’s so simple and you hear things like this all the time…but this year my outlook on life has truly changed and I really get this now…it’s a very peaceful place to be. Thanks for sharing.


    July 11, 2010

    Hope you are having a Sensational Sunday! Success for me this weekend was making time for social events, getting in two good workouts, and cooking my farmer’s market finds. Yeah, there’s still plenty of dust around the house but it will be there tomorrow too…