One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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5 Minutes of PURE Inspiration!

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Tears.. am I right?

Gail also interviewed him a few days ago, check it out here.



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Discussion

There are 31 comments so far.

    Gail @ Shrinking Sisters

    September 21, 2010

    You need to get him to speak at Fitbloggin!

    Greg

    September 21, 2010

    love. this. video.

    steph k

    September 21, 2010

    Thank you. :)

    Xenia

    September 21, 2010

    Amazing and humbling.

    Christine

    September 21, 2010

    I want to watch it again but I can’t cry like that again today. I had the worst headache yesterday :) Love him!

    Allison

    September 21, 2010

    Very nice and inspiring, but it sort of makes it seem like fat = miserable and thin=happy. If you’re an unhappy fat person, being skinny isn’t going to change all of that. JMO.

    Valerie

    September 21, 2010

    what an inspiration. I think he’s found happiness in his accomplishments as opposed to his thinness…

    Amanda

    September 21, 2010

    Oh wow! That part that got me was the Ironman part. You have 17 hours to finish an Ironman and it looks like he did it in 16:48 and some change. That’s awesome…incredible!!! My DH has his sights on an Ironman…in a couple of years. That’s an awesome video!!

    roni

    September 21, 2010

    I agree with Valeria. For some us finding that thing that drives us and makes us happy is the life changing event. The weight loss is a side effect. Regardless, he was unhappy.. it doesn’t matter if it was because of the weight or that the weight was a side effect of it. Running helped him out of that slump.

    JulieP

    September 21, 2010

    This was awesome.
    I don’t look at it that he lost weight and life is now good, but that he made changes in his life that made him feel good and that is why he is happy…not just because he is thinner. That is why I love this video so much. He made the change. And now he is an inspiration to others.

    Fantastic.

    Kat

    September 21, 2010

    That was just …. WOW. What an awesome video/story.

    CarolineC

    September 21, 2010

    Wow, so inspiring!

    Suzie

    September 21, 2010

    Thanks for making me cry at work! In all seriousness, that is truly inspirational, no excuses, just get up and do it. Thanks for sharing his story.

    Jenn

    September 21, 2010

    That is great. He started that journey with only one step, then two, then three…it was just that simple.

    Maggie

    September 21, 2010

    That brought tears to my eyes…and seriously gave me the kick in the ass that I desperately needed this week. Thank you for sharing it!

    Lori

    September 21, 2010

    I am awestruck. It was great. I love that he crossed the finish lines with his Dad and brother. I can’t wait until my boys are older and can run with me. We did a one mile this spring and it was great!

    Aimee

    September 21, 2010

    Loved that! What an inspiration! Does anyone know the name of the song in the video? Thanks!

    christina

    September 21, 2010

    Thank you for sharing that link… amazing and very inspirational, expecially to a new overweight runner.

    roni

    September 21, 2010

    Aimee – It’s Coldplay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3SIUoGijoM

    Tami@nutmegnotebook

    September 21, 2010

    It brought me to happy tears! I was so happy for him and his story was inspirational. I love things that inspire others to be their best. Thanks Roni, it made my day.

    Lorri

    September 21, 2010

    Thank you so much for sharing. It sure has been a night of crying. While watching Biggest Loser I was catching up on “Roni” and I see this video. It’s a nice story and a great feeling and more inspiration.

    Svanhvit

    September 22, 2010

    OMG!!! Tears doesn´t even cover the flood that is streaming down my face right now…………..

    mandi

    September 22, 2010

    AMAZING! And…yes…I was crying too! :) I shared it on my facebook page! What an inspiration!

    Kate

    September 22, 2010

    Amazing. Thank you for sharing!

    Steph

    September 22, 2010

    Truly amazing and totally inspirational. Thank you for sharing your journey with us as well as a great piece of inspiration.

    Julie

    September 22, 2010

    I don’t usually comment but I had to say thank you for posting this! Just to see and watch the photo process of 1 year was amazing. Makes it so doable! Great post! I think my favorite so far.

    Lynn Bells

    September 22, 2010

    YOU had a tummy tuck!!! Why oh why would you do something like that? Do tell

    roni

    September 22, 2010

    Lynn – I’m not sure where this question is coming from on this post. It’s all in my archives.. This may help… http://ronisweigh.com/2008/05/choice-for-plastic-surgery-after-weight.html

    Jeannie

    September 22, 2010

    Speechless. Just, WOW!

    Brandon

    September 23, 2010

    I saw this a couple days ago. Absolutely awesome!

    Laura

    October 3, 2010

    omg. I must marry him.