One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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It’s So Much More Than How I Look in a Bathing Suit.

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He’s never cared anyway.



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There are 36 comments so far.

    Kelly Cheesehead

    July 19, 2011

    You rock Roni!!!

    Sarah

    July 19, 2011

    :)

    Elaine

    July 19, 2011

    I’m shopping for a bathing suit now…and my problem area is my hips/thighs, which are basically impossible to cover in any way. But, it’s for my HONEYMOON….and I have to tell myself that so long as the suit fits well, I need to just let go – I’m marrying the man of my dreams and going on a day 10 adventure to Hawaii. Who the hell cares that I have fat thighs??

    Kenlie @ All The Weigh

    July 19, 2011

    I love you perspective, and I also love the fact that you are absolutely right….

    Joy (A Little Bit Fit)

    July 19, 2011

    Awww! So sweet! You are right, now one cares as much about the way you look as you do. The people that love you love you no matter what!

    Valerie

    July 19, 2011

    I just got all verklempt!!! It is a beautiful picture and the absolute truth. Our boys love us because we’re Mom and not because we rock a bikini. Beautiful, beautiful truth!

    Dani

    July 20, 2011

    love this!

    Sabrina

    July 20, 2011

    Love it and oh SO VERY TRUE!!!

    AmandaRunz

    July 20, 2011

    Best. Quote. Ever. You are the definition of awesome!

    Kelly

    July 20, 2011

    I think you look perfect the way you are! You are rocking that swim suit!! :)

    Melissa

    July 20, 2011

    Love that picture:) great quote, your right!

    Tami@nutmegnotebook

    July 20, 2011

    Unconditional love, we need to love ourselves the way our kids love us! Beautiful!

    are you saying he doesn’t care or that it doesn’t matter?? I know what you meant…

    Tara

    July 20, 2011

    Love it!

    Patty

    July 20, 2011

    Beautiful picture! :)

    b

    July 20, 2011

    Beautiful!!

    Sarah

    July 20, 2011

    good point. hard to remember sometimes im sure, but so true.

    chandana

    July 20, 2011

    This made me smile. I love it. I wish and want to remember this always.

    Jacqui

    July 20, 2011

    I always joke about how I love that my kids are never peeking out from behind sunglasses thinking to themselves…. “ooooh yeah! I bet that mom over there makes a mean grilled cheese!” they love us for who we are, however we are. and because we are all on your website, it means that we are all trying to be healthier for them and for us!!! Go moms!!

    Roz

    July 20, 2011

    You hit the nail on the head with this!!!! Lovely photo too. All the best!

    Mary Nell

    July 20, 2011

    Love it! And even though he doesn’t care, you look great and that picture is priceless!

    Christine (in CA)

    July 20, 2011

    Yes, it is and sometimes I need to remind myself of that fact.

    RunEatRepeat

    July 20, 2011

    Amen.

    Laura

    July 20, 2011

    perfectly said! and for the record…you look great!

    s

    July 20, 2011

    i love this post. your confidence is inspiring. and, not to totally defeat the purpose of you posting this, but you look great.

    Melanie

    July 20, 2011

    Love. This. Post. A picture and a small amount of words can be worth a million.

    Rebel In Ontario

    July 21, 2011

    LOVE THIS! I had this discussion with a fellow Mom the other day. I spent years trying to coverup and two years ago – I decided I was missing out on all the fun. So, I’m the larger women, in a one piece with rolls and wrinkles having a FABULOUS with my two boys.

    Kim

    July 21, 2011

    Love this more than you know!

    Jessica

    July 21, 2011

    *sniff, sniff* I teared up reading that. It’s so true! ( and thanks pregnancy hormones!)

    Trisha

    July 22, 2011

    I’d like to frame these simple words and this beautiful image to remind me every day about what matters. And how lucky I am to have little hands to hold. Thank you Roni.

    Belinda

    July 22, 2011

    Hi Roni! I’ve been a silent reader for sooo long but this picture (and the caption) has finally moved me enough to comment. I’m guessing that it was taken by the husband? :-) I read how you’ve lost and gained weight over the years but it’s great to have a husband who loves you for who you really are right? Wish I’ll meet my Him soon.

    Good for you!! Enjoy every precious moment!

    Tina

    July 22, 2011

    This one made me cry. It’s so true.

    roni

    July 23, 2011

    Belinda – It was taken by the husband. He’s literally been with me through thick and thin. :)

    LifeWithBoys

    July 28, 2011

    Truth!

    Erin

    August 2, 2011

    You have absolutely no idea how much this touched me. I have had body image issues my entire life….no matter what weight I am. Well, you know what? Your words couldn’t be more honest. I finally realized that if I’m healthy and can show my boys the right things to do in life, that’s what matters. And if I want them to love themselves, I need to love myself no matter what. I’m about 15 lbs away from my goal weight and I’m going to embrace everything about myself, no matter what size. We went to the pool on Sunday and I didn’t think about what I looked like AT ALL. I soaked up every moment of giggling in the pool, getting pushed over, laughing, laughing, laughing. You can’t get those moments back and that is what I want to remember. Not that my thighs are too chubby or my stomach isn’t flat. No one will remember that about me and certainly not my kids. So thank you. So much :)