One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Weekend Quote: Why Me?

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On the plane home from San Diego this week I caught a quote in the back of a magazine…

“If I were to say, ”God, why me?” about the bad things, then I should have said, ”God, why me?” about the good things that happened in my life.” -Arthur Ashe

It completely stuck with me.

I know it’s applicable to much larger things, but I immediately thought of all the times I said things like…

Why wasn’t I “born thin?” Why do I have to watch what I eat? Why can’t I look like her? Why me? Why? Why? WHY?

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    August 13, 2011

    When life puts you in tough situations don’t say Why me? Just say try me!


    August 13, 2011

    Love that, Roni, and so true. If we’re going to question the negatives, we must question the positives as well.


    August 13, 2011

    Lot of things in life that we take for granted.


    August 13, 2011

    love it, and so true.

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    August 13, 2011

    So true, so so true. I have to remember thinking about my health has prevented me from the health problems my family who doesn’t worry about their weight struggles with.

    Jenn (GH)

    August 13, 2011

    What a great quote and it speaks volumes of truth.

    brittanie scalley

    August 14, 2011

    yes, like that ‘half the glass is empty’ guy. God gives uniqueness to everyone it’s just the way you look at yourself makes a difference.


    August 14, 2011

    This is so so beautiful.


    August 15, 2011

    I always try to find some gratitude when I talk to someone who is dealing with the new (for them) issue of weight gain. You know, those who spent their whole life skinny & could eat anything, and now they just can’t figure out what to do to stop the pounds from piling on. At least I have a lifetime of experience with “smart” eating, even if it was forced onto me!


    August 15, 2011

    I love that. I’m in a 12 step recovery program, and there I learned that if I can say “Why me”, then also, “Why not me?” If we strive to live in the present moment as much as possible, whatever we’re questioning comes down to what IS. Reality is what it is, regardless of whether we like it or not, and in each day we’re given all we need to do the next right thing and accept things as they ARE.

    Kim @ Imperfectly Perfect

    August 15, 2011

    What a great quote. I have to really work on keeping things in perspective seeing as one of my favorite sayings is “only me”. My mom teases me about it all the time. ;)


    August 17, 2011

    If you were born skinny and fit, you wouldn’t be our Roni. ‘nouff said.