One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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Note to Self…

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YOU…

Repeat after me…

You can NOT “feel” FAT but you can feel tired, sad, overwhelmed, stressed, confused, angry, unsure, nervous, worried, lonely, anxious, bored, hopeless, restless…Do I need to go on?

So which is it?

Come on, you know.

You also know food will not make this feeling go away.

Now… go to bed.



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Discussion

There are 17 comments so far.

    MaryBe

    March 13, 2012

    You don’t look fat but you do look tired. Go to bed!

    AmyM

    March 14, 2012

    Love this!! P.S. You never look fat!!

    nic

    March 14, 2012

    THANK YOU, love!!
    btw… you are amazing! ;)

    Lori Lynn

    March 14, 2012

    Very true. But I do wonder why our mind (or maybe just mine) lets me “feel” fat!

    Lori Lynn

    March 14, 2012

    Or I should say why we interpret it as a “feeling.”

    sue

    March 14, 2012

    Feelings are not good or bad,just feelings. I know I have to first acknowledge what I’m feeling and then visualize and act out the feeling I want to be feeling. As very hard as it is to admit to myself,I am the one who is control of my feelings.I am much older(not wiser,just older)and am still pushing myself to hard because I still sometimes feel that if I’m not achieving I’m failing. This isn’t true,and I have to remind myself that it’s ok to just enjoy life and not always have to be proving that I am the best grandma,runner,dieter etc Enjoy your day Roni and I’ll be thinking of you as I go about enjoying my day.

    Wow. Good point. When we say we feel “fat”, we actually mean we are feeling feelings. Instead of making my feelings negative and calling them “fat”, I need to call them what they are! Cheers to you for bringing this aha! moment to me today!

    Christina

    March 14, 2012

    Amen! Great way to put it!

    Kathleen

    March 14, 2012

    I did feel fat yesterday.. scale was up 3-4 lbs.. pants were tighter than usual. And the handful of pb eggs did not help me before i went to bed.

    So, what did i do? I got up and worked out after i walked my youngest to the bus stop and i do not feel fat. I was feeling the results of eating too much and not getting my water in.. and i will feel better for every good choice i make today!

    ana myre

    March 14, 2012

    You look like you are about to crashed no wonder why you feel the way you are!!! You are doing amazing!!! you are training hard and setting a example for many!!! Keep going and go to sleep!!! A Good night of sleep will make a big difference !!!

    Patty at A Day in My NYC

    March 14, 2012

    I love the way you talk to yourself! :)

    shauna

    March 14, 2012

    LOVE that picture. haha “You there!” is what I immediately thought when I saw the pic on the homepage haha.
    Very true though…I end up feeling fat as a result of one of the above feelings. Usually not just one…but a whole hurricane of them.

    BTW congrats on all the awards for best blog etc – well deserved! I read every day :)

    Dawn

    March 14, 2012

    RONI!! I just saw where you are doing a Tough Mudder!! I AM TOO!! I signed up for one in October in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. I have two friends that did one in Phoenix in January and they LOVED it. They loved it so much that one of them got a season pass and is doing 4-5 others this year and then the other girl is doing 2 others. They said there was nothing like it and both of them have completed several half marathons and a full marathon. I am scared to death too but I can’t wait at the same time. I can’t wait to hear what you think about it and see your recap when the time gets here. HAPPY TRAINING!

    Melanie

    March 14, 2012

    Haha too funny
    YOU aren’t fat
    you are alive and strong and deserve
    a pat on the back from yourself.
    If I saw you in the mall I would envy you
    your arms, trust.

    Paula

    March 14, 2012

    You’re great! I hope that is not tears I see in your eyes in the pic. You look great in the last post where you were running off road. Trust me girl, you are NOT fat.

    So true! Lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed and exhausted – that’s not the same thing as feeling “fat.” I never thought of it that way – you really can’t feel “fat.” It’s other things manifesting themselves that way. For me there really is nothing like a good night’s sleep and an intense, all-out exercise session to turn my feelings around! I’ve been using intense exercise as a way to cope with my negative feelings lately, and it’s amazing how much it can help (not too mention that the extra calorie burn doesn’t hurt either).

    Jamie

    March 15, 2012

    I needed this today.