One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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Never Give Up

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My friend Charlie posted this on Facebook. It made me cry. I had to share.

We are all capable of great things. We just need to believe it.



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There are 31 comments so far.

    Thank you for sharing this! If this doesn’t make you cry and inspire I, nothing will!

    Staci

    May 8, 2012

    Ok, this felt personal to me. 3 years ago 4/16 I was paralyzed after giving birth to my son and told I may never walk again or may walk deformed for the rest of my life. I fought and battled. It took time and patience, and it took a full year to stand on my tiptoes again, but I am totally healed from the paralysis. Seeing the way he walked without his canes was like seeing my own reflection. I can feel what this man went through. Go him!

    Tania

    May 8, 2012

    Thanks for sharing and making me cry. ;-) I loved watching this.

    Thea @ It's Me Vs. Me

    May 8, 2012

    Oh my goodness. I will most definitely share.

    Barbara

    May 8, 2012

    wow I do not know what to say.
    while I sit and crying.

    RG

    May 8, 2012

    It’s so great when someone finds the key that unlocks their potential. Sometimes as soon as you see some changes, it provides the motivation to keep moving, snowballing. I’ve been feeling stuck recently – not so much on the health/ weight loss front as more family issues, so it was a kick in the pants to see something so inspirational. Now I need to find my key.

    ana Myre

    May 9, 2012

    Woooow thank you for sharing!!!!

    Jenapher

    May 9, 2012

    What an inspiration! Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you in order for you to believe in yourself. So happy someone believed in him. What an amazing accomplishment!

    Amilja

    May 9, 2012

    Oh I loved to watch this. It makes you think what we all are capable of.

    Reen

    May 9, 2012

    Yep, made me cry, first thing in the morning. Personal to me too. My husband is disabled with severe back injuries and just last night said he’s not “going on a diet” and can’t lose weight because he can’t exercise. I have sent this to him. Hope he doesn’t get mad, but want him to understand that he is capable of so much more than he thinks!

    KarenJ

    May 9, 2012

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    ProfD

    May 9, 2012

    Wow, We all needed to see this. Thanks for sharing.

    lyndsay

    May 9, 2012

    yes, happy crying!

    OMG! I want to put this on my blog! What an amazing man and the amazing power of believing in yourself. Again thank you Roni…something I needed to see to nourish my soul today.

    Jenny

    May 9, 2012

    WOW, I have no words. Thanks for sharing!!

    Kim

    May 9, 2012

    Wow, amazing.

    Tami @Nutmeg Notebook

    May 9, 2012

    Thank you for sharing this Roni! What an inspiration.

    Allison

    May 9, 2012

    Amazing. Thank you for sharing! I needed that :)

    That was really incredible. Thank you for sharing!!

    Emily

    May 9, 2012

    So beautiful. So inspirational.

    Paula

    May 9, 2012

    All I can say is WOW. Once again you’ve posted something I really needed to read/see. I’ve been in a give it up mode for some time now. I’ve gained weight and been disappointed and unhappy. Thanks for reminding me not to give up on me. I will succeed. I just can not give up!

    Jama

    May 10, 2012

    Wow, Roni! Thanks so much for posting this! I have some family members that I am hoping will watch this and be inspired!

    Janice

    May 10, 2012

    I will never, ever say “I can’t” again!!!

    Nick

    May 10, 2012

    So inspiring! thanks for sharing!!

    Connie

    May 11, 2012

    Still crying….how powerful! Thanks for sharing!

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

    May 11, 2012

    Amazing. I started crying when he took off into a run. Wow. And the grin on his face toward the end is awesome. What an inspiring video!

    BTW, YOU’VE inspired ME. I started Couch to 5k this week because of you and your Tough Mudder training. I’ve NEVER exercised and I’m excited to be running the 5K at BlogHer this year!

    amanda

    May 11, 2012

    OMG I love this! He showed me that if you put your mind to ANYTHING you can do it!!! What an awesome man!!!!

    roni

    May 11, 2012

    I’ll be running it too! I’ll run with you!

    Leigh

    May 15, 2012

    Awesome, thanks for sharing that. As a disabled person myself, it really hits home that NOTHING is impossible if we keep believing in ourselves and never, ever give up.

    Nessa

    May 31, 2012

    I truly enjoyed the encouragement to press on that this man gave me. This inspires me to continue on my way to a healthier me in my spirit, soul and body.

    Vanessa

    June 5, 2012

    Thanks for this inspiration. I think I have the motivation needed to start my weight loss journey. I have a lot of weight to lose, but I have my life to gain. You are proof that people like me can do it. Thank you, thank you, thank you.