One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Weekend Quote: Do Not Spoil

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Love, love, LOVE this quote.

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” -Epicurus

I always try to keep this in mind when things don’t seem to be happing fast enough, whether it be weight loss, workout progress, saving money, working on projects, etc, etc, etc.

As I get older this seems to be easier, but I wonder if it’s because I really do have more now than I did back then.

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    October 27, 2012

    I was shocked recently by how many bags I filled for the Goodwill with things I thought I had to have–I need to watch out for my true needs and wants!!
    Thank you for sharing Ryan’s latest win–that picture shows all his joy of the day.
    Tell Ryan it just might help me walk a 5K one day–it is something I hoped to do.

    Heather Haagen

    October 27, 2012

    Thanks for sharing this one. I fractured my back this year and was put to bed for eight weeks and had major back surgery just six weeks before my wedding. I was able to walk down the aisle and enjoy my wedding day, but my progress has been incredibly slow. I used to be very active (run, yoga, that sort of thing) and being on the “injured” list for this long (ten months) has been driving me CRAZY. I needed to read this. In April, I would have given anything to be at this point of recovery. No, I’m not there yet, but I’ve come a long way and I need to celebrate that. :)


    October 27, 2012

    Wow, just what I needed to hear today. I am trying to get pregnant and I got my period today so I was so disappointed and then on Facebook I saw a million baby pics of my friends and I felt so jealous. This quote reminded me to be thankful for the life I have RIGHT NOW! I am healthy, have a job I love, and an amazing husband…all things 4 years ago I didn’t have and I wanted.


    October 27, 2012

    What a WONDERFUL quote. Words to live by for sure. Hope your weekend is going well.


    October 28, 2012

    Oh my goodness–this is so true! Today I hit my 10% mark and I was thinking about all the goals I still have for myself. But I stopped and remembered: I used to cry hoping I could be a size 14. Now I am. I used to be so jealous of the women who could run and not feel self-conscious since I could barely walk a few feet without being out of breath–now I run 3 miles four times a week. I used to pray that I could find *something* I could fit into at a regular-size store and now I can find just about anything to wear. I should be screaming hallelujahs from the freakin’ rooftops for all that can be accomplished with a little hard work, sweat, and self-determination.


    November 2, 2012

    Thank you for sharing this quote. Like one of the other commenters, I too am trying to have a baby. After 2 miscarriages and months of trying again with no luck, it seems so unfair. But years ago (and 60lbs ago), there was a time in my life where I thought I’d never even get married. So even though we want so much to have a child, I need to remember what a blessing it is to be happily married to such a wonderful man. And even though I’ve been 40lbs pounds away from where I want to be for waaaay too long, I need to remember what a blessing it is that I’ve gotten as far as I have.