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I’m FLOORED how many people have sent me the link to this blog post from Teresa Porter. It’s called “So you’re feeling too fat to be photographed . . .” and Teresa is DEAD ON.

Life doesn’t wait until you “get thin” enough to capture it. Life is happening . . . it is happening right now and the only moment we are guaranteed is the one we are living.

I’ve been saying this for YEARS! It was the realization I made 8 years ago when I was pregnant with Ryan. We have to stop waiting to live life UNTIL we lose weight. Stop fearing photos. Stop fearing clothes. Stop fearing activities. Stop fearing life.

The fear isn’t going to go away overnight, but the more you push yourself out of your comfort zone, the more you face the camera, the more you accept yourself and your body for what it is RIGHT NOW, the easier it is to reach your goals.

Losing weight is not the prerequisite to living the life you want to live, it’s the result.


  • Christy

    I SO needed to hear this today! I have a 9 month old son that has about 1,345,340,765 of himself and I am in less than 20 of those. Time to get out from behind the camera and document LIFE as it is now.

  • Jennifer von Ebers

    So true Roni!

  • Jen in MN

    RIGHT ON. This is SO right!!! This is my theme this year (and ongoing): love yourself first. Change yourself second. Not that they don’t/can’t happen simultaneously, eventually; but that the priorities absolutely must be in order, for this to happen.

    I love your positivity and your stateless-dieting approach; both keep me coming back to your blog! Thanks for putting out such practical encouragement.

  • sheetal pramod

    You know you’re awesome! Right? Just wanted to say that :)

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  • Julie Long Donahue

    That is so true! Thanks for reminding me. (I had also seen the blog post you mentioned.) Nice to hear it again.

  • Paula

    Love it! Thanks for the reminder. It’s been my mantra the last few weeks.

  • Clo@SearchingForAHealthierLife

    This is completely true! I know I have been guilty of it over certain periods of my life, and it never solves anything. Great reminder to just live.

  • Miles Mule

    oh so deep…about 2 inches deep

  • Jody R. Goldenfield

    This resembles me way too much! I lived a lot of my life hiding from the camera cause I did not like what I saw – I still do at times – I am trying.. Thx Roni!


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