One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

INSIGHTS

8 Years Ago This Month…

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… I was a new mom.

… I again was at one of my all-time heaviest weights.

… I started blogging about my weigh-ins.

… I was still in my 20s!

… I put into motion things that literally changed the course of my life.

… I had no idea what I was truly capable of.

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Today, I’m embracing ME. For so long I feared things like not being relatable. I worried people would just see me as another skinny girl talking about working out, running and her weird kale salads.  I stressed that no one would care nor want to read what I had to say because I’m not struggling to post a loss week after week or showing photos of myself in smaller size clothing.

Then it hit me like a ton of bricks.

I’ve been there.

I’ve done that.

Why am I attempting to stay in the past?

Oh, yeah, it’s cozy and warm there.

Familiar.

Easy.

Known.

Isn’t this why we self-sabotage ourselves and continue old habits when we know they keep us from our goals?

To put it frankly, isn’t that why it’s easier to just stay fat and unhappy.

You know what’s harder?

Embracing change, accepting yourself and moving forward, despite the fear and unease.



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Discussion

There are 9 comments so far.

    Debbie

    July 9, 2013

    I so needed this post. Today was probably one of my worst eating days in a long time. I felt sick and gross. I couldn’t get up off of the floor while my kids played around me. I needed to get right into bed as soon as they were asleep. I have been maintaining a 30 pound weight loss of 6+ years through two pregnancies, and after reading this I realized that I just need to get out of my own way. You are truly inspiring and have helped keep me motivated since I discovered your blog. I am so grateful to you for everything that you do! I look forward to reading about how weight loss and fitness have changed for you. I don’t think that you will every be unrelatable to those who are losing weight. I think that you inspire, encourage, and keep people motivated through you enthusiasm for fitness and food. Thanks Roni!

    Shannon

    July 9, 2013

    You are always inspirational! Congrats on making each day count!

    Hel Ex Machina

    July 10, 2013

    Been there and done that, too – and endured being told I “looked great” when I could barely walk up the stairs of my 4th floor walkup apartment! It’s about being fit and healthy, and loving yourself by being the best you can be! http://nakeddiet.blogspot.com

    Alan

    July 10, 2013

    You inspire me… that is all.

    Dana

    July 10, 2013

    You know it Roni!!!

    PerfectImperfect

    July 10, 2013

    You look amazing and I am totally making that weird kale salad. People who want to get where you are need to know how you did it and keep doing it. I didn’t find your blog until you were at or near goal, but I love your wit and your recipes, so keep being you!

    Kimberly Anne

    July 11, 2013

    This post is music to my ears. As a blogger, I can imagine the feeling of being a certain way. I felt like that on my old site. What do you do when you have changed? Embrace it and tell the world? Or pretend that you’re the same? I chose to embrace it. :)

    Paula

    July 14, 2013

    I have to say you look FANTASTIC & sound just as happy. I am sure you are so tired of hearing this, but you have inspired me to keep striving to be the best me. Thanks for being here. Not everyone has the support network to encourage us along.

    Melissa

    July 20, 2013

    Omg you have no idea how much I needed to hear that (about self-sabotage) sometimes I am my own worst enemy. Thank you for being such an inspiration:)