One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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An Absentee Wednesday Weigh In

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I can honestly say I will NOT be weighing in today.

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If everything is going as planned, I should be floating down the Green River in northwestern Colorado with The 8-Year old at this very moment!

I don’t know how to say this without sounding like a raving lunatic:  I don’t care what the damn scale says, THIS —  living life without letting my body image or weight get in the way — has always been my ultimate goal. And I am doing it RIGHT NOW!

Lord knows I’m well outside my comfort zone, far away from home, on my own, with my child, experiencing something I never experienced.

I didn’t HAVE to lose weight to do the things I’m doing now but it’s been a big part of my journey. When I was younger, my bad body image initially had me on a different path. One where I would eat out sadness, guilt, and fear. Back then I shied away from doing things because I didn’t think I was worthy. It was easier to stay safe and hidden in my cocoon of fat. Blaming it for my unhappiness, getting distracted by quick-fix attempts to lose it, and thinking by doing so, it would solve all my problems.

How little I knew.

I had it all wrong and COMPLETELY backwards.

I had to solve my problems FIRST. Learn to be happy FIRST. Love myself FIRST. Then weight loss was possible.

Then ANYTHING was possible, IS possible.

I hope you (and I) are having a great week! Looking forward to all your updates when I get home. I hope this makes sense when I re-read it after my pre-vacation high. :)



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Discussion

There are 12 comments so far.

    PerfectImperfect

    August 14, 2013

    I love your attitude!

    I listened to your podcast and will be staying tuned for info on possible live meetings. I think that would be a great additional support.

    Enjoy your adventure! <3

    Amyw

    August 14, 2013

    I can’t wait to be where you are in your journey. Where I am just living and loving life. Exercising and eating healthy is just a way of life. Hope you are having a great time with your son.

    My numbers:

    HW: 224 (June 2007)
    Last week: 178
    CW: 170.4 (down 3.6 pounds)
    GW: 155
    H: 5’8″
    Age: 35

    I believe that most of my weight loss this week was because of TOM, but I am super excited. I am on the right track and feeling great.

    Maria

    August 14, 2013

    Hope you are having a great time! I am keeping away from the scale except at monthly baby appointments at the Dr. I am feeling better….moving more. Signed up for a 5K Labor Day weekend. Being a 1/2 Marathon junkie I have been CRAVING getting back on track with my running, so really trying to make that happen. Had to go buy new maternity clothes because the ones from my last pregnancy are HUGE!!!! Little NSV for the day…woo hoo!

    Suzie

    August 14, 2013

    I started reading your blog about 4 years ago and I remember that sentiment coming up in your posts on escaping the yo yo cycle. I was inspired to just do the things I wanted to regardless of my weight and just love the life I have instead of putting things off. I find that I don’t eat out of sadness or boredom nearly as much as a result. Thanks for sharing and I hope that you are both having a blast!

    My weigh in:
    Hw: 255
    Last week: 221.6
    CW: 220.6
    GW: 199 (for now)

    I’m really happy with my progress this week. I feel like this “public” weigh in is really helping much like my old Weight Watcher meetings used to!

      Maria

      August 14, 2013

      Great job Suzie! Love your attitude, keep up the good work!

    Dukebdc

    August 14, 2013

    Holding steady this week at 131. Looking forward to heading back down the scale a bit.

    Kimberly Anne

    August 14, 2013

    This week was good. Down one more pound! 7 lbs away from my end of August goal. AND I landed a new job this week! :) #happyhappyjoyjoy Enjoy your vaca!

    Brenda

    August 14, 2013

    I tried tracking this past week and counting calories. I weighed in and stayed the same. I have been at this same weight for the last 2 weeks :/ not so good since I really want to drop the 5 I gained.

    Ashley

    August 14, 2013

    Hope you’re having a blast! I’d love to go on an adventure like that one day when my little one gets a little older. Having a good week so far. Its that TOM thought it would be bad, but surprisingly I kept on track. :) I feel like I’m doing good and everytime I feel unmotivated I check out your site…always helps. Excited to hear more about ‘live’ weigh in meetings too!

    HW: 207
    CW:177.6 (-1.8)
    GW: 165 (for now!)

    Pauline Witmer

    August 14, 2013

    Hey Roni, I just ran across something on Facebook that is trying to use your pictures to support some silly crash diet. I’m not sure if this is something that bothers you or not but here’s the link… http://www.womensfitness-usa.com/cambogia-report/

    stacy

    August 14, 2013

    As always, I love reading your blog! I have been living it backwards and need to change that! You are an inspiration!

    nancyabc

    August 16, 2013

    I am swinging up and down but I lost a pound in July better then gaining.
    Hope you have a great river trip Roni.
    Your son will have a great time telling all his friends about his great adventure.
    We are having great weather in the mid-west it was 72 Wednesday great walking weather.
    Hope everyone else is enjoying their summer.