One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


No More Onlys!

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I saw that on Pinterest and HAD to share. I’m on a mission to eradicate the word “only” from our vocabulary.

I only ran a mile.

I only lost a pound.

It was only one good day. 

I only have 20 minutes to exercise so why bother. 

If I was only thinner. 

I’m only going to gain it back anyway. 

All BS!

Own that mile!

Celebrate that pound!

A good day is a good day!

Any movement is better than no movement!

Don’t wait for “thin!”

Why set yourself up to fail?

Confidence, people! Let’s stop selling ourselves short.

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    January 10, 2014



    January 10, 2014

    I love this. We work hard for those “only…”. Now I just have to remind myself when I say it. :)

    Christina Savage

    January 10, 2014

    LOVE this!


    January 10, 2014

    So very true!

    I think so often we compare ourselves to others and don’t celebrate what we accomplished!


    January 10, 2014

    Here’s the thing about that awful word – many times people use it as an adverb when it should be an adjective, and that’s where the negative power lies. “Have” is and always will be a 100% word. So “I only have time to run a mile” suggests to your mind that the 6 minutes or 16 minutes, or whatever it takes, won’t be experienced with 100% of your ability. Change that sentence to “I have time to run only one mile” and it doesn’t seem so much like it’s your fault! Sometimes it’s pretty subtle, but I think “I lost only a pound” doesn’t feel as gloomy as “I only lost a pound”. At least you’re giving yourself 100% credit for all the work it took to get rid of that pound…


    January 10, 2014

    I NEEDED to read this today. Thank you, Roni! I’m sharing it with my FB friends, too. It’s time we stop belittling and demeaning our own accomplishments.


    January 14, 2014

    Amen to that!


    January 14, 2014

    I’m ONLY me.
    I’m the ONLY one that I need to impress.
    I’m ONLY what my imagination lets me be.


    January 16, 2014

    Amen to that Roni. Nice…


    February 5, 2014

    I’ve lost 40 pounds and was – and am still – so proud of myself. But the weight loss stopped and the longer nothing happened on my scale the more often I used the word “Only”. “I only lost 40 pounds …” is what I said because I felt like I could have lost so much more by now if it wasn’t for the plateau. This is very inspirational. Thank you :)