One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Why People Succeed

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This image has been floating around on Facebook. I think it originated on the ESLSCA Business School page.


I shared it on my page and immediately typed:

This is why we ‪#‎wycwyc‬ — Giving up isn’t an option. We are patient and believe in ourselves, look towards the future, move past our mistakes, face our fears, anticipate change, take control, grow our confidence, work for what we want, desire success more than failure, visualize our dreams, evolve, give ourselves a break, find support, see failure as an opportunity to learn, and most importantly feel and express gratitude.

Sometimes I think we focus too much on the negative and not enough on the positive. What we can’t eat instead of what can. What we give up to workout,  not what we gain. What’s wrong with us instead of what’s right. Why we fail instead of why we can succeed.

Positivity is powerful!

Food Journal

  • 7:45 a.m. 1 egg + egg white scrambled with breakfast sausage, potato, bell pepper and spinach topped with a drizzle of sriracha.
  • 12:25 p.m. Leftover chicken tender and a warm brussels sprout salad made with leftover sweet potato fries and bacon bits.
  • 2:45 p.m. taste tests and experiment for a new chocolate-chocolate chip cookie recipe I’m working on for GreenLiteBites
  • 6 p.m. Dinner out at a local restaurant — edamame split with the family, spinach salad with goat cheese, pine nuts and dried cranberries, a slice of the 4-year-old’s pizza.
  • 8:45 p.m. 2 more of my avocado cookie experiments

 Activity Journal

  • 6 a.m. Skipped the workout and stretched. Worked a little on kipping.
  • 8 a.m. 2-mile run/walk to Evan’s school and back
  • 3:45 p.m. 1-mile run
  • 5:45 p.m. Walk to the restaurant for dinner with the family (we walked home too, of course).


  • Water ok

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    May 1, 2015

    Good chart — I hadn’t seen it before. I find it hard to get myself out of a rut. It’s not so much fearing change, but feeling mired in the present. It’s hard to overcome inertia.

    Barbara Arbster

    May 1, 2015

    Hi Roni that is a good chart to share. I started on another :-) weight loss journey the end of January and to date have lost 27 lbs. I agree that many of us tend to focus on the negative but once we are aware of this we can turn it around to a positive. I’m 60 yrs old and plan on eating and staying healthy for now on. I’ve started journals in the past and never followed thru. I think I will give it a go again.

      Nicki Kelly

      May 1, 2015

      Dear Barbara, You have done so well! Not only have you lost a big amount of weight, but you sound very motivated and your head space seems totally sorted. Keep up the good work with your journal because it helps you to see an unwanted trend that you may want to change. I wish you all the best for your journey [coming from someone who is a little older than you and has also sorted herself out for good. Can be done!]


    May 4, 2015

    Ok Roni. I must thank you. I have read a no. of your previous posts and also the one on taking kids off tv and making them rather dance. i m hooked to the blog, especially your journals. Absolutely admire ur commitment to fitness and how the whole family is now more active and healthy. keep it up.


    May 4, 2015

    Amen. You nailed me perfectly. Thanks for sharing.