You Have Control – Weekly Weigh In

Monday was my last weigh in for January.  Even though it was technically February, it was closer to January.  Here is what I saw:

Weekly Weigh In February 2, 2015

You know how last week I claimed I would lose two pounds?  Well, I did…and then a little bit more just to prove I could…on Super Bowl Monday.

Take that skeptics (myself)…

So, for January, here is my total:

January 2015 Weight Loss

Ahhhhhhhh Yeahhhhhhhhh

Kicking butt and taking names.

I was talking to my mom yesterday about WHY I think this month has been so different from last year.  She asked me WHY I think I am so successful.  When I shared my answer with her she looked at me and said, “You know you have to blog about this, right?!?”

First of all, I LOVE that my mom recognizes blog posts in our conversations.  Secondly, yes, I knew I had to blog about this.

Last year, my life was out-of-control.  There were so many areas of my life where I felt like I was in a hurricane, swirling.  The wind was going around and around and it was all I could do not to go under and drown.  There were so many areas of my life that I had no control over.  Being a type A, I don’t like situations that I cannot control.  So, I emotionally ate.

I had no control over some things going on in my family…so I ate.

I had no control over my kids behavior in school…so I ate.

I had no control over how much money I had…so I ate.

I had no control over personal matters…so I ate.

I had no control over relationships in my life…so I ate.

I had no control over my weight…so I ate.

Do you see the pattern?

Then, at the end of the year, I had seriously lost all control.  I had no clothes that fit.  I was miserable and it did not help me be MORE in control.

In the end of December, I had a talk with myself.  I said, “Self.  There is one thing you DO have control over.  In the midst of all those things you can’t control, you DO have control over one thing.  Now get it together and take control.”  Of course, that one thing I have control over is what I put in my body.  I have full control over what I eat and I was done making excuses.  It was time for me to take control over the one thing I had control over…Food.

Now, many of those things that happened last year are still happening.  My life is not fully straightened out and I am still going through some very stressful situations.  However, I DO have control over what I put in my mouth. I DO have control over whether or not I eat something.  I DO have control over if I track my calories or not. I DO have control over whether or not I eat certain things that are bad for me.  I DO have control over whether I plan meals or not.


Finally.  And it feels so good.

Next time you are blaming something or someone else on your eating, say those words to yourself.  I-DO-have-control and then take control.  You are worth it!

Here is to a very successful February!

Our new Dietbet is starting on Saturday.  I would love to have you join us.  The cost is $30 and last month, everyone who lost 4% walked away with over $56.00.  It really is a glorious thing if you are interested in being paid to lose weight.  If you want to play, click HERE and join us.

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About Jennifer Swafford

Jennifer is an elementary school teacher who is trying to lose 100+ pounds. She has certainly learned how much It Sux To Be Fat and is here to motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle.