I Failed

I Have Failed…

I have gained weight.

I have gained most of my weight back that I lost.  It’s embarrassing.  I don’t like to fail.

I have successfully lost over 100 pounds and then gained back almost 75 of them.  Yes, I had a baby.  Yes, I had two major life stressors within the last five years of my life.  Yes, I have all the “great” excuses of all time.  However, that is what they are now, excuses.

I must move past all of those.  It is time.  I have been waiting.  I have been waiting because I DO know what it takes.  I have been waiting because I KNOW the long road that is ahead of me.  I know how hard it is going to be.  I KNOW what it takes to be successful.  I have been waiting because it is hard.  It is so much easier to eat what I want, not exercise, and be lazy.  But, it is time.  The next year is going to go by with or without me losing this weight and getting healthier.  It is time.

So, I have failed.  But, I have only truly failed if I don’t get back up.  So, here we go again.  Trying once more.  Anyone else out there feeling this way?

Failure is a Bruise, Not a Tattoo

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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.

  • Jane Fisher

    So glad you’re okay, I got so worried when I saw there were no updates! And I’m with you, girl. You’ve got this. One day, one hour, one second at a time. “God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the COURAGE to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Wishing you COURAGE, Jen! Marathons in any form are completed one step at a time. You just took the first step. And never forget to forgive yourself, or to treat yourself the way you would want your daughter to treat herself. You are worth it. ❤ xo

  • Vicki

    You will get back on track! You are a strong woman that wants to be healthy. One day at a time!

  • Jaycie

    I feel the same! I have gone through a lot these past couple years, including losing my last two grandparents and both of my parents. For awhile it was all I could do to keep my head above water, but now it’s time for me to stop taking the easy way out, just like you said. I actually started back at it today, so your post was perfectly timed for me! Gym and vegetables, here I come! 🙂

  • Kim Utecht Prayfrock

    I sooo get it!

  • Debbie Carroll Bradford

    I feel the exact same way. Im feeling so frusterated with myself. I dont want to give up 🙂

  • Joanne

    Every day is a new chance to start again. Go for it!

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  • Crissy

    The sweetest victory is always the one that is most difficult .We just need to rise every time we fail.https://bit.ly/2HCbqZr.