Thursday, August 18, 2011
What a week! It is only Thursday and I feel like I've been run over. This feeling isn't supposed to happen until Friday morning. Tuesday I took an extra day off (without pay) to take my daughter for a driving test. She is the last of her friends to take the test. She failed before she got out of the parking lot. She hit the curb while parallel parking and the tester ended the the test immediately. So essentially, she drove 40 feet, ran on the curb, then parked her car and we scheduled another test. She cried for hours.
What bothers me though is the fact that my daughter failed the test before she ever took it. It began with moaning about how all her friends had failed this test at least one time, some even twice. Then it moved to a steady mantra of "I'm going to fail" repeated at morning, noon, and evening. Multiple repetitions were required when standing with friends or grandparents.
I cant be mad because I wonder how many times she has heard me say, "I'm never going to get this weight off." Then I console myself with chocolate, ice cream, or whatever the food of the day may be. I passed on the horrible trait known from this day forward as "Hitting the Curb".
Today I commit to following the plan, continually practicing the nutritional changes that I want for my healthy lifestyle, striving to meet my goals, and believing that I am not going to fail myself. I can do this!