“You’re So Dang!”👍

Desmond, when he was three, used to say this when he was mad at us.

He probably got it from me, because “dang” is a word I use instead of another word in front of the kids.

I ate four chocolate chip cookies at 6 points each. Uh oh. I’m at 54 points for today, including dinner.

But at least I tracked everything so far today.

54 points is probably not even that many compared to what I eat when I don’t track.

So, while it may not seem like I’m making progress, today is progress, because I tracked 24 points worth of cookies, and I don’t usually do that. That’s the point where I usually give up and stop tracking.

That is a growth mindset.

If I looked at today with a fixed mindset, which, admittedly, is what I most often have done over the last 15 months, I would consider today another large scale failure, and say, “It’s too hard. Forget this.” And eat all the rest of the cookies.

But today, I stopped myself. And that is a success.

It’s all in how you look at a thing.

Nothing new. I’m familiar with this theory, and I know it works because I’ve worked it.

And now I’m going to work it some more.

Because I’m done whining about the way things are. I’m ready to change them.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s