Thursday, November 29, 2012

Gold star!

Five pounds to go until I hit pre-Little Man weight! Woo hoo!! Then another 20 to get to pre-Sass weight...urk. If I can hit that first milestone though, the chances of me reaching the second one go up exponentially, because I find success really motivating. No resting on my laurels here: if I ace something, I try even harder the next time. Sometimes I miss school just for that steady string of A's (yes, I have learned to keep that tidbit to myself in public, ever since my Gr. 12 English teacher made fun of me mercilessly for my traumatized expression when I was told my final mark had fallen to 88% from 92%).

The nasty flip side is that if I can't excel at something, I don't want to do it. Being a rookie is fine and I'll work really, really hard to get better. Like, until I pass out or throw up kind of working hard. But if I don't start kicking ass within a reasonable period of time (which I define as about two days or so), I cut my losses and get out of there. My favourite quote is by W.C. Fields:

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No point in being a damn fool about it.

Yet another way in which motherhood is character-building. I feel like a big screw-up most of the time, but quitting isn't an option in this particular game. Maybe I should sign up for some continuing education courses - an A or two would cheer me right up. Or I'll just give myself a random gold star right now:

Ah...I feel better already.


  1. Congrats on the weight loss! I'm trying to lose weight myself, but I decided to just think of it in 5-lb. increments instead of the entire amount I need to lose. That way, I get to celebrate and feel like I've accomplished something more often ;)

    1. That's what I'm doing too - I feel overwhelmed if I think about the bigger numbers. Good luck with your weight loss.

  2. Good for you! Visiting from the blog hop! Keep up the good work! I know how hard it can be to work out continually and eat right with babies and it is all worth it! Continue to be your awesome self!!!


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