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My Laptop Died

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Yesterday my laptop just stopped working. Called Tech Support and turns out my motherboard crashed. Don't really know what that means, but it's going to cost me almost $300. I really don't have $300. So it was added to my credit card debt. Add this to the fact that I am really struggling financially and I'm having a very hard time finding a decent job in my field is causing a lot of stress and anxiety. I've been trying really hard to keep going with the high from losing 21 pounds, but yesterday I broke down and did some stress eating. These money problems are just so emotionally draining.

But I look at all of the wonderful support I get on here, and all of the lovely comments that were left on my last blog post (thank you so very much!!!) and it helps to keep me motivated and not give up. Today, I'm going to dust myself off and just keep moving. That's all I can really do.

So I'm using my parents old (slow) desktop computer. Hopefully I'll be able to keep coming onto SparkPeople on a daily basis. I haven't missed a day yet and I don't intend to start missing any now!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DRPOOH63 2/1/2013 9:28PM

    You are doing great. Just a thought but you might look for a refurbished computer, you just never know what you will find.

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KATHIC2 2/1/2013 7:06AM

  Keep your momentum going! Breather deeply...accept what we can't change.

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MONIQUE432 1/31/2013 9:22PM

    I totally understand! I have a desk top and am starting to get messages that concern (e.g. computer can't start itself, system has to keep restoring, etc.!) It's great you figured out a way to work things out!

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AKATHLEEN54 1/30/2013 10:44PM

    Sorry to hear about your computer crash. That's a real bummer. I just got a new laptop for Christmas (God bless my husband) . Before that I was using an old desktop so I feel your pain. You reacted exactly the way a lot of people would.... I know I would. Eat a little, feel better and then get back on track. It's like blowing off a little steam. Good job for getting right back on the horse and staying in the game. emoticon

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MOMMACASSEY 1/30/2013 3:26PM

    Good on you for finding a solution in using your parents' computer. I bet they don't even realize how slow it is...

Your photos from the other day look great--keep it up!

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KOFFEENUT 1/30/2013 1:14PM

    We all hit bumps in the road on this healthy lifestyle journey - times when we make choices that don't bring us closer to where we want to go. The IMPORTANT thing is that you pick yourself back up and continue to head in the right direction. It sounds like that's EXACTLY what you're doing! Know there are lots of us right alongside you, cheering you on.

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