Saturday, September 14, 2013
You ever wish that you could go back in time and change something? Yeah, me too.
This week started off with 2 birthdays, that means food and sweets. I practiced some restraint, didn't go full on crazy, but definitely took in more calories than I would have in a normal weekend. The first couple of days things were progressing as expected but then on Wednesday it all came to a halt. On Wednesday I found out that despite only having 4 classes left to finish my degree, I have to withdraw from school.
Let me explain: I am getting student aid; Pell grant and Stafford loan and since my next school year starts in a couple of months I had to re-file for student aid, no biggie. But my application was flagged for random verification which requires copies of W-2's and my 2012 tax return. Here's the problem, I haven't filed taxes for the last 2 years. I haven't worked since Sep. 2008 and have zero income (lived off of unemployment for a while then off of my savings). The last 2 years I've tried to E-file my taxes, but it always gets rejected because there is no income. So without having been able to file taxes (and really, why bother to file with zero income?) I can produce no tax return to verify my student aid information... quite the conundrum.
So I will be leaving school with just 4 classes left (15 units) so that I can get a job, make a little money, pay taxes next April then maybe get back into the system sometime next year to finish my degree.
So when this all came to light on Wednesday, I was angry, stressed and depressed. Not good things for trying to lose a little weight. The hardest part is that the extra money that gets sent to me from my school after their expenses are covered is what I've been living off of. Now since I won't be getting that monetary boon in a few months, I have to cancel plans that I had set and make other changes and really tighten things up, money wise.
So on to the numbers for this week so I can go sulk and watch Scrubs on Netflix to take my mind off of a bad week.
Weight : 212.2
Gain : 1.8
Total : 107.8
I hope you all are having a better weekend than I am!