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Second weigh-in, down 2.4 more lbs…but more importantly, I have friends

Friday, October 25, 2013


Wow, what a week.

Monday night I had to proctor an exam with a couple of peers. One of them I know well from my classes. The other is one of the only other females in my program and we hit it off right away. That’s great to have, especially in such a male dominated field.

I found out on Tuesday that I got more first cumulative exam point…which is a really big deal for my program. I really struggled with the exams, and everyone has pretty much said that if you get your first point, the rest won’t be so bad. I was really to a breaking point after finding out that I didn’t score on the previous exam. It finally happened.

I’ve been grateful to have my home team in the World Series. It helps with the homesickness and helps me stay in touch with my loved ones. One of my best friends and I sent quite a few messages back and forth during the game.

Today I went to my weigh-in and I was down 2.4 lbs, or to my lowest weight in 6 months. Of course I am happy about that. I am finding something that works for me and learning about myself in the meanwhile.

I guess I have to say that the best part about today was getting a text from an older classmate. He already has a master’s degree in the field, and he’s kind of not only been a friend but a sounding board since I’ve been here. He texted me to check my mailbox in the office. So I went up there and found that he had left me a card congratulating me on my cumulative exam point. He was one of the few people here I really confided in about my struggles. My eyes instantly welled up with tears. He knew how hard I had worked on it. I felt good knowing that I had made him proud.

And as I walked out of the office trying not to show I was choked-up, I thought to myself, I have friends. Someone cared enough about me to do that for me. It means so much.

I’m going to put my congratulations card on my desk so that when I am studying for the next exam I can see it, to motivate me and to show me that I did it once before…I can do it again. Someone believes in me.

I am not alone in this world.
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TUPPERWARE1 10/25/2013 5:11PM

    Well done on your exam and your weight loss.It is wonderful to receive a card just to recognize our struggles that did not go unnoticed,Keep up the good work!!!

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