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Day 246 - Medical School

Saturday, June 14, 2008

This is my handsome son, Nathan, about 3 years ago when he was on vacation in San Diego and in the hot tub (he had trunks on.) He'll be 24 next month. He graduated last year with a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia U. in NYC and he'd been studying for the MCAT test to apply to medical school. It has been stressful to say the least and he took a review class for four months. WELL, he got a 34 on the test (45 is perfect)!!!!! SO, everything is wonderful and he is now applying to medical schools for the Fall of '09.
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  • SHARON10002
    What a handsome and very smart son! emoticon to him on his test score! What is the Purina Cat diet analogy that everyone is referring to?
    2500 days ago
    I wish him success in his goals. emoticon
    2863 days ago
    That is a great score! Hurrah for him! I am impressed! Most med schools want them to be at least 31 or 32 but the fact that he scored the number he did is awesome! Go son! Go! emoticon brenda
    3849 days ago
    I am so with you on not wanting to gain any of the pounds back, this is my biggest fear, so when i see even one pound more than the last time I get a little crazy....whew I am working on that. Good luck to your son I am a 3rd year med student and I remember the stress that comes with the application process. emoticon
    3868 days ago
    Meow. I am with you on never gaining back a single pound we lose! Done that too many times. Yay for cucumbers.
    3887 days ago
    Haha! I took a picture of a bunch of stuff I was hauling around every day. It's in my photo gallery. One day when I first started this weight loss journey, I thought. Hm...I wonder what all that weighs. 40 pounds! That stuff weighed EXACTLY what I wanted to lose!!! It's been priceless to think about how much pounds really weigh as I'm doing this. It's been very motivating for sure.

    Good luck losin' the Purina.
    3929 days ago
    Congrats to the son! And I love the Purina Cat Food Diet! Maybe if I think of it that way it will be easier lol...

    3944 days ago
    You have some wonderful pictures of your family. Thanks for sharing your stresses. It takes a lot of patience to be a parent. I know.

    I wish you more success in dropping the Purina...that is a cute title for a diet.

    The Purina Diet.

    Good luck.

    emoticon emoticon

    3945 days ago
    You have done so well dropping the weight!!! emoticon
    I like the cat food Idea--maybe it will help me.
    I know about the med school thing--My son is doing his last year of being an emergency room Doctor--A long haul, to say the least.
    He and his wife also had four boys during this time--they are an amazing couple--no financial help from anyone, working , going to school, and raising 4 boys ages now 4-12!!!
    Good luck to you and your son--hang on to God with both hands!!

    I enjoy reading your words.
    3953 days ago
    I like the Purina Analogy - I've 'released' more than a trip to PetSmart myself in the last three years, but here lately, I've been adding a little kibble back into the bag, LOL.

    That's wonderful about your son doing so well on the MCAT. I'm studying for the GRE right now. Maybe I need a review course. Does he think it helped improve his score?
    3954 days ago
    Jibbie...congrats on your son's accomplishments. Also, congrats to you for hanging in there. Life can be stressful but we've got to do what we've got to do!! Oh, and thanks for checking up on me during the time that I was missing for SparkPeople. So sweet of you. emoticon
    3959 days ago
    What a wonderful way to look at our weight--releasing it! and equal to something, for example for me a pound of butter! Going to keep that in mind. Thanks for your support.
    3962 days ago
    WhooHoo! Congrats on your son's achievements. You have wonderful kids Jibbie. Yaay! You go girl! Determination is what gets you there!!!

    I have lost a total of almost a bag of Purina chow!!! I too do not want to gain back even if I lose slowly. I am now a size 12 from size 16 and I gave away all the old clothes not wanting to be back there. Thanks for the inspiration. Great blog!

    3962 days ago
    ohhh im almost there I lost 16 lbs 2 more i can lose a bag of cat food too lol
    keep up the good work! hugsss
    3963 days ago
    You have reason to be proud of both your son and of yourself...good work! emoticon We're all cheering!
    3965 days ago
    HEY PURINA...WAY TO GO!!!!!!! emoticon

    Congrats on the handsome soon-to-be-MD son!!! Wow...free medical care for life!

    Great going on the Hoodia!

    Keep it up, and you'll get there!!!!
    3966 days ago
    Congrats to both you and the very handsome son!
    3966 days ago
  • JLBART74
    Im happy to hear about your Son. that is great. As for the weight, it will come off.
    I so cant wait for my cucumbers to start producing then I can sit and eat them too. Oh man that sounds so good.
    3967 days ago
  • no profile photo CECEWRITER
    How wonderful! I totally get the being a girl limitation, Jibbie... when I was in school they were still pushing nurse-teacher-or business admin. We've come a long-way baby.

    I like the Purina analogy-I have have two dogs and noticed this week how heavy the 20# bag seemed. Here's to losin' your bag-
    3967 days ago
  • LANNE1956
    what a success you are!
    grats to your son, as a mom i know how proud we get when we see our children reach a goal they have
    and you , you are doing wonderfully!
    i too enjoy cucmber slices, but i add home grown tomatoes emoticon
    3967 days ago
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