Thursday, August 05, 2010
I had some very close calls yesterday. I have been trying to get back into school for several weeks now and was finally accepted Tuesday. Yesterday, I went to see my advisor to choose my classes and such. Now, to my knowledge, I had earned an associates degree in 2006; did the graduation ceremony and everything. When my advisor tried to pull up the degree, it wasn't there! After some delving, we discovered that I had been 3 classes short and was never told! I was stunned! I didn't know if I should laugh, cry, or get mad and throw things! Then to top it off, I found that my financial aid had been denied because I had not gotten a degree within the credit limit.
I wanted to drown my sorrows in a huge hot fudge sundae. I held out until I got to my husband's workplace where I broke down sobbing into his arms. I was crying so hard that I couldn't even tell him what was wrong. So he just held me until the flow subsided some and we could talk. His reaction was to get angry. He suggested writing a nasty gram to the president of the school and then having a strong cocktail to calm myself down.
As I sat in the car deliberating whether to have the ice cream or the cocktail or both, I remembered this sizzling summer 5% challenge I am on. I thought about the letdown it would be to my team and myself if I did not follow through on my vow to eat no ice cream during this challenge. I thought about all the calories in both. I really want to make it to my goal weight this time, so I decided to forego the sundae AND the cocktail.
It was a close call, but I know I made the right choice!!