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Near Devastation

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!!
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  • STRINGI719
    WOW! I am so impressed that you resisted that urge - you have more willpower than I do! Great job at staying the course, even when facing horrible obstacles.
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    3713 days ago
  • SWEETPEA05
    I agree that you made the right choice. Eating something unhealthy doesn't hurt anyone but yourself. It wouldn't get your degree or financial aid back, right? It would just hurt your journey toward your goal. I am proud that you didn't let your emotions control you. Go work out and use that frustration in your workout. I wish you the best in figuring out what this will mean and how you can overcome it.
    Thinking of you,
    Robin
    3729 days ago
  • THENEWCINDY
    Kuddos for staying strong when you want to give in!!! Talk to the school about the issue though
    3730 days ago
  • ST91347
    Julie, you are so strong, there's no way, you won't succeed. You just had a major set-back, but you didn't cave. You kept your resolve, didn't let the situation become an excuse to eat outside of your program. emoticon
    I'm so sorry this happened, but I know you will get through it. emoticon
    3730 days ago
  • RED-LICORICE
    Truly a bummer situation! You really showed some guts to not have the cocktail or the drink. Hang in there, there will somehow be a solution to the dchool problem.
    3730 days ago
  • DECKEREC
    I hope things work out for you and your education and thanks for staying strong for you and the Care Bear Team! emoticon
    3730 days ago
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