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Undersize Me... My Hcg Journey

It was the best of times and the worst of times

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Weigh-in: 125.6

Why does it seem like weight loss doesn't exist in a bubble? When one is busy and stressed, when disappointment or tragedy strikes, or when things are just crappy, being on a regimen is somehow... comforting? The confinement of food parameters seem to take away the intellectual need for menu preparation -- what a relief!

In case you (if anybody reads this) don't know, I'm a homeschooling mother of 3, and hitherto a businesswoman in the midst of creating a tutoring center aimed at the homeschooling population here in the East Bay of San Francisco. Well, yesterday the town in which I was to locate the center informed me that I needed, as the permit applicant, to pay a $2000 retainer fee to the town's planning department so that their engineers, etc. could "study" the compatibility of my center with existing businesses. This is a retainer -- more could be needed. What? Pay for the *possibility* of a usage permit? I could get denied after all that money and time (2 months)?!?! Ugggh! Ok -- put off plans for the center until at least January... all that hard work down the drain...

The good news is that I lost 2 lbs...

I wonder if Charles ****ens ever had to diet...

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  1. MaryContrary's Avatar
    http://www.****ens-literature.com/l_...spictures.html
    I'd say by his photo there, probably not!
    lol Our little town gets all revved up at christmas for ****en's festival, so I
    had to come read your post.
    http://www.sasktourism.com/Carlyle-D...llage-Festival

    sorry about the bureaucratic run around you're getting. I too am trying to do something different career-wise and it's proving very tough. Good luck with your plans.
  2. MominCali's Avatar
    What kind of career are you changing from/to? Best wishes to you

    Quote Originally Posted by MaryContrary
    http://www.****ens-literature.com/l_...spictures.html
    I'd say by his photo there, probably not!
    lol Our little town gets all revved up at christmas for ****en's festival, so I
    had to come read your post.
    http://www.sasktourism.com/Carlyle-D...llage-Festival

    sorry about the bureaucratic run around you're getting. I too am trying to do something different career-wise and it's proving very tough. Good luck with your plans.
  3. MaryContrary's Avatar
    I'm taking Real estate for professional career course. there is a phase 1, then a test. there is phase 2, residential, then a test. then there's phase 2, farming, then a test. lol Every phase costs $ and every test costs $. I have to have a criminal record check done WITH fingerprints, takes 4-6 months to get results back. There was a small fee for that. Also there are fees for regional, provincial, and national licenses. I better do well at this cause I'll be broke before I get started! Imagine going through all this and I'm almost 50 --crazy!
  4. MominCali's Avatar
    Good for you for pursuing a different career. I don't know where you are, but here in the San Francisco Bay Area, the real estate market has taken quite a hit, and now people are buying up the foreclosures!

    Quote Originally Posted by MaryContrary
    I'm taking Real estate for professional career course. there is a phase 1, then a test. there is phase 2, residential, then a test. then there's phase 2, farming, then a test. lol Every phase costs $ and every test costs $. I have to have a criminal record check done WITH fingerprints, takes 4-6 months to get results back. There was a small fee for that. Also there are fees for regional, provincial, and national licenses. I better do well at this cause I'll be broke before I get started! Imagine going through all this and I'm almost 50 --crazy!
  5. MaryContrary's Avatar
    I'm in SouthEastern Saskatchewan, Canada. The entire province is in a big boom. Well, it was until we got so much flooding this spring. Entire areas are under water. But the boom, mostly oil, continues. Towns can't build subdivisions fast enough. Guys are living in trailers and campers everywhere. I could probably sell my house today for almost three times what we paid for it, ten years ago. ..Just hope this all continues for the next few years! It will take me about 6 months to get licensed.