Friday, February 03, 2006

Another chapter comes to an end...

I'm so happy right now, my I feel all gushy-mushy inside.

I've been working towards my MBA degree for the last little while, and today, I finally graduated. My convocation was this morning, and I was officially presented with my degree. I was surrounded by my parents, my in-laws, my brother-in-law, and my husband. I was presented with beautiful red roses from hubby, and more flowers and gifts from everyone. It was so wonderful to have them there with me.

My little brother (who is working in California right now, and couldn't be there) sent me flowers too. It was a lovely surprise.

So here I am, surrounded by gorgeous flowers, feeling really damn proud of myself. I did it. I accomplished something that I'd been working towards for a long time.

Of course, I think a lot about why it isn't as easy when it comes to weight loss. Why can't I just set my eyes on a "goal" weight, work toward it, and get there? The logic makes sense when you apply it to something like a Master's degree! But it's not the same.

I feel really in control of myself after this week. I'm an emotional eater. I eat when I'm depressed, angry, bored. I also eat when I'm immensely happy. But today, I feel so content with my life - I don't need to eat to pacify myself.

I went to a nearby vegetarian buffet for lunch and had: steamed kale, broccoli, two pieces of sweet potato, seitan (a yummy vegetarian protein), a small piece of vegetarian pizza on mulitgrain crust, tofu, and some vegetarian pate with seed crackers. YUM! I haven't had enough water today, though - so I'm playing catch-up right now.

So, another chapter in my life has come to an end. But the way I see it, a wonderful new chapter is just about to begin.

Edited to add: Chocolate did sneak its way into my day today, in case you're wondering. Not a lot, but just enough to make me sigh with relief.

Edited to add again: It wasn't a perfect day afterall. Some cookies and other sweets managed to make their way into my day. Argh.


stephanie said...

Dude! Congratulations on earning your Master's. That's a fantastic achievement.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! That's quite an accomplishment, especially while working.

Trying to be a loser said...

Yay! Congratulations to you!