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Well I kno this has nothing to do with weight loss, but this whole site has friendly bond type of vibe going, so I'm upset and thought I'd spill.. even thought it has nothing to do with weight loss, it's bringing me down which could lead to getting off track w/ the diet. Me and my boyfriend of a year are in the biggest bind ever, for the first time we haven't talked out our arguement, and were not speaking to each other, it really hurts. We are somewhat in desperate need of money, so my mom and myself have been looking for a job, she finall got hired, well we have a lake trip planned, and basically its from monday-sunday and the school so conviently scheduled my retake on the graduation test for wednesday that i'll b there, since my mom is working I'll have to get a ride w/ my aunt to and from, but she also informed me today I'll have to come home on Tuesday and I won't b back till Thursday.. which kind of defeats the purpose of going to me, and just makes it where I dont want to go at all. I could always take the graduation test during the year but I cant always go to the lake, and now I won't get ot go because of my mom and the test, I haven't been anywhere or done anything this summer, and its my last summer. My goal was to get real tan and loose some weight.. well I was planning on getting the most tan at the lake.. and well quite frankly it looks like niether of the goals is going anywhere.. anyone have some support?

Sun. Jun 24, 2:21pm

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Test VS Tan

Personaly, if you are ready for the test, I would just do it and get it out of the way. You will only be missing a max of 3 days at the lake and if you do go there is still plenty of time to get an ok tan. Remember tanning isn't that good for you anyways. Plus the last few days at the beach can be spent relaxing and not worrying about the test, it will be a nice way to relax and wind down. And dont let yourself down so much, go with the flow, no need to stress.

Sunday, June 24, 2007, 3:56 PM

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I say take the test because it sounds like a pretty big thing to have hanging over your head when you're trying to enjoy yourself. Chances are it will seriously dampen your trip.

I'm guessing you're 18? I'm about twice your age and let me tell you, it is NOT your "last summer"!! They only get better as you have more and more money of your own, if you're smart with it. As for that tan? I've avoided the sun since I was an early teen (family is prone to assorted skin cancers), and my reward 20 years later is that I don't need the botox injections or peels or overpriced firming creams or microdermabrasion that my friends and sisters are all blowing their money on these days. That thousand dollars a year I'm not spending on looking younger goes a long way towards the price of a crazy summer!

And in terms of mroe immediate gratification, if an alternative fun trip doesn't present itself soon, can't you organize one with your friends? Wouldn't that be a whole lot more fun than doing it with your family? I mean you may not have "been anywhere or done anything yet this summer" but geez, it's only June...plenty of time to rectify that.

Sunday, June 24, 2007, 4:24 PM

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Whether or not you take the test, skip the tan. I know you don't want to hear it, but tanning is just plain bad for you.

Keep in mind that you could live to be 85. After about 30 (with 55 years of your life to go!) that sun will start to show up, and it will not be flattering at all -- not just creases and freckles, but moles and liver spots and little greyish crusty growths start to show up all over. Yuck!

Sunday, June 24, 2007, 4:55 PM

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Sweetie, tanning may be bad for you, but it looks good. With your new job, splurge on some tanning minutes and keep your head up. You will do just fine! :) Like the earlier poster said, its not the last summer. Take some of your time and relax after the test is done.

Sunday, June 24, 2007, 5:48 PM

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Even though I'm just a few years older than you (21), take my advice and don't ever tan. It may seem "cool" now, but just wait in a few decades when you have all these wrinkles and age spots, and even worse, skin cancer. Several family members of mine have had skin cancer and even my grandfather (who is of ethnic decent) even died of melanoma two decades ago. I am now diligent about sunscreen use any time I will be outside. People may comment about how pale I am but I don't care.

And this won't be your last summer...life after HS is so much better!

Good luck.

Sunday, June 24, 2007, 8:31 PM

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