The Key to Success

My car won’t start. The key won’t turn in the lock. Several of my new fat friends have tried it, and it really won’t move at all. It is stiffer than I was this morning after my flex and stretch class yesterday. Triple A have called a car locksmith “It will take him an hour and a half to get to you and he may not be able to get it started. It will cost $95 whether or not he can fix it. If he can’t help, call us back and we’ll send a tow truck”

Great. It is of course too hot to sit in or anywhere near the car. Under what used to be normal circumstances I would have repaired to a restaurant and filled the time with 1500 calories until Triple A arrived. For now, I am working on being grateful that the Duke Diet and Fitness Center is still open, although it won’t be 90 minutes from now. I am trying not to catastrophize about either the problem or the cost. The nice man will turn up with his set of picks, fix the lock, start the car and I will be on my way to the Candlewood Suites with enough money still in my bank account to pay my fat camp bill. I have to learn to deal with stressful situations without the aid of carbohydrate–but please God not tonight.

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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One Response to The Key to Success

  1. Cyndy says:

    Good Luck! With both the key and the carbs. I hope everything works out.

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