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Old 01-10-2013, 01:15 AM   #1
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My driver's license is a lie!

Here is a confession I am glad to make!!

My driver's license is a lie. Oh, it has ALWAYS been a lie...it said 170 pounds. But that was a lie the other way (what a lie it was, too! Who was I fooling, ha ha!). Now I am pleased to say that my driver's license is STILL a lie, because I actually weigh LESS than that number!

That number represented to me, for years, a mythical unattainable weight...amazing to think that I am actually below that weight.

And, it marks another milestone, per say, as I can officially ask to be admitted to the 80-pound club!

Just had to share that little victory! Now back to reading for my exam tomorrow!
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:47 AM   #2
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Oh yes, mine is a lie too, I said 160 and I was 210. But right now it is no more of a lie.

Congrats on your achievement.

Why do they need weight on driver licenses? It can vary greatly, it's not like height.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:54 AM   #3
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Yes, it can vary so much! Plus, studies show that witnesses to a crime cannot accurately describe the perpetrators weight or height. It is fairly useless as a descriptor in that sense...I think they do it just to laugh about how much people lie I lied when I was 16 and got mine (I think I was 215 or 220 then), because I couldn't face the humiliation of having others see that 2-number (it was high school, it was hard enough!). I said 185 originally. Then later I changed it to 170, since I actually FELT thinner but probably was bigger than 215, since I had gained and lost weight since that first license ha ha...

But yeah, it was a huge lie for years. Nobody cared. Now I have a license that is relatively close to my real weight but the picture does not look like me
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It's quite funny, I thought I was the only one who lied there!! It seems as everybody did!
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lol How close is it to expiring? You COULD "lose" it and need a replacement!

Congrats, btw, on surpassing your unreachable ideal! That's gotta feel amazing!
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:12 AM   #6
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Thanks! This is my American license. It does not expire for 40 years or something Ha ha! That is an Arizona license for you! I do not have an Danish one, since you have to take the exams all over again to convert it, and I do not currently own a car anyway...I will get to that eventually, maybe after law school...one challenge at a time...
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Hmm, when a patient tells you their height and weight for a procedure, do you find yourself saying do I look like that when it is close to your own size? yikes, sometimes looking at it from that angle is frightening.
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Hmm, when a patient tells you their height and weight for a procedure, do you find yourself saying do I look like that when it is close to your own size? yikes, sometimes looking at it from that angle is frightening.
I'll bet! I was in blissful ignorance of my weight for years. I knew I weighed too much but refused to weigh myself. I was afraid of seeing the number, since I'd tried to lose weight since adolescence with no success...it just depressed me. Now I compare myself with other people all of the time when they tell me their weights...it is hard to remember what I really looked like a couple of years ago (except in pictures). But, the other side is that height matters too. A friend of mine that is 105 kilos looks much bigger than I did when I was that weight, because she is much shorter and has a different body type.
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Major congrats to you, Star---- I have no doubt you'll reach goal. You are one of the most determined people I know! And good luck on the exam!!!
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I'm so glad my license has never had my weight on it! Just my height lol
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:11 AM   #11
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You made me go look...mine doesn't have my weight but it says my height is 5'1" but I'm 5'3"....guess I had a growth spurt in the last 25 years!
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Thanks! This is my American license. It does not expire for 40 years or something Ha ha! That is an Arizona license for you! I do not have an Danish one, since you have to take the exams all over again to convert it, and I do not currently own a car anyway...I will get to that eventually, maybe after law school...one challenge at a time...
AHH you are in law school! Congrats I graduated in 2011... studying sure sucks!! What year are you in?
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Congrats!

I just checked my DL and, as it turns out, it doesn't have weight on it. Smart state

Enjoy your law school experience! I loved it!!!
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AHH you are in law school! Congrats I graduated in 2011... studying sure sucks!! What year are you in?
Congrats!! I am 2nd year...! I can't wait to be finished with this exam (they are always killer) and get my life back for a while! Where did you go to law school?
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Major congrats to you, Star---- I have no doubt you'll reach goal. You are one of the most determined people I know! And good luck on the exam!!!
Thank you for your sweet and encouraging words!
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Congrats!! I am 2nd year...! I can't wait to be finished with this exam (they are always killer) and get my life back for a while! Where did you go to law school?
Those exams are NOT fun...! 2L year was the hardest for me... I think mainly because I was working a lot too! 3L year is much easier

I went to the University of Minnesota. Where are you attending?
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Congrats!

I just checked my DL and, as it turns out, it doesn't have weight on it. Smart state

Enjoy your law school experience! I loved it!!!
I love it too, only I don't love exams
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Thanks!! Wow there are a lot of law people on this thread
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I need to renew my license this year. I'll finally be able to say I weigh less. I've been lying for years (I think it says 170). My pic last time was crazy fat looking. I can't wait to get a new pic taken
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Wow yes there are!
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Hahaha -- Your post also made me go check my license. I couldn't even remember what "lie" I had put on there. I have it listed as 180 - it's been that way for years, even though my weight has been at 190-220 for years! Well now it's a lie in the other direction, finally!!
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Those exams are NOT fun...! 2L year was the hardest for me... I think mainly because I was working a lot too! 3L year is much easier

I went to the University of Minnesota. Where are you attending?
University of Copenhagen (Denmark), where I live. It is a five year program in most civil law countries, cause you also have to get an LLM afterwards! So there is a long way to go for me...

I did USED to live in Minnesota though

Yeah, 2nd year is tougher in some ways than first was, though that had its own special challenges. The exam I am going to tomorrow is like three classes in one...Danish constitutional law (the institutional part, I've already taken the human rights part), EU constitutional law AND UN/international law. Kill me now! Seriously, it is scary.

I just had property rights on the 2nd of Jan, and history of law before that. I've pretty much been doing nothing but studying for about a month and a half. I need a break
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University of Copenhagen (Denmark), where I live. It is a five year program in most civil law countries, cause you also have to get an LLM afterwards! So there is a long way to go for me...

I did USED to live in Minnesota though

Yeah, 2nd year is tougher in some ways than first was, though that had its own special challenges. The exam I am going to tomorrow is like three classes in one...Danish constitutional law (the institutional part, I've already taken the human rights part), EU constitutional law AND UN/international law. Kill me now! Seriously, it is scary.

I just had property rights on the 2nd of Jan, and history of law before that. I've pretty much been doing nothing but studying for about a month and a half. I need a break
Yikes -- that's a long program! Very cool that you used to live in MN Small world!!!

That exam sounds terrible... ha!

I remember those days... literally woke up, studied ALL day, went to bed... repeat for weeks at a time! No time for much else.

Good luck!!! You will do great!!!
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Wooohooo! So happy for you. And, we all fudge a little on the weight on our licenses, I think. Mine is almost not a lie anymore. LOL
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Yikes -- that's a long program! Very cool that you used to live in MN Small world!!!

That exam sounds terrible... ha!

I remember those days... literally woke up, studied ALL day, went to bed... repeat for weeks at a time! No time for much else.

Good luck!!! You will do great!!!
Thank you!!

That pretty much describes my life for the last 5 weeks..ha ha!! It isn't fun but it will be worth it and I love everything BUT the exams.

Yeah, I used to live in Burnsville/Bloomington
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