Welcome September : Getting Back on Track

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Well it is September and this summer went really quick. If you do not know me I work at a elementary school in a disabled preschool and I go to graduate school for my MA in English. This year at work I am a 1:1 with a three year old autistic boy and I am very excited for that. Also, this is my last semester of graduate school! I am very excited for this new school year because being back on a set schedule will help me lose weight and keep track of my health. When I was at home doing nothing, I was finding myself snacking more than I should. I need a set schedule.

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This semester is dedicated to nothing but my master’s thesis. It will be a rough and I hope that the stress does not get to me. I do have a good amount of pages right now..so I hope that things will go smoothly.

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I got a second job. If you live in the New Jersey or Pennsylvania area I will be working at Night of Terror . I am super excited! Tuesday I find out where I am working. This is going to be my first acting gig in six years. I am super pumped and I know this will help me stay active rather than snack all night.

 

SO….I am getting back on track because my graduation is coming in January. My graduation for high school and BA makes me hate those pictures so much. Sure, you do not look like a sexy goddess in a cap and gown, but the way I feel makes me look awful. In high school I felt like I looked like a white marshmallow. I hated it so much!

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What really wanted me to make a change and lose weight was my graduation for my BA. The gown was given to you by height. I should have gone longer because maybe the gown would have fit a little better. The gown was so tight on me. To this day I do not know if I screwed up or if the school I went to had crappy gowns..because their gowns were not like my brother’s graduation from college gowns. Anyway, I hated how I look. I felt huge and this is why I wanted to lose weight. The theme was a big topic when I was on The Rachael Ray Show.

You can watch the clip here.

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Enough of this negative talk! Breath out the negativity and breath in the positivity! I must be positive. I will be positive, because being negative will not fix your problems. If you want something..you have to work for it. So, if I want to look awesome for my MA graduation I need to work for it. Here is what I am going to do and if you wish to look awesome for a wedding, family function, reunion, graduation, or whatever..follow me!!

 

1.) TRACK EVERYTHING:

Track everything you put into your body. If you write down everything you eat and drink then you can see where you went wrong if you stayed the same or gained weight. I do Weight Watchers..so this really helps me for tracking. You should know what you are eating and how much.

2.) WORK OUT:

I am a fitness nut but you should work out at least four times a week. Granted, I workout five-six times but it is my favorite hobby. Workout for a hour at the most. You may feel like you do not have time, but make time. Do you get a lunch break at work? Go for a walk. Wake up earlier or try to work out after work. Fitness is important.

3.) GET ENOUGH SLEEP:

Time Management is so important and I always to to manage my sleep. I try to get 8 hours a night. Some of my graduate friends think I am crazy because I do not do my work all through the night. I think they are crazy because I need my sleep. Try to get lots of sleep because it actually helps you lose weight because your body needs it.

4.) DRINK WATER

Drink lots of water. Cut out the soda. If you drink a lot of water then you feel full and you will not snack. Also, water flushes everything out of your system.

5.) KEEP YOURSELF BUSY

Finally, keep yourself busy. I have a busy semester ahead of me and this will help me from snacking. Granted, you should pack lunches rather than go get fast food. FAST FOOD is only convenient..there is nothing else great about it. It burns a hole in your wallet, the food makes you feel sluggish, and it is just awful for you. Pack your own meals! But..if you keep busy and pack your own meals then you will not be a couch potatoes and eat a whole box of cookies in one sitting.

 

I am excited for this semester. I am ready for it!

-Jackie

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