Random Thoughts 

So, this is the last full week of me being twenty-seven years old. Twenty-seven had many ups and downs. I have to say 2016/being twenty-seven was one of the hardest parts of my life. I had a lot of changes and self exploring/crisis happening. I had to explore what I truly want to be happy and I am still learning.

 First, twenty-seven was full of the most tears in my life. I am learning that I am getting burnt out with my job and with relationships. I am learning what I want in a relationship. However, twenty-seven is when I learned what heart break actually feels like. Not an amazing feeling.

 Second, twenty-seven I was told I have anxiety and social anxiety. I get worked up around people. I do see this. I want to please people so much but you just can’t do that.

Third, twenty-seven made me go back on track to being a healthy person. One point I lost 13 lbs. I got off track slightly from vacation but I am willing to work hard again. I need to be healthy for me.

Finally, twenty-seven has showed me who truly matter in my life. If people care, they will stay in my life. The best moments at twenty-seven was spending time with my family and friends and going on adventures with them. Laughing until I cry is a great feeling. I hope to encounter this and being surrounded by people who I care about at twenty-eight.

-Jackie

Inspirational Board

I am feeling very crafty lately. 


 Today, I made an inspirational board. Since I was in a funk lately, I did research and found this project to boost confidence and motivation. I found wonderful quotes and words that I felt described me. Also, I am hold a sloth and that was the happiest I ever was.

 -Jackie 

One month without alcohol 

Today is a big day for me. It is one month since I had alcohol. Now, I was not an alcoholic but I was finding myself drinking more than usual. I was getting into craft beer and making it a hobby. There were other things too with this subject.

 Alcohol has caused me to gain weight. I worked so hard with my weight loss a couple years ago. Once I started to go to craft beer or liquor, I was starting to gain weight but my mind set changed. I had a huge thing happen in my life a month ago and I thinking drinking was a big cause to it. So I decided to stop a month ago.


I did a split screen. The one on the left was more than a month ago and I was drinking that night. I feel like my face is extremely puffy and I look older. Now, I am wearing makeup that is more extreme in that picture. However, I feel the picture on the right (which was taken on Saturday) I look younger and my face is not bloated.

 If you disagree it is okay. This is what I think and if it helps me, I am okay.

So…Congrats to me. I am happy of my accomplishments so far.

-Jackie

What a Wonderful Week

This week has been great. Monday was a great start with my Weight Watchers meeting. Going to the meetings are really helping me and giving me something to look forward to. Also, it is keeping me in check to count my points and care what I put into my body.


 I am enjoying counting points again. Also, I like scanning things to see what is a better choice or not. Here is an example of a healthy five point Weight Watchers lunch. I decided to have carrot chips besides regular chips for they are zero versus 3 or more. 

Not only am I doing well with eating this week, I went back to the gym. I know! Shocking! My goal is to go to spin classes three days a week and go to the gym and do something random once a week. Four days a week will be a nice getting into the swing of things. I am nuts because I go to a 6 am class. If you enjoy an instructor..you will do anything to take their class.


 Before you judge the bubble and poop looking face, I am getting really into skin care lately. When I was looking at my skin the beginning of this month, it was dry, oily, and I felt like I looked old. I am only twenty-seven, but I felt I needed to take care of my face. So, I went to Instagram. The first picture is a clay mask that is carbonated. It is the weirdest thing ever, but it really works! My skin feels so smooth. The next picture..I know, it looks like I rubbed poop on my face. However, cupcake from Lush had helped me with my oily skin. It is a wonderful mask that smells great! I am so in love with skin care.


I am becoming in love with me. My courses are going well this semester, evaluations for a rocky semester went well, I am taking care of my body and I am able to do what I want when I want..and not worry about stupid stuff when it comes to relationships. Single life is the best thing right now.

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Jackie