To The Girl I Used To Be

To The Girl I Used To Be

I just want to say see you later!

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To the girl I used to be, it's time to say see you later!

I use to be one of those girls that would say "I'll start next Monday" or "I am to tired to workout today." I use to be the queen of excuses, I never wanted to workout! I am no longer that girl, I have so much more going for me now I know what I want in life, I know where I want to be!

Over the last month, I have become a completely new person, I have started a new journey that has made me realize my self-worth! I no longer make excuses as to why I can't do it.

I am no longer that person because it got me nowhere, it made me lazy. I knew I needed to change my lifestyle, I needed to change my "diet." I have changed everything about the way I eat, I have better portion control, I don't eat as many fried foods. It's not because I am on a strict diet, but because I know how certain foods made me feel!

Being lactose intolerant I know I shouldn't have been eating all those things but I was and it was making me sick, so I no longer eat that kind of stuff and I feel so much better! I use to be sick all the time I use to be in and out of the doctors for being sick all the time before I started this new lifestyle for myself. Now I no longer am in and out of the doctors, I am so much healthier and I think it was personally just my body telling me it was time to start making changes!

I am not the same person I was before this journey started in the sense of being happier! I use to never be in a good mood, I was always moody. I use to always hide in my room and not socialize with anyone, that's because I never felt good about myself, I was alway's putting myself down and making myself depressed. I was always comparing myself to my friends that are skinnier than I am. Now I no longer do that because I have gained so much more confidence in myself. I feel better mentally and emotionally, I know now that I am pretty I can look at myself in the mirror and say "wow you look good today" or just put on clothes I would have never worn before!

I just want to thank the old me for helping create the new me! I am such a better person now thanks to you, I don't know what I would do if it wasn't for you! I also want to thank all my friends and family for supporting me in this new life change, you guys are the real MVP's let's be honest here!

I know that sometimes things get rough in life and working out might not be a top priority, but I promise that working out actually helps! I know you might be sore and want to quit and give up, but you have to think of the bigger picture! The bigger picture being your goals, the ones you want to reach so you can say "yes I finally accomplished this!" It's honestly the greatest feeling in the world setting goals and reaching them!

You can do anything you set your mind to!

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These Are 4 Proven Ways That Vaccines Cause Autism

Stock up on those essential oils.

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Let's just start with the first (and main) point.

1. They don't.

Susan in your anti-vax group is not a scholarly source (despite her hours and hours of Google research).

2. But in case you still believe Susan...

Maybe you'll believe Autism Speaks who says, "Scientists have conducted extensive research over the last two decades to determine whether there is any link between childhood vaccinations and autism. The results of this research is clear: Vaccines do not cause autism."

3. And if Autism Speaks still didn't convince you...

Feel free to take a look at this comprehensive list of studies that all say that there is no relationship between vaccines such as the MMR vaccination and the development of autism.

4. But here's what you should know...

There have been a few studies lately that have shown that autism develops in utero aka before a baby is even born AND before a baby can even receive vaccinations.

Vaccinations have prevented COUNTLESS deaths and illnesses. Vaccination rates are continuing to fall and do you know what that means? Measles will make its way back. Whooping cough will come back. Rubella, mumps, and polio will come back and there will be no way to stop it.

So, now that you know that vaccines do not cause autism, you're welcome to go tell Susan from your anti-vax group that as well as tell her that the Earth isn't flat. But, don't forget to mention it to her that her essential oils and organic foods are not keeping her children safe from the measles or tuberculosis.

Vaccinate your children. And, besides, even IF vaccinations caused autism, wouldn't you rather have a child with a developmental disorder rather than a child who died from the measles?

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Being Sick In College Is A Real Struggle

Being sick in college is definitely not as fun as having a sick day in middle school or high school.

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Something that I have had to deal with multiple times these past two semesters is being sick while in school. It can be a real pain especially depending on what type of sickness it is. I have had tonsillitis, mono, and I'm pretty sure I also had the flu.

Being at school and away from home can make being sick worse because there is nobody to take of you such as your parents. Another thing is having to make the decision to get the rest that your body needs in order to feel better or staying on top of your assignments to avoid falling behind. My parents will always tell me to get a good night's sleep so my body can feel better the next day. However, sometimes I will feel more stress if my work isn't getting done and I feel like I'm falling behind and leaving things to get done in the last minute.

Currently, I am sick now and the past few days haven't been easy, but I still attended all my classes so I wouldn't miss any material or assignments that were given. I usually end up feeling the worst at night when trying to fall asleep, and by that time the doctors are not present at the student health center. Even though my health is important I usually don't like taking too much time out of my day to go to the health center to see a doctor. Some days I don't really have much free time before the evening.

I don't believe I have been over-exerting myself, but I don't want to just stay in my bed all day and sleep, even though that may be what is best for me. Most professors will be understanding if I email them and provide them a doctor's note as well, but I also just got back from a conference where I had to miss two days of classes next week.

I have been trying to keep hydrated so that way my body can fight the sickness. Also, I have been told if you stay hydrated you can flush the virus out of your body quicker.

Eating can also be a pain when you have a sore throat, for the past couple of days I have tried to have some soup in order to help. Most meals I would have to force myself to eat something of substance in order to give my body some type of energy in order to get through the day. It's also never fun not being able to breathe out of your nostrils. If it wasn't my nose being stuffed, then it would be constantly runny so there was no winning that battle.

Looking back, I probably should have done a bit more work over spring break in order to get ahead in the case that something like this would happen. I wanted my break to be exactly that, a break. After not being home for a few months I just wanted some time off to relax.

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