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Fall Refunds are Here for College Students

 It’s my favorite time of the semester…REFUNDS! A few weeks after the semester begins all of your financial aid pays out and if there’s any left over you get a refund! You will know that your receiving a refund if there’s a negative balance on your account. It’s the one time in history where you actually want to see a negative balance!  Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video where I am in my office with a surprised look on my face.  This semester I paid $241 in fees and I received a $500 grant for individuals who work at community colleges. Oh yeah  did I mention I work at a community college too part time as a tutor? Anyhoo, since I had already paid off my student account I received the $500 as a refund. If you’ve been watching my YouTube videos or reading my blogs then you already know this money is going to debt.  Figure 2: This is a photo of three $100 bills and three $50 bills. With refunds posting to accounts daily you want to make sure that you are constantly c

Adult Daily Living Skills: Healthy Grocery Shopping



 Well y’all all that eating everything I wanted during my San Antonio & Austin trips has finally caught up to me! A few weeks ago I went to the doctors for a physical ( my first one EVER!) and I learned that my cholesterol was through the roof! Now I thought I ate pretty healthy and I even exercise on a regular basis but my LDL of 275 said very differently! Your LDL or bad cholesterol is what makes you prone to heartaches and strokes so I definitely was a little nervous. 

Figure 1: This is a thumbnail for my latest YouTube video on “Adult Daily Living Skills: Healthy Grocery Shopping with a photo of green grapes in the produce section of Aldi”

Since I got this news I’ve decided to add an extra day of exercise and I’ve increased my leafy greens and fresh fruits. Each week I’ve gone to the grocery store and spent less than $10 on these items since they usually last me through the week. I can only hope that this decreases my cholesterol and helps me to drop a few pounds too! As an African American woman I know that I may be predisposed to high blood pressure and diabetes so I definitely want to do everything in my power to make sure my health is on point. Health is wealth y’all! 
 
Figure 2: This is a photo of a leafy green salad

Here are a few other healthy snacks that I’ve also incorporated:

1. Carrots
2. Trail Mix
3. Grapes
4. Mandarin Oranges
5. Yogurt

Figure 3: This is a photo of various types of colorful fruits 



What healthy snacks are you into? Am I missing out on anything ? Drop down in the comments and let me know! I have another scheduled doctors appointment tomorrow to run some more tests so I’m hoping to hear some good news ! Be sure to check back for a follow up on how my cholesterol is doing and check out my latest video below. 

Adult Daily Living Skills: Healthy Grocery Shopping


8/31/2021 UPDATE

Alright guys so I got my blood work results back from the doctors on yesterday and….. my cholesterol went down!! It’s still high but it decreased from 275 to 252! The doctor told me to keep up the great work and come back in six months. Guys I was so relieved and happy to hear this! Looks like I’m on the healthy food and exercise train until further notice! 

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