Saturday, March 26, 2011

SparkPeople

Well, I'm heading back to SparkPeople. What is SparkPeople, you ask? Well, its a fabulous weight-loss site! Its a little like Facebook, but for people who want to get healthy. On it, I can track my food, exercise and other goals, talk with other people who are in the same boat, and get healthy recipe and exercise ideas, plus a lot more. I used the site my last year in college and lost 30 pounds!! Unfortunately, I've put it all back, with a little extra, over the past two years. So I'm back! I'm gonna get skinny and healthy and take on the world! And, in the past two days, I've lost 3 pounds :) yay! And, to help myself out, I've set up a reward system. Every 10-15 pounds lost, I reward myself with something I want, ranging from a pedicure to a laptop. My big reward when I reach my goal will be some sort of dream trip. Let's do this!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

This Is Why I Do It

The look on a teen's face when they hear they are not alone.
When a girl can cry and be told she's beautiful.
When a boy can be open and start to heal from years of bullying.
When a teenage girl learns how to help a suicidal friend.
When a teen learns that their mistakes do not define them.
When teens know that they are not worthless. They have purpose. They are loved.
I live for the moments when walls come down and love comes in.
I live so these kids can know they are not alone.
That someone cares.
A text. A hug. An encouraging word. A prayer.
These are my weapons. They bring down walls.
They heal scars.
It's nights like this that make it all worth it.
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