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12/13/09 10:50 A

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Wow! Sarah! Thank you for that great introduction. I loved the list of your 25things we should know about you. That was thoughtful and unique. There things you shared that I can easily relate to, like being a passionate person, what you mentioned about your family. I am Haitian-American I have nver been to Haiti, I do not speak Creole, the language that my family speaks etc. And my family jokes that they left Haiti to become a American, so I should be American- but I am fascinated by my background the culture, learning, that I just want to be immersed in it all. They don't really understand it, but I do what I can for me I guess.
I think that you are well on your way to achieving your goals. Stay connected on this site. This is the one piece of advice I give to new Sparkers. You have to stay connected. It helps you out so much. Be selfish with this site and take it all in. You learn so much more about yourself and how to change your body while doing it.
Best of luck,


"If you must begin then go all the way, because if you begin and quit, the unfinished business you have left behind begins to haunt you all the time."
Chogyam Trungpa

Goal: run 30 minutes every other day

Goal: 25/25/25 (pushups/crunches/squats) every day

Goal: Be mindful of my portion intake

Goal: Drink 8 glasses of water a day

Goal: Be happy with being me!

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12/12/09 10:50 P

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I'm Sarah, a 23 year-old who isn't new to this whole journey of getting healthier and becoming the person I want to be on the inside and out. Just like most here, I'm attempting to get in better shape, lose weight, and become a healthy me.

I love Jesus, family, mountains, reading, photography, writing, knitting, movies, music, amusement parks, and cooking...among other things.

And so you can find out a few things about me, here are 25 random facts I wrote about myself awhile back.
1. I'm crazy passionate about the things I love
2. Every time I sit and observe nature, I fall more in love with our Creator.
3. I have a fondness for mountains that is unexplainable.
4. Every day I learn more and more why my parents are my heroes.
5. I usually feel inadequate.
6. I dream of being a chef one day. (I've already designed my whole restaurant concept)
7. Family is my lifeblood.
8. I wonder if my grandparents would be happy with my obsession of their heritage or if they'd tell me to quit dreaming of a past I never knew.
9. The older I get the less I listen to "popular music" and the more I appreciate the true artists.
10. I'm the biggest romantic you'll ever meet that hasn't been in love.
11. I love to observe human interactions.
12. I have the memory of an 80 year old on the verge of getting Alzheimer's.
13. I can't wait to be a mom someday.
14. Cooking is pure bliss. I wish I had the time and money to whip something new up each day.
15. Patience is one of my best qualities.
16. I'm a fan of mixed cds. Every now and again I'll find some old ones and they will transport me back to that part of my life. "Love Songs" that was made in 9th or 10th grade just cracks me up now.
17. When I was a kid (3-5 years old) I would wish that I could stay a kid forever because I didn't want to deal with the real world where bad things happened and people died.
18. I miss the person I transformed into when I performed in guard.
19. I want to learn to play the banjo my Grandpa McConnell made more than anything.
20. Some of my favorite places on Earth are: Iona Beach, Scotland, Douglas Lake, the once open field by the family cemetery, the old fish pond, the "farm", and amusement parks.
21. I embrace being an Appalachian.
22. I have attended 5 institutions of higher education, and I'm still graduating college in 4 years with a double major and a minor.
23. I like movies that are so "real" that they make me cry. (i.e. Life as a House, Crash, Two Weeks, etc.)
24. I don't just believe in a Mighty God because of how I was raised, but also because of observing examples of true Jesus followers, my intellectual exploration, and life experiences.
25. I adore shortbread cookies.

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing" ~Camille Pissarro

It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely. - Leo F. Buscaglia

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