Sarah Bush Lincoln Blog

Week 43

July 07, 2014 9:58 a.m.

Dear Readers,

Well, I'm finally back in town! Even though I love traveling and seeing all my friends and family, it feels nice one home and back in my own routine.

Speaking of my routine, I've added something new! Since I'm back in town I'm able to participate in FitGirls! I absolutely love it! I was part of the very first group of FitGirls about 5 years ago, and I think the program is fantastic! (Not that I'm at all biased because my mom is in charge of it or anything...) It's been so ...

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Updated 07/07/14 @ 09:58AM CDT by abetts

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Week 42

June 27, 2014 10:23 a.m.

Dear Readers,

I'm writing to you from church camp (aka my absolute favorite place). I've been having an amazing time learning, making new friends, & getting competitive with Team Teal. (My pretty awesome team this year).

The food is delicious and they serve several fruits and/or veggies with every meal. Last night I got the opportunity to serve dinner and I chose to serve green beans (of course) so I could talk my friends and the counselors into a little healthy eating. And thankfully, it was much easier to convince teenagers and adults to eat their veggies than ...

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Updated 06/27/14 @ 10:23AM CDT by abetts

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Week 41

June 24, 2014 4:04 p.m.

Dear Readers,

I just got home from kids church camp where I volunteered in the kitchen all week. I had so much fun! I got to see all my friends, work hard doing something I care about, & sweet talk kids into eating fruits and veggies.

The rest of the kitchen helpers were teasing me about sounding like a mom, but I genuinely wanted them to be healthy! My favorite response when kids turned down veggies was, "Are you sure? Not even one?" And I would have kids come up to me later to tell me that they ate their baby ...

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Updated 06/24/14 @ 04:04PM CDT by abetts

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Week 40

June 13, 2014 11:43 a.m.

Dear Readers,

Well, summer vacation is in full swing and so far it's been great. Like I told you last week, I was a volunteer at Jump Start camp and since I promised to tell you about it, here it goes!

Jump Start was totally awesome. I was a counselor for a super group of kids, and my co-counselor, Melissa, was awesome! We did all kinds of fun outdoor activities with the kids and cooked our own lunch as well. We made these really yummy and healthy chicken fajitas, guacamole, and salsa (I'll try and get the recipes ...

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Updated 06/13/14 @ 11:43AM CDT by abetts

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Week 39

June 06, 2014 2:24 p.m.

Dear Readers,

So far summer is off to a great start! I've been able to have so much time to myself & I love it! I've been to the Y every day this week, however I may not go tomorrow because I'll be helping my mom at Sarah Bush Lincoln's Jump Start camp as a counselor and goodness knows that'll be a work out! Running around after kids, participating in Zumba, and games all day long will be plenty of exercise for me. (Not to mention I've got to be up at 6:15!) However ...

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Updated 06/06/14 @ 02:24PM CDT by abetts

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Week 38

June 02, 2014 9:07 a.m.

Dear Readers,

It's the last week of school and it's been crazy! There's so much going on, so many projects and tests, but thank goodness it's all over on Friday. I've been struggling to make time for the Y this week, but once school is out I'm totally free to go whenever I want! And mom and I are both working to lose ten pounds together (I like when we do that, it gives me extra motivation). And hopefully, after that, I'll feel ready for summer and swimming! Swimming is my absolute favorite ...

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Updated 06/02/14 @ 09:07AM CDT by abetts

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Week 37

May 22, 2014 9:04 a.m.

Dear Readers,

Yesterday the employees from Sarah Bush Lincoln came to school to do our end of the year Fresh Start results. I'm absolutely ecstatic to announce that over the course of this school year I have lost 22lbs!

My BMI was in the healthy weight range (finally) and tonight, sort of in celebration, I bought a new dress for a ceremony I had to attend and it was a whole three sizes smaller than what I wore at the start of my junior year. It feels awesome to have come this far, and I'm going to continue ...

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Updated 05/22/14 @ 09:04AM CDT by abetts

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Week 35

May 08, 2014 3:20 p.m.

Dear Readers,

I can't believe how quickly this year is flying by. Only 17 more school days until junior year is over! And I'm so happy to be starting this summer off so much more confident in myself than ever before. I've already realized I have to get all new shorts because my old ones are way too big and for the first time EVER I'm not totally dreading swim suit shopping. I'm really glad that I'm building healthy habits now, ones I'll keep until I graduate high school and continue as a ...

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Updated 05/08/14 @ 03:20PM CDT by abetts

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Week 34

May 02, 2014 3:53 p.m.

Dear Readers,

So Prom was this weekend. And it was absolutely amazing. I felt like Cinderella all over again. My date was a perfect gentleman like always and he and my friends all looked wonderful. I'm sad that it's over, but it was a truly unforgettable night and I was so proud of how I looked in this year's dress.

I put a picture from last year's prom next to one from this year and 20lbs makes a big difference! I'm not done yet, but I'm on my way there and over halfway to ...

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Updated 05/02/14 @ 03:53PM CDT by abetts

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Week 33

April 29, 2014 10:32 a.m.

Dear Readers,

Well, I'm back from Spring Break and it's Prom week! To fill you in on the last few days of break, I saw Wicked under some incredible circumstances, spent more time with my awesome family, & helped put on a great Easter production at church! All in all, break was fantastic.

And like I mentioned before, it's Prom week! Which isn't quite as full of fun as Homecoming week (in this case it's full of ACT and other testing for juniors) but Prom prep began today! I went to get a mani- pedi & I ...

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Updated 04/29/14 @ 10:32AM CDT by abetts

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