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Another Fun Evening

I’m just going to gush a little because we all know I do that. I weighed in yesterday and learned that I lost another 2.6 pounds! That takes me to a total of 89.6 pounds in the last 11 months, and I’m thrilled about it. I’m so close to 1oo pounds lost that I feel like I can almost reach out and grab it. And that is precisely what I plan on doing. 🙂

Last night was a great evening because I got to spend it with friends. It started with a fantastic Weight Watchers meeting in which I left inspired and ready to face the new week (two really because I’ll be on vacay next Thursday.) Then I went to dinner with several girlfriends to celebrate the (early) birthday of my workout buddy and friend, Carol.

(Carol is the lady in red..of course, I’m in the middle..and that’s Jules on the right.)

As we were sitting at our dinner table, laughing and just being silly, I was reminded of just how lucky I am to call such wonderful girls my friends. Since moving to New York I’ve been so blessed to meet people who take me as I am and laugh with me, but never at me…(okay, maybe they laugh at me sometimes, but it’s probably only because I’m so darn funny. Yeah..that’s it.)

(This is my newest friend, S. She’s talented and awesome! I hope I continue getting to know her, and I have a feeling I will.)

A few of us (though not all) are on this weight-loss journey together which is also nice because I can whine to any one of these ladies if I’m having a bad day. Or I can look for a pat in the back, kick in the rear or pep talk – whatever I need to get through the day.

Seriously, I’m so blessed to have a loving family, a loving boyfriend and loving friends. I’ve never had a group of close girlfriends until moving here, but now I’m not sure how I’d live without them. I hope I never take them for granted.

(Kenz, Char – my NYBFF and K.)

I did managed to screw up a little this evening. I had planned to introduce my friends from dinner to my amazing friend, Z, my first girlfriend in NY. Somehow I managed to misunderstand the time I was supposed to show, but I’m happy to know that though I may have disappointed Z, she will forgive me. There’s so much comfort in knowing that I don’t have to be perfect to be loved. I can’t wait to say I’ve known each of them for 20 years.

***Don’t forget to enter my Trader Joe’s Giveaway!***

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    March 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Wow! Congrats on a great loss and on getting so close to that 100 mark. You'll be there in no time!

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    March 12, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Congratulations on the big loss this week! You are really on your way. I lost .8 this week, and that is the .4 I gained last week, plus .4 more. It's slow, but it's better than gaining!

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    Genie @ Diet of 51
    March 12, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    You are so GORGEOUS! And your personality attracts 'em like crazy. You grab, Girl! You'll be there!

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    March 12, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    What a fun night. It's so cool that you have friends who are so supportive of you on your journey. I love how much you love life Kenlie!


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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    March 12, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Thanks sooo much girls! You're good for a girl's self-esteem. 😉

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    March 13, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Hi Kenz,

    Wow – almost 100 pounds! That really an amazing accomplishment, keep up the good work. What fun pictures of you and your friends – isn't it nice to have good people to buoy us up when we need it? By the way, you looked so pretty in the pictures!

    Have a great week-end.

    P.S. I weighed in today and lost 3 pounds! I have lost a total of 13 pounds!

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    March 13, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    YES! Great job, Kenz!!! You are amazing!!!

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    March 14, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Bravo on the loss!

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