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One Year Ago Today

On this day, last year I walked into my first Weight Watchers meeting and faced the scale. It was not easy. In fact, standing on that scale for the first time was one of the hardest things I’ve done. But it was also one of the best things I’ve ever done.


One year and 92 pounds later, I am lighter on my feet. I walk faster. I take the stairs without getting winded. I jog. My hands and feet no longer swell up like balloons. I’m not stiff when I stand up. I eat apples because I think they taste good. I cook. I sleep like a stone instead of waking up several times per night.

I’ve made friends that I’ll keep for life. I’ve made my parents proud. I’m stronger. I’m a better sister, a better friend, a better colleague. I look in the mirror and feel proud of what I see…I could go on, but you get the idea, right? 😉


There’s still a long road ahead, but I love the direction I’m headed. I’ve come so far! And I’ve gained so much more in other areas of life than I could have imagined before my first Weight Watchers meeting. I’m happier than I’ve ever been. I am confident that I can do things that seem impossible because that’s precisely what I’m doing.


Maybe some of you can do this alone, but I’m so thankful that I don’t have to. I love my support network of family and friends. The men and women in my Thursday night WW group have been an integral part of my success. They are with me every week through thick and thin. I love healthy foods (most of the time.) I love exercise and the feelings I get when I’ve just pushed myself to a new level.

I’ve said it before, but I’m saying it again – I love being the person I want to be instead of the person I allowed myself to become.

Now on to Year Two…

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20 Comments

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    Sib
    April 2, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Great post Kenz. Congratulations girl!!

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    April 2, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Thanks Sib…I'm pretty excited, but I guess that's obvious. 😉

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    Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie
    April 2, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Woohoo! Way to go, Kenz!

    I liked seeing your WW group, too, and where it all happens…

    Ironically, just TODAY I have reached (again…) the WW range where I am a non-paying Lifetime member! (I'm sneaky. I set my "goal weight" as the tippy top of the acceptable weight range for my height so I would never have to pay again, if I ever go back. Sneaky, huh?)

    Today I am finally considered a "normal" weight!

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    Marcelle
    April 2, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Wonderful the changes a year can make!!

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    Trudy
    April 2, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Congratulations on your amazing success in year one Kenlie! We are all so proud of you and I know I will be back for inspiration when I start on my journey this summer!

    Blessings to you!

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    Tammy
    April 2, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Fabulous post! You are such an inspiration to the rest of us who are on similar journeys! I love the pictures, and I believe I detected some new clothes from one of your recent shopping trips! Best wishes on year two!

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    WaistingTime
    April 2, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Happy anniversary! Here is to an even more amazing year to come:)

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    Seth
    April 2, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Awesome, 92 freakin' pounds. enjoy.

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    Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit
    April 2, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Holy sh*t! Between the two of us, we've lot a grown-assed man!

    Kudos on all your success and all your achievements and here's to a rockin' Year Two.

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    maranda
    April 2, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Happy anniversary! I hope you continue to have an amazing journey this year. You are such an inspiration to so many people. I'm so happy I stumbled across your page.

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    Deb Willbefree
    April 2, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Wahhoo, you!!! Do you know what occurred to me as I read your post? That you put in 52 weeks–you diligiently did this week after week for 52 weeks! That is phenomenal. And one year later, there you stand with your group NINETY-TWO POUNDS lighter. Good job! Deb

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    tamikkarochelle
    April 2, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Congratulations on sticking it through. You've done an amazing job in this year. I look forward to your continued success. 92 pounds are donated forever. ;0)

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    Genie @ Diet of 51
    April 2, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Ninety-two and look at you! A WW super-nova! Year Two, here she comes!

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    Heather B.
    April 2, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    YA-HOO!!!!!!! So proud of you!!!

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    Katie J
    April 2, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    That is fantastic news Kenz! May the next year bring you all that wish for and more.

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    Sarah @ Keep On Keepin' On
    April 3, 2010 at 4:51 am

    I found your blog a few weeks ago and have spent the better part of that time reading through your archives.

    You rock my socks off. Your attitude, approach, and insight are amazing. You are really doing this.

    Congrats on completing the first year of your journey. Now I get to be around while you experience the second. I can't wait to see what you do!

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    Sarah @ Keep On Keepin' On
    April 3, 2010 at 4:58 am

    P.S. I just have to tell you how much I am coveting your Tory Burch stingray flats. I want some. Like now. Does the ruching at the back make your heel slip out of them as you walk? That's my only concern. But even if they did, I'm probably still getting a pair.

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    jenjen
    April 3, 2010 at 7:49 am

    You are such an inspiration! It is just amazing all that you have accomplished over this past year! Yay for you!!!!

    Just think what you will be like in another year!You are amazing!

    XOOX
    Jen

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    Diz
    April 3, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    🙂 Congratulations beautiful. You know, you're doing something most people can't do, at least on their own. It's VERY hard, and you're doing it with a smile on your face and a pep in your step. You're an inspiration to so many women, and I'm so proud you're my friend. Loves! Here's to round 2!

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    Shawn
    April 6, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Way to go!

    I love that…I love being the person I want to be instead of the person I allowed myself to become! Strong words sister!

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