Friend Makin’ Mondays: Back to the Basics

Friend Makin’ Mondays are back, and I’m so excited to be hosting it this week. If you’re no stranger to FMM then welcome back. πŸ™‚ If you’re new and want to take part, all you have to do is copy this post and a link (with your own answers) onto your own blog then link up at the bottom of this post. After that, just take a few minutes to visit a few FMM bloggers and leave a comment or two. It’s a great way to discover new and awesome blogs. Let’s get to know each other, shall we?

I like…Fall. It’s my favorite season because I love watching college football, caramel apples, cool, crisp weather and Thanksgiving. Sam’s Club sells caramel apples in the fall that are only 3 WW points each.


I don’t like…olives. I tried them recently thinking I might like them as an adult. Um, nope…I still don’t like them..at all.

I love…so many people…

I dream of…being loved by the man I love.

I wonder…what life will be like a year from now.

I know…what’s in my heart. I wish others could know it too.

I went…to visit my 8th grade Civics teacher last week because I wanted him to know that he has had a profound impact on my life. I was happy to know that he remembered my family and me quite well. He made me think about my life in a whole new way during our recent visit.


I have…good intentions.

I think…I’m going through this difficult time right now because life is trying to teach me several lessons that will make me a much better person (if I react wisely.)

I plan…to go back to school very soon to study something completely different. Over the last few days I think I’ve figured out what I want to be when I grow up.

I regret…many things, especially lately.

I do…want to be the best version of myself.

I drink…at least 64 ounce of water everyday though most days I drink more…Yesterday I consumed nearly 100 ounces…

I wish…I didn’t stress out about the things in my life that I can’t control. I do it, but I really want to learn how to change that.

I am…much healthier, thinner and stronger than I was a year ago.

I am not…at my goal weight yet, but I’ve lost over 100 pounds. And more importantly, I’ve learned a lot about who I am on the inside, realizing that there’s more work to be done. I’ve always heard that the journey is just as important as the destination, and that means something new to me now.

I need…to workout hard again this week.

I hope…that I can continue growing into the kind of person I want to be.

I want…to go home…to return to the life I had before I left for Oklahoma in early August. I miss my life, my home, my dog, my bed and a lot of other obvious things.

I sometimes…try way too hard to impress people immediately upon meeting them because I want them to know that I’m more than just an overweight person. (More on this later this week.)

I always…love with my whole heart.

I can…swim so much further than I would have imagined a few weeks ago.

I cannot…correct every mistake I’ve made though I wish I could. The best I can do is not make them in the future.

I avoid…problems sometimes instead of facing them, but I’ve come a long way with that in the past year. That being said, I still have to work on it because my first instinct is often to avoid problems rather than facing and fixing them.

I will…do what is not easy because I hope know that in the long run I’ll be glad I did.

Now it’s your turn to answer these questions so link up my friends!

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26 Comments

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    Mom
    August 30, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Have a great day today and know that I love you. See you soon. MOM

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    Shane G.
    August 30, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Here is my Friends Making Monday entry Kenz! I think this is a great idea!

    http://losingitforthefamily.blogspot.com/2010/08/friends-making-mondays.html

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    Trudy
    August 30, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Hey Kenz! A great post and I absolutely love that you visited a teacher. He must have been thrilled to have you stop by and share that with him!

    I love the fall too, my favorite season for sure.

    Have a blessed day my friend!

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    Steelers6
    August 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    As always, I appreciate your honesty, and I am proud of you. Without ever having even met you. Yep, I am.

    You are most certainly growing as you are shrinking, friend.

    Happy week to you!! Chrissy

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    Shawn
    August 30, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I love all of your answers, they were so real and inspirational. I'm going to try and do FMM this week but honestly your prompts are harder than I originally thought they would be, I'm still sitting here thinking of the perfect answers.

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    JoAnn
    August 30, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    This is why I love your blog so much, very real, very from the heart. You will be very successful in weight loss, career, love, whatever you put your mind to.

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    Stephanie
    August 30, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I love this post, and I'm definitely going to do this on my blog too. Thank you for the inspiration! πŸ™‚

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    Annie
    August 30, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I used to do FMM and haven't for a very very long time! Great post!

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    Jumping Jack
    August 30, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    I'm so sorry – I'm new to this linky and didn't read the directions before entering. I'll answer the questions in another post.

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    Sami
    August 30, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I am brand new to this, but I'm looking forward to it! Your answers were so good that I had a hard time making mine live up to them! I may be a tad bit of a perfectionist…maybe.

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    Sheilagh
    August 30, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    This is the first time I have entered FMM:) You are an inspiration.

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    Trista
    August 30, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Wow, I so new to this blog party and I love it. What a great way to get to know other people. You seem like a fabulous person, and very genuine.

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    shortmama
    August 30, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Love your honesty in your answers!

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    {Marie}
    August 30, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    This is my first FMM entry but I've been following your blog. I love your honesty. You are a great inspiration. Have a great day πŸ™‚

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    Jen
    August 30, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    thanks so much for hosting friend makin monday! so nice to meet you!

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    Deb Willbefree
    August 30, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    πŸ˜€ Wahoo on knowing what you want to do when you grow up! Wahoo on going back to school! Wahoo, you!!! God is good. πŸ˜€ Deb

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    mindy2780
    August 30, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks for hosting FMM this week! Ccongratulations on the weight loss! I loved reading your answers, I could relate to quite a few.
    Have a great Monday!

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    Karen
    August 30, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Hey Kenz. Bog **hug** from sunny Australia. I love the idea of FMM Karen xo

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    Tammy
    August 30, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Love the list girl….and I'm glad you're getting to go home. I hope things settle down soon. πŸ™‚

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    Becca
    August 31, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Great post, glad I found your site!

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    Heather A
    August 31, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Great post! Had to join in on the fun. πŸ™‚
    Caramel apples are the best, I agree!

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    Christina
    August 31, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. Hope you didn't mind me using your list,I did post a link back to your site at the bottom. I'm kind of new at this blogging thing and trying to get the hang of it. Good luck on your weight loss.

    http://nevertheskinnygirl.blogspot.com

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    Annaleah
    August 31, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    What a fun post. I haven't been part of this before. Thank you for sharing more about you. I hope to learn more about some other bloggers too!

    http://randompiecesandthoughts.blogspot.com/2010/08/friend-makin-monday-err-tuesday.html

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    Kaci
    August 31, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Love this list!! XOXO

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    DL Reeve
    September 1, 2010 at 1:23 am

    I love this idea. Thanks for doing this!

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    freaking awesome body
    September 3, 2010 at 1:38 am

    Found you through FMM! And I need to get to sam's club to get these caramel apples!!!
    Katie
    http://www.freakingawesomebody.blogspot.com

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