Sometimes when I look in the mirror it’s hard to see a change.  My body is obviously smaller, but it has taken almost a year to feel like my face is changing even a little.  Now I’m starting to see the changes, and I’m ready to start my third year by making more changes. =)

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    Sneaker Teacher
    April 3, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I can see a big difference in your face! Your spirit shines through in both pictures, but the second is a much healthier you. You look great!


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    April 3, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    thats an amazing transformation. I understand about not seeing the difference. I've lost 50 lbs so far and everyone can see the difference but me.

    Funny how our perceptions of ourselves can be the last thing to change, and I think that makes the journey just that much harder.

    Best of luck you too!

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    April 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Omg you may now see it but I do!! You look amazing! Success!!

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    April 3, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I go up and down in around a 20-pound range. My clue that I've lost weight is when I think my face looks fat in older pics.

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    Laura (wonderwife!)
    April 3, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I don't think I had seen any of your "before" pictures prior to this and let me just tell you WOW! Other than your beautiful smile, you don't even look like the same person!

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    Sarah Williams
    April 3, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    What a difference! You don't even look like the same person, that is amazing!

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    Deb Willbefree
    April 3, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Oh, my! I've missed several of your posts and have just caught up on the past 4 or 5. ! A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks, hasn't it? I mean on the inside.

    The amazing difference in your face is nothing to the difference you've described–and shown–that has happened on the inside. You've always been special, Kenz, but you are growing more beautiful–inside and out–every day.

    Makes my little old heart smile. πŸ˜€


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    April 3, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Absolutely lovely!

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    April 3, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    You look great! You now have a chin, enjoy it! πŸ™‚

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    April 3, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Definitely can see the differences, you look good congrats!!!

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    April 3, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Interesting, isn't it. I'm sure ppl are telling you that *they* see differences.

    The way we view ourselves is really interesting. I think about how my perception can be, and that it must be really hard/strange for gastric bypass patients, bc the body can change so fast.

    I wonder what we will see when we look back on photos from before and various stages of during in the future. Will you see the changes in your face then? Keep taking progress photos along the way.

    Beautiful photos you posted. πŸ™‚

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    April 3, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Holy crapola – MAJOR face changes…LOVE IT!

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    Jules - Big Girl Bombshell
    April 3, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Is that a dimple I see on your cheek?

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    April 3, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Wow there is a huge difference, it's crazy that we can't see the changes but others can! Great work!

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    April 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    You face is always beautiful, but it is fun to see the changes, huh?

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    Sarah R
    April 3, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    YOU. LOOK. AMAZING. Girl! What an accomplishment.

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    April 3, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    You look great! I've just recently started noticing the changes in my face too! Way to go! You look awesome!


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    April 3, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    You are beautiful.. and you really can't even tell that was you, compared to now.. your smile actually looks more real, if that makes sense..

    I know there is a saying of "Third times a charm" but I think with you, it'd be "Third years the charm".. I know you'll kick ass this year.. πŸ™‚

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    April 3, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Holy major difference, Batman! I can't wait til u come back to NY!
    P.S. The color is Essie Vintage Wine.

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    April 3, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Inspirational – your eyes tell the story.

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    Melissa E.
    April 4, 2011 at 2:20 am

    I see it most in your face–the confidence, not the thinness, though that helps, too. πŸ™‚ After I first lost my weight, there was at least a 6 month delay where I wouldn't recognize myself. I think it's normal for your perception of yourself to change more slowly. Gives you time to deal with it mentally.

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    Sue Rice Swimwear
    April 4, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Wow! I can see it, you look fabulous!

    Best Wishes,


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    April 4, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Kenz you look fantastic…Are you still looking for a room for fitBloggin. I have a room for Saturday night that I am looking to share with someone…Also the Marriott was booked for Thursday night and I was wondering if anybody you knew was looking for a roommate for Thursday, cause I would come in early if you did…Maria

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    Mellisa Rock
    April 4, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Amazing transformation. Good Luck going forward. πŸ™‚

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    April 4, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    You look so different, and your smile looks happier!

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    April 4, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    In a word….wow!!! What amazing progress you've made! You are an inspiration!!!

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    April 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I see a great difference in all of your pictures….You body and face are smaller, but you also have a new look of determination! Keep going! πŸ™‚

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    April 4, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Wow! Such a different person! Congratulations!

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    April 4, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    You were gorgeous before & you're gorgeous now:)


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    April 5, 2011 at 5:54 am

    WOW! I should print this out and post on my fridge. What an inspirational before and after pic. You should be so proud of yourself. What a fantastic job you are doing.

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    April 6, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    AMAZING πŸ™‚ you should be SO proud for all that you've done! I know losing weight is so hard, so hats off to you!!!

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    Bringing Pretty Back
    April 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    YOU ARE GORGEOUS! Thank you for the motvation!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a pretty day!

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    April 6, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Only starting to see changes?!?! You almost look like a different person, its hard to believe that happened overnight. Sometime its hard to notice changes in yourself since you see yourself every day, people around you will certainly notice.

    Keep it up!

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