FMM: A Letter to My Future Self

This is my first post from California so it’s pretty fitting that Alexa from The Curvy Nerd (one of my super cool L.A. friends) has chosen this week’s topic. She likes to make people think so get ready…

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: A Letter To My Future Self

Dear Future Self,

I have so many questions for you!  Are you happy?  Are you in love?  Do you feel pretty?  How much do you weigh?  What’s your favorite food?  Where do you live?  Do you still workout regularly?  What have you been doing with your life?

You should probably know that I’m 31 years old right now.  I know I probably sound younger because I still have so many questions for you, but what can I say?  I’m still trying to figure myself out.

I moved to California yesterday, and I’m trying to figure out how to become the person I want to be.  I’ve lost over 100 pounds – one of the most rewarding things I’ve done so far.  Can you top that?  (I hope so..particularly since I need to lose another 100 plus pounds.) I hope you can top that too.

The truth is, Self, this letter isn’t easy to write because I’m still nervous about the future so I’m just going to give you some advice  – yep, advice.

You’re worth the effort it takes to keep moving forward.  If you’ve stalled or let other things get in the way of your health, stop now.  You matter, and I love you…and your family loves you so do your best…..

Always,

Kenlie

 

Now it’s your turn…Don’t forget to come back and link up!

 

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23 Comments

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    Miz
    August 8, 2011 at 5:24 am

    love the letter. glad youre there safe….Ive been tracking you virtually through FB etc 🙂

    it’s funny (weird not ha ha) with my girl starting kinder so soon I can not IMAGINE my futureself right now let alone pen her a missive.

    xo

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    Tanya
    August 8, 2011 at 9:42 am

    So glad you made it to California safe and sound. It’s funny, I wrote a similar letter to myself back in June – I wish I’d done it at the start of my journey or even a video to myself (like on biggest loser)… http://onprogram.blogspot.com/2011/06/letter-to-my-skinny-self.html

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    Kris
    August 8, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Oooo, this is a great topic! Congrats on your move; I too have been following (on twitter!), I hope it is everything you want it to be.

    At 31, I too still needed to figure out where I was going – I’m a little older now, and am on a path I’m happy with. This was a great opportunity to reflect on my journey – and remind myself that there is still so much to come!

    http://tryingtotri.com/?p=1772

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    Lisa
    August 8, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Hmm, that was really thought-provoking! Thanks, Kenlie & Alexa!

    http://lisa48317.blogspot.com/2011/08/fmm-letter-to-my-future-self.html

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    Bella
    August 8, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I’m happy that you’re in CA and things are going well. I love this prompt!
    http://bellaonthebeach.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/fmm-letter-to-my-future-self/

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    KCLAnderson (Karen)
    August 8, 2011 at 11:33 am

    So glad to hear from you so soon! I thought it would be a few days 🙂 Okay, so it isn’t exactly what you asked for, but it’s similar (and I wrote it a while back). It’s a letter to my teen self: http://www.kclanderson.com/a-letter-to-my-teen-self I really liked it and wanted to share.

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    OperaWife
    August 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I played last week via a Vlog, but this is my first time to comment! Here’s my letter to my future self:

    http://bit.ly/ndx2To

    Great topic!

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    Heather
    August 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Congrats on the move! This is a really great topic for the week – my “future self” is my main motivation for healthy living!
    http://u281219.blogspot.com/2011/08/1875-lost-two-pounds-and-fmm.html

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    Alexa
    August 8, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Been meaning to do this, so now I have an excuse. Conclusion of my letter: I’M AWESOME (fat or thin). YEAH.

    http://www.thecurvynerd.com/2011/08/08/fmm-a-letter-to-my-future-self/

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    August 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm

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    Ximena
    August 8, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Great Topic this week,
    Alexa – I always read you blog you are an amazing girl.
    Kenz – I wish you the best in this new and exciting journey.

    Here is my link,
    http://simplyximena.blogspot.com/2011/08/fmm-letter-to-my-future-self.html

    Take care
    Ximena

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    Denise
    August 8, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Welcome to California Kenlie!

    http://denisedoeslife.blogspot.com/2011/08/friend-making-mondays.html

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    Heidi @ Finishing the Hat
    August 8, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Yay!

    I wrote the letter to myself. And I’ve also been caught… red-handed!

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    Sarah
    August 8, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    This is the first FMM topic I actually completed! Quite enlightening and motivational.

    http://kcsarahparrott.blogspot.com/2011/08/fmm-letter-to-my-future-self.html

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    auntiekim
    August 8, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Wow. This was a crazy good topic. I didn’t work on it non-stop, but it did take me a few hours to write this. I’m sure I left a million things off but this was a powerful exercise. Thanks so much to Alexa for choosing such a fascinating topic.

    Best of luck, Kenlie. You’re going to do great things with your life!

    http://fortyisthenewfabulous.blogspot.com/2011/08/friend-makin-monday-letter-to-my-future.html

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    Friend Makin’ Mondays: A Letter to My Future Self
    August 8, 2011 at 11:50 pm

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    PlumPetals
    August 9, 2011 at 7:51 am

    That was really, really tough for me … I didn’t really manage to write a lot … but I tried.

    http://plumpetals-workinitout.blogspot.com/2011/08/fmm-future-vs-past.html

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    SeaSpray
    August 9, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Great Post! Enjoy your blog. maybe I will try this.

    I found you through Sarah’s blog. 🙂

    You’ve got some great ideas and are motivated. How exciting to be starting a new life too. 🙂

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    AndreaClaire
    August 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Better late than never!

    http://chilkootchubby.blogspot.com/2011/08/summer-weekends-and-belated-fmm.html

    I hope that you’re settling into L.A. and that so far it’s everything you hoped for 🙂

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