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Friend Makin’ Mondays: Twelve in 2012

It’s Monday, and I’m officially on Christmas break.  I don’t go back to school until the middle of January which feels odd, but I have some fun things planned before that.  I did some cool things over the weekend too, but I’ll talk about that later.

A week from now I will be at my sister’s house in Colorado where I’ll spend Christmas with my whole family.  I also hope to see Lance during my break, and I’m looking forward to relaxing a little too.

I’ve been debating whether or not to post FMM next Monday or not.  It’s Christmas Eve, and I’ll be happy to schedule a post.  Will anyone participate if I do?  Should I skip the post instead?  Please give me your opinion in the comments. 🙂

Can you believe the year is almost over?  As I reflect on the last twelve months I’m amazed by how much my life has changed.  I hoped it would be a year of rebuilding and positive growth, and it has been.  I’m so thankful for the changes that I’ve made, and I’m looking forward to the future!


How do you feel about 2012?  Let’s discuss it, shall we?

Now…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: 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!

Twelve in 2012


1. What was your greatest personal accomplishment in 2012?  I accomplished a few cool things this year, but the biggest accomplishment was probably going back to school.

2. What’s the best thing your did for your health?  I still don’t drink sodas or any kind, and that’s still one of the healthiest things I’ve ever done for myself.  I have to work on being as consistent with everything else, but I’m really proud of that because there was a time when not drinking sodas seemed impossible.  Now it’s just a way of life.

3. Share one thing that caused a significant change in your life this year.  I moved into my own little apartment.  Living alone has been great so far!

4. List a few things that you experienced for the first time at some point over the last twelve months.  

– I drank a hurricane at Pat O’Briens in the French Quarter with my sister and brother in law.

– Dr. Drew told me I was beautiful when I was on his show on Headline News.

– I did my first plank!

– I sat in the front row at a Broadway show.


5. What was the coolest place you visited? I was in New York more than a few times which felt great just like it always does.

6. If you could change one thing about the last year what would it be?  I would have eaten out less.  Eating out several times a week is an expensive habit, but I’m planning to do it less in the coming year.  I like eating at home now that I can cook in my own kitchen.

7. What is the best meal you ate this year? (Can you tell I’m hungry as I write this?)  Hmmm, the meal that came to mind first was the steak and lobster with creamed spinach that I ate at Ben and Jack’s in NY.

8. Tell us about a new friend you made.  I made several friends this year through school so I can’t even attempt to narrow it down to one.  I met Clint (aka The Suit) and Matt, Joelle, Shannon, Debbie, Joe, Daniel, Ally, Gina and many other wonderful people.  I also met Lance, and I couldn’t be more thankful for all of them.

9. What did you hope to accomplish this year that you did not?  I wanted to be significantly smaller by this time, but I didn’t put in the effort to make that happen.  I put a lot of effort into bettering my life, and I have.  I still need to make my health my top priority so I can enjoy the life that I love so much right now.

10. Share something you learned in 2012.  I learned that I’m happier with my life when I don’t let my emotions control me.

11. Share an odd and unexpected thing that you experienced this year.  I was in the news a lot again this year, but I think it’s funny that I was featured in a famous tabloid magazine.

12. How do you think 2013 will differ from 2012?  I think it will be different in significant ways.  I hope to make weight-loss my focus so I can be noticeably smaller by this time next year.  I also think I’ll have a boyfriend.  I dated a lot in 2012, but I didn’t have a romantic relationship with anyone until recently.  I think I’ll travel somewhere that I’ve never been to, and I’m strongly considering getting a puppy.  I think I’m going to attempt to start my own business too so the upcoming year could be filled with changes too.


Now it’s your turn!  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!  Also please take a moment to let me know whether or not you think I should post FMM next week on Christmas Eve!  Your opinions matter to me so don’t be shy; just be kind.

Happy Monday, dear ones…I’m thankful for you.

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    December 17, 2012 at 4:05 am

    This week was fun and I’m totally up for doing another one on Christmas Eve! I say do eeeet! lol

    Happy Monday doll!

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    December 17, 2012 at 7:15 am

    I’d like to see FMM on Christmas Eve 🙂

    here are my answers.

    I’ve been gone for a while, but I am changing my focus already.

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    Bailey @ Onederland or bust!
    December 17, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Great list Kenlie!

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    December 17, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Here’s mine.

    I probably will be soaking up family time next week, so unlikely I’d get to post or read, but I’m in for NYE!

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    December 17, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I am up for one next week!

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    Nina Patricia
    December 17, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Yay for FMM, I am also up for next week.

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    Tammy Herrin
    December 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I can’t believe this year is almost over…

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      December 20, 2012 at 4:30 am

      Same here…It flew by!

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    December 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Great topic yet again!
    Here is mine.

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    December 17, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I don’t know if I’ll have internet access, but if I do, I’ll be up for one on Christmas Eve.

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      December 20, 2012 at 4:31 am

      I know a lot of people will be off the radar so no pressure. I’ll be cruising at 10,000 feet, but I’ll schedule a post for those who can do it. 🙂

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    December 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Mine’s up.

    I won’t have anything better to do on Christmas Eve, so why not? 😉

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    Janice @ fit foot
    December 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Great topic Kenlie, it’s good to reflect.

    I’ll come out to play on Christmas Eve 🙂

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    December 17, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Here’s mine. This was fun!

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    Julie Ann
    December 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    YES! Please do FMM next week! I love it and it gives me something to look forward to on Mondays! 🙂

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      December 20, 2012 at 4:32 am

      It makes me happy to hear that I’m not the only one who looks forward to FMM every week! 🙂

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    Holly from 300 Pounds Down
    December 17, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Loved this post! I relate to the soda. I quit soda 1.5 year ago and it was a nightmare. I used to drink an entire case of pepsi a day at least! So when I hear about someone quitting soda I want to high five them and give them a medal. I know how tough it can be!! So good for you!! I really think you are doing awesome. You are a gorgeous woman and I have no doubt 2013 will shine bright for you!

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      December 20, 2012 at 4:33 am

      I gave it up in April of 2009, and it took several months of struggle. Now I find it repulsive! I couldn’t imagine that back then, but it’s just how it is now…:)

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    December 18, 2012 at 4:01 am

    I would love to do a Christmas Eve FMM! I’ll be looking forward to it. 🙂

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    December 18, 2012 at 4:01 am

    I would love to do an FMM on Christmas Eve! Looking forward to it. 🙂

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    December 18, 2012 at 6:53 am

    2012 was a pretty good year for me, glad I’m not the only one who has some positive experiences from it.

    Forgot to link up yesterday, but it’s there all the same:

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    December 18, 2012 at 6:54 am

    As to Christmas eve, unless I can figure out how to blog through my phone I don’t think I’ll be joining that FMM–I’ll be visiting the in-laws in the middle of nowhere 😉

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    FMM - Twleve in 2012 - Deb's Losing It!
    December 18, 2012 at 10:01 am

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    December 18, 2012 at 10:01 am A day late but here I am! I’d also be game for Christmas Eve. I’ll be home baking that afternoon before heading out to my Mom’s house that evening. 🙂

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    December 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Christmas Eve sounds good to me for FMM.:)

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    December 18, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I will be working Christmas Eve, so FMM would definitely help break up some of the slow times. =)

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      December 20, 2012 at 4:34 am

      I’ll post something, and I’ll try to make it extra interesting. 😉

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    December 19, 2012 at 6:32 am

    I just found this through a blogging friend, and posted my answers here:

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    December 19, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Better late then never. Sorry for the beginning being so heavy, its the first time I’ve been able to write since Friday and needed to get some stuff out about the tragedy. 🙂

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      December 20, 2012 at 4:35 am

      Please don’t apologize for feeling your feelings, Shannon.

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    December 22, 2012 at 3:52 am

    It’s been a crappy week, so I am quite late…..but I would also participate in a Xmas Eve FMM.

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