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Unseen Progress and Changes

It’s a lot easier to fall into old habits than it is to stick with healthier ones, but I’m trying to carve out a routine anyway.

I have lived in my new apartment for over a month now, and the fact that this is my home now is finally starting to feel normal.

My apartment is perfect for me, and I have enjoyed living here immensely. In the last month I have joined a gym, hosted many guests and put up a big, pretty Christmas tree.


I’ve tried new restaurants, spent more time with friends including The Suit (whom I’ll refer to by name hence forth) and Matt, Shannon and more.

I am so thankful that I live close enough to friends that I can drop in to enjoy hot chocolate or just to say hi.


This move has been an incredible thing for me, and it was preceded by other important things this year. 

I have made progress in my life, and I have come a long way in accepting myself and locking myself so while it may not seem like I’ve made progress I have.

I weigh about 10 pounds mode than I did at this time last year, but I’ll lose it.  I believe that I’ll lose a lot more than that in the coming year too, but its important to recognize how happy I a, now in comparison to last year.

I’m happier now than I’ve been in a long time, and I am extraordinarily thankful for the positive things in my life.

Now I have the opportunity to create a healthier and happier life than I’ve ever had, and that’s an exciting feeling. Its also scary because I no longer have excuses to be complacent.

Sometimes,es change is scary, and sometimes,yes it’s necessary.  I am so thankful for the changes that have occurred in my life this year, and I can’t wait to see what happens over the next year.

Has your life changed this year? How is it diffefrent than it was at this time last year?

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    December 7, 2012 at 8:26 am

    change is good i find , no matter if it starts out bad
    last february i was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and well at my heaviest ever in my life
    i have now taken control of that eating (for the most part..there are days ugh)
    and i have lost 25 pounds!
    so much more changes ahead…for all of us

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    December 7, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I find that when you make a positive change it over flows into all parts of your life. When I started my weight loss and fitness journey in August it was interesting to see how it benefited other areas.

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    Grace @ Grace Dishes
    December 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Congratulations on your happiness and success. I think one of my major goals on this journey was to achieve inner peace and happiness. Killing myself to achieve some # on the scale in the past didn’t bring me happiness. The change had to be both inside and outside. I love that you believe in that too.

    Have a wonderful weekend! You deserve AWESOME things 😉

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    December 8, 2012 at 12:04 am

    So glad to see you’re enjoying so many positives now Kenlie.

    I’ve lost 50 pounds in the last year, started working more on my crafts and sold some pieces, which makes me feel great, and have tried to put more effort into my family life. 🙂

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    Margi Hansen
    December 8, 2012 at 1:33 am

    It’s been a year full of changes and challenges for me. Like Mary (hi Mary! We met through your blog) I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in February. For me, I was really mad at myself. I was really embarrassed too. I still haven’t told a lot of people. But, I’m no longer mad, and no longer embarrassed. The changes I’ve made food wise have been dramatic, to say the least. And for me, they’re never changing back. I can’t go back. I can’t. I want to live a long life. I want to dance at my son’s wedding. He’s 13, so that’s going to be a while. Some days I marvel at how well I’m doing, some days its a terrible struggle. But, I’m doing it. My numbers are good. I’ve lost quite a bit of weight. I move my body more. I’m down 2 sizes in clothes. While I can say that really isn’t important-eh it is. So it’s been pretty dramatic year of change for me!

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    December 9, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    My life has changed A LOT this year. I moved from a job I’d been in five years to a job I thought would be amazing. I hated it, and after three weeks, got lucky enough to get offered another job, this one, working from home! I took it and it’s been a great experience for me. We’ve also had a lot of sad deaths in our family – never fun, but ultimately, reminds me to not sweat the small stuff. Life is truly way too short. Good blog post Kenz 🙂

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    December 9, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Your place sounds fantastic.

    Change is hard. I’m really struggling with my health plans right now. It’s really frustrating. I need to get better self-control! HA!!!!

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    December 10, 2012 at 1:28 am

    It’s great reading how happy you are. Were in the process of moving at its very stressful but will be worth it in the end. I hope I’m able to post a happy post in a few weeks as well.

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