I Can, I will and I Am…

Before I talk about weighing in and other things, I’m going to share a picture of my new hair.  It’s hard to take a photo of myself that shows the caramel highlights, but you will see that I had about 6 inches cut off.  It’s long enough to put in a ponytail (which is imperative, of course,) but it’s also short enough to feel fresh.  Between a fresh hairdo and making some healthy decisions, I’m feeling pretty good about myself these days, and that’s a relief.

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Yesterday was weigh-in day, and I’m so happy to report that I am down 2.4 pounds this week.  It’s nice to see the numbers moving in the right direction, and I’m continually reminding myself that it will work if I keep making the effort.

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I track my food in WW e-tools, but I have had a good time playing with my daily calorie deficit on MyFitnessPal over the last few days.  A friend, Mr. Good Example, and I have spent a lot of time trying to increase our calorie deficits, and I’m excited to see what I can do in the upcoming week.

It’s been a month since I re-joined Weight Watchers, and the accountability seems to be working.  I think I’m just ready now, and I’m going to do my best to hold on to the knowledge that I can do this.

I lied to myself and others and made countless excuses  for a long, long time.  I’m sorry I did it, and I don’t do it anymore.  Weight-loss is possible for you, and it’s possible for me too.

1684_10201129935837160_1285231212_nI can do this. I will do this.  I am doing this.

I can do this.  I will do this.  I am doing this.

I can do this.  I will do this.  I am doing this.

I can do this.  I will do this.  I am doing this.

I can do this.  I will do this.  I am doing this.

I can do this.  I will do this.  I am doing this.

I can do this.  I will do this.  I am doing this.

I can do this.  I will do this.  I am doing this.

 

 

 

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Margi Hansen
    April 5, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Cute hair! Is your jean jacket from OldNavy? How about the dress? They’re adorable

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      April 5, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      Thanks, Margi. The jacket is from Avenue, and I picked up the dress for a few bucks at Ross. 🙂

      • Reply
        Margi Hansen
        April 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm

        I love my jean jacket from Old Navy. I’ve given up shopping for clothes at Ross, TJ Maxx, etc…but maybe I shouldn’t? 🙂

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    Patty
    April 5, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I LOVE the hair! It’s so cute 🙂 Congrats on the can do attitude and the loss! Enjoy your weekend! xoxo

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      April 5, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      Thanks, lovey. Your hair always looks gorgeous.

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    Angela @ Honey, I Shrunk the Mom
    April 5, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Great job!!

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    Susan
    April 5, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Your hair is darling. Make you look younger!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      April 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      That’s GREAT to hear, Susan! Thank you! 🙂

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    Melissa
    April 5, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Your hair looks wonderful! Great choice!

    That voice in our heads that keeps us from doing things is the biggest hurdle to overcome. You can do it!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      April 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      It certainly is the hardest part.

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    Diana McAdams
    April 5, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Love this !! Going to be my mantra in the upcoming days/weeks.months/YEARS !! 🙂

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=529259180450934&set=a.158197350890454.30835.158124574231065&type=1&theater

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    Bailey @ Onederland or Bust!
    April 5, 2013 at 9:53 am

    You look great and congrats on the loss this week!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      April 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      Thanks, Bailey! 🙂

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    Tina
    April 5, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Kenlie, you’re positively adorable. 🙂

  • Reply
    Amy Medley
    April 5, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    You looks great! Congrats on the weight loss!

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    Anita Elmore
    April 5, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Love the hair….You are so freaking adorable!
    That-a-girl! One of my favorite sayings is “Whether you believe you can, or you can’t, you’re right!” Congratulations on the positive changes (mind, new ‘do and weight). 🙂

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    Dane Thorsen
    April 6, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Great attitude. 80% of the battle is psychological

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    tiffany
    April 6, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    The Hair cut looks very nice

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    Melissa E.
    April 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Best of luck in your journey. I know how hard it is to make such huge changes in your life. It is only natural to have setbacks. 🙂

    Melissa
    http://www.cestlaviemdw3437.blogspot.com/2013/04/it-has-been-ten-years.html

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    therightweighagain
    April 7, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I have a similar mantra playing in my head…good for you and success on WW. I tried the online version and even with the app on my iphone, the program had too many loopholes for me…I’m opting for a a different program in an attempt to get in control and see some progress. Good luck…I really like your blog!

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    *tara
    April 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    It’s adorable!

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    Margaret@WellnessCircle
    April 15, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    You go girl! You have a strong motivation and I know you can do this! Keep in mind to keep things simple and slowly, there’s no shortcuts here. And also, do weight loss in a healthy way, proper diet and exercise, they works well together but you need to work with them too and that’s what we called self discipline, make sense? Good luck!

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