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Don't forget the moment

Things I don't want to forget about Kenlee right now:

• She is learning new words every day. We stopped counting at 50. She pretty much repeats anything you ask her to, and she'll use simple sentences like "I get you!" "I funny" and "Up, please!"

• She asks me for snuggles several times a day, and will bury her head in my shoulder and curl up tight, usually requesting a blanket to be wrapped around her. My heart melts every time, even though the word snuggle usually sounds like a cross between soccer and taco.

• She is obsessed all things Disney Junior. Part of me wishes she wasn't so into television at this age, but part of me can't stop laughing when she names all the characters from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse as they appear on screen in the opening song.... but yet she won't say Grandma. Oops!

• "Dancing" usually consists of her spinning in circles until she's dizzy and stumbling like a drunk person. I assure you it's…

Six weeks later, I'm still going

My last blog weigh-in was Sept. 16. I was ecstatic for 230.6 after the Williams County Fair.

The next six weeks would prove to be some of the craziest of my journey so far. The weigh-ins were like a trampoline: Up, down, up, down, down, up, up, down.

It was frustrating. It was upsetting. It was the perfect time to give up. I didn't blog because I didn't feel like I could inspire myself, let alone anyone else.

But here I stand six weeks later, and I'm still pushing through. I weighed in this morning at 227.8 - 2.8 pounds down after six weeks. It's nothing to brag about, but at the same time, I'm DOWN. It was six weeks of pure struggle for those pounds, and I'm damn proud of them.

I've realized that now is an adjustment period, for several reasons:

• I am having a hard time finding a workout routine that both motivates me and is conducive to cold weather. I had a goal of running in the YMCA Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, but my training was cut off too …