2010 Goal: Met

by Cate on January 6, 2011

My creationI had many goals for 2010.

Small goals.

Big goals.

Some seemingly insurmountable goals.

I feel like I met most of them.

But, most importantly, I met the biggest one of all.

To get back to my wedding weight.

When I got married, I was physically in a good place.

In the zone.

Committed to working out, eating clean and taking care of me.

Later that year, I let go of the wheel.

Big time.

Kids.  Houses.  Distractions.  EXCUSES.

2010 was the start of a lot of things.

And not because I got divorced.

In spite of that actually.

By the end of the year, my goal was met.

I was back to my wedding weight.

In fact, 10 pounds lighter.

A friend mentioned that the wedding picture above on the left isn’t the best one because you can’t see most of me.  But that wasn’t the point.  It was just to depict a great day in my life, and a goal I kept in my crosshairs all through 2010.  And it happens to be one of my favorite pictures from that day.

The picture on the right?  It was taken a few weeks ago.  Those don’t happen to be the largest jeans I owned.  That would have been two sizes bigger.  Unfortunately I got rid of all those clothes.  Wished I had thought to save a pair.

I am inexplicably proud of myself for having met that goal head on.

Through setting up a new house.  Again.

A divorce.

Nick changing schools.

Being downsized at work.

And countless other challenges that came my way.

I kept my head down and plowed through.

Listen to me closely.  If I can do it, so can you.

I promise you that, if nothing else.

Make no excuses for yourself.

Accept nothing but the best for yourself.

Be good to yourself.

Inside and out.

This year, one of my goals is to take off the last bit of weight and be done with it once and for all.  The closer I get, the more exciting it gets.

2010 was my year.

So is 2011.

Project 365
January 6, 2011, Photo #6

Cobblestone WalkwayI’m a sucker for a cobblestone anything.  Saw this in downtown Morristown yesterday.  Went around the block to get a picture.  Love it.

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Sarah Caron January 6, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Congratulations! 2010 really was your year — in spite of all the challenges. Best wishes for an even better and more powerful 2011.


Casey January 6, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Awesome, Cate! So awesome.


Joanne January 7, 2011 at 7:19 am

Woohoo! Congrats Cate. You continue to inspire me. Each and every day.


Kris #40 January 7, 2011 at 9:45 am

You go girl! You look amazing!


claire January 7, 2011 at 9:49 am

Wow…I’m impressed! And you did it with simple changes…though not completely easy, simple. keep it up!


Patsy January 7, 2011 at 10:21 am

That is truly impressive! You had an amazing year, and are off to a fabulous start for 2011! Good for you!


Victoria January 7, 2011 at 10:58 am

Cate – I have read/lurked your blogs for years. You are truly an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.


Ramona January 7, 2011 at 11:48 am

That’s a lot of weight gone! Good for you.


Sherry Lee January 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm

You look amazing! Congrads!


The Sister In-Law January 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm

You look great Cate!!



Andreaa January 7, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Fantastic! Here’s to your continued health and happiness.


Lori @ RecipeGirl January 8, 2011 at 12:49 pm

You are absolutely wonderful. What a lot of stressers to get in the way, and you’ve done it. Yay! Here’s to continued success!


leslie January 8, 2011 at 10:14 pm

WHAT AN AWESOME year for you! You look wonderful!


Jen January 9, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Congratulations on a fabulous 2010! May 2011 be even better!


Karen January 9, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Cate – congratulations. The photo with the jeans really puts your accomplishment in perspective. I’ve read your blog for years – before your had your daughter, so its been awhile. I had never seen a picture of you before last spring…maybe with your weight loss you’re more comfortable showing yourself off!! You look fabulous!


Allison January 10, 2011 at 2:02 am

You look amazing and should be so proud of all you accomplished in 2010. May 2011 bring you more success and much happiness. I am so excited to follow your journey.


MariaV January 10, 2011 at 6:01 am

You’re inspiring, Cate. Congratulations!


Magda January 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Hey! Send me that picture! I have never seen it before and we look so young and happy ;-) Miss you! Are we still on for facials in Nebraska this year??


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