2011 goals recap: weight loss

Posted on Dec 23, 2011 in Motivation

I thought a nice way to send 2011 packing would be to go in depth and review how I did with each of the 11 goals that I set around this time last year. For the next two weeks or so, you’ll see one of these a day. Some I totally rocked, some, not so much. I’ll end it all by sharing with you my goals for 2012.

Goal #5: Hit my goal weight.

Did I achieve it?

This is a bit of a complicated goal. I think before I dig into how I did, I’ll share with you guys what I wrote about this goal last year:

I struggled a lot with how to write this. Originally, I had a specific number in mind, but truthfully, I have no idea what my goal weight is. I’m operating under the “I’ll know it when I see it” philosophy. I do know that I want to be done actively losing weight by the end of 2011.

The truth is, I don’t think I lost a single pound in 2011. In fact, I may have found a few. So how is it that I’m considering this goal a success? Well honestly, this goal was never about the actual number and always a whole lot more about my mentality. I wanted 2011 to be the last year I worried about the number on the scale or how my clothes fit or if I “can” eat that dessert. And I can safely say, I am there. I thought the way to get there was through losing more weight and becoming a smaller size, but the fact of the matter is, all that had to change was my mentality.

I have no idea what I weigh. I have no idea how many calories I ate yesterday. I have no clue how much I burned at the gym this morning. But I do know that I looked at my body in the mirror this morning and thought, “I’m happy with this.” and that is better than any goal weight. So yes, I check this goal off my list. Proudly!




  1. Good for you Cassie! I think it’s awesome that you’re comfortable in your body. I hope to get to that point someday!

  2. I love this post! It isn’t always about the number, but more about how we feel about our bodies. Thank you for the reminder.

  3. That’s awesome! What a great way to look at life. Achieving the mentality is WAY more important than achieving a number :)

  4. congratulations! i hope to one day be able to do the same…but it’s difficult with the way society thinks women should look/weigh.

  5. Loved this post. Now if I could just get that “I’m happy with this” feeling..one of these days!

  6. WOW, you’ve definitely accomplished this goal. This is inspiring – way to go!

  7. Only six comments on that one? I L-O-V-E that post and you have all of my respect for totally accomplishing that goal! Maybe I can say the same about me/my scale/numbers one day. I’d love to!


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