Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 - The year I kept all my New Year's Resolutions!

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Last year about this time I shared my New Year's Resolutions here on my blog!  I thought about these early in the year and then, like most of us, never gave them another thought until today when I started thinking about my New Year's Resolutions for 2011.  I went back to that post from last year and was amazed that I actually kept all 3 of them!  Here they are (in italics)


1. Lose weight! That's always #1...but I've got a head start this year, I joined Weight Watchers at the end of October and I've lost over 12 lbs so far. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas that wasn't very easy! 
(I'm very pleased that I was able to keep that one by doing Weight Watchers! I lost 40 lbs so far and plan to continue losing in 2011)

Before
After

2. Get out and have more fun! I'm going to do more things with my girlfriends this year!
(I took this one to an extreme! I really had some great times with all my girlfriends this year and I must say that those were some of the best moments in 2010)


3. Go on a date! (Wow...I can't believe I'm actually writing this on my blog!) I put dating on the back burner since I've been a full time single mom because it was too hard to juggle both. Now that Lauren's 17 I'm starting to think about it more. Talk about scary...the truth is, I haven't been on a date in 5 years (oh boy, was that hard to confess). I think I'm ready to give it a try again...at the very least it should make for some interesting blog posts (or not)!
(I not only went on a date, I've gone on many! I joined an online dating site and went on so many first dates that I lost track but I know it was over 10. I've now been dating "Mr. C." for over 3 months. For those of you that are single out there and haven't dated in awhile it wasn't as scary as it seems. I've had a lot of fun!)

Mr C. wants to remain anonymous


My New Year's Resolutions for this year are going to be almost the same.  I plan on losing more weight but I also want to work out more in 2011.  I want to continue to do things with my girlfriends because we have so much fun!  Not sure where things will be a year from now with Mr. C. and I....I just want to live in the moment and not think about things like that!  

I hope all of you were able to keep your New Year's Resolutions too but if not there is always next year! 


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38 comments:

Victoria said...

Wowsers Cindy, you look amazing!!! I was always very slim until my husband and I moved in together 3 years ago so now, for the first time in my life, I have about 30 to 35 lbs I NEED to lose so that's on my list. You really do look fantastic tho!

Here's to 2011:)

Judy said...

Keep up the good job on the weight loss. If you can make exercise a part of your daily routine it makes it easier. For me it's easiest if I'm training for something...like a 5k. Then it doesn't feel like exercise...just reaching a goal. Good luck.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wow..how inspiring. really..to have kept all of your resolutions is awesome. YOU look fabulous! Happiest of new years to you, your family (and mr.C!)

Caroline said...

Congratulations Cindy, you're the first person I know to keep them all, most people (myself included) can't keep one! You look great and you look so happy!

Summerland Cottage Studio said...

You look fabulous !
& what great inspiration for all the others in blogland !

Jojo said...

Congratulations on all three of your accomplishments! May next year bring you even more wonderful living.

Persian_princess said...

Good for you, Cindy! I've joined WW too and have already lost 6 lbs. and I plan to keep going. It's not easy, as you said, but we are worth it! Hope you have another fantastic year and thanks for inspiring me to really enjoy life! :-)

Esther Sunday said...

All so well deserved!!! Thank you for all your inspiration!! Wishing you all the happiness for 2011, Cindy! (Your "after" pic not only shows how super you look, but I can see happiness as well!!) Love, Esther

Annie Louise said...

Very impressive!! Congratulations on your weight loss. I know how hard this is, I gave up making that my resolution because, within a day or two I broke that resolution--so huge congratulations to you. Good luck on 2011s resolutions.
Jeanettye

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

Cindy.. you are a real inspiration to all of us to get out of the house, lose weight and have fun! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful year and best wishes for 2011.

Ashley said...

You look so fabulous!!! Xoxoxo

mo said...

Cindy you are an inspiration. I am so happy for you because you are so very happy. It shines through your blog. Happy 2011 Girl! *hugs*

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Cindy,

To quote Tony the Tiger: You look greattt! Isn't it funny how when we start to take care of ourselves everything else is takes care of itself and naturally just falls into place. Wishing you continued health and happiness this year!

Deborah

kluless said...

Congratualtions! You look great and you sound great. Keeping those resolutions and doing it so successfully is really cause for celebration. Here's to another great year in 2011!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Congrats Cindy on making resolutions and living the life you want! I did that for myself about 6 years ago, and the online dating is not something to be feared. I am happily married to the best guy and have never been happier! So get out there ladies and take a page out of Cindy's book!

Betty said...

Hi Cindy
Wow you are so honest. I just love you. You are the one person that inspired me to blog. Please keep blogging. Happy New Year your follower
xo
Betty from My
Cozy Corner

Karen said...

Cindy you look fantastic,I'm so happy that you have fulfilled all of your resolutions for 2010.I didn't make any last year but this year I feel the need to embrace life and try to fulfill some of my goals.I lost 70 pounds in 11 months following a lo carb diet. I'd like to continue to lose this year and finally reach my goal weight.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

I am really happy for you. What a great 2010. Good for you to do all of those things and become happier for it.

Elsie said...

OMG CINDY!!!!!!!!!! You look so amazingly wonderful. Good for you,
I am so proud of and for you. I do
remember all of those things you said and wow you did it...YOU GO
GIRL!!! Mr.C looks like he's having
fun too. I hope all of the good
things in your life continue in
2011. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND LAUREN AND VINCE.....

Sharon Leaf said...

I just found your website & blog. You look AMAZing! I wrote about New Year's Resolushuns on my blog too...not doing any this year. Just going to live! Oceans of blessings for 2011!

Love of the Sea said...

You look amazing. That is a major accomplishment. Weight Watchers is great. It really works.

Blondie's Journal said...

Hooray for you for not only keeping the resolutions, but for making ones that truly impact your life in such a positive way. You are truly inspiring! And you look wonderful and confident! Yay!

XO,
Jane

Susan said...

Cindy you made some wonderful new changes in your life!! I am sure 2011 will be just as fruitful for you!!

Reyes "El telar de mi abuela". said...

FELIZ 2011.
Un abrazo.

Teresa said...

Wow, good for you. those were not eady resolutions to stick to and you did all three. kudos to you and I hope this new year coming is as fun and positive for you as the last one seems to have been. life is too short to not go for it. happy new year!

ElleX said...

Cindy, you look amazing! I am so happy that you are enjoying yourself. All the best for the new year!!

Sarah said...

Good for you, Cindy! You look terrific and life seems to be good for you. Hope 2011 brings you many more fun times.
Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

Sharing Shadymont said...

Wow!! you look amazing!!! Great job with the weight loss. I'd love to lose 50 or more pounds. I know how, I just have a hard time doing it!

I hope you continue enjoying life to the fullest!

Linda said...

You look amazing. keep up the good work.

I'm quitting smoking on the 2nd. It is going to be very hard but it is something I must do. I have promised GOD and if I let HIM down, I'm afraid something bad will happen to me.

Happy new Year
Linda

Adrienne said...

Congratulations on your weight loss - you look fantastic! I've lost almost 70 lbs. this year and it's made a big difference in my life. I'm sure you will succeed in your goals for next year. Keep up the good work.
~Adrienne~

Monique said...

well done :) In all 3 points. Point no 1 and no 2 are my resolotions for this year! I wish you all the best in coming New Year
Monique

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Wow to all 3 of those!! I bet you have inspired many who have just read this...I know you have inspired me!!

Happy New Year!

Lisa

Sonia said...

You just about sum up my resolutions, though, I have been single over a year now and I have 3 young children. I started dating the last 2 months and it has been tough!! I wouldn't mind any advice Cindy if you have it...=)
I admire you for all your accomplishments. You look wonderful and slim!! Keep it up girl!!
Hugs!
Sonia

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Cindy ~ you look fantastic! Congrats on your progress! It's always nice to meet another WW member. I've been a Lifetime Member for 10 years this month. I love it, it works for me! Keep up the good work on your weight loss and your blog. I enjoy your posts! ~Stacy~ (*_*)

Elizabeth said...

You look awesome! Congrats on the weight loss. I know it isn't easy, but you did it! I'm glad you've been having more fun and even dating. Sounds like 2010 was your year!

LillyB said...

Cindy you look amazing!! You are now an inspiration to me to confront my own weight issues...funny, you helped to "class up" my house, now you have inspired me to clean up my act LOL
God Bless you and Happy New Year!
Lilly

Inspire my house pretty said...

thanks for letting me link up to your blog, u look fab!! keep up the good work in 2011, careen x

sheri said...

Cindy, you're such a real person. I think you're AWESOME!!!

YOU GO GIRL!!!