2011 Highlights

2011 was a BIG year for me. It’s crazy to look back and see how many great things happened for me this year, and that all my hard work actually started paying off! It’s also hard to believe that this will be the last post of 2011… the new year is so close!

Some highlights from 2011 include…

I hit my goal weight.

Two years, two months, and nine days after joining Weight Watchers on March 3, 2009.

I made Lifetime at Weight Watchers.

I started working as a receptionist for Weight Watchers and also trained to be a Leader.

I’ve led two meetings so far and should be up and running with my own meeting early next year!

I had my first speaking engagement at the Healthy Living Summit.

I got a promotion at my day job in August after two and a half years at my company. Woohoo!

I ran my second half marathon and shaved 5 minutes 32 seconds off my time from my first half.


I appeared in two magazines, one big local magazine and a national one!

The Washingtonian in September 2011:

And Fitness Magazine in October 2011:


My blog was also featured on several media sites in 2011, including:

I’d say 2011 was pretty good to me!! I feel so lucky to have had so many great things happen this year, and I want to say a HUGE thank you to each and every one of YOU for reading, commenting, emailing, and tweeting me while I change and evolve and go through this journey called life. I am so excited to have a platform to share my successes and struggles, and the fact that people actually come here to read about it still blows my mind! I am so grateful!

How was 2011 for you? What is the biggest highlight from your year?

20 Comments on 2011 Highlights

  1. Bzybee
    December 30, 2011 at 9:40 am (9 years ago)

    Wow.. what a year you had! My highlight was deciding to get off my butt and make a substantial change to my health.

  2. Allison
    December 30, 2011 at 9:42 am (9 years ago)

    CONGRATS- all great accomplishments! The biggest highlight of my year is graduating college and getting a job doing what I want to do 😀

  3. ashleigh
    December 30, 2011 at 9:49 am (9 years ago)

    2011 was quite the year for you!! Congrats on all your accomplishments

  4. Sarah
    December 30, 2011 at 10:49 am (9 years ago)

    Looks like you had fantastic year!! Two things that stand-out for me our running my first marathon and getting engaged. I can’t wait to see what 2012 brings!!!

  5. Shelly @ I Can Do It!
    December 30, 2011 at 10:57 am (9 years ago)

    I had kind of a bummer year. The one highlight was a career change. It just makes room to make 2012 a great year!
    I also wanted to mention that I was searching images for “goal weight” on Google Images the other day for my blog, and your picture came up as one of the images! That’s neat!

  6. Michel
    December 30, 2011 at 11:34 am (9 years ago)

    You had a great year Beth! Congrats!

  7. janetha
    December 30, 2011 at 11:48 am (9 years ago)

    You had one amazing year. It was SO awesome meeting you, Beth. I really love who you are.

  8. Lisa
    December 30, 2011 at 12:05 pm (9 years ago)

    That’s an epic year! Congrats!

  9. Mary (A Merry Life)
    December 30, 2011 at 3:15 pm (9 years ago)

    You’ve had an AMAZING year! Congrats Bethe! I hope 2012 is just as great!

  10. Kim
    December 30, 2011 at 5:50 pm (9 years ago)

    Congrats on an awesome year! I lost 25 lbs in 2011. I’m hoping to lose 35 in 2012 and reaching my goal. Happy New Year! 🙂

  11. Jen@FoodFamilyFitness
    December 30, 2011 at 8:11 pm (9 years ago)

    What a year!!! So happy everything is going so well for you! I’m excited to see what 2012 has in store for you 🙂

  12. Hilary
    December 31, 2011 at 10:03 am (9 years ago)

    Wow…big year indeed! Congrats on all your achievements ( and your hls speech was great). 2011 was pretty good to me too….starting my blog, and going to hls was a pretty big deal too.

  13. Mindy Lipsky
    December 31, 2011 at 3:08 pm (9 years ago)

    Congrats on a wonderful year Beth! 2012 will surely be another stellar year! Happy New Year!

  14. Jordan Lynn (Ciao Cow)
    January 2, 2012 at 1:47 am (9 years ago)

    Those are some stellar highlights, and I hope 2012 will bring equally amazing things for you. I’m so glad I got to meet you, and we got to room together twice this year! 🙂 Take care!

  15. Liz
    January 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm (9 years ago)

    Wow — what a year — congrats on all your accomplishments! My highlight was definitely October 30th when I completed my first marathon and my boyfriend proposed to me later that night — a perfect day!

    • Beth
      January 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm (9 years ago)

      WOW. That sounds like a pretty incredible day… congratulations!!!!!!!!!

  16. mandy
    January 2, 2012 at 4:26 pm (9 years ago)

    Amazing … Stepping away from the Biphedadrene ad now.. and doing it right! If you can, I can.

    • Beth
      January 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm (9 years ago)

      You can!!!!

  17. Coach
    January 3, 2012 at 7:39 am (9 years ago)

    I noticed that participated in half marathon race. Was it good motivator for you and are you going to run again? I have noticed that such goals are important to motivate you to keep your weight steady. You have reached great results and I think it will be easy for you to stay there. Good luck for you.

    You are a very good example for people struggling with weight loss.


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