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June Weight Loss – 5 in 10 Update…

YES!!! I lost 5 pounds in June! Finally, another month where I lost 5lb in one month this year!

I was torn on whether or not this was a victory that I could celebrate — the 5lb I lost were 5lb that I managed to gain in May. Obviously, my goal is to not keep gaining & losing the same 5lb. But I seem to be stuck at a point, circling the same number. The whole month of May it was 1lb up, 2lb down, 2lb back up again – all right around the same number. Then at the end of the month when we had our road trip to Taos, I came home 4lb heavier, and then that didn’t seem to move either. So frustrating!

But I AM going to celebrate it! Because instead of throwing in the towel and giving up, I continued on. I’ve been biking this month and really enjoying it. I’ve been eating better and even starting to crave vegetables. I actually asked Mike last night to pick up more cauliflower so he could make more roasted cauliflower for us this weekend! My plan of having him just tell me what I can eat has worked well for me; it seems that food suggestions is what kicks off my cravings most of the time.

Most importantly, while I do have the goal of losing weight, I’m refusing to consider myself to be on a diet. I’m making LIFE changes here. A diet is something you do for 2 months before summer vacation. This is a forever thing.

So to summarize, I’ve lost 13.2lb since the start of the year now. I still have to lose 2.2lb to get back to my lowest point in 2010 so far. My goal for 2010 is to lose 40lb.

We’ve officially started the second half of 2010. I’m going to continue to lose 5lb a month from here on out. MUST do it. I was going to say that I’m “hoping to” but that isn’t the case. Not hoping, because that isn’t very empowering. I must. That would mean a 30lb weight loss from right now, and reaching my goal of a total of over 40lb for the year. I just have to keep eating right, exercising, and not giving up!

Alright, so who is in this with me?!? We can do it!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

5 replies on “June Weight Loss – 5 in 10 Update…”

totally with you, girl. what’s helped me break through plateaus is upping the veggies (and cutting the starchy ones), adding a protein shake in the mid afternoon, and being very aware of my water intake.

keep it up! xoxo

You can do it!!

I’m a big fan of staying full through veggies, fruits and protein shakes. I usually start my day with a protein shake (fruits, yogurt and/or protein powder) and sip on that through 10 – 11 a.m. It is a huge help to keeping my cravings at bay.

You can do it! Keep up your healthy attitude with your lifestyle change desire. It’s definitely the way to do it.

I am IN! One of my goals for 2010 is to lose a pound a week…. and… that just hasn’t been happening. I find myself skirting around that age old spot of giving up also know as this is just too damn hard or it’s not working anyway, might as well quit. I see it, I know its there… instead I just keep on keeping on. I have been and continue to meet my weekly goal of working out 30 minutes to an hour 4-5 times a week. I have not lost weight – and!!!! I feel better, stronger, I have more energy – more get up and go and keep going. I think more than anything I am looking at give-up-ville and just flat out refusing to go in!!!

Thank you so much for writing this post – I obviously needed to stumble across it this morning! Good Luck!

It awesome that you are doing what makes you happy. Losing weight makes you feel successful but its just the result, eating right and being active are is how you get the result. So does eating good and being active make you happy?

At some point “losing weight” gets old, like any responsibility. When your motivation shifts from ‘losing weight’ towards ‘eating right and being active because it pleases you’, then you know you are on the right track.

Change isn’t something we “need” to create, its the only constant in our world. Our difficultly is leaving our comfort zone, after that it’s smooth sailing.

Your article gives me the impression that you’re allowing change, hope your sailing is good.

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