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!