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Weighing in on June

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If you remember, back in April, I began writing my weigh-in posts on a monthly basis instead of weekly. I’m really glad I did because doing so opened my eyes to just how much weight I was really losing each month. For example, in April, I only lost 1lb. overall while in May, I only lost 1.2 lbs. Comparing these numbers to my weight-loss goal, I felt I should be losing more than this within a single month. Needless to say, I was not happy with what I was seeing, so I made some changes.

June Weight Loss
Changes I Made in June
  1. I started tracking my Weight Watchers (WW) points more faithfully. Since I have the majority of my meals planned out each month, I already know what I’m eating ahead of time on most days. I’m tracking ALL of my meals, too, including early morning snacks that I didn’t used to count. This allows me to see how many points I can spare at the end of the day for deserts and late night snacks. 
  2. I began staying for the WW workshops. I was able to attend all of them in June. I had been running in on my lunch breaks to weigh-in and then leaving. Staying for the meetings allows me to be both encouraged and an encourager to others.
  3. I added more exercise. I had been going to four Zumba classes each week, but I’ve upped my attendance to six classes now. 
  4. A new gym membership is allowing me to work out with weights. I still need to find a more consistent lifting schedule, but once I figure out what works for me, I will begin working on my muscle tone. 
  5. Taking more zero-point snacks to work (like strawberries, bananas, and unsweetened applesauce) has helped me retain WW points. I also take hard-boiled eggs and turkey breast luncheon meat to snack on, especially for the days when I do two Zumba classes.
  6. I’m standing up more against those workplace bullies (a.k.a. “sweet temptations”) that are seemingly around every corner. One day they were in three different locations in the office, so no matter where I went, I ran into them. I’ve begun saying NO to them more consistently and choosing healthier, point-friendly options.
June comparison
Struggles I Faced in June
  1. Staying for the extra Zumba classes leaves me extra tired. Since I didn’t see a lot of progress with doing just four classes, I’d like to keep doing the extra ones to hopefully make some extra pounds disappear. 
  2. At the beginning of June, I struggled with the minimal losses from the previous two months. I felt like I was spinning my wheels. There were times when I would ask myself why was I trying so hard when I wasn’t seeing the results?

As with any goal we are trying to reach, there are going to be successes and there are going to be setbacks. Sticking to a plan when you’re not seeing many positive results is hard, but you must keep your end goal in mind. If something isn’t working, do like I did and make changes – try something else to jumpstart your results. What’s that old saying? “There’s more than one way to skin a cat?” (Ew! What low-down cat-hater came up with that one?) But whatever you do, DON’T QUIT! Keep striving to reach your goal.

My meals for the month of July are HERE.


  • Bacon Quiche 

This recipe is from emeals – a subscription service we had a few years ago. The rest of my breakfasts are just thrown together. Try them for free for two weeks HERE.


  • Turkey Sloppy Joes

This recipe is a family favorite. You can find it here: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/turkey-sloppy-joes. My other lunches will be just simple meals I put together when I’m short on time.

Dinner Recipes from www.thepounddropper.com:

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu Roll-ups 
  • Skinny Tater-Tot Casserole
  • Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken
  • Cream Cheese Crockpot Chicken
  • Two-Ingredient Dough Enchiladas

Dinner Recipes from Eat at Home (a subscription meal plan service I’m trying for the first time. You can check out their meal plans HERE):

  • Slow Cooker Complete BBQ Dinner
  • Slow Cooker Wimpy’s
  • Hashbrown Casserole

Dinner Recipe from emeals (you can try them for two weeks for free HERE):

  • Turkey Meatloaf

All other dinners are simple meals I put together quickly on our busiest nights.

Helpful Tool

Something that helps me stay on track is a food prep cooler. My son gave me this one for Mother’s Day because he knows how important my health and fitness goals are a priority right now. 

I would love to hear about your successes and struggles with weight loss and staying fit. What’s working or not working for you?

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