Although I did not do a good job documenting it – June was a really big month for me.
For starters, Matt was sick for 75% of June. I mentioned that he came down with Strep when we came back from his graduation in May – but the sickness continued on. The doctors thought it was mono, which he tested negatively for unfortunately. By mid month, he was on short-term disability at work and was home every day for 3+ weeks straight. We started visiting an infectious disease doctor, who ran a million tests – which so far have all been inconclusive.
THANKFULLY, he started feeling better about 1.5 weeks ago and returned to work full-time last week. He’s doing so much better now and just trying to build his stamina back up.
This illness is probably the main reason I felt so off in June. Here we went from both of us running around, constantly, being super busy doing our own things (and stuff together), to us both being home with each other every single day. I tried to keep my own things going as much as I could, but unfortunately I spent a lot of time right by his side on the couch – usually reading while he watched TV.
And aside from me getting sucked into being a couch bum, the stress of him being sick and us not knowing was getting to me. So much I think that it started to affect my own health. There were multiple times in the month that he was sick that I felt myself coming down with what he had. And every single time that happened, I shut down EVERYTHING I was doing and sat on the couch and did nothing for at least 24 hours straight. And every time I did that, my body fought it off and I returned to normal. Thank goodness right!
So, aside from that mess – I finished my internship with Robin half way through June. I spent the end of May and the first half of June writing training documents and working on training her new intern, Leah, over the phone – as she lives in Houston. Wrapping up the last year’s worth of work I’ve done with Robin was both harder and easier than I thought it would be. It was definitely a lot of work to wrap up, but Leah did a great job of taking over for me and the transition of work went really smoothly.
Since my internship ended, I’ve kind of avoided getting on the computer as much as I can. It’s funny – but when you don’t need to get on your computer (for like school work/internship work), you somehow never produce blogs. I find I have to go out of my way now to make sure that I’m getting on the computer and blogging. It’s such a change from the way life has been for the last year.
As for keeping with my nutrition work – I also taught another Cooking Matters class all through June, which ended last week. In addition – I am counseling two different people to help them live healthier lives, so that kept me busy as well!
And of course, I really picked up the exercise in June. For the month I had a total of 22 workouts and burned 10,810 calories. For all that work, I didn’t lose a SINGLE POUND in June. I flopped back and forth all month and have been sitting at 201 for my last three week’s weigh ins.
I was incredibly frustrated, to the point of self sabotage, in the beginning of June. I was starving all the time and having a huge problem with keeping full. I felt like giving up every day that I even thought about stepping on the scale. About half way through June, I decided to let it go and just focus on the workouts and eating as clean as I could. I stopped caring what the scale said and focused completely on eating when I was hungry, eating quality calories and getting in as many workouts as I could.
It’s funny, but as soon as I did this – I started noticing my body change. I’ve developed muscles in my arms and I’ve seen myself lose inches off my thighs. I’ve been meaning to take progress pics, which I have on my to-do list for this week.
So perhaps the scale isn’t moving, but my body is completely different now than it was in May.
oh hello new bicep muscle!
Last week I finally noticed my hunger level out, which came right around the time I got my lab results back that my new thyroid medicine is now dosed correctly. Having my thyroid now correct again, along with new muscles built, is leaving me feeling like I can finally see the scale move in July.
And finally – of course I read a TON in June and loved every single second of it. It’s been so nice to have time to read and relax in June.
So, as fun as June was – I’m really ready to get back to my normal goal-setting, focused self this July. I’ve got a big to-do list for July already made and I start my internship 5 weeks from today, so I’ve got a lot of work to get done before then! I’m also looking forward to focusing back on losing weight and seeing some results this July.
As for my June challenge, I followed it the first 3 weeks and hit my goals at 89% for those 3 weeks combined. I took off the last week, which inevitably made me sloth-like. So I’ll be back soon with a new July challenge so I can get back on my 80% or better track.
And I got my shoes I’ve been eyeing for a while – the Merrell Pure Gloves. I actually got them at the Merrell outlet for only $55, compared to the $90 they were on Zappos (they are now on sale).
So, July or bust!