Jun 3, 2015

Monthly Rewind: May 2015 + June TBR

May in one word:


A few of my girlfriends and I decided to start a weight-loss bet. $25 each and whoever lost the most BMI at the end won the pool of money. I was the smallest of the group but once I checked my weight and BMI, I realized I was overweight, just by a tiny bit but still! I'd never been in this position in my life. I was terrified and upset and disappointed. So with the support of my friends and my boyfriend, I actively started changing my eating habits and exercise habits. All in all, I lost 8lbs in one month and am only 15 away from my ultimate goal weight (which I've been trying to reach for the past 4 ish years.)

It's been hard. There have been days when I wanted to pig out and just give up. I've given up drinking beer. I stopped drinking anything except water as a matter of fact ("Don't drink your calories." - the boyfriend) and given up a lot of other ridiculously unhealthy food.

At first I was questioning this whole thing. My boyfriend (who I've only been with a little over a month) lives a healthy lifestyle, goes to the gym at least 5 days out of the week, and really cares about his health and weight. He weighs his food and controls his portions, he meal preps and works out religiously. It's part of his life. So when he suggested I get a food scale to help me out, I became a little alarmed. Did I want to live that kind of life? And I turned to him and said..."But are you happy?" He laughed cause of my silly question but when he noticed how I felt, he admitted that it took getting used to but he was, in fact, happy. Happy with his results and the way he lived his life. So last week, I bought a food scale. I am on my way to a healthier me. And he was right, it has taken a lot of getting used to. But I am happy.

5 things that happened in May

1. I lost 8lbs!
2. I got through 3 audiobooks
3. I ran my first 5k of 2015
4. I found a gym buddy
5. Started cooking again (real food!)

New books on my shelf:

Shortly after I posted my last rewind with my exciting news that I had gotten a box of ARC's, I got another one in the mail!

For review:
Drive Me Crazy by Terra Elan McVoy
Encore to an Empty Room by Kevin Emerson
City Love by Susane Colasanti
Invincible by Amy Reed

Reading Goals:

For the month of May I finished four books! That's quite a feat for me! This month, I've decided to keep my goals at a minimum since I might not have as much time to read:

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (currently listening)
Drive Me Crazy by Terra Elan McVoy (currently reading)
Deadpool: X Marks the Spot by Daniel Way (currently reading)

Overall it was a great month. Happy reading everyone :)


  1. Weighing foods and counting the calories seems like a lot of work to me. But, I hope it works out for you. Good luck with your reading goals for June. I read All the Bright Places not too long ago and it was a bit of a heartbreaking story.

  2. Great job on the weight loss! It is so hard but it's so worth it. We use a food scale ALL the time. We're on our third one in three years!