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Looking Back At June

by Lisa Jones
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Looking back at June

I normally start these posts off quite negatively but I’m actually quite happy to be looking back at June!

Welcome to my next ‘Looking back’ post! If you missed the first Looking Back where I explained it, the first post of each month will be a monthly round-up of the month before. That’s a lot of month in that paragraph!

So, let’s get into looking back at June, shall we?

What Did I Get Up To?

Well, like previous months, I didn’t actually get up to a great deal but I did actually do some things this month!

Seeing Friends And Family

I got to see some friends and family in person!!! Socially distanced, of course! Me, Daz and Little J had a scrumptious BBQ at a friends house. Unfortunately, all the lovely weather that we’d been having deserted this for the afternoon and it ended up being a bit cold and drizzly – not that we minded, we were just so happy to be in each others company again!

We also went to visit my mum, Dad and Auntie and it was sooo amazing! My mum has been in the hospital a couple of times over the last few months (not Covid-19, thank goodness!) and it has been so hard not seeing her. Obviously, I wasn’t able to give her a hug, which was really difficult to remember but felt good being able to actually see her in person.

Blogging

It was my Blogiversay last month! One whole year of blogging, I actually cannot believe it! I think having my Blogiversary has given me my mojo back. We’ll see how long that lasts.

I was thinking of putting a post together where I go into detail about what I’ve learnt blogging with regards to SEO and DA etc. Not sure I’m really qualified enough for that though!

I really amped up my Pinterest game this month too and as a result, I’ve had the most views from Pinterest this month since I started blogging. So I’m pretty happy about that!

My Weight

So, you know how in the summer, you don’t really feel like eating as much because it’s so hot? Well, I am the complete opposite! I get so hungry it’s unreal! As soon as I’m warm, I want to stuff my face. Why?? I try having a glass of water first but when does that ever work? Does anybody else get like this in the heat?

To be perfectly honest, I haven’t tried very hard this month with losing weight. I think due to focusing more on my blog and Little J not sleeping very well, I just haven’t been in the mood. Yeah, I’m making excuses.

Let’s see how I got on:

Starting Weight – 14st 2lbs

Todays Weight – 14st 5lbs

Arggggggggghhhhhhh! My first month and I gain 3lbs? Seriously, if anyone has any good healthy meal and snack ideas hit me up, please!

Date Night

For our wedding anniversary, Darren’s dad bought 100 Dates – Scratch off bucket list by Gift Republic. As you can gather, what you do is scratch off the little panel for every date that you have done together.

Rather than scratching off the ones we have already done, we have decided to just work through the whole list. There are 100 things to do, so I’m hoping that we can do one a week, but we’ll see how that goes!

Did I Achieve My Goals?

These were my goals from May’s Post:

  1. Lose 2lbs – Well that was a massive failure, wasn’t it. I gained. Now, I weigh more than I ever have before. Great.
  2. Start reading again – Yes! I did this one! I charged up my kindle and I’ve been reading The Little Cornish Kitchen by Jane Linfoot. It mentions food. It makes me hungry. Which doesn’t really help the weight loss thing, does it?
  3. Work on my blog photography – Okay, so I did kind of cheat on this one just a tiny bit. Don’t look at me like that! I just wanted to make sure that I actually achieved something this month. I started working on my photography in May. I actually took the featured image for this post.

I researched how to use my iPhone to take better pictures and I’m happy with the results so far. A proper camera would take better pictures and I would like to upgrade to one one day, but the budget won’t allow it at the moment. Unless anyone wants to treat me, of course……?

And I’ve actually completed some of my older goals too, such as completing Blogging courses. I am on fire this month! Let’s hope that it continues.

Goals For July

  1. Lose 2lb – Same as last month, let’s hope I can do it this time. Please wish me luck!
  2. Get 700 views on my blog – Last month I got 652 views, so I’m hoping that I can reach 700 this month. If there are any of my posts that you think people would enjoy or benefit from, please do feel free to share them on social media. I would be ever so grateful!
  3. Get organised – Everything is last minute with me. I procrastinate – surprising, right? This month I WILL learn to just get things done!

Conclusion

I feel pretty good about June. I feel like I’ve actually achieved something which I haven’t felt like for a long time!

However, I am disappointed that I have managed to GAIN weight this month rather than lose it. What’s all that about? I just need to have more self-control! Because it’s that easy, right?

I think that might be everything! Thanks for looking back at June with me.

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23 comments

untilanotherday 24/07/2020 - 8:26 am

This was such a lovely post to read! I think she should definietly do a post about SEO, it’s always good to hear what others have learnt however small. I feel you on the weight loss girl, this week I have worked out everyday and eaten a lot less and I bet I still put weight on, or don’t lose anything!x

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Lisa Jones 24/07/2020 - 9:39 am

Thank you so much. I appear to still be gaining weight 🙈 hoping that I can sort it out before the next weigh in!

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femaleoriginal 12/07/2020 - 1:44 pm

Congrats on one year of blogging! That’s such an amazing achievement. I don’t find myself wanting to eat more in the heat but I’m definitely guilty of drinking more. As soon as the sun comes out I’m instantly in the mood for everything from Pimm’s to rosé to Aperol Spritz’s (oops!) x

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Lisa Jones 12/07/2020 - 2:56 pm

Thank you so much! Eating, drinking, I want to do it all 😆 Ooh I love a good Pimm’s in the sunshine! xx

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Lisa's Notebook 10/07/2020 - 10:54 am

I think you had a really good June – and don’t be so hard on yourself about a tiny weight gain, we’ve all been there! I know what you mean about photos but while you save for a camera why not try a few free editing apps for your phone? I use Color Story and Lightroom and they both make a huge difference! Lisa xx

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Lisa Jones 10/07/2020 - 12:34 pm

Thank you so much Lisa! Oh I’ve not heard of Color Story, I’ll check it out. I’ve got Lightroom and it does amazing things – when you know what you’re doing 🤣

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gemmaajaynee 10/07/2020 - 7:39 am

Happy anniversary for your blog and wedding! 🥰 I have one of those scratch off posters but for movies to watch and I think it’s great! Might look into that date night one though 😊 Also I think it’s normal to put weight on, even more so during this time! But you will get there! Good luck with your next goals xxx

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Lisa Jones 10/07/2020 - 8:54 am

Thank you so much! The scratch off posters are such a good idea! I like the idea of a movie one – takes the stress out of picking a film! And I’ve seen that they also do a cocktail one 🍹xxx

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Alex Grace 08/07/2020 - 3:15 pm

Sounds like a good June, Lisa! Happy Blogiversay & wishing you lots of success with your goals for July! x

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Lisa Jones 08/07/2020 - 3:49 pm

Thank you so much! Yes, June was definitely more successful than my previous months 🙈🤣 xx

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kellyanngegg 07/07/2020 - 9:59 pm

GIRL! GET IT!! I’m so happy for you!!! I will def share and best of luck on the weight – believe me, I KNOW that feeling all too well!

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Lisa Jones 07/07/2020 - 10:25 pm

Thank you so much!!! ❤️ thank you, I’m going to need all the luck I can get with my weight 😔 I have zero motivation!!

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kellyanngegg 07/07/2020 - 11:22 pm

I have motivation, but I swear something majorly bad always happens when I finally “jump back on the wagon!”

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Ellie Wright 06/07/2020 - 10:21 pm

Love this 🙂 I love the 100 dates scratch idea 🙂 well done with Pinterest – I can’t wrap my head around Pinterest at the moment but hopefully one day I get to grips with it x

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Lisa Jones 06/07/2020 - 11:08 pm

Thank you so much! Yes, I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with the husband! It took me ages to understand Pinterest!! I’m glad that I didn’t give up xx

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Leah 06/07/2020 - 6:43 pm

Great post! Well done with the views and Pinterest! I’m currently trying to make it work better for my blog. Also love the 100 dates scratch off idea!

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Lisa Jones 06/07/2020 - 8:10 pm

Thank you! Pinterest is so hit and miss for me at the moment. Consistency is the key! xx

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Kat Akcakanat 06/07/2020 - 6:34 pm

Great post! I love the 100 dates scratch off idea! Also, your blogging and weight struggles are mirroring mine! I applaud your positivity! Thanks for this post!💙

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Lisa Jones 06/07/2020 - 8:09 pm

Thank you so much! I couldn’t believe that I’d gained weight in the first month! I. Must. Try. Harder!! xx

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Kat Akcakanat 06/07/2020 - 8:41 pm

Ditto!!!👍👍👍

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Kirsty 06/07/2020 - 5:44 pm

Anxiety AND parenting? Snap follow. Can’t wait to read more!

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Carol 05/07/2020 - 8:22 pm

This is really good love 💓 keep up the good work hopefully you will have some more things to say about spending time with family and friends for July 😊
As for the weight gain lovely your trying so hard it will happen have the strength which I know you do and you can do it maybe snack on carrots 🥕 chopped up and fruit as well you’ve got this Lisa
I look forward to hearing all about July and what you got up to keep blogging it’s brilliant love to you & Darren & little J 🥰🥰🥰 xxx

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Lisa Jones 05/07/2020 - 8:51 pm

Thank you so much Carol. Yes, definitely looking forward to July and seeing family!
I can’t believe my first month of trying to be good and I gain 3lbs! 🙈 Yes, I think having things chopped up already would definitely help! xxx

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