Three Month Check-In: the Good & the Bad

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This Saturday marked my three month surgiversary, and while this month brought many milestones, it also brought some serious difficulties.  Despite all my promises to the contrary, I allowed work to encroach on my new healthy lifestyle.  Work was particularly demanding this month, and I used that as an excuse to become complacent – skimping on my protein, failing to get in daily workouts, and even forgetting to take my vitamins one day.  Moreover, I faced several stalls this month, which took some time to overcome and wrap my head around.  And, although it pains me to admit, I bombed the plank challenge I started last month.  Although, I was consistent for about half the month, and worked my way up to a 1 minute 15 second plank, so it is not a complete failure.

But as I said above, this month also brought some amazing things.  I broke through the 50 pounds lost mark, and officially made it to Onederland!  I also killed it at crossfit on a consistent basis, which I think is reflected in both how I look and my inches lost.  Finally, and most importantly, my husband and I began working our way back to a very healthy and regular sex life.  It has been great to reconnect on such a level and great exercise to boot!

My husband and I are leaving for vacation next week in Cozumel, Mexico, and I think it is a great opportunity to  restart, reassess, and recover from a  somewhat challenging month.  We already planned to pack our vacation with exercise, reflection, and some delicious fresh food!  I can’t wait to share everything with you when we get back!

20130221-211034Also, since I still love to set new goals, this month I will be taking on the squat challenge!  Hopefully, it will go better than the plank challenge and my ass will look fantastic when I’m done!

Here are my stats for this month:

Starting Numbers (taken 5 days before surgery)

  • Weight: 252.8
  • Fat: 56%
  • Chest: 42.5 inches
  • Bust: 44 inches
  • Arms: 15.5 inches
  • Thighs: 31.5 inches
  • Calves: 19 inches
  • Waist: 42 inches
  • Hips: 55 inches
  • Neck: 15 inches

Three Months Post-Surgery

  • Weight: 198.0
  • Fat: 34.5%
  • Chest: 36.5 inches
  • Bust: 38.5 inches
  • Arms: 12.5 inches
  • Thighs: 24 inches
  • Calves: 17 inches
  • Waist: 33.5 inches
  • Hips: 48 inches
  • Neck: 13 inches

Totals

  • Weight Lost: 54.8 pounds
  • Inches Lost: 54.75 inches
  • Fat Percentage Lost: 21.5%

Also, for the first time, I’d like to share some before and after pictures.  It is striking to me how far I have been able to come in only three short months.  For the first time in my life, I no longer feel like the “big girl.”  I just feel normal.  And, while I still have a long way to go, it makes me hopeful for the future.

Surgery Collage Month 3

xo – SavvySleever

 

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