Operation Healthy: Three Months In

This is an ongoing battle for me - catch up on the journey so far by visiting these links:

Operation Healthy: One Month In
Operation Healthy: Two Months In

It's nice to be eating real food again. Since I'm basically the world's fussiest eater, I knew that eating pre-prepared meals for two months straight would be a stretch. In truth, I made it through probably half that time before starting to dread the thought of eating another one ever again. Aside from a few granola packs that I'm finishing off, I'm back to my usual diet now, and loving it! It's so empowering to be able to pick and choose everything that I fancy eating, provided it's within a reasonable portion.

Writing that out above still makes me feel a bit embarrassed. It's the basic mantra we all know about a healthy diet - everything in motivation. Yeah, I'm just catching on to that now. But better late than never, right?

This month, we've had a lot of visitors. I have thoroughly enjoyed running a bed and breakfast type home-stay for everyone who's been passing through, it's been great - but it's also so much hard work. The constant cleaning, organising your day around other people's schedules, planning meals in advance wherever possible and eating out way more than usual, well, it completely threw my routines out the window. But I tried to pick decent meal choices, I kept up my gym visits and I jumped back on the bandwagon as soon as I felt wobbly.

For the first time, I noticed that quite a few of my clothes are fitting differently. I'd noticed it in a pair of jeans last month, but that was just a one-off, so I didn't think anything of it. While trying to pack for Europe, I pulled out some of my clothing from last winter, and it's definitely looser. Unfortunately I'm somewhere between my clothes looking a bit big, but not quite being a smaller size yet. The conundrum of baggy clothing vs muffin-top? I can't win!

As I expected, and similar to last month, the weight loss slowed down again, but it's still a loss, which I'm grateful for. I'm down four pounds this month, which brings my total weight loss to twenty-seven pounds.


I weighed in early, too. We sold our treadmill and our television set in anticipation of the move, and with that gone, so goes my weighing in - I use the Wii fit to track my weight loss. So four pounds in three weeks, well, I'm just fine with that! (Plus, that means my weekend in Paris didn't result in any crazy gains, even after enjoying some beautiful, beautiful food.) Anywho, I didn't quite get to 190lbs or 85kg goals I had set myself, but I'm oh so close. I'm hoping I'll manage to hit those goals while travelling, but who knows how that will turn out.. it'll be a secret.

I won't be weighing in again, or likely even talking about weight loss for a while now. It will be interesting to see how the numbers look, and how I look after the time spent travelling - I guess we'll find out on the other side soon enough!


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20 comments:

Fiona said...

Lotsa walking planned on the trip? I tend to lose weight on hols :)

Hilary said...

Congrats! That is excellent news! I so understand what you have gone through with your B&B. I also run a hotel (or so it seems like it in the summer). Ours is more like a bed and dinner, but regardless there is endless cleaning. It’s amazing how many calories you can burn!

Kelly said...

You are gorgeous - and you will nail it while you're travelling!
I'm expecting to see a massive "OMG I've lost HOW MUCH!" post when you're back in my hemisphere. xo

carly said...

you can totally do it xx and twentyseven pounds wow! {not sure what that is in kilos but hey twentyseven is a HUGE number!}

xx

Emily Jane said...

Twenty seven pounds, that's AMAZING!! I am extremely proud of you! And I totally hear you on "hosting a B&B" - my house had never been as clean as when I was hosting out-of-town guests :)

thoughtsappear said...

Congrats on the weight loss! Good for you!

Britt said...

You Rock. 27 pounds is amazing. Even more amazing is your ability to do it all on your own, even with life distractions. :)

Jess said...

You've had a really great start! I'm glad you're so happy with where you are, because you SHOULD be, really.

Alana said...

Holy cow! Way to go, girl!!!

Jen said...

27 pounds! I'm so impressed, you're doing so well.

Megan said...

27 lbs is amazing! I'm so proud of you! :)

Liv said...

That's fantastic!

I am trying so hard to get motivated enough to get healthy.

I've already cut out sodas and a lot of the sweets I used to eat. I'm eating healthily now - but I think the problem is I'm always hungry so I'm eating too much.

I have to squeeze into a wedding dress in 7 weeks and I'm totally freaking out. Body shapers and the corset top will only help me so much before I look blue in all my pictures. Eeek.

Stephanie said...

hello! Pictures!

Becky said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What an awesome accomplishment!! So proud of you!

Leslie said...

Congrats!!! :)

Margaret said...

I think when you are travelling, walking a lot, hiking more, eating fresh, you tend to lose weight even when you are not actively trying to.

Just make sure to pack a few belts, so those 'too loose' pants don't suddenly drop on you when you least expect it - lol.

hannahkaty.com said...

Massive kudos to you. This is wonderful!

Best,

Hannah Katy

terra said...

27 pounds lost is amazing! Congratulations to you! And you never know - all the walking and exploring might add up to some additional weight loss on the trip. Andrew and I were so active on our Alaskan cruise that we actually both lost weight on the trip.

Karen said...

I think you have been doing so great. I hope the trip will be fun and if you do a lot of walking I bet you'll be shedding a few more pounds no problem by December!

Chantel said...

27 pounds is just Brilliant! Way to go! :-)

I bet getting out old clothes and them being bigger would have been a thrill! You must be so proud of yourself!

Great job x





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