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During the summer 0f 2008, I woke up one morning with a drive to live a healthy lifestyle. Since then, I've made many changes and lost nearly 50 pounds. Many of my friends and family members have come to me, asking about what I'm doing & how I'm doing it. While I certainly would never claim to be an expert, I'm happy to share what I've learned along the way.

So after careful thought... "The Accidental Fat Chick" has hatched... with the hope of helping at least one person and to be the accountability I need to finish what I started. :)

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Chicken Salad

My son and I just arrived at the hospital for his weekly OT & PT sessions... and its Chicken Salad day in the cafeteria! This is soooo not fair of them... lol. There are no words to describe how much I LOVE this chicken salad of theirs. It may seem a little odd to be so "in love" with food from a hospital cafeteria, but this hospital has amazingly yummy food and this particular chicken salad rivals anything from a restaurant. The Cheesecake Factory used to have a similar salad on their menu & the one here is every bit as tasty.

This salad, while yummy, is definitely not a "healthy" meal option. It has a generous portion of fried chicken breast, thick cut bacon, pecans, corn & to die for good honey mustard dressing. They only serve it every 4-6 weeks and always on a Thursday; lucky me that it happens to be my son's therapy day. Its an indulgence I plan for as soon as I see it on the menu. These "mean" people changed the menu, so now here I sit, knowing the salad is being prepared downstairs as I speak... knowing that I will go downstairs... knowing that I will order the salad... knowing that I will eat & thoroughly enjoy each & every luscious bite.

A moment of weakness? Perhaps... but one that I will gladly succumb too. What can I say? Some things are just worth a few extra floors on the StairMaster! :-)

Do you have a meal like this? One that you just can't say no too? One that you feel is worth the extra work you have to do to compensate for it?


Buzzy & Breezelys Mama said...

Haha, yes I do. It is called Tinga and coincidentally enough I just wrote about it in my blog yesterday. The salad sounds awesomely yummy. Salads (especially really good ones) are my weakness though. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the BBQ ranch chickn salad and the Santa Fe salad at the Cheesecake factory and when I lived in california there used to be a restaurant called Olga's and their Chinese Chicken salad WAS TO DIE FOR. You go girl. You eat that salad and then you do the stairmaster and let your body and mind both know who is boss. :)

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

I call those foods my red light foods, trigger foods or kyptonite. And the food that brings me to my knees PIZZA!!!!!! I rarely visit pizza buffets because I can't handle it. Girl enjoy salad because when I get my hand on some pizza it's on like Donkey Kong.

Jennifer said...

I am so the same way with pizza. It is my hugest weakness. even over chocolate

Emily Charette said...

I was surprised to find out that, although I craved pizza, it wasn't all that great when I finally did break down and indulge. After that dissapointment, I've been less likely to cave in when it comes to cravings. BUT if there's one thing I can't resist, it's chevre. Dee-lish!

I love your blog, your writing is really entertaining.