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How "The Accidental Fat Chick" Hatched...

Welcome to The Accidental Fat Chick's new online home!

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. :)

Thank you for visiting!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Day of Cooking

Yesterday was my day of cooking & food prep for the week...

Grilled chicken, roast beef, turkey breast - there shall be no complaints about lack of protein this week - lol. Whole wheat pancakes & muffins, berries sliced - quick, easy breakfast for the busy mornings. Rice cooked & a couple of soups made - easy, heat & eat dinners for after the gym. Fruit & veggies cut and since I'm a dipper fat free dips to go with the veggies are ready and waiting.

I try to do this kind of prep day regularly, so that I am not as tempted to hit whatever drive-thru is handy on my way home. But, as I was venting about the other day, my dear sweet husband is an expert at eating my carefully prepared convenience foods. This time around, I cooked twice as much of the things he eats. And yes, I "forgot" to buy some of the junk he normally insists on. My son and he both go other places where they can get goodies, assuming they think they can't live without their goodies, they can get them at school/work... no need for them to enter my healthy kitchen.

Now the test...

The refrigerator has a new resident.... its rectangular, transparent & takes up approximately half of one shelf. To some its known as a basket... to my husband its "the hands OFF or else" box. He has agreed to stay out of it & not to eat anything marked with a pink sticker (for things too big for the basket). Hopefully he keeps his word or I'm gonna need help coming up with the "or else" lol.

News for today: I bumped up to a higher level on the StairMaster! My legs were on fire by the end of 20 minutes, so for the last ten I went back to my old level. Then I did about 20 minutes on the bike. Somewhat of a shorter workout than usual, BUT, considering how much I did NOT want to go to the gym at all today... I'm pleased. What got me there when all I wanted to do was stay home and eat Midol like candy? Mmmm... The Cheesecake Factory & Hard Rock Cafe... my weekend to come dining choices. Pretty sure those words alone are enough to pack on some pounds without even setting foot inside either... good motivation to get this tushie to the gym no matter how much I don't feel like it.

What gets you to the gym when you'd rather be anywhere else?

For the Cute as a Bunny Challenge, my personal goal this week is to do at least 7 hours of cardio & 100 core sets.

Fingers crossed that I'll pleased when I see the scale tomorrow. :)


Kristina said...

Wow, you are doing amazing! I love preparing ahead of time, because there are those nights when I just dont feel like cooking, so if its prepared ahead of time, the husband can take care of it or its a lot less time/effort for me to do it (my lazy nights lol)....your doing great in the workouts too and I hope you see the results your looking for on the scale! Keep up the good work!

Juli's Journey said...

What a GREAT idea with the basket in the frig. I am going to have to incorporate that into my routine. You are an inspiration. I just started my journey and attempt the weekly meal prep day, but I don't have it down yet. Work in progress. Good luck to you.