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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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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

One of Those Days!

This has been one of those days I knew was going to be a challenge before I ever drug my tush out of bed. My son woke up two short hours after I finally gave up and went to bed... he was ready to be up for the day & just couldn't quiet down (though I think he was TRYING). The husband came in the door all upset over the "rules" of our property managers. We got a bill for putting out six EXTRA trash bags in one week (for a family of three & I recycle like crazy) - I DON'T THINK SO! Anyway, they are making us pay because we can't "prove" we only had our allotted two bins out. The ear buds for my ipod shuffle went "POOF" overnight and are no where to be found... totally sucks you have to use the special ones that come with it because all of the controls are in the ear bud wires. And to round out my list of grievances... the scale was not my friend (up .8) and I have had cramps from hell all day! All of that, though not earth shattering, adds up to STRESS! Ok, sorry for the vent... actually feel a little better to get it all out there.

I don't consider this part of my challenging day... but I skipped the gym & haven't followed my meal plan to the letter. Honestly, my friend George (aka TOM) is causing me a ton of pain & I just didn't feel like pushing my body at the gym. As far as food goes, I've been STARVING all day. My planned meals for the day normally keep me feeling satisfied (not stuffed), so I'm not sure what the problem is. On the bright side, I've eaten extra of the "convenience" foods I made ahead... avoided the drive-thrus (Starbucks was SOOOO tempting) and "The Danger Zone" at the grocery store.

About the scale... sigh... ugh... but I know what caused it; one part my friend George, one part too many restaurant meals and one part not having a meal plan for the week. Even though I can pinpoint the causes I have to admit I'm feeling a bit discouraged. Maybe disappointed is a better word; disappointed with myself for my weaknesses (all the restaurant food & not declining invites) and not making myself a priority (agreeing to do stuff people, know that agreeing would mean sacrificing gym time).

But, onward & upward as they say... Meals are already planned for this whole week. I have two restaurant meals planned over the weekend & adjusted my meal plan for the week to compensate for them as much as possible. Now if I could just figure out the magic fix to the George issue... lol. Oh and disciplining myself to stick to the meal plan would be a nice touch as well. :)

Time to go make dinner - roast beef sandwiches & mushroom soup... yummy!


Jennifer said...

Sorry your day started so rotten. I really admire your ability to plan out your week. I so need to work on that.

Buzzy & Breezelys Mama said...

You asked for the recipe to Tinga on my blog so here it is. I hope when you make it, you enjoy it and if you can modify it to be a ton less calories, let me know! I'm waiting anxiously. :)

Okay so you will need:
4 boneless chicken breasts
2 red onions
10 roma tomatoes
2 small cans or one large can of embassa chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1 package Guerrero yellow corn tostada shells
1 can black or pinto refried beans
1 package shredded lettuce
1 Ranchero Queso Fresco (It's round and white and crumbly cheese)
1 jar Cacique (white lid not red) crema (Mexican sour cream)

-First boil chicken (add salt to taste)
-Chop tomatoes into very very thin pieces or super fine chunks
-Cut onions into thin or thick rounds depending on how much you like marinated onions
- Put tomatoes and onions in a sauce pan, place lid on and allow to simmer (let tomatoes deteriorate and onions soften completely)
-When chicken has finished cooking, let cool and then shred into fine pieces (4 breasts should make several servings)
- Add shredded chicken to the tomato onion mix
- Add chipotle chiles (for less spicy add just the adobo sauce, for more spicy add the chiles)
- Mix together and allow to simmer
- Grate Queso fresco
- Heat up refried beans

The WAY to layer the tostada

1. Take a flat tostada shell
2. spread on a thin layer of beans
3. spoon on a generous amount of tinga
4. add shredded lettuce
5. sprinkle on grated cheese
6. add cream to the top

And there you have it. Finger-lickin' good Tostadas de Tinga :)