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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 8, 2010

Super Bowl Snack Inspiration

Miracle of miracles, I made it through all of Super Bowl Sunday with only one indulgence (a brat with bun). My saving grace.... a tray full of veggies & fat free dip. While everyone else was eating chips & other goodies, I was pretty content with my veggies & dip... and since the dip was only 10 calories per tablespoon I was able to double-dip without regret. 60 calories in dip, plus the veggie calories, is a HUGE savings over what I would have eaten if I'd dug into the chips. Today I had some of the left over veggies & dip with my lunch. Anyway, this got me to thinking... why does a veggie tray only get fixed for special events??? So for this week, one of my goals is to have a veggie tray in the fridge at all times. Pretty sure veggies with a little dip trumps a bag of chips any day... lol.


Kristina said...

We had one identical to the one in the pic for Super Bowl...and the left overs are in a ziploc bag in the fridge for me to munch on all week. LOVE!

Ruth Anne & Josh said...

What kind of dip is it? Fat free sour cream mixed with a Ranch packet or ??? Those vegetables look SOOOOO good!

The Accidental Fat Chick said...

The dip was fat free sour cream mixed with part of a packet of ranch, garlic powder & onion powder. I was trying to reduce sodium, and it came out fairly good, but I need to tweak it a little more.

midlife_swimmer said...

That looks like my favorite dish at the party.

Larkspur said...

I enjoyed reading your story. Almost 50 pounds is a major achievement-- I'm impressed!