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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. :)

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Surprises: Pleasant & Otherwise

Wednesdays are always crazy busy for me - babysitting midday & kids group at church in the evening, plus all of the prep work for kids group and the hour long drive each way. This one was no exception, but thanks to all of the cooking I did earlier in the week I was able to eat well all day. On the hour long drive home, I started feeling hungry but proudly bypassed all of the drive-thru's because I knew there was salad waiting for me in the fridge at home. Well... guess what... NO salad in the fridge when I got here!!! The Husband (yes, that's what I call him quite often lol) has been helping himself to all of my "convenience" food & leaving the crap food he insists on bringing into the house sitting there. Sometimes, I swear he's secretly trying to sabotage me... sigh.

Pleasant surprise: There was a guy at kids group tonight that I hadn't seen in 20 years. We went to the same summer camp for 2-3 summers, but he was from a different town & camp is where our "friendship" ended. It was a goosebumps experience... I mean what are the chances of him randomly ending up in the same place I was after all these years... but mostly it made me think of my best friend from camp - Alisha - and how dearly I would love to get in touch with her again. The cool part for me was that 50 pounds ago, I would have been too embarrassed to go up and talk to him... but now, even though I still have a long ways to go weight wise, I don't hesitate out of anything other than general shyness.

Well... off to bed, so I can spend tomorrow morning preparing more "convenience" food. Does anyone else take this as a sign that I should prepare more & "forget" to buy his crap food?


Anonymous said...

I literally have MOM written all over a box of cereal right now, so my family won't eat it. I can't stand when I go to get something and they've eaten it....especially because they are ALL skinny!!

Glad you reconnected with an old friend. Even better is the newfound confidence you felt :)

Shelli Ryan said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog with such great ideas! I love that you have new found confidence - great story about your friend. You should "forget" to buy your husband's crap food! My husband is not strong enough to resist bad foods so i try my best not to buy them!

Jennifer said...

I find the more I have healthy food in my house the less junk the family eats. I do still try to get the hubby and the kids their treats but I make small changes for them every week. The kids especially are eating more fruits and veggies if they are cut up. BTW I love your blog