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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!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

And The Winner Is...

Let me start by saying I was STUNNED to receive a pair of awards on Friday! Once I recovered from my shock, I had to start thinking about who to pass them along to; there are so many wonderful people its hard to choose. :)

The Stiletto Award

A HUGE thank you to "Scuttleboose" at Lose the Boredom! for nominating me for The Stiletto Award! She is always leaving me encouraging comments & has a ton of yummy recipes posted on her blog, so check it out if you haven't already. :)

If you want the full scoop on The Stiletto Award, here's where to find it.

Fun side note before I pass this along. When I went shopping a few weeks ago, I bought this pair of shoes... which loosely resemble the stiletto pic... and they are size 7 (my feet are shrinking too).

The "Rules"
1. Display the Stiletto badge of honor.
2. Brag about it - post a link to the page to highlight what the award is about.
3. Say thanks! Include a link to the friend who nominated you.
4. Share the love-nominate 5-10 more blogs. Leave links to their blogs and leave them a comment so they know they won!
5. Do what you do! Keep at it and keep inspiring others.

In no particular order, here are my nominations for The Stiletto Award:

  1. Buzzy & Breezelys Mama at The Fat Chick Weigh - She is one tough lady & I always enjoy reading her blog.
  2. Chris at A Deliberate Life - Chris is awesome! She speaks from the heart & thinks about people in all stages of their journey.
  3. Lyn at Escape from Obesity - Lyn has so many great insights & I love the honesty of her writing.
  4. Shelli at Skinny Jeans Fat Wallet - Shelli has a vibrancy & zest for life that is contagious.
  5. "Mama Pimp" at Its Just Me, Drazil & Sheniqua - Do I even need to say anything about her? She's one of the funniest ladies out there!

There ya have it, The Stiletto Award, and thank goodness I didn't have to put on those heels to dish it out... lol.

The Sunshine Award (for supportive comments)

This award came from Whitney at Fat Girl in a Wedding Dress. Whitney is on a mission & she has such a positive self-image; its a joy to read her blog. Be sure to check it out! Thank you so much for this award, I'm glad my comments give you encouragement. :)

Now I get to pass it on to ten people who leave me supportive comments. I treasure each & every comment I receive, so rather than choose "favorites" I think I'm going to take a cue from Whitney and go with the last ten people to leave me comments. Here they are:

Splurgie @ What A Splurge

Melissa @ Melissa's Adventures in Living Life

PhluffyPrincess @ Fighting My Fat Gene

Dani @ Well-Rounded Woman

Betty Rubble @ I'm Loosing It!

Mary Fran @ A New Start: Losing Weight

Scuttleboose @ Lose the Boredom!

Drazil @ Its Just Me, Drazil & Sheniqua

Chris @ A Deliberate Life

Mandy @ Finally Finishing It!

There ya go, the ten most recent commenter's on my blog... except my "anonymous" commenter. I know who she is, but she's sweet enough to stay "in hiding" so that none of our mutual friends find my blog, lol. She deserves a Sunshine Award too! :)

I have another post rattling around in my mind, but my body protests and says I need sleep... could it be all the hours I've spent at the gym?!? lol

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


cmoursler said...

Thank you so much for the awards...I will post them tomorrow.
When i can lift my arms
oh, and I like your approach in the post actually rewards what you are doing right.
Instead of the vagaries of the scale.

PhluffyPrincess said...

Thanks Julie! I appreciate it. I love your blog and always have something to say! lol.

Shelli Ryan said...

I'm so tickled you nominated me!!! I've never won a blog award before! I can't wait to post about this!!!

Mk career conference was great!

Amy said...

very cute heels, can't wait to see what you wear with them!

Scuttleboose said...

Thanks for the Sunshine Award, Julie! So sweet of you! And I love the new heels - now we want to see the snazzy outfit that goes with them! :)

dani31608 said...

So sweet! I love it! Thank you. And thank you for putting yourself out there! It's easy to comment and encourage when someone is easy to relate to. =)

Drazil said...

Awww you little sweetie! Thanks so much - I love your little chick blog and love following you! I will totally pass these on.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Julie!! :D
oh, and I love the heels!

Melissa said...

Thank you so much!! I love your blog so that makes commenting easy!

Lyn said...

Thank you! What a nice surprise to come home to. I'm so glad you like my blog :)