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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, March 10, 2010

Forget the Alliance, Its a Conspiracy!

Let me just preface this by saying, I honestly do love my mom and The Husband (but geeeeezzzz)....

A conspiracy that many other husbands are apparently secret members of... and my Mother, of all people, seems to have joined up with them & The Scale! How could I say such a thing about my dear, sweet Mother??? This is how...

I pick her up on the way to kids group tonight. She needs to get her medicine at the pharmacy, but hasn't had dinner yet. She needs something to eat. So... drum roll please... she exits the pharmacy with a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos! Sitting next to me in the car, she pops the bag open & I can immediately smell the chips. All the way across town, I hear "crunch, crunch, crunch" and "oooooo these are so good." But NSV for me, I resisted... wasn't even particularly tempted. Not sure if it was because I really had no interest or because I was so disgusted by the idea of calling that dinner. Either way, I'm so glad I didn't have any of them.

Keep in mind, this is far from the only incident such as this. It seems like every time I go there, she wants to get McDonalds or Burger King... and then gets offended when I refuse to go. Once in a while, I will plan my meals so we can do it... but she would have us doing it every week if she had her way. She's also the one that has to buy chips, crackers & cheese spreads nearly every time I take her grocery shopping... then complains she doesn't have enough money to buy chicken breasts or other lean proteins. Sometimes I think the stress she adds to my life is enough to qualify her as part of the conspiracy, lol.

For those of you that so sweetly suggested I talk to The Husband about his role in the alliance (now known as the conspiracy)... I attempted it this morning... and the basic response I got was "you know I eat really healthy now." OMG! Is he serious????

Another tidbit of "proof" of his membership in the conspiracy: he has started making comments about me not needing to lose very much more weight & how he doesn't like women who are too skinny... so verbal manipulation... and once again IS HE SERIOUS??? I still have a good amount of weight to lose, which I think is pretty obvious. Its gonna be a LONG time before I'm in danger of being TOO skinny. Really, I think its making him feel insecure or something?!?

Oh and let's not forget that he is the one that was eating my "convenience" food, leaving me in a lurch... though the basket has helped squash that part of his agenda.

I have some ideas for how I'm going to continue squashing his participation in the conspiracy... I'll share those tomorrow. In the meantime, I think this conspiracy needs a name. Any ideas?


PhluffyPrincess said...

It is so weird I just posted a blog about men telling us not to lose too much weight. As I said there it is possible to be curvy and doesn't cancel out the other!!! As for your mother, my advice is to go to restaurants of your choice, such as Subway if she insists she is so hungry and must stop to eat. Or do you have any of those Mongolion stir-fry places nearby? The kind where you choose all the vegetables?

She woke up FAT said...

My husband thinks that woman without curves look sick. He has a point but that doesn't mean I have to be fat.

bbubblyb said...

Good luck with mom and hubby. I've figured out I can't fix either of them so I've stopped trying lol.

Jenn said...

Wow, yeah - I don't know what to tell you! My parents have a tendency to serve me fried, fattening foods whenever I go to their house, even though they are well aware I'm trying to eat right.
So - now I know that I have to bring my own food with me. That's it - end of story.
You'll figure it out - sounds like these guys need some tough love, maybe?

Scuttleboose said...

Operation Fat Chicks... plural because, every once in a while, it seems like everyone is in on it! Congrats for resisting! :)

Greta from said...

Change can freak some people out. You become a "wildcard" to them, if you make changes. They'll learn to deal with it...but in the meantime it sounds like there will roadblocks. You can deal with it. I am in a house of 6, sometimes 7. Our pantry/fridge/freezers are stuffed with stuff that I do not eat. I even make a lot of it....for them. Cookies, brownies, pancakes, pizza, etc. But, I don't eat it. At least not very often. I am learning to co-exist with food that is not mine....and I just tell myself that. "That is not my food". And...i deal. I bet you can, too. It is just a matter of adopting a new mind set. Understand that their "fear" of your changes is causing them to do stupid things that are not supportive....and...tell yourself "so what". You can do it. Food is everywhere learning to deal with dorito munching mommies will help you develop a whole new approach to what you choose to put into your body. Be strong!!!