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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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Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Gym Report & A Confession

First things first, the skinny chick was no where to be seen. Darn it! Oh well, I'm sure we will meet again... the place isn't that big, lol.



With no skinny chick, I settled down to my 20 miles on the bike. It took wayyyyy longer than I expected, but I did it! Actually I did 21 miles!!! Then, I did a mile on the treadmill... which I ran for about 1/4 of... not much, but since it was AFTER the bike craziness I'm happy with it. I finished out the night with 20 sets on the circuit machines. All in all, I fell short of putting in the whole three hours... but I burned 1,116 calories!



My calorie intake for the day is sitting at 1346 right now, though I do intend to have a small snack when I'm done writing this. So I think I've done decent for the day... especially considering I had a wretched hot dog at AM PM after my son's appointments.



Do you know what this all means? It means I actually tracked everything for an entire day!!! I know, I know, not that big a deal and most of you do it faithfully. But its something I've really been struggling to do lately.

And for Mandy, who proclaimed me to be her "workout IDOL" (which I giggled at, but thank you for saying so) earlier tonight, I have a confession... there is a reason I do these crazy stunts at the gym. Ok, a few reasons... things like its good for me & it keeps me from getting bored. But the reason I'm talking about far less noble than either of those... the reason I'm talking about is the simple fact that I like, ok LOVE, food.

I'm unwilling (not unable) to give up certain things - like the occasional cheeseburger, Alfredo sauce, ice cream, chicken wings - I could go on.... but I'll stop here before I end up making myself crave something I don't want to indulge in for awhile. So there ya have it, I'm not working out like a mad woman to be skinny tomorrow... I'm working out like a mad woman so that I can have the foods that I LOVE and be a healthy weight one day in the not too distant future.

Does this mean I'm not as dedicated as the woman who can totally say no to every fried greasy food or every sweet thing that crosses her path? I don't think so... for me its another part of doing things my way & in a way I can continue to do for the rest of my life. Because lets be honest here, most people (not all) will eventually find themselves buried in a mound of donuts, french fries or some other "no-no". Then those people will feel guilty for "failing" and beat themselves up for the "failure." For myself, I'd rather avoid the guilty feeling... I have enough other things to feel guilty about in life, lol. What can I say? I know I'm weak & I plan for it!

Now that 20 miles on the bike has been conquered, its time to decide what my next crazy feat should be... what do you think? I'm open to about anything as long its something that will help me accomplish Around the World. :)

7 comments:

cmoursler said...

that is exactly why I exercise 6 days a week...so that I can eat 1500 and 1600 calories and still lose weight..slowly, but lose. I puffy heart food as well.
Especially popcorn.
Which I will be having come april 1rst.

Drazil said...

I don't care why you do it - I just know I want to be you...you're my idol too...in more ways than one.

Scuttleboose said...

Jeez... well, there's my motivation to get to the gym today (even though it's only for a measly hour of resistance training!) Thanks! :)

PS - I've nominated you for the Stiletto Award... and girl, you deserve it! :)

MaryFran said...

You are rockin' at the gym!!!

I also exercise to eat!!!

Betty Rubble said...

THREE HOURS!!! Gosh...I'm happy when I getn an hour in...and yes, I still eat the occasional cookie too ;)

PhluffyPrincess said...

i really am inspired by this "around the world" challenge. it has helped me realize something also - i was thin in high school because i liked competing in sports, i'm COMPETITIVE. i like winning or accomplishing something. i've been thinking about ways to ensure i keep on the enthusiasm about exercising once i reach my goal weight. things like this are the KEY for me i believe...thank u so much for sharing this with us!

Fat Girl in a Wedding Dress said...

That's amazing, congrats on the awesome workout.

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