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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!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Just When I Was Ready to Give Up...

It finally happened!

For weeks, I've been trying to get the Hip Abduction/Adduction Machine to lock in the first position... but my thunder thighs were objecting to being squeezed in there & I had to settle for locking it on number 2.

Today, I sat down and squeezed it as far in as I could, fully expecting it to lock on number 2... BUT OMG, IT LOCKED ON NUMBER 1!!!!!

There maybe hope for these thunder thighs of mine yet!

In other news from the gym, I was on the StairMaster climbing away when this super skinny chick climbed onto the one next to me & started practically running up the thing. A year ago, this would have made me get off the machine immediately. I was completely intimidated if someone small got an a machine next to me - especially the StairMaster. Today, I stayed on the machine for the rest of the time I had left & even took my time getting off of it. As I was climbing back up to clean the machine, the skinny chick turns to me and says, "You do pretty well for a big girl!" Ok, is that supposed to be a compliment? I assume it was... but really did she have to add the "big girl" part to the end?

What kind of crazy things have people said to you at the gym? How did you react?


midlife_swimmer said...

LOL!!!! I post about the stuff people say all the time. I cant tell you how many times I am in a class with someone who asks if I am ok or tells me how impressed they are I made it through the class.

I might have said "Thanks (big smile here) you have no manners for a skinny chick"

F. McButter Pants said...

People are weird! The story made me laugh. Did you tell her she did ok for a skinny chick?

Just saying!

Propoquerian said...

I live in LA and i'll tell ya, I am nowhere near chubby, I am just not..well...skeletal. I still have signs of femininity to me! A little jiggle here and so on...but still, my friends with each and every one of their defined muscles will crowd around my machine and root me on, like a puppy that's caught the ball! "Good for you! It's so great to actually see you here! You're really looking good now!"
I was looking fine before but once they've found me on a treadmill, they think i've converted to their kind and are giving me diet and workout tips. And im just thinking...I dont Want your body.
I enjoy your blog, gotta find humor where we can. I just wrote a post about my "jiggling" if you will haha

Drazil said...

She really said that? I'd have said "wow you talk pretty well for being such a dumb cow." People are so rude sometimes. You should have shot a butt dart at her.

Shelli Ryan said...

My jaw just dropped when I read that!!! I wish I was next to you when she said that!!! I would have totally had your back on that one! You should have told her that you could take her skinny butt down!!!!!! I'm proud of you for not letting it get to you! You're doing great!!

Buzzy & Breezelys Mama said...

OMG! What the heck? I'd probably have exploded and gone psycho on her skinny ass. LOL Maybe it was meant as a compliment but I know 'big girls' who can climb stairs, run marathons and bench weights in circles around skinny biotches. If you ever see her again, you should ask if her she fixed the air leak from between her ears. Jeesh!!!

PhluffyPrincess said...

OMGOODNESS! Its amazing how ignorant some people are! No one has ever said anything crazy to me...I have gotten hit on a few times, and when I signed up and answered the standard questionnaire and said I wanted to lose weight the guy said "where???" and I really hate that!

mandy said...


I would have told her to kiss my beautiful, round, bouncy, azz.

{Absolutely, Positively} Josie said...

hey, Julie, thanks for commenting on my blog. i hope your family trip goes well. i have to admit, last night i splurged at dinner at o'charley's, having fried chicken tenders with honey mustard and a mountain of these homemade chips/fries with blue cheese dressing.

you just have to forgive yourself and move on and NOT fall into feelng sorry for yourself. if the aunt's cooking is that good, then i hope you get a chance to indulge a little. i bet it helps you stay sane in the long run!

MaryFran said...

Yay on the non-scale victory! It's those little things (locking in on 1 versus 2 on the machine at the gym) that really make our day and make this journey worthwhile!

I am just shaking my head at the skinny minny at the gym. I don't know if it's in amazement that someone could be so rude OR if it's in amusement because of her apparent amazement! Take it as a compliment. She was obviously very impressed with your effort!!!

Tricia said...

whooohooo great nsv!