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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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Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Three C's of Saturday

Let me start by saying that I was truly touched by all of the kind comments after I posted yesterday. It seemed like every time I picked up my phone there was an email notification of a new post... which I swear to you is what got me through the day without inhaling all of the cheese in the house. I know you're all out there and I'm never truly alone... which I'm thankful for beyond words.

The first "C" of Saturday was crying. I cried A LOT. Can you burn extra calories from crying? If you can, maybe missing the gym was compensated for a little. There are so many things wreaking emotional havoc in my life right now and I think I do okay dealing with all most of the time. I think the whole friend thing just put me over the top as far as being able to deal. She knows what the month of March does to me & all of the extra stuff piled on it this year... at the beginning of the month we talked about how I wasn't be able to handle being alone for hours on end... and she chose not to be there... which only adds to the HUGE feelings of abandonment I struggle with in life.

I managed to do okay with my eating... other than a few too many girl scout cookies. I probably ate too many calories, I failed to track so I don't know exactly what the numbers added up to. The Husband (who btw was pretty decent when he came home & found me in tears) got home from work after the gym was closed, so no progress on Around the World for me.

The second "C" of Saturday was cooking. Since I was stuck at home, I decided I could get a jump start on today's cooking for the week.

First, I made enough pancake batter for three meals... and had some for breakfast with reduced fat peanut butter & sliced banana. YUMMY!

We had really ripe bananas sitting on the counter, so I made yummy banana bread. Only 155 calories a slice! I admit I ate two slices - one while it was warm from the oven & another later in the evening.

Next, I made my alternative to coleslaw (which I hate). Two batches - this one with chicken & then one without (thinking of the vegetarian BFF). This is pretty low calorie (a little over 100 calories per cup) and surprisingly tasty. I ate one serving of each batch, with some crunchy chow mien noodles.

For Dinner, I made these english muffin pizzas. They had turkey pepperoni, zucchini slices, mushrooms & 2% mozzarella. Not quite the real thing, but way less calories & virtually no grease!

And naturally, the final "C" of my Saturday was cleaning. The kitchen was a wreck after all that cooking!
In the evening, I worked on a necklace & bracelet... which I would show you, but they aren't done yet. I think its going to take a trip to the bead store to finish the necklace... darn it! lol
Finished the night with a hot bath, which was quite relaxing until the thought of a certain someone and her shaving trials popped into my mind. Then I was giggling & wondering if lesson 102 was available yet, lol.
Bottom line... as rough as the day was... I survived. I may have eaten a bit extra on the calories, but I didn't eat unless I felt hungry & I didn't keep eating once I felt satisfied. Maybe that is my success of the weekend... and if it is... it is enough.
Thank you again for all of the kind and encouraging comments!

2 comments:

Drazil said...

No lesson 102 just yet....I gotta get up the courage first (and wait for ahem...hair to grow back to experiment on). I'm so glad you're feeling a bit better....some days just suck. And some days you just have to cry. I'm so sorry your friend did that - I truly am - I've been in that situation and it's impossible not to make it personal. I think the worst part is knowing you'd never have done that to her...but she did it to you. We all love you - good thing Mama Pimp doesn't know where your "friend" lives - I'd send out my homies to find her and take care of biz-ness. ♥U

Amy said...

I have some bananas that are way beyond ready...I was going to make smoothies but I think you talked me in to banana bread.