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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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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Trip East & Bra Wars

The driving part of the trip here was lovely - mild traffic & fairly good road conditions through the mountain pass. The Husband sitting next to me eating his array of food - chips, chex mix, cheeseburgers - and mouth full of chewing tobacco when he wasn't eating... NOT so much! Anyone remember my Mom eating the whole bag of Doritos for dinner awhile back? Am I somehow cursed to having one of them eating chips for meals while sitting in the passenger seat of the car? Seriously people this is not life sustaining food - more like heart attack in a bag - how do you call it a meal?

We arrived here in time for dinner - a lovely concoction of things I try to limit - sloppy joes & potato salad. Can we say ground beef (at least it was lean), white buns (thankfully I had whole wheat sandwich thins packed along), potatoes, mayonnaise? I ate pretty carefully on the way here because I knew something like this would be on the dinner menu & this Auntie makes some yummy food. My calories were pretty much dead on for yesterday... score one for me ... I'm usually a snacky traveler, lol.

Today has been a really inactive day, which I'm finding way harder than I would have thought. Sitting around for hours on end was so much easier before I started making the gym my second home. Food has been okayish so far today. We had a minor snafu on the way here, so I wasn't able to get everything I planned at the store before we came to the house. At least I was able to get some yogurt, fat free milk, low fat granola & the sandwich thins. She has lots of fruit & light string cheese, so I'm good on snacks. Lunch ended up being leftovers from last nights dinner & she is making this casserole with ground beef, rice, tomatoes & onions for dinner; its a yummy treat...but seriously I'm already feeling "cowed out" from all this ground beef.

I'm going to try to eat a really small portion at dinner because tonight we are going to the casino. They have these chicken things there that are to die for good... and since I only go there once a year (if that) I fully intend to indulge. Hopefully casino time will mean I can walk around lots... its a pretty big place & she always takes way longer to make her "donation to the tribe" than I do so my plan is to walk around after I'm done "donating."

My bra wars are continuing. The ones I packed to bring here just are not working out... we are going to go bra shopping tomorrow. I'm so at the end of my rope with this bra war... either there's enough room for the girls before they decided it would be a good idea to shrink to a shadow of their former selves or what's left of them wants to present itself for the world to gawk at. Its embarrassing! Any recommendations out there for a brand that might be worth trying?

I'm also going to try to get my hair cut while we are here... but I'm terribly scared of going under the scissors! No clue what I want to do with it. Its been well over a year since it was even trimmed & for the love of all that is unholy ITS TIME!


~ Julie ~


Drazil said...

GAWD - I hate bras. Period. Dumbest things ever. If I could leave them hang out all day every day - I would.

Enz said...

Glad the drive down was uneventful.

The good thing about bra shopping means that the smaller you get, the more selection you have.

Pretty underwear makes everything seem better :)

CinciMom11 said...

It sounds like you're doing really well! You have a good amount of self-control but allow yourself some yummy stuff because of the special occasion - great balance!

I love that you miss exercising!

clickmom said...

When it comes to bra spillage I find that I have more luck containing my girls in the kind of bras that have more coverage in the cleavage area than the low cut ones. In the end I sacrifice sexiness for a good fit. Story of my life.