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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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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dear Accidental Fat Chick

Dear Accidental Fat Chick,

You asked me to cooperate with your demands for three more days. I grimaced & unwillingly agreed with this request. Now, you have the nerve to tell me I must perform for a fourth day!!! Who do you think you are? Why do you not understand the warning signs I'm sending your way?

Today alone I gave the following "hints" that I'm ready to call it quits:

  • Muscle fatigue

  • Aching in my knees

  • Aching in my hip

  • Sharp pain in my thigh

  • My total inability to keep my heart rate in a productive zone

  • Abdominal pain that keeps on going like the Energizer bunny

  • Unquenchable thirst (three times the "normal" water while you subjected me to the StairMaster)

And now, at this late hour, I am presenting you with terrible back pain... hoping (though I suspect in vain) that you'll take the hint & give me a good LONG rest.

Your demands are unreasonable & I'm sure they must break some rule in the proper care and treatment of the human body! I am sick & tired of being treated this way!! Let this be your notice, I'm not gonna take it anymore!!! You can't make me!!!

- Your Body


I swear to you... every part of my body is ready to quit - to be done - to throw in the towel. Today's gym experience was the kind I haven't had in months - and not in a good way. I started out with free weights, which were okay. Moving on to the StairMaster, I immediately had problems. Within the first 30 minutes I had to stop the machine to catch my breath. Throughout the whole time I was sweating way more than normal, couldn't regulate my heart rate for the life of me & drank about three times as much water as I usually do on it. It was so bad that I was stopping every 15 minutes & then when I'd start again it would take every bit of my strength to keep on going. At 250 floors... I called it a day. Its very disappointing because I had lots of available time to get stuff done there today & my body just wouldn't cooperate at all.

We put off going to the carnival (my corn dog experience) until Sunday. The weather is supposed to be better. It should also be a little less crowded. Saturday is always a crazy busy day there because it starts with a parade in the morning & people seem to hang around for hours after.

We did do a quick walk through the street fair part of the event. There were so many tempting things that I managed to resist purchasing... though it seemed like selection is way down from last year. I did buy a hat - which is way out of character for me - but I really liked it. For food, I had bbq chicken on a stick, 2 small pieces of lumpia, and 1/2 an elephant ear with cinnamon & sugar.

We're having a late dinner of shrimp, baked potatoes & zucchini... I want brown rice instead of the potato, but I'm too tired & hungry to wait for it to cook.

Time to go cook... but first... a special thanks to Melissa for keeping me company while I'm at the gym. Text messages are a great thing! :)


Lindsay said...

Way to go on your weight loss! Holy Cow you can seriously rock the treadmill too!!! Way to go I can't stay on it that long I go mental ;)

PhluffyPrincess said...

Awww, your poor body! Have fun at the fair tomorrow.

Girl Bandit said...

Take care and if you are really sore STOP...excellent work though. Well done

cmoursler said...

be careful. A coronary isn't worth it.
sleep, I hope you feel better tomorrow.

Seth said...

being able to listen to what the body really has to say is a great ability to have! rest is good...keep up the hard work.

Marie said...

It doesn't sound like you skimped the workout too much though. Be proud of what you did and don't worry about what you didn't. We all have off days.

Melissa said...

Thanks for the mention. I like our text sessions. :)