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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!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

A Gift, Food Confessional & Coming Changes

Or perhaps its more of a realization... the ending date of the Challenge is the 26th - which is Monday. Don't even ask why I thought it was Sunday. Seriously, I think all of my brain cells have exited my body disguised as sweat. Anyway - its an extra day - and it feels like a HUGE gift right now!

Quick update on the numbers

What I did today: 7.3 miles on the treadmill

What I have left (approximately): 12.5 mi treadmill, 450 floors stairmaster & 150 free weight sets

Totally doable!!!

I will be so excited when the last blank is filled in on my "passport!" My first stop after I leave the gym that day will be the store that has my Coach handbag displayed. They only have one left, I swear if I get there & its gone I may sit down (or collapse) right in the middle of the handbag area and burst into tears!


Food confessional time here... The day started out soooo well (strawberries, low fat cottage cheese & fat free yogurt) & then came Jack in the Box... followed by Pizza Hut. I'm still within my calories for the day (by some miracle), but my body just feels yucky from all the crap I put in it. Let this be a good reminder that just because you're eating within your calories does NOT mean you are eating well. If you eat crap... you're gonna feel like crap... regardless of how many calories you've eaten.

And, I might as well confess ahead of time... I plan to indulge in one very bad for me corn dog at the carnival tomorrow. But, it is PLANNED for... and much anticipated... so once again I refer back to my insistence that I do this in a way I can sustain for the long haul - even if it means it takes me a little longer to get where I'm going.

On a totally unrelated subject, we have a deployment date for The Husband. I can't say exactly when... but soonish I will be playing single Mom yet again (faux single Mom as I call it). We've known it was coming, but its sooner than expected & there is soooo much to be done before he leaves.

And, something I've neglected to mention, I am starting training for a new job on Tuesday! Its a temporary job, lasting eight weeks or so. It will be my first "real" job of any kind since I was pregnant with my son. I'm nervous because its been so long since I've worked. The timing is stressful with deployment quickly approaching & everything that goes along with that. We really need the money & my hours will be roughly the same as The Husband's... so hopefully I can balance everything without losing my mind.

Being a working Mom is totally new to me... I know a lot of you do it... and I need to know HOW? :-)


cmoursler said...

well I understand the words deployment and faux single mother.
iraq or afganistan?
I hope he has a safe deployment. Hugs to you.
I hope you have a network of friends built up where you are.
I haven't really worked at all since I married. So I can't help you there.
Glad you have an extra day...must feel like luxury at this point. lol.
I hope that bag is still there for you , if it isn't drive to the next city until you find one. You deserve it.

PhluffyPrincess said...

Sorry you had a bad eating day - but we all have! Enjoy the carnival AND the corn dog tomorrow, I know how it is when you are looking forward to something!!!!

Good luck on your new job...since its only 8 weeks, I am sure by the time you get the hang of everything, the assignment will be over! lol. YOU CAN DO IT!

Girl Bandit said...

I hate a bad eating day but a husband being deployed is way worse,,,,hang in there

{Absolutely, Positively} Josie said...

and wouldn't you rather that it take "forever" (when it's really not forever) for the fat to be gone FOREVER (the REAL forever)??

sustainability is the magic trick! so proud of you!

Drazil said...

I have no idea how we do it. One moment at a time, one foot in front of the other and support from awesome people like you always in my corner. You can do this...of that I have no doubt.

fitncrafty said...

Congrats on your progress with the contest.. You are doing great! I agree with you that poor quality foods you feel bad, no matter what the calorie count says...

I am a busy mom in school, and do lots of volunteering including an ombudsman... I just do my best to spend quality time with my kids and make sure I take care of myself... there isn't much more I can add.

Can't wait to hear that you have finished your fitness challenge!
and good luck with the job training. I am sure it will go great!

Drazil said...

YES - I think we are the only bandless BOOBS. Do you hereby promise to eat HUGE amounts of food with me while everyone else eats two bites and is full??? HA!

You better be bringing your bikini girl!

Seth said...

As I can't understand the single mother thing - my nephew is stationed overseas right now. It's never fun - I do understand that.

I hope your job goes smoothly and well! I'm sure it'll all come back to you, the working part.

Keep up the hard work that you are putting in!