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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!!









Sunday, April 4, 2010

Play Time is OVER! Have Your Say!!

Monday... that's the last day I was really in a normal routine. And here we are back to Monday again! After a week of "play time" I am soooooo ready to get back to business as usual. Keep reading for your chance to choose my workout. Today was mostly about unpacking... and of course, Easter fun. It felt weird not to be at Church on Easter, but we really weren't up to the hour long drive. My son loved his basket & hunted for eggs in the backyard. He was so funny because he'd be staring right at an egg and asking "where are the eggs?" lol.


After the unfortunate incidents of the "forgotten" birthday & almost forgotten anniversary, I took it upon myself to make my own Easter basket. The Husband's aunt actually suggested I do it while we were there visiting & helped me pick stuff for it. :)







Contents of the "basket" (I've wanted that Caboodle forever, she suggested I used it as a basket): two pairs of pjs, some panties, nail polish, one cadbury egg & the bag of pastel egg shaped Reese's Pieces. The Reese's actually got put into the eggs for my son to hunt, so I only got a few of them.

To support the efforts of getting back to business, I picked up a cart full of goodies at Trader Joe's after the wedding. Patience is a virtue in that place, we had to drive around the parking lot four times just to find a parking spot. Here's the Trader Joe's loot...





A little bit of everything... I had to limit myself because there was barely any room in the car since it was still packed with our bags from the trip. This is my first time trying the baby kiwis; they are a bit different, but I really like them. The Cilantro and Jalapeno Hummus is my new favorite dip for pretzels or homemade pita chips; its so creamy & smooth... and only 40 calories for two tablespoons.

Today: I went to the commissary and picked up a few other groceries. I haven't really meal planned yet, but the options are going to be pretty basic considering the groceries I purchased. Slowly, I'm getting stuff portioned out into single serving containers; its definitely a bit of work, but sooooo worth it in the long run.

My action plan for tomorrow: Get the child on the bus, have some breakfast & head off to the gym. I'm debating between a couple of options for my gym time & would love to hear your input.

Option 1: Visit all part of the Around the World Challenge

  • 35 circuit sets
  • 22 core sets
  • 38 free weight sets
  • 7.5 miles on bike
  • 2.47 miles on treadmill
  • 3.04 miles on elliptical
  • 105 floors on StairMaster

Option 2: Knock out as much as possible on the StairMaster, treadmill & free weights

What would you do?

Majority rules here... this is your chance to choose my workout!

6 comments:

cmoursler said...

That first one looks killer...and you know me...
That is the one I would do.

mcluvin said...

I say go for the first one! This blog is awesome. I didn't think there were so many people interested in losing weight, too.

Girl Bandit said...

All that food looks yummo!!!! I love my strawberries too. The fuirst workout looks a killer...I hope you are not making it too hard for yourself....anything is good in my book...good luck

Mad Woman said...

I say go for the first one. That said, I'm sitting on my backside in a chair at 9pm and can't see myself doing that workout. Ever. I'd probably go for the second option. But my vote is for the first one.

Confused yet?

PhluffyPrincess said...

Now I want to take my first trip to Trader Joe's!!! I vote for the 2nd. That seems to be the most difficult machine so if you can do as much as possible now it will make it easier in the future...???

thank you so much for your awesome words of encouragement on my father post. I really appreciate it! :-)

MaryFran said...

Yup, it's too late for me to vote....so I'm dying to ask...what did you do??????