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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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Monday, April 12, 2010

The Weekend Wrap

Before I get on to the weekend, I want to respond to the comments on my last post...
Chris - Thanks for your amusing antidotes... they made me smile. And you're absolutely right, much of my "anger" comes from the fear of knowing what she is doing to herself.
Drazil - You're so sweet for wanting to come rescue me! Its hard to know what to do... but I find myself biting my tongue a lot. She is here til Wednesday.
Josie - Thanks for your encouragement, especially when I know you haven't been feeling well. :)
K - I'm so sorry for your loss. I really do try to be as compassionate as I can. It just gets very frustrating at times because not only will she do little to nothing to help herself, but she does things that prevent me from doing what is best for me & my family (as far as living a healthy lifestyle). This post will give you a little bit of insight into my relationship with my Mom.
Okay... on to the weekend...
Saturday was a lovely day. I made these yummy chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast.


Then it was off to the gym. The first hour there I spent upstairs where I did 40 sets on the circuit machines, 30 core sets & 50 free weight sets. Free weights are killer because my shoulder is so freakin sore... but I've got to get it done. Then I spent about 40 minutes on cardio, split between the bike & elliptical. My energy level was way low, which was really a bit frustrating considering how much of the challenge I still have to go.
We had company over dinner... DiAnne (the peanut butter cookie baker) and Erika (the BFF, who has been better lately). It turned out to be a great time... lots of food (which I tried not to overindulge in... but I ate too many cookies for sure) & many fun games of Dutch Blitz. My Mom was even pleased because we had potatoes and something with beef in it, lol.
Sunday started with blueberry oat pancakes. I don't know what my obsession is with pancakes lately, but I could eat a variation for breakfast every day I think. Sorry I was so busy eating I forgot to take a picture, oops.
Next stop was naturally the gym. There was an "incident" at home this morning which left me with awful chest pain... so I took it really easy. I just did 22 miles on the bike & 22 sets on the circuit machines. The good news is that I'm now close to having those two parts of the challenge completed.
This wasn't a typical Sunday because I didn't get much of my prep cooking done for the week. However, I managed to get a couple batches of Lemon-Poppy seed muffins baked & some brown rice cooked. For dinner I made these boneless wings and a simple salad with Asian dressing.

It was really yummy. And, would you believe my Mom actually liked it so much she asked for the recipe??? I'm still recovering from the shock!
Speaking of recipes, should I start posting them on here?
Overall, it was a great weekend. Hope the weekend was great for you too!

6 comments:

K. said...

ALL LOOKS YUMMY! thanks 4 responding to my comment.
K.
my blog: www.it-is-time.com

Scuttleboose said...

I'm glad to hear that your weekend went better! :)

Yes, yes, yes! We want the Asian salad dressing recipe... or I do, at least ;)

You are doing so well on your Challenge - congrats!

{Absolutely, Positively} Josie said...

wow, all that food looks great. and you are really working the weights! it's inspiring!

MaryFran said...

I love recipes...so yes yes and yes!

You know, I think a lot of people just hear 'healthy' and assume that the food will be icky. My dad comes to my place and eats stuff and raves about how good it is...not knowing that it's healthy. But if my mom cooks it at home he sees the 'healthy' things there and he curls up his lip at them. It's all in his head. Sounds like your mom also to some extent.

Melissa said...

You are rocking it!
Isn't it amazing how people block things before really trying them out?

Drazil said...

I meant it - Draz and Sheniqua can come rescue you - God knows they serve no other real purpose in my life you know! Hang in there sweetie!