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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. :)

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

How It All Fits...

Okay friends, I got an email yesterday questioning why I talk about so many things completely unrelated to weight loss/healthy lifestyle on my blog when that's what its supposed to be about. Here's the answer:
In my opinion (take it as you will), everything in our lives contributes to the struggles we face when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle and/or losing weight. Stress caused by jobs, spouses, children, friends, finances - whatever - it contributes... so its relevant. And my adventures in shopping, jewelry making, gardening - to name a few - those are things that distract me from obsessing over food/fitness... so they too are relevant.
Saturday, I might as well confess now turned into a bit of a "shopping frenzy."
I got up bright & early to go order my furniture.... and ended up purchasing something else entirely. They were having a super good sale & I was able to get a sofa, chair and ottoman for the price of just the sofa from the other set. One more chair and the seating area for the room will be complete. Everything gets delivered Wednesday & I'm super excited.
Next stop, the jewelry counter... where yes, I cancelled the layaway. When she pulled them out for me to look at (to be sure), I knew I was doing the right thing. It will mean so much more to get them when I'm finally where I wanna be.
I used part of the money they refunded to get this little beauty...

Do you get the idea I love all things Coach by now? LOL. Seriously though, I chose this little beauty for a few reasons. First, I've been wishing for a pink watch for awhile now (though it seemed frivolous to spend the money for something that would only go with a handful of outfits). Second, it is bangle style & prior to losing 50 pounds it NEVER would have fit on my wrist (even with the extender piece). Reason number three, it has silver hearts... which will serve as a reminder to love myself enough every day to make good choices for my body. The last key factor was the price - we know I love a good bargain. The suggested retail on it was right around $400 & after all of their good discounts for the holiday weekend, I got it for $150! There are a few advantages to being able to shop on base. :)
Before I was done for the day, I had also purchased one Vitamix blender, one Kitchenaid Chef's Chopper (which will fill in til I replace my food processor) and a new DS game for the boy one. The chopper was a display model that they replaced for a non-dusty one (and sold the "old" one at way less than half price). Well, the blender is on layaway & he used his birthday money for most of the game... but still it was a BIG shopping day.
Food victories of the weekend - I resisted Krispy Kreme donuts that were being sold outside of Walmart as a fundraiser & I made it through the snack aisle of the commissary without caving in. Oh, and my friend DiAnne made these scrumptious peanut butter cookies last night...

3 1/2 dozen of them! I admit I ate four of them last night and have had my share today. But, I also took a dozen to the people at the furniture store & there are still at least another dozen left... so I'm not literally inhaling them. I swear to you these are the best peanut butter cookies on the planet... the fact that there are any left at all is a miracle.

Here is my big dinner treat tonight... and its actually healthy, lol.

Copper River Salmon.... YUMMY! At $20/lb I just got a small piece... but it was like heaven & I savored every morsel.

Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend... and please take a minute (or more) to remember the meaning of Memorial Day...

10 comments:

Girl Bandit said...

Sounds like you have had a great weekend....those biscuits and salmon look yummy and love the watch

Julie, The Accidental Fat Chick said...

Its been a good weekend! I'll bring the watch to Chicago with me. :)

Sandy Lee said...

I don't get why someone would tell you to only blog about the band. Life is life and it just happens to include a little band. As you said everything contributes to our stuggle. So say what you like. It is nice to hear about someone's life. No one forces anyone to read a blog!

Melissa said...

I love the new watch. Good for you. As I have said many times, my blog is about everything going on in my life. I know that I tend to like blogs like that because I feel like I get to know the person.
Keep on with it.

JourneyBeyondSurvival said...

Love the watch. The peanut butter cookies are a great idea. THX. I've got a picnic in an hour.

cmoursler said...

um...it's your blog.
If you want to blog about cane toads and the weather in iceland....um guess what. lol.
love the watch...stop eating those cookies (I am jealous) and have a great day. lol.

Carmen said...

beautiful watch!! and regarding the email you got... it's YOUR blog, nobody should question why you write what you write! you should sit outside watching the grass grown and write a post about it lol I'LL read it :-)

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

That email you received is an example of why I abandoned my blog for a few weeks. Ppl have some nerve...lol. First and foremost, it's your blog. If you want to write about ditch digging, then so be it. Write about what you want until your hearts content.

Love the watch! And love the color pink, my signature color.

Lexxi Marie said...

Your blog is great, don't change a thing! & I LOVE your new watch! What great taste you have =) lol

http://lexximarie.blogspot.com/

Scuttleboose said...

Don't listen to that stick-in-the-mud e-mail! You are fabulous and so is your blog! Anyone would be as lucky to find what "works" for them the same way that your blog works for you! You go girl, and don't you change a thing!