My Eats

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!!

Monday, May 31, 2010

I Wanna Run!!!!

Don't worry, I have no intention of changing what I write about or how I write it. You all cracked me up with suggestions of writing about grass & ditch digging, lol. I didn't have time to watch grass or dig any ditches today, but I saw an amazing sunset and beautiful rainbow on the way home tonight. :)

The highlight of today was my first ever trip to an actual "running store" for running shoes. If you're remotely in the local area Fairhaven Runners and Walkers in Bellingham is sooooo the place to go. They were super knowledgeable & the prices were pretty reasonable. Not only that, it was sort of a pampering experience... they do pretty much everything for you. Totally glad that I went there instead of trying to find something at a store where the employees know nothing about the products they're selling or how they relate to the feet you're putting the shoes on.

Now why did I buy running shoes?

Because I want to RUN!!!! Seriously, I can't believe I'm even saying that. I have NEVER been a runner. Remember I'm the girl that begged and pleaded her way out of physical education from the 7th grade on. Maybe I'm inspired by all of the people I've read about doing 5Ks lately. Maybe I just need a new challenge, something that will really push myself. Maybe its the awesome new trail that they just finished by our house. Whatever the reason, I can't wait to get out there. I just hope my body will hold up for me... remember back problems, knee problems, the nearly broken ankle...

Food was a nightmare today. Well, breakfast was good... but after that it all went downhill. And the really bad thing, I made a conscious choice to eat the foods I ate. Large lunch/dinner at the Olive Garden... followed by Cold Stone Creamery. I thoroughly enjoyed every bite. Won't be doing anything like that again for a long time. Enough said.

June 1st... the official kick off date for my personal "Deployment Challenge." I'm really excited to get it started. I've figured out the details, the rewards (mostly), a cool little motto... now if I could just come up with a nice little graphic or button. I'll be sharing all of the details in my next post. And just a heads up... if you're interested in participating in my latest round of craziness I would LOVE to have you join me for the ride. :)

I'm off to watch some grass grow or something... lol


cmoursler said...

oh man....sounds tasty. I have to say.
Hope you enjoyed your day.
The deployment challenge sounds like a good one.
I like kentucky bluegrass...just sayin'.

Miz said...

you can TOTALLY run if you want.
begin by power walking.
segue to power walking with shortshort bursts of jogging.
eventually you will be only jogging!!

Thats completely how I did it.


Girl Bandit said...

Running is so hard in the beggining but then you become addicted...enjoy!!!

fitncrafty said...

I was the same way... One day I just found myself running on the track at the gym instead of walking... hum... It felt so good and freeing after being so big and restricted in what I could do. I haven't really stopped since! Only if I had injuries.

On my one year anniversary of losing 100 lbs I ran a half marathon, to this day is one of the most exciting things I have ever accomplished in my life! It was all about me, not being a navy spouse, wife, mom, volunteer etc... My training, my hard work, my accomplishment. I haven't run once since (been 5 yrs) but am planning on it later this year!~

You can do this... Start slow, pick a 5k race sign up for it and train, not just exercise and go for it.
I highly recommend the couch to 5k program here is a link to free podcasts that you can download... Best of luck, I can't wait to hear about it!

Oh and I meant to comment on your last post.. blog away about anything, it's your blog!

Juli's Journey said...

I have awarded you the Beautiful Blogger award. You constantly inspire. Thank you!!!

You can get your award at my blog at

Amber said...

I hope your start running and really love it, I have tried, and I think about it, when I do my knees and ankles have many objections, I push on but have never been able to make it stick