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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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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

NSVs & The Next Challenge

Here I am! Thought I'd better hurry up and post before someone sent out a search party, lol. A few people have emailed me to see if I'm okay because I haven't posted... and yes, I am okay... just super busy. New job, the boy one's birthday, last minute details before The Husband leaves on deployment, end of the year events for kids group... I think I need an IV drip of caffeine to get through the next couple weeks. :-)

We took the boy one here for his birthday...





The Great Wolf Lodge. It was lots of fun for all of us and a major NSV for me. First, I have to share that thanks to a fellow blogger I was sporting an awesome new swimsuit... in a size MEDIUM!!!! Holy crapola I don't know when the last time I wore a medium swimsuit was... or if I ever did to be honest. Besides the suit, I actually felt comfortable going down all of the slides & there was no concern about exceeding the weight limits when I went on a tube with The Husband... which was an awesome feeling!

A quick note about a couple of other recent NSVs... these probably would've been posts of their own if I wasn't soooo dang busy the last couple weeks.

When I was at the bank getting change for the yard sale I ran into a friend I hadn't seen in a couple years. She told me that she'd seen me at the festival in town a few weeks ago. I asked why she hadn't said hello & her response was "I wasn't sure it was you, you look amazing!" Crazy I tell ya... I don't feel like I look that much different that a friend wouldn't be sure if it was me or not.

Then the very next day, at the yard sale, my new friend Lisa (I met her at the job training) and I were discussing my son. I commented that he was going to be twelve in a few days. She looked at me all surprised and said "Wait, how old are you? You don't look old enough to have a kid that age." When I told her I was 33, she said that she would have guessed I was closer to 25!!!

These little victories all mean so much right now when I'm struggling to eat well & haven't seen the inside of the gym in days... too many days.

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Now for the next challenge...

I don't know if I've really mentioned this on my blog, but I'm going to the BOOBS gathering in Chicago in September. Someone had to keep Drazil from being the only band-less one there, lol.




I googled the distance between Seattle & Chicago, depending on the source I got numbers anywhere from 1727-2049 miles. Most sites said it was 1727-1749 miles, so I'm going to go with 1750 miles for this challenge. What is the challenge?

To move my tush (and the rest of me) 1750 miles between now & the Chicago trip! Miles will be combined for all of the cardio equipment at the gym... plus if I'm out walking, hiking or beach walking I'll be sure to have my pedometer so I can count that too. Yes, its a long term challenge... so naturally I will have short term things going on along the way too.

As for May goals, I mentioned in my last post that my only goal for the month was to make healthy choices in restaurants this month. The reason for this is just how crazy things are right now and I don't feel like I can handle the stress of overwhelming myself with a laundry list of goals/rewards til The Husband is on his way. One thing that is always true of the cycle leading up to deployment is that he wants to eat at all of the restaurants he will miss when he's away... so I KNOW that restaurants are going to be one of the biggest challenges this month.

On another note, my first real paycheck since I was pregnant with the boy one (yes the one who just turned 12) went into my bank account tonight... pondering what I should do with the part of it I've designated for "play." I have some ideas... but curiosity makes me ask...


What would you do with it???


8 comments:

Shelli Ryan said...

Size Medium! Holla!

Crystal said...

congrats on the nsv's and good luck on your next challenge... howabout we not wait for the last week to cram it all in, shall we? ;) j/k j/k... anyways, amazing on the size medium swimsuit! i doubt i'll EVER see that with my big bootie!! and as for the money? new clothes baby! or a mani/pedi... you totally deserve each for all the hard work you've been doing!!

Carmen said...

great nsv's!!
and most excellent challenge! i might have to "steal" it from you! granted from ct to chicago it's about 700 and change..maybe i'll do the round trip...hmmmm...

Tricia said...

congrats on the nsv!

Juli's Journey said...

That is SO awesome. I totally understand the slide issue. I am there right now. I can't wait until I no longer have to worry about weight restriction. I love your new challenge. That is very creative. I would like to join you on that challenge, but am still trying to get in 5,000-7,000 steps a day. Tonight I am going to try Tabata. Wish me luck.

HHHMMMmmmmmmm!!!!! Playtime would be several things, if money isn't limited. Wardrobe, pedicure, manicure, facial, massage, women's only weekend, anything that didn't involve a ton of food.

I can't wait to hear what you decide to do.

Drazil said...

CAN I CHEER YOU ON AGAIN? I promise not to wear the teeny cheerleading skirt with my ass hanging out if you'll let me.

You so have this. Absolutely no doubt that you will complete this challenge.

You rock - literally - just amazing. And you bet your non-lap-banded ass you and me are gonna get our eat on in Chicago! LOL

MaryFran said...

Congrats on the medium!!!!!!

Good luck on this new challenge!!!!

Amber said...

Congratulations on the medium! Bet it feels great!
The water park looks awsome. Wish we had one near here, the kids would love it!!!

*amber*