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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!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

This n That

This is going to be one of those posts with a little bit of everything in it... which pretty much reflects where I'm at right now. My mind is going a thousand different directions, its like I've developed adult onset ADD or something, lol.

First things first, thank you for all of the heartfelt comments on my last post. Deployment is nothing new for us, but its sure nice to have supportive friends out there. He finally called tonight to let me know he got to his final destination. And if there's any concern over him being well fed, rest easy... he had lobster for dinner last night (but was bummed that they ran out of steak before he got there).

Next, I finally picked something for my special thing with the "play" money from my first paycheck...

Peridot earrings set in 14K white gold. They were an awesome deal at a local jewelry store that is going out of business & definitely something I wouldn't normally go out and buy for myself.

My only other burst of retail therapy for the day was the purchase of these little 2oz containers...

They are going to be so perfect for pre-portioning things like peanut butter, almond butter, dressings, hummus, slivered almonds, etc. I found them at the restaurant supply store. I can't remember who suggested looking for something like that there, but if you remember making the suggestion you have my thanks! :)

A brief synopsis of the conversation I had with my Mom yesterday. It was her bday, so I went to take her to dinner. In the car I mentioned my travel plans for the coming months. She thinks its TERRIBLE that I'm going to go to Chicago to meet a bunch of people from the "evil Internet." Seriously, you'd think I'd said I was going to be the star attraction at a strip club by the way she reacted.

The Deployment Challenge is under construction... I'm planning to kick it off on Tuesday... so I'm taking my time with the decisions for now. So far, I know that it will involve marathons on the bike, 5 & 10Ks on the treadmill (and maybe outside), and some insanity on the StairMaster for sure. I'm working on the strength training & core parts now. Also, the food part is under construction. Some aspects will carry throughout the whole period and others will change month to month just because six months is a long time and I need variety. I also have to consider rewards because I think its pretty clear by now that I'm motivated by prizes, lol.

As I'm preparing my meal plans & grocery list, I find myself wondering... are there any great, new products out there that I should try? If you've found something particularly yummy lately, please let me know.

My other big plan for the weekend is to find some new furniture for the house. What are your plans for the long weekend?


cmoursler said...

lol, when my husband found out I had a BLOG. lol.
It was too much for him.
Then one day he comes up behind me and asks "How many people read your blog".
I said 240...(this was a week or two ago)
He said "really!"
Nobody in my family had any interest whatsoever in what it is I do on here.
Us moms just aren't very interesting.
I like how you are working out the details of your challenge.
Can't wait to see what you have going on.
I am working on something of my own.
My weekend is going to be all about cleaning up my house and straightening out my yard, which has been sadly neglected. I am starting to thing I should have made this an email. lol.
when is this blogger chicago thing?
Just wondering cause we will be passing by Chicago on the way home.
Well, have a great weekend.

MizFit said...

my husband started reading my blog this week after THREE YEARS (and 10 total blogging).

I dont like it ;)
now I fear I will THINK be fore I write.

have a great weekend furniture shopping!!

Sandy Lee said...

Too funny about your mom's comment about all of us evil Chicago bloggers. You can let her know that I have been called a lot of things, but evil isn't one of them. Anyway, I'll protect you!

Anonymous said...

OoooOOoo Lovely earrings =) & That is an awesome idea to reward yourself with prizes for all of your hard work! I look forward to reading what your plan is and how things go for you...well take care...thanks for the inspiration!

Girl Bandit said...

Great earings and sorry that your husband is gone again. it must be hard. I look forward to meeting you and all the other evil bloggers in Chicago!!!