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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!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Do Better!

That's what the Outdoor Challenge game for the Wii kept telling me tonight - wretched thing!

As I was standing there - fighting to catch my breath between activities - I was trying to remember the last time I actually "played" this game and it has been MONTHS. It may seem like I can do amazing things at the gym... but at this one little Wii game I SUCKED big time. This got me to thinking about the importance of varying my workouts and how easy it is to get into a rut of doing the same thing day in/day out - week after week.

This made me oddly thankful for the chaos that is my life right now - because if things were more "routine" I'd be doing my normal thing at the gym & maybe getting in some outdoor walks with the weather supposedly improving. If that were the case, I would likely be increasing my distance and time on cardio equipment and I would still be totally clueless about how poor my jumping skills & reflexes have become. I've seriously got some work to do... I couldn't jump the virtual rope more than a dozen times without tripping and falling on my face, lol.

On the job front, I'm not going to work again until Sunday afternoon/evening. So that means I will have TIME! Time to clean my house. Time to do meal planning. Time to do meal prep. Time to get to the gym & get a few floors in so the StairMaster part of my challenge doesn't kill me on the 15th. Time to do something fun with The Boy One. Time!!!! I can barely believe it!

Part way through the day I found myself craving a candy bar in the worst possible way (my friend George aka TOM has arrived), but in my quest to find alternatives to squelch these cravings in lower calorie ways I did this.... I grabbed one little 100 calorie ice cream cup from the freezer, topped it with a tablespoon of reduced sugar chocolate syrup, four frozen chocolate chips and two chopped almonds. I took it out on the patio (in a rare moment of bright skies) and savored every bite. Not quite the same as a candy bar... but every bit as tasty as a Hershey's with Almonds... and it saved me 50-75 calories... not a lot, but every bit helps right?

How do you beat the TOM cravings?


Girl Bandit said...

I usually gove into them as it is the one TOM that I crave them. Nestle diet mousse can work too...enjoy the TIME!!!!

Carmen said...

i sure wish i knew! this month has been BAD for me! :-(

Melissa said...

I don't. :(
I have eaten everything in sight the past three days. :)

clickmom said...

When I was young I told the gyno that I knew I was getting my period by the chocolate and orange cravings. He suggested I take potassium, and it worked! Now I don't crave such specific food. I mostly want to eat everything in sight. The trainer at the gym makes me mix it up. He always makes me do the stuff I think is hardest and even wants me to get the insanity challenge dvd set to work on my cardio strength. I think they might kill me.

Juli's Journey said...

Agreed. Mix it up. That way you are always tricking your body and keeping it on it's toes. Continued success to you, my friend.

Julie said...

Even after this many years I haven't much of a clue how to ignore TOM. I try so hard not to give in to the cravings but I usually don't win. But...yes there's a but...if you eat just a small portion of what you're craving seems to take the edge off of it and it's easier to ignore. A few calories compared to what it could be, well better then nothing. Just an idea to give a try if you want too.
Have a great evening. Take care and God Bless!!