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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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Monday, June 7, 2010

Realizations of the First Week

Today marks the end of week one of my "Deployment Challenge." The week has had some frustrating moments, but has been mostly positive. Over the course of the week, I have come to some realizations...

  1. You should NEVER eat something without knowing the nutritional (or lack there of) values in advance... unless you're prepared for the consequences. Remember the chicken quesadillas? Okay so maybe not a new realization, but one that I still need to be reminded of from time to time.

  2. I can have Sunny D in the fridge without inhaling it! Generally speaking, I don't care for artificially flavored fruity "juices" but I LOVE the tangy kind of Sunny D. This bottle has been in my fridge all week and I've yet to have a glass. I actually bought it so I could mix it with some Malibu for a tasty adult beverage... and The Boy One has been so sweet as to save the last little bit for me. Since I've yet to have a day where I wanted to use those calories that way in the evening its still sitting there. I should probably just tell him to finish it off, lol.

  3. I do not have enough time to do it all. There are only so many hours in the day. Between babysitting, taking care of The Boy One, my job, the house, the stuff my Mom needs me to do for her and trying to take care of me... my days are FULL.

  4. Number 3 brings about this realization... I cannot commit enough time to the gym to burn 6,000-9,000 calories a week doing cardio. Not right now; not with this job and the stuff going on with The Boy One right now. I just can't... I have to put him first.
  5. Sometimes - say when you're traveling with someone else - you may not have the choice about where you eat. But you can still choose what you eat. Case in point, the BFF actually decided to go to the bead store with me today (she drove) and stopped off at a KFC/Taco Bell to grab lunch. It sucked, but we truly didn't have time to run to a grocery store if we were going to make it home before The Boy One got off the bus and we were STARVING.

So... one week in I'm going to modify for myself just a bit... and just until my job ends for the first one... which is supposed to be the 18th (I think).

Modification #1: Instead of burring 6,000-9,000 calories weekly through cardio activity, I will commit to doing some form of exercise every day that raises my heart rate for at least 30 minutes. This may end up being a video or something strenuous on the Wii... but it will be something EVERY DAY.


Modification #2: In the event that I am put in a situation where the dining location is out of my control, I will make a food choice that is equal to the calories I would have eaten at home... or I will order a fruit cup and wait til I get home to eat more.

I'll share my official results from week one - tomorrow - after I face the scale and can give a complete report, lol. I haven't peeked at the scale all week... so I'm a little anxious to see what it says.

The weatherman says we're gonna get some sun & warm weather tomorrow - that's a sure sign of a good day ahead, right? :)


Miz said...

Im in for number four (and we actually chatted abt this on our last podcast. have you ever seen it?) as it took me EONS to lose the weight I wanted to lose but 16 years later its still gone.

I credit a lot of that to the fact I didnt do more then than I can do today.

30 or MAX 40 minutes.
but day in day out
week in week out

Youd be amazed how powerful that is.
a little movement consistently!

xo xo


Nora said...

Hi there -
I love your idea to just order a fruit cup til you can have a more controlled environment later.

Mary (A Merry Life) said...

I like the fruit cup idea.

I also love MizFit's comment. Pretty powerful idea.

Girl Bandit said...

Catching up and just wanted to say AMEN to your next post which for some reason I can't comment on!!