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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, July 1, 2010

Empty Cupboards...

Breed Disaster...

Attempting to get back into the swing of "normal" healthy eating today proved to be quite challenging... due to empty cupboards. Seriously, I don't know what happened around here... too much spur of the moment shopping and not enough planning I guess.

The more I thought about it, the more I realized this is a huge part of where I derail myself so often. I get so busy with "life" stuff that I don't take the time to plan and shop accordingly. Then, I get hungry and either grab some fragment of a healthy meal or - far worse - decide a quick drive into town and xyz drive-in is a good solution. Because we all know you shouldn't go to the grocery store hungry, right. This would probably be okayish if it was a rare occurrence, but it has seriously happened every day for the last two weeks with few exceptions. Yikes!!!!!

Seeing the error of my ways, I made a quick run to the grocery store (after eating Chinese food for lunch) and picked up enough staples to get us through until I can successfully plan a few days worth of meals and get to the commissary. In my temporarily enlightened state, I also came to the following conclusion regarding the eating habits of my friends... I am going to plan pack along meals for when I'm visiting there. They'll just have to understand. If they happen to make something I feel I can eat, then I will... but no more eating what they offer because I have no other choice at hand. Also, I think I will start inviting them to visit here - where I can be in charge of meals- more often.

Now for the question of the day... does anyone have a good low calorie/fat recipe for seafood alfredo? One of my friends that will be coming to stay for the holiday weekend is dying for me to make some for her. I have a splendid full fat recipe - which I would normally splurge and make for her - but I don't want to do that when I'm just trying to recover from this lapse in healthfulness.

Maybe the problem with June was that its the "hump month" of the year... just a thought...


Miz said...

preplanning was crucial for me too.
setting myself up for success.

and the alfredo? lordy Im no help but I do wonder if HUNGRY GIRL has a recipe?

I have her book here somewhere...

Carmen said...

oh yeah definitely check out HUNGRY GIRL, the website i think has all the recipes
i'm bad at pre-planning too! i get it into my head that i'll make something & go get the items for that one thing but nothing else lol

PhluffyPrincess said...

hey julie! i know i've been MIA for a little while, but i left an award for ya on my blog and i'll be back to catch up on your happenings!

cmoursler said...

I would probably do something truly heinous to any food you would
I would listen to the 'others'.
June is a hump month...july is independance month august is hot, september is cold, october is halloween, november is thanksgiving, and December is Christmas.
No time like the present is what I always say.

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This is a very timely topic for me. In a few hours, I'll be going to do some major grocery shopping, and I don't have any idea yet about which way I want to go with my eating.

Do I want to keep eating a lot of sandwiches, as I have been doing? They are fast and convenient, ranging from salmon sandwiches to steak sandwiches to peanut butter sandwiches to egg sandwiches, but I think I should stop eating so much bread.

Or should I go back to TV dinners, or what they call frozen dinners these days? They're very easy to fix in the microwave, but many of them are loaded with sodium and carbs.

Most likely, I'll get a bunch of frozen dinners, and a couple loaves of whole grain bread.

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