Happy Accidents

Sometimes known as luck.

Have you every had a happy accident? Maybe you made a small life change for convenience and later could accredit dramatic changes in your life to that one small change.

I have one. I decided to start having overnight oatmeal, for convenience. My sister convinced me to eliminate added sugar altogether and just top it with fruit.

I make 5 containers on Sunday night, using repurposed Talenti gelato jars. I scoop 1/2 cup of raw oats into the container, top it with strawberries and banana, and then pour enough milk to submerge the oats and fruit. No sugar, just oats, non-fat milk, and fruit.

I did all of that on purpose, but accidentally lost 7 pounds… without working out or dieting, literally just cutting out morning sugar.

What a happy accident! It is a visible weight loss, too. I have been receiving compliments from friends and coworkers.

Surprise weight loss is small happy accident. What stories do you have? Tried on an old pair of jeans and found $20 in the pocket? Accidentally ran into an former peer and fell in love? I would love to hear your stories!


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