Start Weight:(20 Dec 13) 156.0 lb
Current Weight:(26 Jun 16) 129.0 lb
Goal Weight:130.0 lb
following: ChicaLean's own diet
performance: gaining 1.9 lb a week

My bio in the making…the best is yet to come.

When I was younger I had a lot of unhealthy eating patterns and sometimes without realizing what I am doing I fall into those old traps. I love eating healthy or my idea of healthy but I face a constant battle with sugar. On this journey I am learning to make peace with those not so great days. I know those days will happen because I am human. I try to practice mindfulness in my actions, diet and life. This is a lesson I learn on a daily from my buddy (thanks lovely, Ruhu). I realize that beating myself up, stressing and not dealing with the core issues is what prevents my recovery process. I will “Make peace with myself” (thanks lovely,Bella) by losing weight and getting healthy/fit at a pace that is realistic for me. I am excited about this journey and even if it takes a little longer I know I will get there. Thanks so much to my FS buddies (I love, appreciate and support you all), I’m learning a lot from everyone and could not have gotten this far without your unwavering support. Here’s to finding balance in our lives.


FS start date: July 2013
FS start weight: 169 Lbs.
Height: 5ft
Goal: To be fit, get up off my lazy butt and get moving.
Goal weight: TBD

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." ― Winston Churchill

"Thought, backed by strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into it's physical equivalent." ― Napoleon Hill

FatSecret member since: 08 Jul 13

ChicaLean's Weight History

ChicaLean's Latest Member Challenges

  5:2 Fast for 2 Months
status: Completed
ended: 10 Nov 13
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ChicaLean's Buddies

Online now tweetycat
on diet Atkins
last weighin: gaining 9.3 lb a week Up
Online now chesgreen
last weighin: losing 5.0 lb a week Down
Online now trackin64
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 2.8 lb a week Down
Online now warrenwinter
last weighin: gaining 4.7 lb a week Up

ChicaLean's Cookbook

cals: 215kcal | fat: 2.72g | carbs: 35.31g | prot: 13.61g
Spicy Vegan Lentil Soup with Onions
Simple soup, very inexpensive and healthy. Great source of fiber and vegan protein.
cals: 214kcal | fat: 0.85g | carbs: 41.72g | prot: 10.44g
Lentil Vegetable Soup
A thick, hearty soup that's full of vegetables.
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ChicaLean's Latest Posts

Hi Everyone!
Hi Karen, welcome to posting and sharing your journey. Add buddies if you need more FS support that helps so much. Congrats on losing 30lbs in 2 months. Pretty amazing progress already. Best wishes to a healthy you and yes fight to stay out that wheelchair. Give it all you got.
posted 21 Jun 2016, 16:35
RDI. how do I change my RDI?
You are welcome. Best wishes to you as well.

posted 18 Jan 2016, 05:58
RDI. how do I change my RDI?
Click on the plate icon (on My FATSECRET tab) where you enter your meals and daily intake

Scroll to the bottom of the page where you’ll see Daily Summary

Click on that rectangle that has % of RDI

Click on Calculate my RDI

It will give you your RDI but below there is a field where you can manually change those numbers.

Change the numbers to your preference then click save

I hope this helps
posted 18 Jan 2016, 05:17
Natural healthy and beauty recipes/tips
Great topic, thanks for sharing.
posted 12 Jan 2016, 09:29
Thanks for the invite Sammytingles. I see we have similar goals. Let's get it done! Smile
posted 23 Jul 2014, 22:02
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ChicaLean's journal

29 June 2016

Oh mylanta! My stomach is still feeling bad. I eat, the discomfort subsides for a little bit, then it's back again. It may be stress related. Too stubborn ...
on diet ChicaLean's own diet  

26 June 2016

I have a stomachache that won't subside. I can't remember when it started. I've been grouping it with my cold that has finally eased off. The last days ...
on diet ChicaLean's own diet  gaining 1.9 lb a week

ChicaLean's Recent Food & Exercise

ChicaLean's Groups

Faster, you faster!
For those interested in pursuing or discussing traditional fasting.

The NEW Flexitarian (Whole Food 4 Life)
flex-i-tar-i-an [] n. Someone seeking to strike the balance in meals using only whole food resources.

Intermittent Fasting
Those interested in or implementing intermittent fasting into their fitness journey.

Actively Exercising Together
This group is for anyone who is looking to find buddies to exercise together.

ChicaLean's Recent Activity

ChicaLean's Own Activity

ChicaLean supported Panigale1199's Journal Entry.
ChicaLean commented on warrenwinter's Journal Entry.
ChicaLean supported warrenwinter's Journal Entry.
ChicaLean recorded a Journal Entry.

ChicaLean's Buddies

tweetycat commented on their Weigh In.
trackin64 supported LoveMyself89's Journal Entry.
warrenwinter commented on philmck's Journal Entry.
Phooka supported radiorental's Journal Entry.

Other Member Diet Recent Activity

bumbye recorded a Weigh In at 135.4 lb.
FloridaAngel recorded a Journal Entry.
Dony1002 updated their Food Diary.
Gina Paterson updated their Food Diary.
Steven Lloyd supported blkbear's Weigh In.
SunnieDillard updated their Food Diary.
etheriau_test2 recorded a Weigh In at 155.3 lb.
Moriven updated their Exercise Diary.