Start Weight:(20 Dec 13) 156.0 lb
Current Weight:(18 Apr 14) 147.0 lb
Goal Weight:135.0 lb
following: ChicaLean's own diet
performance: losing 1.2 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 habits. I love eating healthy or my idea of healthy. I am learning to make peace with those not so great days. Those days will happen because I am human. I now realize beating myself up and stressing is what prevents my recovery process. I will “Make peace with myself” (thanks Bells) by losing weight and getting healthy 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’m learning a lot from you all and Keld I will exercise one day and actually enjoy it because you. Here’s to finding balance in our lives.


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

FatSecret member since: 08 Jul 13

ChicaLean's Weight History

ChicaLean's Latest Member Challenges

  Get down 1 pound a week for the next 3 months!
status: Completed
ended: 26 Mar 14
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  5:2 Fast for 2 Months
status: Completed
ended: 10 Nov 13
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ChicaLean's Buddies

Online now DarleneW101
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 0.6 lb a week Down
Online now LuC2
last weighin: losing 3.7 lb a week Down
Online now FullaBella
not sharing weight
Online now myawethinTICself
on diet MY WAY
last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down

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

Green Tea
i drink green tea and recently started drinking Red Rooibos. They both claim amazing benefits so I when I drink tea I drink a few cups a day. I'm glad I saw this post it's a reminder to have some today.
posted 13 Apr 2014, 04:55
Stories of diet/food discoveries
What a fun read. I got a little excited about the candy eating as well. Please write a story about the benefits of snicker bars. No, really! Well I am trying a new (to me) tea called Red Rooibos. Of course it’s suppose to have all these great benefits but right now I am just looking for something to temporarily replace my green tea. Excerpt from some website (The listed health benefits of red rooibos tea include its use as a cure for nagging headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema, bone weakness, hypertension, allergies, and premature aging. The tea is absolutely free from caffeine content and is also low in tannins. You can enjoy the refreshing beverage all day long with no possible side effects. Drinking rooibos tea can further ease severe stomach cramps, as well as bring relief to asthma and other related conditions. It also boosts the immune system of the human body.) I laugh at the listing of insomnia as I am wide awake 3:45am. Maybe I should try a cup.
posted 15 Mar 2014, 02:45
Exercise and Colds
If you are possibly contagious you should probably stay home and do a routine. Best wishes!
posted 09 Oct 2013, 09:11
Need help
Ok, I am a lazy when it comes to exercise. I suffer from LAS (lazy a** syndrome). But I know one day I will not. I have hope and I know that I can’t (and don’t want to) reach my goals by diet alone. Get a routine, set your alarm to an earlier wake-up time, shower at night, sleep in your sweats and get up ready to exercise. Don’t concentrate on the time if that’s your challenge just get an honest amount of exercise in until you build to at least a 30 minute routine. You have to find something you enjoy doing that is active. I enjoy jumping rope. Maybe trying a rebounder would be good or review some of those 10 minute exercise routines. Whatever you decide to do, don’t over do it and get discouraged. Pace yourself, stay motivated and if you hit a bump on the road get back-up and try again. Best wishes!
posted 07 Oct 2013, 21:47
Hi Realme63,
I could be wrong but on the weigh in page it will pull up your challenges and even if you are not changing your weight you can post results for the different phases of the challenges. Hopefully someone else can provide a little more clarity if this is not the answer. Best wishes on your journey!
posted 26 Sep 2013, 10:17
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ChicaLean's journal

20 April 2014

Logging my food intake may be a little challenging. I'm not used to it but I will give it a try. How do you log refrigerator? My intention is not to eat ...
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19 April 2014

What in the world happened yesterday? I feel ridiculous that a few compliments triggered some old insecurity instead of making me feel great. I have to ...
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