Start Weight:(20 Dec 13) 156.0 lb
Current Weight:(27 Apr 15) 145.0 lb
Goal Weight:130.0 lb
following: ChicaLean's own diet
performance: gaining 0.2 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 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 otherwise and 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

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 northernmusician
last weighin: gaining 0.7 lb a week Up
Online now Draglist
last weighin: gaining 3.0 lb a week Up
Online now ClassicRocker
buddies only
last weighin: losing 0.3 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

Thanks for the invite Sammytingles. I see we have similar goals. Let's get it done! Smile
posted 23 Jul 2014, 22:02
Welcome to FS! Feel free to add me as a buddy if you need some support. Best wishes!
posted 23 Jul 2014, 21:33
New to the site
Welcome to the site. Best wishes to you on your journey to good health.
posted 10 Jun 2014, 20:51
Method to my Madness - NorthernMusician's musings.
I feel the same. We will celebrate progress wherever it leads. Best wishes!
posted 06 Jun 2014, 22:33
Method to my Madness - NorthernMusician's musings.
Yes, he is great. And you have to pick at the ones that are in maintenance stages (especially ones experimenting with gains and cuts). It’s the rites of passage. I think you are nearing your goal, right? It's coming soon for you too. Smile
posted 06 Jun 2014, 22:23
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ChicaLean's journal

27 April 2015

I've been away from this site for quite some time (over 200 days since my last weigh-in). I have lacked motivation and discipline. This is my first we ...
on diet ChicaLean's own diet  gaining 0.2 lb a week

06 October 2014

Oops, I deleted my original journal by accident. I'm sure it was about eating way too many grapes. Toodles!
on diet ChicaLean's own diet  

ChicaLean's Recent Food & Exercise

ChicaLean's Groups

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

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ChicaLean's Buddies

Draglist supported brinella's Journal Entry.
ClassicRocker supported JovialJ's Weigh In.
pmjeff21 recorded a Weigh In at 193.4 lb.

Other Member Diet Recent Activity

Sugar Waffle supported alphamares's Journal Entry.
JovialJ supported shamikaleak's Journal Entry.
Adelitat recorded a Weigh In at 222.0 lb.
presidentsungie updated their Exercise Diary.
nancydrew1 recorded a Weigh In at 155.0 lb.
rmsolom recorded a Weigh In at 195.0 lb.
bhutchi3 added dixiechic322's Spanish Chicken Skillet recipe to their cook book.
Felix Caba updated their Food Diary.