Start Weight:(04 Jan 14) 154.0 lb
Current Weight:(04 Dec 16) 128.0 lb
Goal Weight:125.0 lb
following: ChicaLean's own diet
performance: losing 3.5 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

"Respect your dreams enough to pay the full price for them." ― Someone said it

FatSecret member since: 08 Jul 13

ChicaLean's Weight History

ChicaLean's Latest Member Challenges

  Log Every Day in December
status: In Progress
currently: Week 1 of 4
end date: Thursday 29 Dec 16
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  2 Week Junk Free Challenge!
status: Completed
ended: 07 Oct 16
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ChicaLean's Buddies

Online now HCB
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Online now warrenwinter
last weighin: losing 28.0 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: steady Steady

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

I believe I have a naturally high metabolism too. I missed my opportunity to be a champion eater. Although fun, it would have been an unhealthy life. Oh well!
posted 07 Sep 2016, 10:12
I wish I could say I was more active but I may have decreased my activity level. My goal is to change that. I actually believe I'll gain once I do. But healthy gains.
posted 07 Sep 2016, 09:56
I would classify myself as inactive other than work and fall in the sedentary category.That unfortunately has not changed in my recent years. I've eaten more calories and lost weight too. I only recently tried a vegetarian diet that was lower in calorie.
posted 07 Sep 2016, 09:53
Hey Annba, I feel the same as you in reference to exercise. There is a great benefit from a healthier diet and increased activity. Also exercise alone can have wonderful effects. But weight loss can definitely be achieved without exercise. I have not lost as much as others but the 46lbs lost was due to dietary changes and consistency. I took the slow and steady path but once I found what worked for me and against me I understood how my body would respond. Enjoy your journey and do what works for you. I look forward to the day that exercise is a steady part of my routine but until then...

posted 07 Sep 2016, 09:12
Draglist Delights - Paleo/LCHF/Keto Foods
You found a solution, awesome! Thanks Bill for sharing your delicious recipes. It's wonderful having healthy alternatives that are really good too. And making it yourself allows you to account for every ingredient.
posted 03 Sep 2016, 16:39
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I'm not going as hardcore with the eating plan just yet. I can clean it up a lot more by eliminating more foods that have added sugar. I'm loving the ...
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flex-i-tar-i-an [] n. Someone seeking to strike the balance in meals using only whole food resources.

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

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