Start Weight:(20 Jan 14) 172.0 lb
Current Weight:(21 Feb 15) 158.1 lb
Goal Weight:143.3 lb
following: Chickturu's own diet
performance: gaining 0.9 lb a week

I'm a girl who enjoys laughing, dancing, singing, sleeping, but most of all... eating! which is why I joined this place.

During second half of last year I faced several health issues due to stress. I decided that I needed to exercise in order to get rid of the bad energy, but then realized that exercise alone would not be 100% helpful if I didn't change my eating habits. Starting this year I decided to eat better and exercise more.

I saw that my stress levels decreased, but also that I was losing weight :) and I liked it! so now I am trying to incorporate healthy meals and exercise as part of my lifestyle. To me this is not a diet period, it is a real change for life.

FatSecret member since: 20 Jan 14

Chickturu's Weight History

Chickturu's Latest Member Challenges

  Single, but not for long.. Lose 10% Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 02 Jun 14
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  Lose a pound a week for 7 weeks.
status: Completed
ended: 28 Apr 14
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Chickturu's Buddies

Online now millerm40
last weighin: gaining 0.4 lb a week Up
Online now shmiller
last weighin: losing 6.4 lb a week Down
Online now Evi 42
not sharing weight
last weighin: gaining 0.5 lb a week Up

Chickturu's Cookbook

cals: 348kcal | fat: 18.71g | carbs: 6.05g | prot: 35.59g
Garlic Baked Chicken
Awesome garlic chicken.
cals: 169kcal | fat: 5.77g | carbs: 0.82g | prot: 26.68g
Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders
Sensational low carb chicken dish.
cals: 272kcal | fat: 14.56g | carbs: 3.07g | prot: 30.93g
Summer Shrimp
A quick and easy shrimp dish that's light and delicious.
cals: 244kcal | fat: 16.35g | carbs: 1.18g | prot: 24.13g
Adobe and Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
A mild and flavorful low fat fish dish.
cals: 438kcal | fat: 31.00g | carbs: 4.25g | prot: 35.03g
Mustard Creamy Chicken
Low carb chicken breasts with a creamy mustard sauce that are delicious.
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Chickturu's Latest Posts

What to do about clothes?
At the moment I continue using my 'old' clothes - it starts to feel quite uncomfortable because some of them really look loose and I don't look very good. I started buying only a few clothes that fit me now - but if everything goes as I plan, I will again have a nice loss by the end of 2 months, so I don't want to buy many things that will be loose again soon. in 1 month I will start buying clothes, some of them will fit and some of them will be tight - that will push me to continue losing.
posted 25 Apr 2014, 06:38
my face actually looks like me again!!!
I honestly don't know how FS decides to change the colours; but not being red is always good!
posted 19 Mar 2014, 09:53
my face actually looks like me again!!!
LOL I have been doing the same for the last 10 minutes, going from one page to another looking at my profile and my bar :'Wink total happiness!
posted 19 Mar 2014, 08:34
my face actually looks like me again!!!
Yayy for you!!! congratulations!!! I also changed the color of my bar and that feeling is just soo awesome! keep the momentum Smile enjoy it and work hard to change colors again soon!
posted 19 Mar 2014, 08:16
Dieting – Is It The Right Thing To Do
Very interesting post!

I would say first of all that 'diet' to me means a specific set of rules that tell you what you can eat or not eat, and when (At what times during the day). This of course is not a definition I found in Wikipedia, but my own concept of the word DIET because this is how I saw it when my mom and aunties were in a diet when I was a child; and later on when I myself started dieting being a teenager. I even went to a 'nutritionist' that was popular for giving a diet and some magical drops that will also help you lose weight. Usually those diets were consisting on specific meals and sizes, but none of them mentioned the calories factor. Ever.

When I joined FS I started writing in my journals about my new 'regimen'; the reason for calling it like this is because I don't feel I'm doing a diet (not in the concept I explained above). I'm eating aaaalmost whatever I want (including chips and chocolates) - the only exception so far have been tortillas, mainly because I don't have any and they are quite expensive here, but also because I find it really difficult to eat only 1 or 2. I am also drinking alcohol when "needed". As you correctly mention in your post, the younger you are the more likely you are to be in contact with situations that involve alcohol.

Now, with regards to exercise... For me there are no excuses: I am lazy. I can say that I work a lot and have duties and all that is true; but it is also true that I soo enjoy being lazy from time to time. Although my dad is a sporty person and he really tried hard to get me into sports, I never really got in. I did sports only at school and when I needed to lose weight (meaning I did them only for 1 or 2 months).

I have tried to exercise more since around a year ago. This time the motivation was different, it was a matter of health. Unacceptably high stress levels made me realize that I needed a way to let go all the negative emotions and sports was the way for doing so. Turned out that I found exercises that I can enjoy, and then it has been easier to do them (although I still struggle with my laziness). And yes, this definitely needs to be a lifestyle as well.

Well after this long story my answer to the question 'Is dieting the right thing to do?' is, that I believe it is not the right thing to do. I think if it helps someone as a temporary solution, then it is fine. But dieting your whole life might be very frustrating and difficult to achieve. I think, however, that dieting for a couple of weeks/months to lose all the extra weight, and then from then on turn to 'healthy habits' - and this is not dieting, then I guess it is fine.

posted 08 Mar 2014, 16:00
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01 February 2015

It's just schocking how 2 days of a week can ruin the whole thing. I behaved 5 days, and misbehaved 2 and here you have. Trying again! Wt: 70.5 Fat: 32.0 ...
on diet Chickturu's own diet  gaining 1.1 lb a week

25 January 2015

70!!! If I carry on like this, I'll be again in my lowest weight soon :) Wt: 70.0 Fat: 32.0 Water: 50.6 Muscle: 34.1 BMI: 27.9
on diet Chickturu's own diet  losing 2.3 lb a week

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