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Fred Lechuga
Works at Weight loss Blog: Fat2fitfred.com
Lives in Chicago, IL
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Happy Wrestlemania Day! Things haven't gone my way for fitness because of a really bad knee. Some days I can barely bend over and tie my shoes, most days I limp like I am 80 years old. I have a few good days a month. No running in my life ever again or it won't happen for a really long time, I can barely do stationary bike. Arthritis is very bad for me.

It was just one year ago, I ran and rode 40 miles in one day for my bday. However, everything went down hill shortly after that. Things can change quickly... Cherish what you are blessed with for however long you have it.

Regardless, I am still a father, husband, coach, brother, son and I will get over this latest challenge. New job is not good either. This is all fine, sooner or later it will push me to new heights and a new direction. I know the champion spirit is still inside me and this kid helps me stay driven.

Thanks for everyone that has checked in recently, I appreciate it. 
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Sending positive vibes (& rainbows & unicorns). :-) Hugs +Fred Le +Fred Lechuga
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Ice/Snow sculpture... 
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That's awesome
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Just busy over shoveling a foot plus of snow.
#snowstorm #blizzard #keepingitreal #antisnowblower #panoramic 
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Wow!
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Anyone who has taken one semester of Spanish can appreciate this funny love song.

One Semester of Spanish - Love Song: http://youtu.be/ngRq82c8Baw
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Bwahahahaha!!! That made me laugh out loud!!!! 
"Don't remember how to say 11"-----so stinkin' funny!!!
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Have a great day and week.
 
"To be a champ you have to be believe in yourself when nobody else will." _-Sugar Ray Robinson

#quoteoftheday #qotd #quotes #famousquotes #motivation #mondaymotivation #inspiration #mondayblues  
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Kid received The Simpsons Legos set for Christmas and he finally finished building it.

#legos #simpsons #lego #bricks 
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yeah so what I built the x wing, the a wing, and palptine's arrest in 2 hours! That's more than this set. See I can!
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New job is leaving me minutes per day to get my exercise in. This book will be perfect.

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Thanks +Michael Bennett​
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Boom yesterday's snowstorm and one from 2011 all cleaned via a shovel.
 
This snowstorm is officially the 5th biggest snowstorm in Chicago history.
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or Florida
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Long first week at the new job. Holy macaroni there is a lot to do and I have a lot to learn... Last Oktoberfest beer in the fridge. #beerme #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #Ilovebeer 
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I love the glass!
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This won't be fun this week. Not a nice way to start the new job and work week.
 
Winter’s finally back, and things are only getting worse for Chicago. Snow fell on the area this weekend, and after a brief hiatus, more is likely to come Monday. About 2 to 6 additional inches are expected to accumulate in Chicagoland starting Monday…
Winter's finally back, and things are only getting worse for Chicago. Snow fell on the area this weekend, and after a brief hiatus, more is likely to come Monday. About 2 to 6 additional inches are...
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-38* the past couple days in my neck of the woods. going through lots of wood, expedited trips to the outhouse and generally just don't like being outside in this weather much anymore. :/
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Happy New Year!  Have a great day and night!  Start thinking or writing down ideas on how you can make 2015 a memorable one.  It doesn't always have to be a "resolution".  Just make better decisions and your can improve.

Congrats to +Kim Banyard and +Steve Knapp on their engagement!

#peace #nye2014 #newyearseve #newyear2015 #resolutions  
 
"You are only one decision away from a totally different life." - Zig Ziglar. 

I would edit this and say, "You COULD be only one decision away from a totally different life."

Happy New Year and make 2015 an unforgettable one!

#quotes #quoteoftheday #quotd #zigziglar #zigziglarquotes #quotestoliveby  
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Finance manager, blogger, Library Trustee, Father, Husband, Amateur Photographer, Motivator
Skills
Very good analytical, leadership and finance skills. High level knowledge of Microsoft, Google and Android products. Black Ninja skills.
Employment
  • Weight loss Blog: Fat2fitfred.com
    Owner, 2012 - present
    Running and Weight loss journey blog website. My website is about how I lost over 150 lbs and how I have been able to keep it off for more than 5 years. I also post stories on how I continue to run, cyclye and motivate others.
  • Verizon Communications
    Manager, 1996 - present
  • Fox River River Public Library District
    Library Trustee
    Vice President on the library board.
  • Snap Fitness
    Fitness Manager, 2006 - 2010
  • Playboy Enterprises
    Supervisor, 1993 - 1996
  • Fenton High School
    Baseball Coach
    Sophomore and Varsity baseball coach.
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Friends, Networking
Other names
Alfredo Lechuga, Alfredo Lechuga Jr.
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Weight Loss Over 150 lbs, Weight Lifter, Marathon Runner, blogger, author, health & fitness fan, Vitamix & Blendtec owner, love social media, android, video games, phone photographer, Www.fat2fitfred.com.
Introduction
My name is Fred Lechuga (fat2fitfred).  The is the official Google+ profile for me and I write for and own the Fat2fitfred website.  Please also visit, +1 and follow my Fat2FitFred Google+ page.  My website is an extreme weight loss success story and it is about how I used running, eating right, exercise to lose 150 pounds.  The website is a blog of stories about being overweight then becoming a marathon runner.  Please watch my weight loss story video to capture where I started from to where I am now.

Author of "Losing Weight and Keeping It Off: Life After Weight Loss".  I completed my first ebook in December 2014 and can be found on Amazon.  Future other ebook retailers will also carry it.

I live in a west suburb of Chicago called Carpentersville.  I was obese and overweight my entire life. I lost 150 pounds through running and eating right.  I have been able to keep my weight loss off since 2006.   I have run multiple marathons, 1 ultra marathon (50K), numerous 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathon, etc.

Please like my Facebook page or add me to your Google+ circles for daily updates, inspiration for weight loss and weight loss motivation. 

Or visit my website where I have articles that cover various topics like running and weight loss, lost weight, losing weight, continue weight loss, eating right, marathon training and marathon running. 

My stories have been featured on Lifehacker, Dumb Little Man, CafeTruth,  and Marathon Nation.

Here are 3 articles I wrote about losing over 150 lbs:

How I Lost 150+ lbs-Part 1

How I lost 150+ lbs-Part 2

How My Life Changed After Losing Over 150 lbs


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All major sports, especially baseball
MMA - Mixed Martial Arts (UFC)
Books (electronic or tree killers)
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Reasons to Circle Me:
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Note: If you make purchases on Amazon.com, please feel free to use the banner at the top of my website. When you make purchases through that link it does not cost you anything extra but Amazon will kick over a few pennies per purchase to my website.

Reasons Not to Circle Me:
If you are easily offended.
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If you have no profile picture.
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You keep sending posts directly to me.

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Words With Friends Name = fredl44
 
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Misc Information:
Father, husband, little league baseball coach, veggie and fruit smoothie lover, Vitamix owner, MMA junkie, UFC fan, baseball fan, full time worker at a telecommunications company, obsessed with fitness, weightlifting and running.
 
Always striving to improve on #cleaneating, #exercise and #fitness.
 
Get strong, stay strong, go long.

Bragging rights
Running marathon PR = 4 hrs 11 mins. Half-Marathon PR = 1 hr 50 mins. 5K = 24:20. 50K = 7 hrs and 24 mins.
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Currently
Chicago, IL
Previously
Carpentersville, IL - Bensenville, IL - West suburbs of Chicago
We love this place when we want to go out to eat and we want some 'healthy' food. If you stick to the salad bar, you can eat a LOT of good food and for the most part it is healthy. I do have the soup or chili once in a while and those tastes pretty good too. You always have the option of just getting a "water cup" to receive free water. The dessert options are below average but I typically do not eat sugary items so I do not care about that part. Overall, the staff is pretty friendly and they clean your tables very quickly.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The food here is "good" but not great. I really wish they would bring the 'good' meat around to the tables more often. I wish their non-steak options at their salad bar was better. Just seems they are a bit short is various places from being a 5 star restaurant. Regardless we do go about once a year and typically the staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant is decorated nice and is very clean.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
My wife and I try to go out to a "nice" restaurant a few times a year and this is one of the places that is close by that we tend to return to. The service is good , the food is great. You do need to make reservations and when you do, you typically will get sitted within 10 minutes of that time. Their appetizers, main courses and desserts are wonderful. No complainsts, full of good times so they get 5 stars for me.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We have had a much better experience at this location vs the Hoffman Estates one. The bartenders and servers respond to you very quickly and nicely. The food menu has a lot of different options to choose from and the food is great. The popcorn they give you when you get sitted is good but too salty. We love to go here once in a while to watch the UFC fights.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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This by far our family's favorite burger place. The fries are delicious and the burgers, hot dog and various sandwiches are always served with consistent and great quality. My son still says this is his favorite place and we go there everytime we visit Legoland or the Woodfield area. The employees are extremely friendly and the food is served fast. I really wish they would bring this restaurant out to the Carpentersville/Algonquin area.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We have annual passes to this place. We always buy them via a Groupon deal or something. For that price, it is worth it. We have a 8 year old who still loves the place because he is a big Lego fan. Is it worth it if you pay the full price? No way. They do not have a lot to offer and I feel sorry for the people that travel out of town just for this place. I would not plan a trip around Legoland Discovery Center. However, since we live 25 minutes away, it is worth it to visit a few times a year. I still give it 4 stars because my son enjoys it there. However, they do need to keep improving and adding on to keep people returning to Legoland.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Its a sports bar, I really do not have a lot of expectations. Have TVs for sporting events, serve decent food, refill our drinks when needed. Well we have sat at the bar about 3 times and we have sat with an empty beer bottle for over 20 minutes each of those times. We had only 1 beer so it is not like we should have been cut off or anything. We were quietly watching the UFC fights, causing no problems. The bartender was just ignoring us for no appearant reason.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago