HENRYSC's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HENRYSC HENRYSC's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ One year of Sparking a 10 pound weight gain success!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4723384 It has been just over a year since I joined SP. If ones looks at the scale it would appear that SP didn't help at all with my lifestyle change. <BR> <BR> The previous year (2010) I had loss over 60 pounds on my own. I hit a unbreakable plateau and was gaining weight so I was looking for help when I found SP late last January. With SP I loss 15 pounds by July when I hit the same weight floor of 203, as I did previously. Then my hips started to hurt again (something they do every ten ye... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 12:07:55 EST Saturday, a day of rest and reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4323722 Had a nice easy day yesterday. I helped the 4-H club get ready for the county fair. Then spent the rest of the just reading Banshee Born. <BR> <BR> My son's best friend's dad wrote the book . He is an engineering like me working for a large chemical company, not your typical author type.... <BR> <BR> Any way the book Banshee Born was actually pretty good. It was in the classic Sci-Fi style of poor boy who had a very hard life growing up, makes good. <BR> <BR> It was great day rest and... Sun, 26 Jun 2011 13:24:15 EST Conservation of Energy is no longer valid! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4285456 That's right I have proven that the conservation of energy is no longer valid. Last week at my weight in I gained 4.5 pounds. I thought it must be all water weight. This week I am only down 2 pounds. So the weight gain is real! I was hoping that the 4.5 pounds gained was just a fluke , that for some reason I had held unto more water than normal , but the fact that I am only made up 2 of the 4.5 pounds makes it weird! <BR> <BR> So how do I prove that energy is not conserved? I ate ... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 11:57:48 EST Two weeks of eating high on the hog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4194613 Two weeks ago I set a goal of eating at max value of my calorie range. I was able to do a very good job of hitting this target (2870 calories.) I ate 2866 and 28663 calories a day for an average the last two weeks. <BR> <BR> I guess you might be wondering how I did in turns of weight loss. Well, I loss 2.7 pounds for the two weeks (1.1 and 1.6 pounds.) <BR> <BR> My NEAT calories are now twice as high as they were when I was eating only 1900 calories a day. That means at 2900 calorie... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 16:14:45 EST 4 weeks of Bodymedia data and what I learned..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4166231 The Data: <BR> <BR> Calories Burned - 4004 <BR> Calories Consumed - 2772 <BR> Calories Balance - 1232 <BR> Physical Activity - 2:27 hours <BR> Number of Steps - 19030 <BR> Sleep Duration - 6:21 <BR> Lay Down Time - 7:59 <BR> Sleep Efficiency - 80% <BR> <BR> Predicted weight loss - 9.8 pounds <BR> Actual Weight loss - 3.5 pounds <BR> <BR> What I learned: <BR> <BR> It appears that my metabolism is 25% slower than BM thinks a normal person metabolism should be. I used the calorie consumptio... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 19:28:14 EST twelve weeks in SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4163943 In the twelve weeks I have been here I have lost 9.6 pounds. But gained 1000 calories a day in my diet. <BR> <BR> I also gained a ton of information so maybe that is what keeping the scales from moving. LOL <BR> <BR> I do notice that my running is getting stronger. I am now feeling fresher after my runs and more ready to run the next day. I do believe it is directly related to my improved diet and increased calories. <BR> <BR> I still am about 25% lower in metabolism than my bodymedi... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 19:43:11 EST BodyMedia data http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4117203 Looked at my first weekly averages from my bodymedia device. It has a summary print out for various time periods, I looked at my last week (my weeks start on wednesday -weigh-in day) <BR> All numbers are the daily average. <BR> <BR> Calories Burned - 4080 <BR> Calories Consumed -2810 <BR> Calories Balnace - -1270 <BR> Physical activity 2:32 <BR> Number of steps -19,424 <BR> Sleep - 6:24, <BR> Lying Down - 7:54 <BR> Sleep Efficiency -81% <BR> <BR> I think I need to go back to my Better Sl... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 09:46:09 EST Why me? because I am me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4112809 I think that I am finaslly understanding the answer to the question I think we have all asked ourselves when we look at the scales or try on our clothes. <BR> <BR> You know that question...Why me?..life is not fair.......!!!! <BR> <BR> Well the answer to Why me? ...is because I am me!! <BR> <BR> No one has my genetics, no one has my unique experiences, no oneeats like me, no one exercises like me, on and on. <BR> <BR> So when I follow the SP plan and don't get the results other people do... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 13:54:07 EST Ask the expert a question in a 1,000 words or less http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4102061 Yes it me again, but now have even more data showing that I have a veer low metabolism and need help firing it up hopefully without gaining weight) <BR> <BR> I have now been a SP member for two months in that time I have lost 6 pounds, five the first week! <BR> <BR> I had been gaining weight the last two months pretty consistently about 1 pound a week going from 207 to 217 from Nov. 2010 to Jan19th 2011. I found SP and thought it would a great place to help develop a healthy lifestyle (it ... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 22:47:21 EST It doesn't matter how much I eat, I weight the same every week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4095746 Over the last two months since I joined SP I have been very carefully recoding everything I eat along with recording my exercise (something I have been doing for a very long time.) <BR> <BR> Except for the first week when I somehow lost 5 pounds my weight has stayed at 211.5 pounds (+/- 0.7 pounds). The last three weeks it has stayed exactly 211.6. <BR> <BR> My NEAT (BMR plus non exercise calories) has been as low as 601 and only as high as 2222 (not counting the first week when it was 374... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:53:59 EST March 9, 2011 Calories math for geeks or why I am on a Plateau? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4078443 Another Wednesday another day at the same weight. Good news is my NEAT is now 1600 only 600 below my BMR. (no need to get into that discussion again) <BR> <BR> The funny thing is I step on my bathroom scales everyday (just because - I do not use it as my official weigh-in) the last two weeks I noticed that I always weigh more on Wednesday than any other day, This week I was five pounds heavier, last week I was three pounds heavier than Tuesday. <BR> <BR> Tuesday are usually a fast day, ... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 09:57:51 EST My weight over my adult life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4006404 My weight for the last 37 years! <BR> <BR> Time to get it under control <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l222428340.jpg"> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:15:59 EST A rational engineer's view of an emotional eater (himself) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3955710 Week 1 <BR> <BR> As a type this blog I find myself absently reaching for a dark chocolate jalapeño candy. This opening line explains a lot about why I am consistently fighting a weight problem. I logical part of my brain knows why I get heavy but the emotional part is not on aboard with a slim me. <BR> <BR> Being an engineer I do not write or talk much about my problems so just typing this blog which most likely will not be read by anyone has a high level of emotional energy. Thus the gr... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 10:47:49 EST