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Dissecting the weight management literature at Second Helping Online

Wednesday, February 17, 2010      10 comments

I've started writing columns over at, that will look at the scientific articles regarding management of weight post-loss. With RUSSLANE's help the writing over there is much more polished and concise than the raw unc... Read more

The Demons are Still There...

Sunday, February 14, 2010      22 comments

In my last blog I outlined my meal plan for Friday. CHANGEDIN09 asked why I chose a whey shake for dinner rather than a more typical meal. The short answer is that I find it convenient to have a shaker bottle made up with everything I need... Read more

A sample menu

Friday, February 12, 2010      4 comments

Since I don't use the tracker here on SP anymore because I switched to Lean Me on my iPod, ( ) I thought it might be fun to share what I eat in a typical day now. I definitely eat more than I used to a month ago, an... Read more

Using the Hacker's Diet for maintenance

Thursday, January 28, 2010      14 comments

While Spark People is a fantastic site for LOSING weight, it has some way to go before it's equally good at supporting MAINTAINING weight. Here's an example: Here's a graph of my weight for the past week: Read more

How I survived a 12-day business trip without gaining weight - and in fact, losing some!

Thursday, January 21, 2010      26 comments

Travel while managing weight is tough for me. My fitness and food routines are disrupted, colleagues always want to meet over food, and conference food options are usually very unhealthy, at best. Fitness is particularly a problem while tr... Read more

Wild Animal sPark Rally

Monday, January 18, 2010      6 comments

Met up with Deb (S318830) and her kids at the Wild Animal Park this morning, saw a giraffe tussling with a big antelope from the tram, watched gibbons, watched human children, and finally took a photo at the "park" her kids like. Read more

Am I done?! Really?! Yikes. :-o

Sunday, January 17, 2010      14 comments

My initial goal has been 150 lbs or 25% body fat, whichever came first. My Tanita scale has been indicating anywhere from 22% to 26% body fat for the past week or so.
Moni... Read more

Rancho Bernardo Spark Rally

Friday, January 15, 2010      9 comments

My sisters and I met with Deb (S318830) for lunch today at the Soup Plantation near the hotel. So, since there were three SparkPeople (TM) there, we're calling it a "Spark Rally" LOL. Here are the photos afterward, taken by the one sister... Read more

More Enabling (food) Technologies, part III

Wednesday, December 30, 2009      13 comments

1. Dixie diners crunchy apple soy rocks protein bars I've written about protein and mentioned protein bars before.
al.asp?blog_id=2536501 This is my new go-... Read more

The BEST Christmas present, EVER!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009      22 comments

Wow. This place is AMAZING. With the help of the nutrition tracker, the motivational tools, and most especially THE PEOPLE, I've managed to remove 166.8 lbs since last December. (176.2 total) What I wanted most of all for Christmas t... Read more


Wednesday, December 02, 2009      86 comments

I would like to reopen the issue of expanding support for maintainers here at Spark People. I've already lost over 100 lbs and gained it back once in my life, and this time I am playing for keeps. Twice in one lifetime is ENOUGH. I w... Read more

159.4 lbs lost in exactly one year

Wednesday, December 02, 2009      43 comments

On December 2, 2008 I weighed 326.2 lbs. My body fat was 54.2%. My BMI was 51.09 (super morbid obesity). I'd gained back 30 of the 40 lbs I'd lost since May 2007 and had given up. This morning I weighed 166.8 lbs. My body fat was 34.8%.... Read more

Use a food scale for accurate nutrition tracking

Wednesday, November 25, 2009      16 comments

I rely heavily on the nutrition tracker for this weight management project. Logging my food is the only method that has EVER worked for me in losing and maintaining weight. But the tracker is only as accurate as your measuring is; if you... Read more

More Enabling (food) Technologies (Part II)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009      6 comments

1) Herb Tea Last week I mentioned hot chocolate. Thatís a treat. But my everyday mainstay to keep me drinking water in the chilly seasons is herb tea. To facilitate this I went to the grocery store a few weeks ago and got selected flavor... Read more

"Your RealAge is 38.6!" and the ugly fact about perception of obesity

Monday, November 23, 2009      11 comments

DDOORN on here has an amusing tradition. Each year on his birthday he goes to to calculate how much YOUNGER he's getting, biologically, due to the improvements he's made in his health and fitness. www.spar... Read more

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