I was going to wait to share this data until my 1 month assessment, but now seems as good as any.
A quick recap for readers new and old.
Last year, May 2011, after struggling with weight loss/gain/maintenance for over 10 years, I switc... Read more
Up until 3rd grade, I wasn't a very good student. In 1st grade, because I daydreamed during the subtraction lesson, I didn't know how to do my homework. I randomly filled in numbers. I got every answer wrong except for 1. My teacher pulled m... Read more
This comes via Sparkfriend Valkyria. It's a British documentary called "The Men Who Made Us Fat". Watch one or two episodes a day. It's long, but worth it. I'm passing it along because it's too important to miss.
www.sparkpeople.... Read more
My fat loss progress to date:
Weight Loss This Week: -1.6lbs
Weight Loss Total this Month: -2.4lbs
Lean Mass: +1lbs
I don't get big number drops, but my weight loss is smooth and steady. I don't get weird ups and downs anymore. M... Read more
There's a study making the rounds in dietary literature that claims low carbohydrate diets increases risk of Swedish women's cardiovascular disease. The study was based on a questionnaire that asked women what they ate in the past 16 years.
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Just before I got started on my low-carb journey, I went flexitarian. I was trying to limit animal protein to the evening.
Here's a sampling of my diet then:
February 1, 2011
Breakfast: Blueberries, Kashi cereal, non-fat plain yogur... Read more
I'm going to tread carefully today because I'm a little incensed, and I have to watch my tone.
I told you a couple blogs ago about how I botched my understanding of Atkins with double quarter pounders. This was due to ignorance. I didn't ... Read more
One of the benefits of having a food journal that goes back 5 years is I can go back in time to see where I started, and where I am now.
The reason I joined Spark is because my weight loss stalled, and I wanted to lose more. And Spark is f... Read more
One thing I love to do is defy stereotypes. In 3rd grade, a boy told me girls could never be as good at math as boys. So I went to college, studied math/electrical engineering/computer science, and I'm now a computer programmer! When I switch... Read more
Spark friend 4A-Healthy-BMI posted this link over the weekend comparing BMIs with people across the globe.
25BMI - Normal (upper range)
National Average -... Read more
Many of you know my story by now. In 2000, I gained 40 lbs to become obese at 160lbs on my small 5'0" frame. After moving to Seattle in 2003, I managed to lose about 20lbs doing not much more than eliminating processed foods and walking everyw... Read more
Every few weeks or so, my husband and I make a day trip up to Charleston, SC. We love to walk around the town and on the beaches at the Isle of Palms. While we are there, we bring large coolers, and stock up on groceries at Costco, Whole Foods... Read more
Over the 4th weekend, my husband and I took a road trip down the Florida coast. Since we had a lot of car time, I took my Nook eBook reader with me. I've become a fan of my favorite cooking magazines in eReader format. As you know, I'm trying... Read more