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My n=1 Weight Loss Analysis, Part 1

Wednesday, July 25, 2012      14 comments

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

Teach a Man to Fish with Food Choices

Tuesday, July 24, 2012      13 comments

Before we begin today's story, just a quick status update. Stand back! I got guns! Still too much blah-bulk due to fat, but check out my shoulders! Muscles, the... Read more

RIP Sally Ride

Tuesday, July 24, 2012      24 comments

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

Home Nutritionist and PT for a Month

Monday, July 23, 2012      17 comments

More examples of what I eat: Turkey salad with a homemade pickled hardboiled egg, homemade tomato soup, and a fresh fig with a piece of brie cheese for 'dessert'. Sim... Read more

Great Documentary about Obesity

Sunday, July 22, 2012      7 comments

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

Shrinking and Smoothing Cellulite

Sunday, July 22, 2012      20 comments

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

Observational versus Experimental Studies

Saturday, July 21, 2012      6 comments

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. ... Read more

It's Not Just About the Weight

Friday, July 20, 2012      6 comments

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

Yes, I Eat Vegetables

Thursday, July 19, 2012      17 comments

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

Seasonal Carb Cycling

Wednesday, July 18, 2012      13 comments

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

A Plea to Please Read Dietary Books Before Jumping In

Tuesday, July 17, 2012      21 comments

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

Real World Results

Monday, July 16, 2012      13 comments

Spark friend 4A-Healthy-BMI posted this link over the weekend comparing BMIs with people across the globe.
s/health-18770328 My results: 25BMI - Normal (upper range) National Average -... Read more

What I Learned From the Biggest Loser

Sunday, July 15, 2012      8 comments

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

Realizing the Connection

Sunday, July 15, 2012      13 comments

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

Why Calories and Composition Matter for Me

Friday, July 13, 2012      13 comments

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

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