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DH Experiment Over
Friday, July 27, 2012      15 comments

In an attempt to win the award of "Least Popular Blog Post", I'm going to demonstrate an experiment. Let's play "Food Showdown" Spark style. Which is healthier? Round #1: Yoplait Strawberry Yogurt versus a Snickers Bar ... Read more
Calorie Inflation?
Thursday, July 26, 2012      9 comments

I noticed something weird about how Spark calculates calories. Or maybe it's an error on my part. 1g carb = 4 calories 1g protein = 4 calories 1g fat = 9 calories Tonight my macro count is: 68g carbs (total, not net) = 272 103... Read more
My n=1 Weight Loss Analysis, Part 2
Thursday, July 26, 2012      19 comments

Continuing from www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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DH Can't Fish
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      18 comments

TOTAL FAIL. Follow up to my blog: Teach a Man to Fish with Food Choices www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=4985392 My friends, tonight's tale is about how a dieter failed. On S... Read more
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

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