I get a lot of questions about how I track my bodyfat.
In the past year, I learned that bodyfat and lean body mass (muscles, bones, blood, and organs) are far more important measures than weight at my stage of fitness goals.
However, e... Read more
Sparkfriend NEILITHICMAN asked me a really good question yesterday:
"What's your ultimate goal?"
The question actually took me by surprise.
What IS my ultimate goal?
Before last year, I was on a 4 year plateau. If I lost wei... Read more
More stats, for those who are interested. :) Only reporting on days where bodyfat was measured (or significant event marker).
April 20, 2011: (Low-fat diet)
May 12, 2011:
Bodyfat: 35% | 48lbs
Lean ... Read more
I can't believe the end of month is already here!
My stats for these 30 days are as follows:
Weight change: -3.6lbs
Bodyfat: -1.1% | -3lbs
Lean Mass: -0.17lbs
Avg Exercise Minutes: 30
Avg Calories Burned during exercise: 217
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In our last episode, I 'quit' the role of nutritionist for the hubs because of what we shall refer to as 'the frozen yogurt incident'. Originally he asked me to tell him exactly what to eat, but I knew that would eventually end up where it did.... Read more
Those of us who grew up in the 80s and 90s are familiar with the conventional wisdom advice that we need carbohydrates for energy. Without carbohydrates, we'll run out of energy during exercise and performance will suffer.
I am not a high ... Read more
When I first read "Why We Get Fat (and What to do about it)", one of the defining moments for me was the statement (paraphrased):
"Obesity is a disorder of excessive fat accumulation. Not excessive calorie consumption."
At that point,... Read more
I thought for sure my blog post picking on Yoplait yogurt would earn me hate mail. Instead, I woke up this morning to find I've been voted a Spark Motivator!
I'm glad that some of you have found sharing what I've learned informative and in... Read more
I'm feeling guilty that my grousing about the DH might be giving an inaccurate representation of our relationship.
So before I enter in the next chapter, let me briefly explain why I fell in love and chose him.
He is from the UK origin... Read more
Coming from a diet that spiked my insulin levels and left me in a chronic state of hunger, relearning when to eat was an unexpected twist. For years, before, during and after eating, I was always hungry. I went to bed hungry; woke up hungry. ... Read more
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?
Yoplait Strawberry Yogurt versus a Snickers Bar
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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
Continuing from www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=4986257
As long time Sparkfriend 4A-HEALTHY-BMI can attest, the job isn't over after losing weight. You have to learn how to maintai... Read more
Follow up to my blog: Teach a Man to Fish with Food Choices www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=4985392
My friends, tonight's tale is about how a dieter failed.
On S... Read more
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