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July End of Month Assessment
Tuesday, July 31, 2012      7 comments

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 ... Read more
Lunch Time!
Monday, July 30, 2012      10 comments

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
Exercise on Sugar or Fat Burning Fuel
Monday, July 30, 2012      11 comments

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
What Would You Be Willing to Give Up for Your Health?
Sunday, July 29, 2012      12 comments

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'm a Motivator! Thank You!
Sunday, July 29, 2012      11 comments

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
First Step in a Thousand Miles
Saturday, July 28, 2012      9 comments

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
What If I'm Not Hungry?
Saturday, July 28, 2012      12 comments

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
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
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
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
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

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