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Member: malenka1
Member Since: 12/1/2007
City: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Before:
Roughly 120 lbs (54.5 kg)
After:
Roughly 100 lbs (45 kg). Was at this weight in late 2010 and again in early 2013.

My Goal:
MY LOG: http://www.calorieking.com/public/MALENKA/
Daily weight chart at bottom right hand corner on Calorie King page.

RMR = 1150 (target)
Target deficit = -400 cal
Goal = 97 lbs (44 kg)

Unlike the CK desktop software, CK online shows small meals throughout day as "early morning snack". This is most relevant with "wine" entries. :)

Metric to Imperial:
28 grams = 1 oz
30 ml = 1 fl. oz
250 ml = 1 cup
1.6 km - 1 mile
1 kg = 2.2 lbs


About me:
I am a professional living in Greater Vancouver, BC. I am 5' 0" (152 cm) and small framed, so my RMR is very low and I burn far fewer calories in exercise. I might mention here that the bit of brain which controls appetite strongly believes that I am a 6'8" lumberjack. Other important tidbits about me: - I stay in groups in which we mutually support each other. - I am a skeptic, which means I am completely open to new ideas and suggestions with evidence (see below "what I need help with" section).


Diets I like:
Vegetables, fruit, whole grains, healthy fats, and low-fat proteins. Calorie counting. Exercise (walk, run, weights).


Workout of choice:
Jog-run. Completed about 15 half marathons; typically three per year. Starting to re-introduce calisthenics and weights.


My plan:
Lose about one lb per week for total loss of 24 lbs: 1) precision calorie counting -500 caloric deficiency/day is a superb day for me 900 calories food intake/day 2) daily public weigh in 3) average 1750 calories exercise/wk


I need the most help with:
It is extremely helpful to me when others back up their claims with evidence or at least say the info they are providing is purely a question without evidence. I am trying to learn patience with people who say random sh*t without any evidentiary basis (e.g., "artificial sweeteners are bad"; "cleanses are good ... they get rid of "toxins" "; "gluten is bad" (and they are not talking about persons diagnosed with celiac disease); "vaccines cause autism"... this list is endless. Or where horribly weak evidence is offered like isolated testimonials "I did x and it worked for me!"). There is nothing wrong with using personal experience to come up with a hypothesis (I do), but a hypothesis is not a conclusion. For my American PTers: Metric to Imperial: 28 grams = 1 oz 30 ml = 1 fl. oz 250 ml = 1 cup 1.6 km - 1 mile 1 kg = 2.2 lbs


Additional Info:
To help non-petites understand petite's numbers: 95 pounds is for me what 127 pounds would be for the average sized woman (BMI 18.6). .............................................................................................................. RESEARCH LINKS A collection of interesting links: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Food_woo ...... Fiber: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15797686 ...... Fiber: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19335713 ...... Detox myth Video: http://infactvideo.com/episode/02/02/ ...... Detox myth Article: http://www.skepdic.com/detox.html ...... Appetite stim/sup: http://examine.com/topics/Appetite/ ...... Wheatgrass myth: http://infactvideo.com/episode/01/03/ ...... Low carb diets: http://www.quackwatch.org /06ResearchProjects/lcd.html ...... Aspartame safety: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/are-artificial-sweeteners-safe/ ...... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23891579 ...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8mDX6aWyX8 ...... Sucralose safety: http://www.kon.org/urc/frank.html ...... 1% of population is actually gluten intolerant: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/20/gluten-free-diet-myths-video_n_3288200.html