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

Before:
Roughly 120 lbs or 55 kg)
After:
Roughly 100 lbs (45 kg). Was at this weight in late 2010 and again in early 2013. Goal to be here again by April 2016

My Goal:
MY LOG: http://www.calorieking.com/public/MALENKA/

RMR = 1165 (5' tall or 152 cm)
Target daily deficit = -400 cal
Mar 01 goal = 107 lbs
May 08 final goal = 97 lbs (44 kg)

When you look at my log, small meals throughout day will be listed as "early morning snack". The software does not do this on my computer, but improperly uploads to the public site that way.

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 4' 11.5"(151 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 completely open to new ideas if evidence based ("woo-woo" is not cool) - 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 until a couple years ago. Starting to re-introduce calisthenics and weights.


My plan:
GOAL: 25.4 lb loss to 97 lbs (44 kg/BMI 19.3) with increased muscle.

To help non-petites understand petite numbers: 93 pounds is for me what 127 pounds would be for the average size North American woman (BMI 18.6).


I need the most help with:
It is 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.


Additional Info:
RESEARCH LINKS

Food Woo: 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

Paleo is a BS fad diet: http://www.nsca.com/videos/conference_lectures/the_paleo_diet_claims_vs_evidence/

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