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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/

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 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 with average -500 caloric deficiency/day. 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