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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)
Mar 01 goal = 108 lbs
May 08 final goal = 97 lbs (44 kg)

I log in desktop software and upload it to a public site, where it improperly shows small meals as "early morning snack".

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