Start Weight:(06 Feb 11) 154.7 lb
Current Weight:(26 Jan 15) 147.5 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
following: billtech66's own diet
performance: gaining 2.1 lb a week

FatSecret member since: 13 Feb 11

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  A No Chocolate Holiday
status: Completed
ended: 21 Nov 11
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last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: gaining 2.8 lb a week Up

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cals: 96kcal | fat: 4.00g | carbs: 12.55g | prot: 2.74g
Roasted Garlic Chickpeas
These treats really fill the craving of munching mindlessly.
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calories in one item!
Very interesting.
I ate my usual large breakfast.
Then went shopping.
Had several items to get;
Batteries for various devices;
Fuel for the car;
Groceries: celery, cilantro, Fennel seed
and bought a single serving carrot cake instead of the tempting whole cake.
I don't usually buy anything like this, and
Got home and ate the One Serving piece, 245 grams, with icing.
then entered it in Fatsecret;
I don't know about you, but I'm shocked!
1000 calories!!

If I had eaten another piece later, if I'd gotten the whole cake, that would have been 2000 calories, and very little nutritional value.
& this is considered one of the healthiest treats, isn’t it?
posted 23 Jan 2015, 13:26
RE online concern that Vit A is bad in large doses:
You do realize that most of us are pretty stupid? Including Doctors? We are busy and have limited time to fully explore or understand any one thing.
Knowing I'm also pretty stupd: I question everything.
Including my own conclusions. Smile

quote from Albert Einstein: If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered Mind, then what does an empty Desk signify?"
posted 15 Nov 2014, 14:40
RE online concern that Vit A is bad in large doses:
I'm 71 years old today.
when I was 18 years old I had a skin condition doctors could not cure or identify the cause: it was boils on my back so bad it looked like I'd been shot with birdshot, and each tiny shot infected.
Well, it wasn't birdshot, it was an imbalance in my diet that I didn't discover for 3 years.
I found a temporary cure for it during those 3 years of research.
The cure was 20 to 30 pills of 50,000 units EACH of vitamin A derived from Fish Liver Oil.
At that time there was no warning about overdose or danger. and 50,000 unit vitamin A was available everywhere vitamins were sold.
I had zero negative side effects of taking these MASSIVE doses of Vitamin A, every day for 3 years! I swear on my life that I did take this amount: that is up to one million, 500 thousand UNITs of vitamin A every day for 3 years.
The positive effect was it eliminated the boils.

Only later for some reason, (I remember reading about it, that ONE patient had turned orange from large doses of BETA CAROTENE, not vit A) I think the 'medical industry' trumped up these false conclusions that it is unhealthy to take vitamin A in larger than 25,000 units per day. Later changed to 10,000 units per day. My own experience says it is NOT dangerous or unhealthy to take VITAMIN A from fish liver oil.!!
But perhaps they are correct that taking large doses of Beta Carotene IS unhealthy, since it's supposed to be converted to vitamin A by the body, and who knows what that involves, if it's NOT converted?
posted 15 Nov 2014, 14:29
Skulpt Aim fitness tracker
Looks very interesting!
I'd love to have it if it does what it says.
I checked the link, watched the video.

My take so far:
1. very leary of a company who makes a product only after so many people sign up.
so, how far along in development are they??
2. I have several devices that measure body fat.
and one says my body fat is 11 to 12.5% varies daily.
another says my body fat is 15% or more.
and both vary a lot when wearing clothes.
Checking with calipers (didn't really spend much time, and may have done it wrong) but it says my body fat is about 22% or so.

so, since so much varies, makes me question the techniques.
The only true way to get body fat is to do the water test: where they submerge you in water, comparing the displaced water with wt of water and fat, muscle and bone.

and, my knowledge of electronics and electricity tells me that electricity will always take the shortest route. So I wonder how accurate any of these type that use resistance as a measure of body fat.

Keep us posted on this,and thanks for posting it. Smile
posted 13 Nov 2014, 15:24
'Fortified' white flour, when will they stop making it???
Can't really find any food that has flour in it that isn't mainly: FORTIFIED WHITE FLOUR.!! (Most products) Or pay a lot more for tasteless gluten free. or when it says 'whole grain flour' reading the label shows it starts with white flour.

"Enriched flour is not absorbed by the body as wheat or a grain, in which case your body could use the energy slowly and effectively, but as a starch. That is because the wheat germ has been stripped from the flour; the FDA states that enriched flour cannot have more than 5% wheat germ."

and: "White flour became adopted in many cultures because it was recognized as being healthier than dark flours during the late Middle Ages.[citation needed] The unknown factor for its benefit at that time was that mold and fungus in the grains, which led to several diseases, were eliminated in the processing that resulted in white flour."
posted 11 Nov 2014, 10:10
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1/14/15, 9PM, 12g turmeric, 10g ginger juice; & took 2 Natra sleep, & 2 calms forte, & Lights out At 10:43pm; woke 4:13am, then not until 6:15 a.m. No ...
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deliberate large increase in protein intake lately and a few more carbs, may account for recent increase in wt. I'm hoping it's muscle mass, but more ...
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