Start Weight:(27 Apr 13) 167.0 lb
Current Weight:(25 Jul 14) 151.0 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: notlivingonramen's own diet
performance: losing 2.5 lb a week

I'm 28 and 5' 6.5". I'm a Teach For America alumna, a physics and biology nerd, and a shy introvert. I teach high school science in a tiny rural town in Arkansas. When I dealt with health problems and depression, I comforted myself with food. I want to rebuild healthy habits, lose weight, and use exercise to stay sane.

FatSecret member since: 27 Apr 13

notlivingonramen's Weight History

notlivingonramen's Latest Member Challenges

  Cut Down On Dining Out
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ended: 26 May 14
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notlivingonramen's Cookbook

cals: 147kcal | fat: 6.21g | carbs: 17.79g | prot: 4.48g
"Cookie Dough" Dip
Protein packed chickpea dip made into a sweet non-guilty treat.
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Daily weigh ins vs weekly
I prefer to record daily because I find it makes it easier to see trends, to distinguish between signal and noise. For instance, Wednesday my weight was up 2.6 lbs from the day before, and if I only weighed in on Wednesdays, I would have thought the week was pretty much a failure since that would have been a gain from the preceding week. However, 2 of those pounds dropped by Thursday, and I'm actually losing at about the pace I want. Also, I found that when I picked a day for a weekly weigh-in, I was more likely to try to game the system to show a loss, dieting more intensely the day before, avoiding sodium, etc. I like having as much data as possible.
posted 25 Jul 2014, 09:57
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I'm sorry to hear about your problems with someone else using your email address, but, for me at least, this site is not worthless. Fatsecret has helped me do the very things you suggest to lose weight. Tracking my food choices helps me evaluate my choices and figure out how to eat less while still feeling reasonably satiated. I've taken up jogging recently, and it really does help to know there's a supportive community cheering me on and answering questions about training.
posted 30 Jun 2014, 18:19
what should my pie chart look like?
I became a vegetarian in April, and I also find myself pretty reliant on cheese. I know it isn't the healthiest possible approach to a vegetarian diet, but, gosh, its delicious. I tend to find myself getting closer to 15% of my calories from protein, but as long as I'm hitting my target for total grams I'm not worried about it. If I ever get seriously into weight lifting or something like that, my approach might change, but for now I'm not worried.
posted 29 Jun 2014, 12:58
what should my pie chart look like?
Yes, that should be plenty of protein to meet your body's needs. Since 69 grams of protein equals about 276 calories, you may end up eating quite a bit more protein if you decide to shoot for 30% of your calories from protein as Mr. P and the popular Zone diet suggest, but you can be assured that you shouldn't develop any deficiencies or risk losing lots of muscle mass as long as you hit 69 g, whatever ratios you decide are right for you.
posted 29 Jun 2014, 08:35
what should my pie chart look like?
From what I've read, 0.8g of protein per kilogram of body mass is enough unless you are extremely active, and the U.S. government recommends anywhere from 10% to 35% percent of your daily calories come from protein. Most recommendations I've seen suggest keeping dietary fat in the range of 20% to 30% or 35% of daily calories. You can see that these recommendations give pretty broad ranges so figuring out what your pie chart should look like will depend some on what sort of diet you like and what your goals are. Personally, I find keeping fat at the high end of the suggested range increases my satiety.
posted 28 Jun 2014, 18:30
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25 July 2014

Yesterday's Activity Pedometer-steps: 17790, miles: 7.6, kcal: 708, aerobic steps: 12045 This includes my jog/walk.
on diet notlivingonramen's own diet  losing 2.5 lb a week

24 July 2014

Today's adventure in becoming a runner was a success! Today was based on C25k week four. I walked to the soccer field, did my jog/walk intervals of (3 ...

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