Joined August 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
225.0 lb
Lost so far: 30.0 lb

Current Weight
195.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
188.0 lb
Still to go: 7.0 lb
I recently decided (Sept 2011) that it was time to lose a few pounds and discovered the FS App as a useful tool . I achieved my weight loss goal in about four months, dropping from 226 to 181.6, my current weight. As an experimentalist by profession, I hypothesized that if I were to eat only healthy whole foods, that my body would reach its own equilibrium weight and that I shouldn't spend too much time or effort deciding on an ideal weight, so long as the equilibrium weight placed me within the targeted BMI. I have found my hypothesis to be true and have maintained the 181.6 pounds since January 2012.

With regard to my diet, I have given up on wheat completely, little or no breads, no potatoes, no soft drinks, and limited dairy. I rarely eat packaged food products, as I now find almost anything with an ingredient label undesirable. I have no fear of healthy fats. I eat lots of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, salmon, grass feed beef, seafood, and bison. I drink only water and tea, mostly green teas.

I have enjoyed a good number of books on dieting over the past year that have contributed to my current perspective and outlook on diet. My favorite book on the subject of food and dieting to date is Wheat Belly, by Davis that I highly recommend. I also enjoyed the Blood Type diet books by D'Adamo but am concerned about diets that exclude foods that have obvious health benefits. I also enjoyed the Paleo Diet book by Cordain. Although not the first to recommend a diet that mimicked that of our earlier ancestors, he presented the information in a readable format.

I am currently reading a book entitled "Clean" to try to better understand the effect of environmental toxins on health. I am curious about how other factors aside from diet contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

I have just signed up for a new challenge to do 100 sit ups a day for 12 weeks. I'm not a fan of sit-ups but enjoyed the last challenge and will give this a try as well.

radems's Weight History


last weighin: steady Steady

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Guava without refuse?? what does that mean?
"Without refuse" simply means the weight of what is consumed, not including the parts of the fruit that are not eaten, such as the seed mass and the rind.
posted 01 Nov 2011, 12:25
Calorie watching and Still SO HUNGRY!!!
You may be experiencing a form of withdrawal from wheat. Wheat affects blood sugar levels and after many years on a wheat-based diet with the associated high glucose levels, your cravings may not be complaints from your stomachs but rather your brain. Suggestions: back off significantly, or completely from wheat, and eat as many fruits and vegetables as needed to convince yourself that you are not hungry. The cravings should subside at some point.
posted 01 Nov 2011, 03:03
Even at rest the body is burning calories, at a rate of about 90-100 calories an hour (actual burn rate can vary). The body constantly generates heat and burns calories in the process.
posted 13 Oct 2011, 17:12
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30 July 2012

Successful completion of 100 situp/day challenge. 10,200 situps/day completed over 12 week duration at greater than 100/day.
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