Joined November 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
195.0 lb
Lost so far: 34.8 lb

Current Weight
160.2 lb
Performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 30.2 lb
I've finished my 2nd year as a high school science teacher in Nunavut. I still have a thesis to complete and living in the north poses some interesting challenges. For instance, the price of fresh produce would make most people from the south blink... and possibly faint. We don't have a gym up here, although there are lots of chances to participate in different sports - it is hard as a first year teacher to find time that I can take away from working to spend on exercise. I come from a long line of crappy metabolisms and wacky sleep patterns. So, I'm really trying to keep on top of my weight so it doesn't spiral out of control. I've already gotten to my goal weight and backslid twice in the last 8 months. I'm hoping once I establish patterns that work in my new environment I'll be in better shape. I'm also looking forward to the weather warming up enough to make being out doors more enticing.

I have a lot of good habits - like enjoying exercise and healthy food. But I also have a sweet tooth and some bad eating without paying attention habits that I'm really trying to work on. The good news is that I've lost 45 lbs in the last 12 months, and I only have about 12 lbs to go to my goal weight. The bad news is that its going to be hard to keep it off once I get there if I don't stick to exercise and smart eating.

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  Operation: Saturation
status: Completed
ended: 15 Dec 08
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cals: 229kcal | fat: 8.24g | carbs: 36.61g | prot: 7.75g
Sweet Pumpkin Muffins
Velvety, moist and not-too-sweet, these muffins are packed with vitamins and fiber.
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Hi Everyone
I made up a spreadsheet from the beginning which charts not only points, but also the calories, fat, fiber, servings of dairy and fruits/veggies, exercise points, flex points used. I have conditional formating to make me feel bad when I'm out of flex points.

It can be a pain. I need to make myself a little cheat sheet to save some time looking up so foods. I usually find that if I follow weight watchers - I get a daily calorie count between 1300-1600. But I also get back points from going to the gym, walking the dog etc. So, if you weren't excercising that might seem high.

I was doing really good until the last couple of weeks (this week I was up for the first time in 3 months) I find that its been a good instructional tool becuase it forces me to compare the relative "cost" of foods - so now things like plain pasta - I tend to avoid because I don't love it enough to give up that many points.

Anywho... try putting together an excel sheet. Its a bit tricky if you aren't an excel user.

I have one sheet set up where I list all my foods, and then a sheet that adds up all the points by summing various columns that have a matching date. If you'd like some more help feel free to give me a shout. I can probably send you some sample algorithms.

Here is the one that sums my calories from the other sheet:
posted 08 Feb 2008, 11:51
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12 October 2011

Oi! 3 weeks eating supper greasy food, and somehow I've managed to lose a little rather than gain... or is it just muscle I've lost. I'm getting a cold ...
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18 September 2011

I honestly feel like I've been relatively good. At least 30 minutes of exercise, and relatively healthy food choice - soup, stew, salad, smoothies - ...
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