Monthly Archives: January 2012

Doctoral Dissertation Help – Final Round

If you recall some time ago, I posted a request for help from someone doing their thesis on weight loss and partners.   Amanda Harp is in her final round of recruitment and is looking for 35 more surveys.  If you meet the criteria, why not fill it in and help a woman get her PhD.

*Are you at least 18 years of age?

*Have you been participating in a weight loss program for the past consecutive 5 weeks?

*Have you been in a committed, cohabitating relationship for the past 2 years?

*Do you ever feel like your partner/spouse gets in the way of your weight loss?

 

The rest is from her.


I have a nice update:  I only need 35 more participants for this final round of recruitment!  The last round was very successful for the exploratory factor analysis; now I’m completing data collection for the confirmatory factor analysis. 

Today I’m asking for your help in coming closer to becoming the first person in my family to earn a doctorate.  Please take a moment to think of a few people with whom you could share this request.  I hope you will choose to pass this message on to your social network through the best means (a personal email, Facebook post, blog entry, Tweet, etc.)  I could really use your help to finish my dissertation and bring research on this little-studied topic to light. 

Amanda Harp is a graduate student at Clark University. She only needs 35 more people to complete this survey for those with partners who (at least sometimes) sabotage weight loss programs.  This is the last piece of data collection she needs to complete toward her doctoral dissertation.

If you can answer yes to the next 4 questions, please help her out (she is donating $1 to charity for every completed survey, you can also enter a drawing for 1 of 10 gift cards – one $100 and nine $25)!

 

*Are you at least 18 years of age?

*Have you been participating in a weight loss program for the past consecutive 5 weeks?

*Have you been in a committed, cohabitating relationship for the past 2 years?

*Do you ever feel like your partner/spouse gets in the way of your weight loss?

 

If so, please click here to take her anonymous research survey:

http://tinyurl.com/PUBS-WL

Lose It! Weekly Summary for Week of Mon, Jan 23rd

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Weekly Summary for Week of Mon, Jan 23rd

Daily Summary
Budget Food Exercise Net +/- Weight (lbs)
1/23/12 2,119 1,906 525 1,381 -738 194.6
1/24/12 2,114 1,669 0 1,669 -445 193.8
1/25/12 2,116 2,102 555 1,548 -568 194.1
1/26/12 2,118 2,011 0 2,011 -107 194.5
1/27/12 2,095 2,023 556 1,467 -628 194.4
1/28/12 2,095 1,873 0 1,873 -222 194.5
1/29/12 2,090 2,366 615 1,751 -339 193.7
3,047 calories under budget for the week
Lost 2.4 pounds this week
Nutrient Summary % Calories
Fat 427g 28.6%
Saturated Fat 172g
Cholesterol 1,145mg
Sodium 25,435mg
Carbohydrates 1,843g 54.9%
Fiber 190g
Sugars 601g
Protein 555g 16.5%
Exercise Summary Calories
Running 2 Hours 1664
Elliptical 35 Min 433
Weight Lifting 50 Min 154
Total 2251

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The Road To 2012 NYC Marathon – Summary of T-41 Week.

Highlights:

  • Completed my planned repeat of C25K Week 9, outdoors x2.
  • Received my official NYC Marathon registration number and badge (on the right under the calender).
  • First competitive 5K run in 2 weeks.
  • Starting to feel like it’s time for new workout shoes.  Fortunately, where I need to pick up my number for Run Nassau series is a proper running shoe store, so I figure I will go early and get that taken care of too.
Metric Last Week In Total
Mileage Run: 12.41 miles 98.31 miles
Longest Run: 4.18 miles 4.20 miles
Longest Run Time: 40:00 mm:ss 40:17 mm:ss
Longest Run Pace: 9:36 min/mile 9:34 min/mile

Phase III Weekly Weigh-In: Week 2

Category Weights(lbs)
Starting Weight: 197.9
Target Weight: 187.0
End Of Week 1 Weight: 196.1
End Of Week 2 Weight: 193.7
Week Over Week Change: -2.4
Total Weight Loss So Far: -4.2
Average Per Week So Far: 2.1 lbs/week


Pretty pleased with the week.  Good on food and exercise, but was a bit hectic so not enough sleep.  Showed during the week where the trend was down but erratic.  An extra dose of exertion (bit of construction/reorganizing that went on longer than expected) and a good night’s sleep and poof, down.  Now off to the gym (where I hope this stiffness from yesterday wears off)!