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Day 13; Decisions, decisions.

Friday, December 14, 2012

I'm almost to the halfway point, which is crazy. I think I'm going to use Dec 16 as "halfway," so maybe I'll take my measurements again.

I'm trying to decide something... Should I keep blogging while I'm away for the holidays? I'll be out of town Dec 22-30. I could blog from my parents' house and keep going which would help me stay accountable and motivated.

On the other hand, I do kind of want to do a big wrap up on Jan 1. There will be no suspense whatsoever as to whether or not I Kicked August if I post every day; it will be pretty obvious in the numbers.

OR ALSO I could split the difference - post for Kick August through Dec 26 or so, and then 27-31 can be a surprise. Cliffhanger!! DID I MAKE IT??? hahaha.

I don't know. Reader poll!

Another thing I'm thinking of doing is taking some screenshots of charts and stuff. I've had a couple people comment that they could never take the time or patience to look at the numbers the way I am, and really it's so much easier than you guys think. I can show where I got all the August numbers, and the Dec stuff takes hardly any time. I might even time myself tomorrow so I can tell you exactly how long it takes me to update my Kick August numbers.

I guess I should call this "Decisions decisions DECISIONS" because I thought of a third thing.

I have been thinking about sharing my food and fitness trackers.

This is weird for me. I don't know why I didn't share them originally; I guess I was afraid I would be terrible at this and then have the added humiliation of people looking at my tracker and seeing that I ate half a cake or something. I mean the point of tracking is I don't eat half a cake because I don't want to have to figure out how to track it, but you know....

But I'm feeling like, if it's possible it would help even one person then it's a good thing.

Maybe it's the holidays, or the rapid approach of the end of the year, but I have been seeing a lot of people feeling down around Spark lately, and I wish I could help.

~*~***~KICK AUGUST~***~*~
August accomplishments - December progress so far (December 1-13)


Tracked all calories eaten all 31 days – 13/13 days so far
Within calorie range 24/31 days – 12/13 so far
Went over 2000 calories on 6 days – 0 so far
Fat grams in range 25/31 days – 12/13 so far
Carbs in range 29/31 days – 13/13 so far
Protein under range 4/31 days – 0 so far
Protein over 90g 12/31 days – 8/13 so far
Cholesterol in range 25/31 days – 10/13 so far
Fiber in range 19/31 days – 10/13 so far
Fiber over 40g 4/31 days – 5/13 so far
Sodium in range 12 days – 9/13 so far
Sodium under 3,000mg 24/31 days – 13/13 so far
Remembered to take vitamins 23/31 days – 13/13 so far

Intake (other):

Total cups of water 152 – 103 so far
Average of 4.9/day – average of 7.9/day so far
Total fruits & veggies 137 – 82 so far
Average of 4.4/day – average of 6.3/day so far


(*Same as Day 12.)
Worked out 3x a week 4/5 weeks – 3x for week 1, 2x for week 2
Measured another way, worked out 13 days – 6 so far
569 fitness minutes – 236 minutes so far
Strength training days 0 – 2 so far
Calories burned 4720 – 3730 so far
Average of ~1005 calories burned per week - 1824/wk1; ?? wk 2
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    I think you should do it until the 26th and then you can tell us what happend on the first of the new year. I'm doing much better now but i have seen alot of my friends down too. But i know we can do this. I think it is awesome how much you have done this month. I think you will Kick August's butt by a long shot. emoticon
    3072 days ago
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    Well heck-I gotta say I agree with Lisa. I mean, blogging to hold yourself accountable is understandable-but as long as you're logging in and using the fitness/nutrition trackers, I think that's good enough. ESPECIALLY since it's getting progressively crazier the closer it gets to Christmas.

    And who doesn't love a cliffhanger/big reveal?!

    Whatever you decide will be fine by me! =D
    3072 days ago
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    well, whether you decide to blog or not while on Christmas break, just make sure you log in and track your food.

    I think a big cliffhanger and big reveal might be fun. Wow, think where you will be in just a few short weeks!

    Congrats on all your successes and progress! Awesome!
    3073 days ago
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