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I'm counting out crack...

Saturday, February 09, 2013

…ers, that is, crackers. The two syllable word wouldn’t fit into the rhyme scheme of the song I was thinking of, “Counting Out Time”, by Genesis.

Not often a tune about oral sex gives inspiration for a weight loss related blog entry, but in this case, I happened to be reaching into a bag of cheez-its, and grabbing a handful, I found myself counting the number of crackers I had in hand. The reason is printed right there on every box, where it declares that a serving size is exactly 27 crackers, and my mind wandered off to the first verse of the song, “I’m counting out time/Got the whole thing down by numbers/All those numbers/give me guidance/oh lord I need that now.”

Instead of following Peter Gabriel to the bookstore for the manual, my brain thought instead of all the numbers we get to deal with in this journey, from the 8 glasses of water, to BMI and BMR and calorie counts, and the omnipresent digits of the scale. It’s the penultimate one that weighed on the mind this past evening, trying to figure out how much of a serving I was taking so as to properly record them in the tracker. Though a device that I largely ignored the first 15 months on spark, I’ve been using it more faithfully lately as part of the blc challenges. As with the water spiel yesterday, no immediate results have, umm, resulted, but I’ll keep going with it. The findings are interesting, if nothing else.

I'm curious, of all the digits and figures we have to pay attention to, which numbers bug you the most?
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    BMI probably bugs me the most. Based on my build I probably will never have an ideal bmi.
    1957 days ago
    The numbers that show up on my bath scale is what bugs me the most!!! (I still swear they have been tampered with by a devious character whos name starts with an S ................ emoticon
    1959 days ago
    I'd say the number on the scale for one. Sometimes when I've had a great week and feel great, that number just won't go down. Or even worse, it goes up. It bothers me less than it used to, because I've seen so many weeks of it refusing to cooperate that I'm more prepared for it, but it's still hard to shake it off sometimes.

    Also my calorie percentage. Even if I completely obliterate my calorie intake, I still desperately try to keep my carbs under 50%. Because I know I'm going to be moody and miserable and it's going to be that much harder to accomplish workouts.
    1959 days ago
    The BMI mostly. It's way too basic for all the different kinds of people out there.
    1959 days ago
    All of them.
    1959 days ago
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