April 6, 2006

Dietary Shotgun

OK, there would probably be few things more boring than me posting on and on about how I’m trying to eat better after months of not paying any attention and after the Achilles tendon problem that plagues me on and off and has me off my running. However, I decided that I need motivation to stay on track. So, every Friday, with the shotgun post, until I decide to stop, I’m posting my recent daily calorie counts and weight at the bottom of my post. The theory is, if I know people can see them I will be more careful eating. I’ve been counting starting on Monday. So here are the links to my online spreadsheets:

Calories and Weights.

[BONUS: This Skittles commercial is creepy.]

Posted by James at April 6, 2006 2:55 PM
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Somebody at NBC read your blog entries on the Saltine challenge. There can be no other explanation for the Saltine PSA.

Posted by: Patti M. at April 7, 2006 12:31 PM

No - I can't claim responsibility for coming up with the idea.

Although I do get the #1 Google hit when you search for "Saltine Challenge." Frankly, that amazes me. I have a page rank far above what I deserve.

Posted by: James at April 7, 2006 2:04 PM

In case anyone is interested: Google search for "Saltine Challenge".

Posted by: James at April 7, 2006 2:05 PM

Note that the next listing down from yours is a guy who has this to say on his blog:

While on business at our New York offices a couple of weeks ago, I was introduced to a peculiar competition known as “The Saltine Challenge”. Apparently this has been around for quite awhile..."

The "around for quite a while" led me to think this would be a link to some marketing campaign in the '50s or some such. Nope. It's a link to this blog.


Posted by: Patti M. at April 7, 2006 2:27 PM

Wikipedia credits the challenge to a Nabisco ad campaign in the 1970s.

Posted by: Mike at April 7, 2006 3:12 PM

That's what I was looking for! Thanks, Mike.

Posted by: Patti M. at April 7, 2006 3:29 PM

James - in your calories spreadsheet, how did you compute the "calories needed" number? is there some formula based on height, age, etc?

I figure I could stand to lose 15 lbs and your spreadsheets might be something I could use as well.

Posted by: jeremy at April 10, 2006 8:34 AM

Jeremy, I found something that might be even better for you. I'll mention it in a separate post.

Posted by: James at April 10, 2006 9:05 AM

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