Fun with Gatorade

I am trying something new today with the diet thing. Normally I keep track of liquids by drinking an ounce at a time. I have a little stack of one ounce cups and I just fill a cup, drink it, repeat. I write down every time I pour out an ounce, and when I am done I add the total to my spreadsheet.

Not today. Today I took a 20oz bottle of G2 (lower sugar Gatorade) and noted the time I opened it on my spreadsheet (7:58am). I have left that row on the sheet incomplete as I will just keep drinking from the bottle until it is empty. Then I’ll add the 20 ounces and the stop time. Makes sense, right? Sure, except that I have eaten two meals after opening the bottle of G2. So the spreadsheet is no longer technically in chronological order.

I don’t think I will do this again. The bottle is half empty now, but I just finished lunch (4.4 oz of chicken) and I can’t drink again for another hour. I took two Calcium Citrate pills at 12:30 or so. I have to take two more around dinner time. I don’t want to still be drinking this bottle of G2* and have to track all four Calcium pills on the same row. I want to see distinct entries for each vitamin dose.

Hmmm… maybe I’ll just close the open row and put it at 10 ounces. Yeah, I’ll do that. I don’t want to overcomplicate this stuff.

Drink up, kids!


*I just read the label of the bottle of G2 and realized the actual name is G/2, as in “G over 2″**. It’s a math problem. It says it has 1/2 the sugar of original Gatorade… Hence, G/2. I get it! I actually prefer G Free because that is supposed to have zero sugar, but G/2, or G2, or whatever doesn’t have enough sugar to make me feel sick so I think it’s okay.

I’m guessing this is one of the longest blog posts about Gatorade in the history of the internets.


**(Rush fans from the 80’s might get this reference) If you’re not wearing your 3D glasses you’ll only be seeing this in one half D! Count Floyd, 1984 or so.

Happy Pi Day

Today is March 14th. In the US that’s 3/14. Or maybe 3.14. Pi! It’s Pi Day! Happy Pi Day, everyone!

Let’s celebrate by rattling off the first 1,000 digits!

3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 4811174502 8410270193 8521105559 6446229489 5493038196 4428810975 6659334461 2847564823 3786783165 2712019091 4564856692 3460348610 4543266482 1339360726 0249141273 7245870066 0631558817 4881520920 9628292540 9171536436 7892590360 0113305305 4882046652 1384146951 9415116094 3305727036 5759591953 0921861173 8193261179 3105118548 0744623799 6274956735 1885752724 8912279381 8301194912 9833673362 4406566430 8602139494 6395224737 1907021798 6094370277 0539217176 2931767523 8467481846 7669405132 0005681271 4526356082 7785771342 7577896091 7363717872 1468440901 2249534301 4654958537 1050792279 6892589235 4201995611 2129021960 8640344181 5981362977 4771309960 5187072113 4999999837 2978049951 0597317328 1609631859 5024459455 3469083026 4252230825 3344685035 2619311881 7101000313 7838752886 5875332083 8142061717 7669147303 5982534904 2875546873 1159562863 8823537875 9375195778 1857780532 1712268066 1300192787 6611195909 21642019893 4 2 1 1 7 0 6 7 9

Seventy-Nine Minutes

I have seventy-nine minutes to go until the long weekend. New Years is so close I can practically smell Times Square.

Two unrelated things come together in this post. First, I am curious how many of my loyal readers and only friends are planning on going out for New Years Eve. By going out I mean going someplace where more than 10 people will be present. Doesn’t matter if it’s inside or outside, I just want to know if you are going to an actual party. Second, WordPress.com has just given us access to a third party plug in/embed thing that lets us add polls and surveys and stuff like that to our posts. I add ’em and no one response to ’em, but I keep adding ’em!

I posted one of these polls the other day before I knew how to see the results without actually adding a response. Once I figured it out I found there were seven responses. Six of them were me. Wheeeee!

73 minutes to go.

What percentage of the work day is left? It’s 4:18pm. I work from 9:00am to 5:30pm. I have worked (7 * 60) + 18 = 438 minutes. There are (8 * 60) + 30 = 510 minutes in the day. I have worked ((7*60)+18)/((8*60)+30) * 100 = 85.88% of the work day. Fuck yeah, math.

Answer the poll! Polls are fun! Specifically, polls are fun when you’re a lame blog poster like me so let me have fun!

Weight Watchers Math

Okay, so now that I have a value to play with for this year’s weight watchers run I can do a little math to bring together last year’s account with this year’s.

(My starting weight on 8/30/14) = X
(My starting weight on 4/11/15) = Y

X-Y=15.4

As stated in the previous post, my weight loss so far in this year’s account is 9.6 pounds. Add that to the total prior to 4/11/15 to get the total weight loss so far, given that my weight on 8/30/14 was far and away the heaviest I’ve ever been.

15.4 + 9.6 = 25

I have lost 25 pounds since August 30, 2014. Which also means I’ve gained 12.6 since hitting my peak of 37.6 pounds lost on December 13, 2014. So… yeah… let’s just focus on the new account and the 9.6 pounds. That is the healthier way to look at this.

Although, there is no way in hell I’m going to be able to just forget about that 15.4 left over from last year.

Math is fun.

Commuter Math

My car has a gauge that measures both distance and time. I zeroed it when I left this morning and that allows me to do a little commuter math.

When the clock hit 30 minutes I had traveled 23.5 miles. That’s an average speed of 47 miles per hour. That’s pretty fantastic for a Wednesday morning.

When the clock hit 60 minutes I had traveled 29 miles. That means my average speed over the second 30 minute time period was 11 miles per hour. My average speed for the entire trip dropped from 47 miles per hour to 29 miles per hour.

I stopped keeping track after that. The traffic broke at 63 minutes. I forgot to check the total time for the drive, but it was less than an hour and 20 minutes. Over all the time was about average. It was a pretty normal morning drive. The first 30 minutes seemed pretty fast, and the second 30 minutes felt pretty slow, but it all sort of evened out in the end.

You are all looking completely fascinated right now. You should see your faces.