Friday, January 23, 2015

Wednesday Weigh-In 20150123

My cats have taught me the true meaning of the term "pissing contest."

Waist = 41"
Height = 5' 9"

References:
  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Tanita Scale with Body Fat monitor
  3. Javascript must be enabled to view the data.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wednesday Weigh-In 20150114

I eliminated excess dairy from my diet in order to reduce the bloating. Turns out you can get almond milk added to your coffee instead of milk / cream. I do feel much better, even though the numbers below don't reflect any difference from last week.

Waist = 41"
Height = 5' 9"

References:
  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Tanita Scale with Body Fat monitor
  3. Javascript must be enabled to view the data.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Wednesday Weigh-In 20150109

Something has made me very bloated. I started to take my wife to daily, two-hour treatments for a sore. After I drop her off, I set myself up in a donut shop to use its free WiFi. I buy coffee so I can claim to be a legitimate customer and not just a parasite. But I don't like to drink coffee on an empty stomach, so I also buy a breakfast sandwich. I'm sure the wheat in the sandwich and the milk in the coffee contribute to the bloating. So I'll have to switch to black coffee and request that the sandwich be made without the bread.

Waist = 41"
Height = 5' 9"

References:
  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Tanita Scale with Body Fat monitor
  3. Javascript must be enabled to view the data.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Pam Grout's Red Pill Corollary

I just finished reading Pam Grout's E-Cubed, which features ten "experiments" on the law of attraction, a subject I view with much skepticism.

I tried the "Red Pill Corollary" first.  In this experiment, the reader attempts to encounter eight items, which are listed at the link.  I'd been hearing the belly laughs (the first item) while reading that section of the book, because my daughter had a friend over for a social visit.  So I wondered if it might actually work this time.

The number 222 came a bit unexpectedly.  I was supposed to drive my daughter to another friends house so that she would arrive at 2pm.  But we were running late, about 20 minutes late.  So I wondered if we might arrive at the house at 2:22pm.  But alas, we were still on the road at 2:21 and still several minutes away.  So I figured I'd look again at the clock in another minute.  But the next time I looked, the clock was at 2:23pm.  So I missed it.  But after I dropped off my daughter and while I was driving back home, I glanced at the side of the road right at a sign for house number 222, which I just happened to be driving by.  I enjoyed that little twist of fate from The Universe.

Unfortunately, the other six items were not to be discovered.  Well, technically I suppose the billboards I saw had messages for me -- they're designed to have messages for everyone.  But the messages I saw did not seem directed at me, as the author's text implies.

I suppose there was a smiling baby on at least one of the Christmas cards we received, and if I wanted to, I could've looked through them again to find it.  But I don't think this experiment is supposed to work that way.

But anyway, the other items never showed up.  I'm sure they'll show up for some people, just based on probability.  And nearly everyone will see a few items, as I did.  But we probably won't bother to report our failures.  However, those who saw all eight items probably will report their successes.  And so, the experiment will appear to be a success, en masse.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Wednesday Weigh-In 20150101

Happy New Year! I've been on a holiday from work since Tuesday, 12/22. It's amazing how much more tired I feel when I just vegetate!

Waist = 40.75"
Height = 5' 9"

References:
  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Tanita Scale with Body Fat monitor
  3. Javascript must be enabled to view the data.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday Weigh-In 20141225

Today's gift was that my wife came out of the hospital earlier than expected.

Waist = 40.75"
Height = 5' 9"

References:
  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Tanita Scale with Body Fat monitor
  3. Javascript must be enabled to view the data.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday Weigh-In 20141218

The upcoming Winter Solstice this year will coincide with the December New Moon. So right now, both Moon and Sun are waning. It might seem strange, incredible or ridiculous, but I can sense the ebb and flow of energy associated with the moon phase and the seasons. Right now I feel Life Force spiraling away. It's as if I'm watching a movie played on an old fashioned reel-to-reel projector, and the film is slipping, showing a blur. I really just want to lie on the floor, close my eyes tight and Breathe for a few days. I hope you are doing much better than this!

Waist = 40.75"
Height = 5' 9"

References:
  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Tanita Scale with Body Fat monitor
  3. Javascript must be enabled to view the data.