Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday Weigh-In 20110629

Yikes, I'm outside my target range of 155lb to 165lb!

Waist = 38.0"
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, June 24, 2011

Animal Personality Test

My result for The Animal Personality Test ...

Beaver

I scored 44% Otter, 25% Lion, 75% Beaver, and 47% Golden Retriever!

"How was that done in the past?"

You're a beaver. Beavers tend to be intellectually busy, always questioning why things are the way they are, and how stuff works. You think logically, and tend to be less emotional. You may be very organized, putting things where you know you'll be able to find them later, or use an "inner filing system" to record experiences. Beavers like to take things apart... and take people apart as well, making them some of the toughest critics. They set high standards for others, and themselves.

In relationships, beavers are advised to avoid the spontaneous, risk taking otter. They don't always understand each other very well. Instead, they are advised to pair up with a laid back Golden Retriever or an adventurous Lion.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday Weigh-In 20110623

I sometimes have trouble with dandruff in the winter. But this year, the problem never went away. I still have a problem with it.

Then today I realized the connection between the dandruff and the fact that we stopped eating fish for dinner in January, which is when our daughter adopted a vegan diet. Some healthy fish oil is just the thing to improve the condition of my scalp.

Oh, and yes, I do know that today is Thursday. But artistic license allows me to keep using the post title of "Wednesday Weigh-In."

Waist = 38.0"
Height = 5' 9"

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

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

End of School -- Start of Summer

Today is the start of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. And it's also the last day of school for our daughter.

She had trouble with math this year. She was supposed to be placed in the advanced math program, but someone messed up, and she was put in the regular math program. After a few days, things got straightened out, and she got put into the advanced class, but by then she was already behind. And each few days that she was out sick, she fell behind more.

We decided to have her take the regular math program next year. Half of the material will be review for her. I want to make sure she gains math skill over the summer or at least not lose anything. So I've decided to give her Daily Math Problems, which, if she solves them correctly, will get her excused from scooping out the four litter boxes.

The first problem is to identify the quadratic expressions (from a group of ten) that factor into squares like this:

(x + a)(x + a)

She's actually pretty good at factoring since it's algorithmic. But the trick here is to do it efficiently. I want her to realize that she doesn't have to factor all ten expressions. Instead, she should realize that only the expressions with a constant a * a need to be tested.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday Weigh-In 20110615

I've been feeling more hungry lately. I can feel that way at work if I'm not mindfully engaged. Also, caffeine can bring about an increase in hunger. Even the caffeine in green tea can have an effect.

I'm also tired from waking up at 4:00am. I fall right back to sleep after I realize how early it is, but I think it would be better if we weren't on Daylight Savings Time. Then I'd consider getting up at 5:00am and going to bed earlier.

Waist = 38.25"
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, June 8, 2011

Wednesday Weigh-In 20110608

I haven't had time to make breakfast sausages, so I've been eating oat bran for breakfast a few days per week. And I've been adding carob powder to my almond butter on toast and stopped putting blueberries on it.

Waist = 38.0"
Height = 5' 9"

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

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wednesday Weigh-In 20110601

I plan to start eating sausages for breakfast again. That should help me lose a few pounds. I'd like to get back down to 160.

Waist = 38.25"
Height = 5' 9"

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