Friday, July 10, 2009

I Did It!

  • Woooo! On 03/26/2007 I started at 259. Today I'm at 199.

    That's right, just 1/2 lb per week. Slow and steady catches the worm. In graphical form:

    My BMI is still technically overweight, though. Granted, BMI isn't a very good measure, but in this case I agree with the assessment and I'm going to go for 10 more lbs.

  • I've only recently started using multiple colors of clay together. I have an irrational fear of "using up" the clay when I mix it, even though a pound of clay is like $1. However, a clay model gathers impossible-to-remove dust and small nicks. So I've finally bitten the more expensive bullet of switching to sculpey.

    A 4 year old of my acquaintance calls this "the treasure cat" and a 2 year old, also of my acquaintance, calls it "measure cat". (Also, any Cheshire Experts will notice right away the wrong color I didn't notice until too late.)

  • I have a scrollsaw from way back but the blade broke and it turns out that that size is hard to find. Then last weekend I found a bandsaw at the flea market! After some tuning and tweaking, it's running great.

    Is this

    the first step on the road to this?

    Doubtful. But maybe!


  1. Congrats! And the cheshire cat is great, good work.

    Just out of curiosity, what did you use to make the table and chart?

  2. Those are screenshots. I've been using It's basically just a spreadsheet with a little weighted averaging code. It'll track more than weight, but that's all I put in.