Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Sigh. Up a bunch since the last time I measured.


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Restarting the blog

I keep bitching to myself that I need to restart my weight loss. I always pick dumb times to do this, though - heading into the holidays - guaranteed to make me fat. Anyway, away we go.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Weight loss - 265

It's been depressing to have a bunch of 268 days, even though I've been doing mostly the right thing. I just started doing the Hacker's Diet Exercise plan, rung 1, on top of 4 times a week of going to the gym and doing some cardio/running.

Finally a little bit of a payoff, although it's hard to see.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Weird sky day today

Weird sky day today - it's about 1900 and the sky is very dark for so "early."

Hacker's Diet Exercise Plan

I'm totally starting the Hacker's Diet Exercise plan tomorrow. As soon as I get up. I guess I'll start on rung 1. I'll keep this updated.

Terrorism at work

Hey, look. A new sign on the refrigerator at work. I wonder what's going on? Usually these are promotional or saying that they'll be cleaning out the refrigerators.

Whaa? Suspicious activity? What? Are people poisoning other people's food? What in the world? Is this like See something, Say something?

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Stickam, uStream and port blocking

Bad day at work today and not because of the actual work part...

I have been watching Leo Laporte do his radio show for the past few weeks on but it wasn't working for him today, so he went to Well, I tried to follow him over there but I couldn't. Apparently whatever port they use for the video is blocked here (in my experience, they block every port except for port 80 and they also have a content filter. Apparently they're paranoid here.)

So, it was very frustrating to be in the chat via ircatwork and hear people talking about him bouncing on an exercise ball and generally being goofy and being one click away from being able to see and experience the interactivity. He also would answer questions from the chat via audio which I also couldn't hear.

Stupid port filters. Very annoying.

Oh, and some weird 15 year old girl was IM'ing me for no reason. I told her to go away and she wouldn't. I wonder if it's Chris Hansen? Entrapment! I'm calling it first.

School Psychology News

I'm a school psychologist in real life... Interesting news for us psychologists: AGS Pearson is buying Psychcorp from Harcourt. This could be a huge monopoly power in the psychoeducational world but I'll reserve judgement. This would essentially create one place for us psychologists to get the best tests for our job. This could then allow for increased costs for already *very* expensive tests. I recently asked our school district to buy 2 books for $1000. And they did.. What choice did they have? It's the best thing available.

Of course, I understand that there is research and development costs and that the services I provide are very expensive on the free market. I'm somewhat uncomfortable with the idea that my tax dollars (and yours) fund research for this company. I'd like to see an open source type movement come about for these types of psychoeducational tests. I don't have the brain for the actual research and development and testing that occurs but I could at least help out by understanding the GPL and providing backend support like that.

Ostensibly, we have that. The idea behind psychological research is that it is published and freely available. It would be very difficult to ask psychologists to conduct research for free but it already happens. There are grants available from a number of organizations.

In addition, DIEBLS is a new, free, alternative for some of the psychoeducational evaluations I conduct. We should expand on this idea with intelligence tests and other types of psychoeducational batteries. I'd like to see something like that occur.


Thursday, March 01, 2007

Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Good day for the most part yesterday... Then I blew out around dinner time. I'm back under my average weight, though, and my average BMI is back under 35 which falls in the red "you will die immediately" section.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


I didn't weigh myself until I was fully dressed today. I'm not entering it onto the weight tracking chart below because it would throw it off.

I did well yesterday. I could probably stand to drink some water to help with weight loss but I didn't really snack at all yesterday.

Monday, February 26, 2007


I was really good at work yesterday, avoiding temptation. I only walked about 1000 steps, though. Such a slack job.

Sunday, February 25, 2007


So, I'm reading about the "Fatblogger" movement. I think I'm the winner in terms of weight but I'll let that go for now.

I really like the charting ability and I think it would work in well with the proposed fatblogger idea.