Project 2012: Day 32
Answer to Day 25:
If you take a point on the circumference of a wheel that touches the road, it will go up in an arc, and down to a solitary point. I.e. unless it’s stationary, the point is moving upwards, forwards, and downwards.
However, if you extend the diameter of the wheel beyond the level of the road, the point that touches the road will do the same, but the point on the circumference that drops below the road will go backwards to go forwards.
What wheels have this attribute? Train wheels. So the a point on the circumference of a train wheel will go backwards to help the train move forwards.
Who’s with me?
Lucy, Em, and I have signed up for the inaugural Australian “1 Million Kilo Challenge.” This is all about pledging to lose weight over 10 weeks from the beginning of Feb. Over the country, the target total of weightloss pledged = 1,000,000 kg.
That’s a lot of butter.
To support those pledged, the organisers are providing diet and exercise plans. But I’m adding two characteristics that I know prove successful for me. Accountability and Competition.
So with a couple of friends we’ve created our own competition:
[Giving up] The Seven Deadly Sins of February. First person to pike takes the others out to dinner.
So what are these 7 mortal sins we’re forgoing to shed the tractor tyre?
- Wrath – Alcohol (If you do have a drink you must donate $20 to your favourite charity)
- Gluttony – Chips (hot and crisps)
- Greed – Any added sugar
- Pride – Any added salt
- Acedia – Caffeine (coffee & tea)
- Envy – Soda’s – diet or otherwise – sparkling water is the only carbonated drink allowed
- Lust – Chocolate
I’ll be weighing myself and measuring my weight at the beginning of the month, then again on the 29th, and will post how successful this has been.
How about you? Feel free to join, not only for weightloss, but also for an overall reset for general health.