Poetic Ramblings

Posted: March 2, 2007 in personal, poetry

As I am rather happy that I woke up weighing a little over 195 lbs- down over 11 pounds since I began this weight loss journey some 3 weeks ago- I decided to post some of my poetry on this blog. It is nothing special, I have never tried to get it published (posting it at poetry.com doesn’t count). I hope you enjoy.

The best things in life can’t be seen

The best things in life can’t be seen.
beyond the pale of sight and dreams,
lies emotion of the deepest kind.
A deluge of sensation from touch to mind

The best things in life can’t be seen,
they course through the blood.
when all images fade far from the mind,
and burn their strong scents into the soul.


The best things in life are composed of essence
an essence of touch and smell and taste.
Dying to be lived, life awaits agog
our action to be played out upon the stage.
Act, move, awake, she calls us all,
strike quickly before the curtain falls.

Copyright ©2007 John James Kaiser

[This was written as I reflected on Shakespeare’s “life is a stage” quote.]

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Well I can’t believe it, it’s been two weeks.  Two weeks of healthy living, exercise, and all around transforming my life.  The results thus far?

Well you will have to wait a day or two for the picture comparison, but stats wise it looks great.


It is amazing how quickly some things can change. For example just last week my blood pressure was 129/76 and my resting heart rate was 79. After conducting three tests (at three different times to ensure accuracy) my new B/P is 117/74 with a resting HR of 71. Meaning my heart is already working more efficiently and growing healthier by the day.

I am not sure if I shared this previously, but I am taking pictures EVERY night to document this process. In the end- after the 30, 60, and the 90 marks- I will create some movie maker files showing the pictures in progression. It will be like watching the fat melt away- and if I watch it backward I could see myself get fat again, but who wants to do that.

I made a conscious choice a week ago when I started this blog to include only weight loss and fitness posts.  However, I have come to realize that I would much rather share a full picture of this total transformation.