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A Funny

Sunday, June 09, 2013

  
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ANYA_ONION 6/12/2013 10:40AM

    ::snort:: Nargles hide 'em in our house. Who knew they were just trying to better our health?!

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ROCKYCPA 6/11/2013 9:34PM

    Cute

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HHB4181 6/11/2013 9:08PM

    emoticon

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GODZDESIGN95 6/10/2013 12:53PM

    HEHEHEHE!

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GODZDESIGN95 6/10/2013 12:53PM

    HEHEHEHE!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 6/10/2013 11:37AM

    Heh! Cute!

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DETERMINEDJANET 6/9/2013 10:49PM

    good idea!

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-COURT- 6/9/2013 9:46PM

    We look all over for ours too. When you are on Channel 12 and want channel 241, remotes come in handy.

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RASPBERRY56 6/9/2013 8:15PM

    emoticon

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NBARNES 6/9/2013 6:39PM

    That's pretty good - but it works for ME in my house emoticon

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JUNA89 6/9/2013 4:18PM

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No arms or legs

Saturday, June 08, 2013

What an inspiration!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4uG2kSdd-4

  
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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 6/9/2013 12:26PM

    Wow! Amazing!

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NBARNES 6/9/2013 10:32AM

    I have a friend with a grown child who was also born without arms and legs and he also has an amazing attitude about life. It's good to have these visual reminders about how truly lucky we are to be whole.


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DLDMIL 6/8/2013 6:48PM

    Thanks for sharing, it is a very inspirational story.

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DJ4HEALTH 6/8/2013 5:23PM

    Gives you something to think about

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KPACE7 6/8/2013 3:13PM

    Very inspirational. emoticon

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MATH - UGH!!

Friday, June 07, 2013

I hated arithmetic in grade school and math in high school and numbers in general now. I feel like I should have been tested for some kind of math disability in school, but teachers didnít bother and parents didnít care when I b**** over doing my math homework.

I have a transcript from high school showing my %ile raw score for math as 11 and Ohio %ile as 4. Iím not sure how to read that, but seems low match to other scores on my sheet of Achievement Test raw scores Math 11
Academic Ability Test Raw scores: math 14;

Achievement Test, Ohio %ile: math 4.
Academic Ability test: Ohio %ile: math 4.

At times, with more complex figuring on teams, Iíve had to ask DH for help.

Iím reading a book on Alzheimer (a challenge Iím on we have to read health articles), one test is to count down from 100 by 7sÖ..say what!!!!

I know there is a word meaning math disability, Dyscalculia, but not really sure I have it.

Who says math isnít importantÖespecially when shopping for deals. Thank goodness for calculatorsÖ..and DH. I usually take him along.

Iím not completely dumb, because I can do some math especially by 10s and I have had some luck with easy deals; which is the cheaper deal.

I remember being made Ďtreasuryí on my Relay For Life team. I had to make change for the yard sale. At least two people corrected the change I gave back and it was to their advantage. Usually it was a dollar at the most, that they gave back, but how many didnít bother to correct me and kept the money? Needles to say, DH helped me in making sure I had the right amount of our yard sale to report to my team.

  
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GODZDESIGN95 6/7/2013 9:25PM

    calculator please! emoticon

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IRISHMUM3 6/7/2013 8:17PM

    I have had students who are math teachers now and never have heard of the math disability (of which there are numerous forms - number sense, calculations, etc.). Too bad your teachers didn't help you with it, but it was not well known back then. And, math is not considered a "survival skill" (but you show that it is) like reading and writing, so even today a math disability does not get priority for testing and assistance,

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KPACE7 6/7/2013 7:58PM

    Hmmm, counting down by 7's is tough for anyone without a calculator. emoticon

Don't worry about the math, put a calculator in your purse and you will be ready for the day. I have a calculator on my living room table, all sorts of computations occur when you least expect it.


Karen

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 6/7/2013 7:41PM

    I too suffer math problems. I can make change, and simple math as long as I double check my numbers because I often transpose them. **HUGS** Hope you find hope and help with your math problems.

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-COURT- 6/7/2013 6:55PM

    I can't believe that the counting down by 7s was a test for Alzheimer. It's in a book I'm reading by David Shenk. It did say to stop after 5 answers.

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NBARNES 6/7/2013 6:45PM

    I remember taking algebra in 7th grade and getting a "D" - but in my defense I had a terrible teacher. When I was in college I had to take a high school remedial math to even qualify to get into the basic math! The day I took my final (this was a non-credit class I audited!) I walked directly from the final to the math placement center and was able to actually test out of the basic math. Of course I took that placement test immediately after my final because I knew if I waited at all I'd forget what I'd learned.

As far as the counting down by 7's - gosh, I'm not sure I could count UP by 7's to 100 - so you're sure emoticon not alone out there

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SECOND2 6/7/2013 3:24PM

    If you would like to improve your math skills, you could check out www.khanacademy.org

It's a free website that has video lessons and work problems in math and many other subjects. Before you say, heck no... The founder says that almost all students can do all math. They just work at different paces and learn at different rates. Most students in school don't understand 100% of the math they learn. Since math keeps building on what you have already learned, eventually that catches up to students and they hit a wall and are completely confused. Not the student's fault - just the way math is taught that is failing them.

I'm 33 and I started at basic addition. I moved up quickly but have found I have a much deeper understanding of how and why math works.

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KACAR51 6/7/2013 3:04PM

    The counting down from 100 by 7's. I would fail and they would diagnose we with Alzheimer's! I failed algebra twice in college, but I got a "B" in Calculus! My family and I are still mystified by that! I avoid math when ever I can! Calculators rule! emoticon

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DR1939 6/7/2013 1:44PM

    When counseling students on the required core courses I had many who felt they could not "do" math. We had one professor who was a star at teaching remedial math. When my students took her course almost all of them did just fine in that and in the remaining required math courses. That being said, I also had a very bright woman who took her math proficiency test 3 times before she passed it (final time that was allowed before you could be readmitted to the university). However, the problem you are having probably has to do with the teaching rather than your ability. Particularly if your first experience was an ineffectual teacher. Once you believe you cannot do math, it is very hard to perform well. Also the counting backward by 7s is not a math function, it is a general intelligence function and is very hard to do for anyone even very bright young people who typically are at the peak of this type of mental functioning.

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Re: Dream

Thursday, June 06, 2013

  
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KACAR51 6/7/2013 12:18PM

    Sooo cute! Thanks! emoticon emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 6/6/2013 10:37PM

    Yup, that's me.

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TWINKS55 6/6/2013 10:07PM

    emoticon Love it. Well said. Hang on to those dreams!!! emoticon

~Ms Twinks

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KRISTA-GIRL 6/6/2013 8:21PM

    Love it! You are so fun . :-)

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NBARNES 6/6/2013 7:45PM

    Yes - you're a master of cartoons! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one. I think I'm a lot like that little rhino. Like Chalkdrawjumper...I needed a good laugh today as well!

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IRISHMUM3 6/6/2013 6:12PM

    Hey, I love this! It is my home screen on my iPad and a picture on SP! I got it from my buddy in Ireland. It motivates me each day. :)

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1MIN17SECB412PM 6/6/2013 5:03PM

    Thanks, Courti doll. I needed this today. emoticon

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MAGGIEVAN 6/6/2013 4:51PM

    Ha-ha, very funny, thanks for sharing. Poor little Rhino!

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Best Exercise to Lose Weight - by Marc Perry

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

(Just to know, I'm not doing this)
This is by Marc Perry in his words:

This is a really tough question because a combination of exercises would be ideal and nutrition is by far the most important part of the weight loss equation. If I had to imagine the best exercise to lose fat, it would (1) create an intense muscle burn and stimulation in most of your muscles (2) increase your heart rate and your body temperature and (3) burn calories after the workout, creating an afterburn effect.

Generally speaking, I believe the best exercises to lose weight are high intensity leg exercises, because your legs comprise the largest volume of muscle in your body and can create powerful hormonal changes. They also satisfy all the points I just listed.

Iím biting my lip as I write this because there are so many exercises with pros/cons to each, but I would say the Dumbbell Clean & Press. The wrinkle I would add is to do a squat in between the clean and the press, as if you are jumping the weight up. This is an exercise that requires some technical skill and also pretty good hip/calf mobility, so be careful

  
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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 6/6/2013 10:37PM

    Heh. Like your take better, although I must confess most of my exercise is walking based,.

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NBARNES 6/6/2013 7:41PM

    LOL - Court, you're too funny...although...makes me think I might want to do that - especially today when I've got plenty of grrrrrrr energy to expend!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 6/6/2013 9:12AM

    HIGH INTENSITY!! SHAZAM!!
That's the secret alright, and for ALL the body - not just legs. There are other kinds of ****best***burn*** exercises 'out there' too.

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KACAR51 6/6/2013 8:27AM

    OMG! I would die! But I do agree with the idea of using the legs! I have always heard that using your legs is the best exercise! (Walking, cycling, etc.)
Who is Marc Perry? emoticon

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GODZDESIGN95 6/5/2013 11:23PM

    LOL for points I thought you were trying this. I probably would die if I tried that intensity.

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-SEVEN- 6/5/2013 10:26PM

    I couldn't even attempt that!

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-COURT- 6/5/2013 9:19PM

    Oh, I'm not doing this....I needed a blog for points. I should stick to the cartoons. LOL

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FRAN0426 6/5/2013 9:12PM

    Sounds intense, good luck. Having had knee surgery on one knee aqlready think I'll leave this on go. Let us know how it works for you.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 6/5/2013 9:01PM

    You can do it.

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