Saturday, September 10, 2011
Tomorrow is 9-11. Ten years ago, our world changed. The twin towers
It was our generation's Pearl Harbor. An attack on all Americans. Yes - all Americans whether they were Christian, Jewish, Muslim, white, black, brown, Asian, European, African, Middle Eastern, rich, poor, healthy, sick, young, old. Children grew up without a mother or a father,others lost an aunt, an uncle, son, daughter, husband, wife. All America grieved with them.
We have fought wars for the last decade. Children in my class weren't even born yet when this happened.
We also blamed any and all Muslims
and we shouldn't.
We need to honor the first responders
and remember that we all jump rope the same way no matter who we are
and teach tolerance and peace because world peace is in our hands
What will you do to pass on the peace to others today? And honor those who lost their lives that day?
Friday, September 09, 2011
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Several times lately I have seen people tell others that muscle weighs more than fat. Think for a minute, does a pound of feathers weigh more than a pound of duck? Well, muscle does not weigh more than fat (five pounds is five pounds) but it is nicer to look at.
As you can see, the 5 lbs. of fat is much bulkier than the 5 lbs. of muscle, but five pounds is still five pounds. Muscle does not weigh more than fat.
Fat is bulky and lumpy so if you carry an extra five pounds of fat, you'll be lumpier than with five pounds more muscle. A five pound pile of fat will take up more space (volume) than a five pound pile of muscle; but five pounds is still five pounds, so for those of you that don't "get" English, you cannot say one thing weighing a certain weight weighs more than another thing at that same weight. It's a common joke to play on an 8-year old. The correct way to state the muscle weighs more than fat scenario is, "Muscle is heavier by volume than fat."
A woman weighing 150 pounds with 19% fat will look much smaller (and be much healthier) than a woman at 150 pounds with 35% fat. They weigh the same, yet the composition is different. Because muscle is more dense than fat the person with less fat and more muscle will look smaller.
Stop being so obsessed with body weight and start paying attention to body composition. How much body fat do you have compared to muscle? Simply seeing how much you weigh isn't very helpful.
Please stop the myth that muscle weighs more than fat. And sorry if I burst any bubbles out there.
Friday, September 02, 2011
Saw this blog a few times today and thought i would try it too. If you read this join in and re-post so we can all get to know each other a little better! : )
A. Age - 56
B. Books -Kathy Reichts, Outlander series.
C. Chore - Something I hate to do: dishes. so my dishwasher gets a LOT of use.
Something i like to do: organization
D. Dog -None
E. Essentials - glucose meter, cell phone, check book, glucose tablets.
F. Favorite color - tan & red
G. Games - Apples to Apples and Solitaire on the computer
H. Hometown - military brat, call Acworth,GA home now
I. Indulgences - no sugar added ice cream, sugar free cheese cake
J. Job -Special Ed teacher of students with autism, Mom & Grandmother
K. Kids - 3 wonderful kiddos. two daughters and one son
L. Living arrangements - Home sweet home! empty nester with hubby and two cats
M. Music -oldies or show tunes
N. Number of siblings - 2 older sisters, one I am close to, I am not
O. Oranges or apples -apples
P. Phobias -being called to the principal's office
Q. Quote - We the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible, for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing!
R. Reason to smile -The progress of my students
S. Season - Autumn. When it cools down in Georgia.
T. Tattoos - none
U. Unknown fact about me -I graduated in Germany and was in Munich during the Munich Massacre in 1972.
V. Veggie -Sweet potato
W. Worst habit - worrying about things before they happen
Y. Yummy food I like to eat - pizza
Z. Zodiac - Gemini which fits me to a tee!
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