Category Archives: health

Healthy Weight?

I’m seriously trying to eat healthier this year, after a long series of occasional half-assed attempts & fleeting fascinations with nutrition info in the past. I recently discovered the  Dr. Oz show too, which is now one of my favorite parts of day time TV.

We’ll see how this goes… heh, no but for real, so far.. not so bad. So who knows, this might actually be real progress, or so I hope. But yeah, either way it’s worth putting in the effort, cuz’ I’ve been spending a little too much money on vending machines & eating out in recent times, & there are a couple pieces of clothing I’m not ready to let go of simply cuz’ they don’t fit so nice anymore.

Now, being the neurotic numbers nerd that I am, I’ve found this BMI Calculator at the National Heart Lung & Blood Institute’s website handy, & possibly a little more trustworthy than others. However, we still know what they say, for a more acurate depiction consult a physician, did I mention I need to save money though?

Anyway, I’ve seen friends try the South Beach Diet, Weight Watchers, or just simply go vegan, & I’ve observed mild success as well as unenviable failure. As for me, I’ve pretty much concluded that there are only two food rules that work for me, especially if this is going to be a lifestyle change, & those are: that it’s not what I eat, it’s how much I eat (cuz’ there are certain guilty pleasures I doubt I’ll ever have the discipline to quit) & that variety’s the spice of life, I love the adventure of trying some new foods, & that’s probably my best chance at rounding out the load of vitamins & minerals we’re all supposed to be getting as well, right? & Please, if there’s something delicious you know of that you’re not sure I’ve tried, feel free to leave a suggestion in the comments.


Free Rice

food for thought turns into thought for food as well

“FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site, Poverty.com.

FreeRice has two goals:

  1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
  2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on this site.

Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your vocabulary can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.

Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide. Thank you.”

http://www.freerice.com/

I’ve been at the website today, got to 1300 grains of rice, with my highest & current vocab level at 36


Project 350

“350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth.

We’re planning an international campaign to unite the world around the number 350, and we need your help. We need to make sure that the solutions the world proposes to climate change are to scale with the level of crisis that this number represents. Everyone on earth, from the smallest village to the cushiest corner office, needs to know what 350 means. The movement to spread that number needs to be beautiful, creative, and unstoppable.”

— Bill McKibben introducing Project 350: www.350.org


TheTruth.com

www.thetruth.com

an anti-tobacco campaign, particular aimed at the young people in the U.S.A., in part sponsored by the tobacco companies themselves, by court order

they do all sorts of stuff: ads, t-shirts, tv commercials & their wellknown/well-used color is orange, they’ve been around for some years now

their website seems to frequently be updated with the latest stuff in web design (in other words, it stands a good chance of crashing an old computer when trying to load it)

one of my first e-mail accounts, if not the first, was hosted by their website, & I kept it & used it as my prime e-mail address for some time, but then they terminated all the e-mail accounts they were hosting at the end of January last year
I’d been out on a roadtrip when the news was released, & didn’t get back to my e-mail until the last day of that month, so I was literally rushing to save all the stored e-mail contacts from my address book elsewhere, as well as any particular messages I may have cared about, as the clock ticked towards midnight on January 31, 2007
but at least I got to it in time, & even though they don’t host an e-mail account for me anymore, their message is still one that I support


Back Up Your Birth Control Day

 

E-Card

http://www.backupyourbirthcontrol.org