Archive for the '“Real” things' Category

I eat way too much

Posted by seoulfully on February 17th, 2008

Tuna Calculator | Environmental Working Group

I eat WAY more than this says I should.  There are some periods I go without tuna, but it’s normally a staple, since I’m WAY lazy and it’s so easy to just pop a can.

Having the celebs doesn’t usually mean much

Posted by seoulfully on February 5th, 2008

But Barack certainly seems to get the young ones out.  This is a great support video featuring celebs and music.  If it were a single I’d buy it.  As it stands perhaps I’ll find a way to get this video onto my computer.  Ahem, umm, as I respect copyright laws and all of that.

Yes We Can – Barack Obama support song (YouTube)

Who’s what? Or who?

Posted by seoulfully on February 5th, 2008

Is this really a solution?

Posted by seoulfully on January 23rd, 2008

Bariatric surgery to cure diabetes. – MSNBC

Two groups.  One with surgery.  One without.  Surgery group lost an average of 46 lbs over the 2 year study.  The control group lost an average of 3!  It is a surprise that the group who lost the most weight had higher incidences of diabetes remission?  NO.

I know obesity surgeries force a life change in the subjects.  But there’s also plenty of evidence to show that people learn to eat around those changes and still be overweight.  Is overweight more healthy than obese?  Yes.  I just don’t think this is a realistic treatment.  Yes it’s hard to lose weight.  Yes it’s harder probably to change your life to be healthy.  And harder still to keep it off (trust me I know, even though I’ve done a fairly decent job of it).  But learning those skills HAS to be better than surgery right?

Find your candidate

Posted by seoulfully on January 16th, 2008

Find which presidential candidate you are aligned with using this short quiz.

glassboot presidential candidate quiz

They needed research for this?

Posted by seoulfully on January 9th, 2008

With EVERYTHING else in the world, they needed to spend money to quantify this?

Healthy Living May Extend Life by 14 Years.

Looking good?

Posted by seoulfully on January 9th, 2008

So here are two articles on the new show on Lifetime, “How to Look Good Naked”.  I’m not going to comment on the show as I’ve not seen it.  I likely won’t watch it, especially if what’s written about the show are true.  Suffice it to say, yes media have given women a false ideal of perfection.  Yes, women (and men) as a result suffer from body dysmorphia.  Yes, not hating yourself is a step in the right direction.  But no, some people are overweight and they need to lose some.  They don’t have to be stick thin, but they have to get healthy.  Okay, I’ve already commented more than I wanted to.  The links for you to read and ponder:

TV Squad’s Jay Black’s commentary.

NY Times review.

How to deal with wealth

Posted by seoulfully on January 8th, 2008

Raising kids being wealthy isn’t as easy as it seems.

Can America’s Rich Teach Their Children the Value of a Dollar? – NY Magazine

Apparently not the kinds of issues that the parents of the kids on “My Super Sweet 16” ever consider (I hate that show so much).

I don’t understand this

Posted by seoulfully on January 5th, 2008

The Krispy Kreme Challenge.

It’s for charity, sure, but you run 2 miles, eat a dozen doughnuts, run 2 miles back in under an hour.

12 Krispy Kreme original glazed = 2400 calories
Running for 1 hour = 580-740 calories burned

Umm, yeah.