We are finally getting a taste of spring here in the Midwest. The only snow visible are remnants from former mounds. It’s sunny and 45, which to us is like 60 which is almost 70. We all deserve spring!
So what have I been reading online you ask?
See- told ya so! We’re overweight due to a scientific reason! Bacteria…..
Scientists at Emory University say that intestines can harbor a bacteria ‘the gut microbiota’, that may play an important role in whether your body will store the food you eat as extra pounds. The scientists say that lab mice lacking a certain protein had more of the bugs than other animals and were about 15% heavier. These mice also had a higher level of inflammation.
“Our results suggest that the tendency to eat more may not only be driven by the fact that food is cheaper and more available, but by a change in the bacteria in the intestines,” he says. “People may be eating too much because their appetite is stronger due to a low-grade inflammation they have, which could be due to changes in their gut bacteria relative to what their grandparents or someone else might have had 50 years ago.”
So there fellow lab rats…
Are ya gonna watch the academy awards this Sunday?
Best Picture: Avatar, The Blind Side, District 9, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious, A Serious Man, Up, Up in the Air
Actor in a Leading Role: Jeff Bridges, George Clooney, Colin Firth, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Renner
Actress in a Leading Role: Sandra Bullock, Helen Mirren, Carey Mulligan, Gabourey Sidibe, Meryl Streep
Directing: Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Up in the Air, Precious
I probably will not stay up late enough to see the entire thing….and I’ve been kinda movie deficient this year. Okay, getting old and busy and at times, kinda too cheap.
Saturday 9: Your Smiling Face
1. No matter what’s going on in your life, what always makes you smile?
2. What’s the biggest lie you’ve ever told?
That I weigh 120 lbs….it’s 121 🙂
3. Do you hold a grudge?
Nope, I believe in Karma.
4. What is the worst job you’ve ever had?
Being a hospital nurse. The kind that uses their college degree to wipe adult butts and make beds.
5. What would be your dream job?
Get paid to do memes on a daily basis.
6. What is the happiest event you’ve experienced?
7. What is the saddest thing you’ve experienced?
Having to bury my mother.
8. Do you tend to exaggerate or underestimate?
Depends on what I guess…probably underestimate since I’m a female 🙂
9. List the cars that you have owned. Give us just a few words about each one.
Buick Century- first car, got into a wreck and I sold it.
Datsun 210- Bare minimum cheap car, no a/c etc. Hubby crashed it. thanks dear.
Dodge Omni- What a piece of crap!
I forgot what came next…
A couple of Dodge Minivans- lots of room, dvd players and most importantly …paid off!
Toyota Avalon too. Nice car without the troubles in the news..yet.
6 – 6 items that are on your grocery/shopping list every single week
2 Large Bags of lettuce
2 containers of Crystal Light Lemonade
2- boxes of turkey bacon
and also dog food, a case of Coke Zero and Gouda cheese.
Have you heard about this cool stuff???