Originally published at the normality factor. You can comment here or there.

I’m a little all over the board today.

But first, I wanted to mention that Miles – being 12 years old today – has his first official blog.  You can find it at Attack of the Living Dork.

Happy birthday, my sweetness!  <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Next, having calories counted as basically the most important thing about a food is offensive, wrong, and irritating.  All a calorie is is a measurement of how much potential energy a particular substance contains.  More calories only means that there are more potential fuels in that food than in, say, a celery (which often is counted as having negative calories because it takes more energy to chew than it gives you).  But calories are not the “opposite” of nutritional value, which is almost what they seem to be presented as in media.

Nutrition is a collection of positive constituents, not a gauge of energy consumption.  National regulations on calories is just dumb.

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Technically, that was all written yesterday.  I’m updating this on Saturday.

We had a wonderful birthday party for Miles, including new friends Bobby and Elizabeth.  We made homemade pizzas, homemade sushi (thank you, Brown Bear!), and homemade four-berry pie again.  I bought the ice cream, organic pie crusts, and organic pizza crusts because I knew I was going to run out of time if I tried to do all of that.

Miles loves his presents.  He was SO torn, trying to pick out one of three video games, but we got him all three instead.  Happy boy!

I’d love to write more, but I need to get some more stuff done before heading out to the second job tonight.  Y’all have a great Easter Saturday.

I’ll have another post soon on other things that are going on.

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One Comment

  1. April 4, 2010

    While I agree that the calorie isn’t a good measure of nutritional content, it does have it’s uses. We are beings of energy. Some of us just take in more energy then we need to, so that is then just stored as mass. Losing weight is just the opposite, exercise is merely a way to be able to eat more and still lose weight (not saying that exercise isn’t good for you btw). I guess I can eat the way that I do and still be skinny because I must obviously use up more c-squared then most people do. =p Seriously though, every person is different, so the way some people eat won’t work for everyone.

    Happy birthday Miles! I can’t believe he’s almost a teenager. I’ll check out his blog for fun later. =)

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