I have a problem.
A big one.
Who the heck does gravity think she is?
Gravity is the key reason why we have weight. (W=mg, W=weight and g=gravity) If the force of gravity was less, our weight would be less.
In space, we feel weightless (there is still gravity in space. . . it’s everywhere and affects everything . . . creepy). What did we do to gravity to deserve this?
Also, Gravity is discriminatory. Gravity changes (slightly) based upon where you are on earth. Thus, if I stand on the top of a mountain, I would weigh slightly less than if I stood at the bottom of a canyon. If I stand at the Equator, I would weigh about 0.5% more than if I stand on either of the poles (due to the equivalence principle, read: physics physics physics). Seriously, what the heck? Your weight depends on where you are and how quickly you are moving? FRUSTRATING!
Gravity is like the mean girl in school. . . Incredibly important, knows she is important, knows everything about everyone, is the life of the party but can turn against us in the blink of an eye.
Oh I know what you are thinking, “Remember that gravity is very important. . . Gravity holds together entire galaxies and keeps planets in orbit. It makes planets habitable by trapping gasses and liquids in an atmosphere.”
Yeah, well, that is all true but my response to you is “Gravity can also cause life-destroying asteroids to crash into planets.” So there. See? Gravity is a major bully.
OK. Yeah, gravity has its major advantages (keeping the galaxies together, allowing life on Earth) and its major disadvantages (potential of speeding asteroids ending life on Earth as we know it). But the truly most important thing to keep in mind is that we have some control over gravity as it pertains to our weight. We can change our mass! (remember that little ‘m’ in the W=mg equation?) If we reduce our mass, we reduce our weight. Will gravity still discriminate depending on where we are? Of course, but our weight will be less if our mass is less.
Thus, we need to wake up everyday ready to do battle with gravity. We will not let gravity win. We need to do what we can to maintain our mass at a healthy level and not care what gravity causes our weight to be. If we feel healthy, that is what counts.
On that note, I took my mass into my own hands and then handed the control to my husband who did the cooking today. 🙂
Venison Bacon Jalapeno Burger Salads:
- 2 lbs ground venison
- 1 package bacon
- 3 jalapeno peppers
- Salt and pepper
- Bleu cheese crumbles (if desired)
- Spinach, tomato, onion
Place ground venison in a large bowl. Emulsify bacon in food processor or blender and add to the venison. Finely chop jalapeno peppers and add to bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix well. Form burger patties to desired thickness. Grill burgers until they reach desired temperature. Place on bed of spinach and garnish with tomato, onion and bleu cheese crumbles.
Cox, B. & Cohen, A. (2011). “Wonders of the Universe.” United Kingdom: Harper Collins.