Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Milder Temperatures/Cecilia Loses 1 Pound/How Giving Blood Helps Donors

Well the change is already happening. The jet stream is flattening out allowing some milder conditions in the previously frigid northeast. D.C. will be in the 40s on Thursday--that would have been much more pleasant inaugural weather. Trough is starting to dig out west. Checking out the radar this evening--it is raining and snowing. That is such good news for places like LakeTahoe in California. Was just talking to my sister out there--she owns a retail shop and said business has been really slow because there hasn't been any snow. Well, hang on sis, the snow is on the way.

Thursday, there will be snow in the northern Rockies, Great Lakes coastal areas and northern New England. Highs in the northeast will be in the 20s and 30s and highs in the northwest will be in the 40s (cooler in the higher elevations).

Houston will be very comfortable on Thursday with lows in the 40s and highs in the 70s. Next cold front arrives very early Saturday. Highs on Sunday will be in the low 60s.

The word is blood or sangre, pronounced sahn-GRAY. Read below for the benefits of giving blood (talking about benefits for the donor).

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So from yesterday's post, I guess I caused some confusion in the email with blog link I sent out. In that email I said I was going to lose a pound in 30 minutes and to read the blog to find out how. Well, it was because I gave blood. You see 1 gallon of water weighs about 8 lbs. And 1 pint is 1/8 of a gallon--thus the 1 lb comment.

Anyway, I did give blood today. Interesting data published by the American Medical Association--giving blood is actually beneficial to donors. You see, many Americans get too much iron in their diet. Research shows that by regularly giving blood, you help restore the iron to proper levels--this has been shown to reduce the number of strokes and heart attacks. Now, of course we know that it is good to give blood--every pint donated can save 3 lives. So, go ahead and save some lives today. You'll be glad you did. And one more thing--they tell you not to do any strenuous exercise and to eat plenty for the next day or so--so you can kick back, eat well and not feel one bit guilty!

Happy Thursday everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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