Step away from the scale!

horizontal-162952_1920I don’t know if the reality show, Biggest Loser, is still a thing or not.  I suppose it had its benefits.  I know in my place of employment the idea of weight loss competition was pretty popular, and my office was one of the weigh-in stations each year.  I was glad to participate, since it meant I could hand out weekly info on health topics, and sometimes even serve healthy snacks from my own kitchen.

Kale chips were not a particular favorite.  Just sayin’.

I began to be somewhat concerned with what I saw, however, and my mantra evolved into “it’s not about losing weight, it’s about gaining health”.  Weight and health are certainly related, but weight is merely an indicator of health and definitely not the whole picture.  There are other, even more important considerations such as BMI, exercise, nutrition, sleep, and stress management. Continue reading “Step away from the scale!”

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Eclipsed!

eclipseAs the picture shows, I’m not a fashion diva.  I tend not follow too many trends, especially if everyone else is following them.  I figure I’m either retro or trend-setting myself, depending which way one looks on the time-line, I suppose.  I basically have three fashionista rules: cleanliness, comfort, and coverage. 

But when it came to what style of sunglasses to wear to view the American Eclipse of 2017, there wasn’t much choice, at least here in my small town.  So I shelled out a full dollar for my NASA-approved specs in preparation for the light show.

In my part of the country, we were to get about a 96% solar coverage.  It was pretty neat, but enough light still filtered through so that I wasn’t spellbound—the pull of the paperwork on my desk was still there, so I was in and out of the school building for our few minutes of historical phenom. Continue reading “Eclipsed!”