It’s the first Saturday in August, which means it’s time to grab a cup of coffee (or other beverage of choice) and pull up a chair for the monthly Virtual Coffee Date.
If we were having coffee, I’d make sure you’d seen my exciting news and ask for your honest feedback on my new blog header.
If we were having coffee, I’d try to avoid saying, “Can you believe it’s August already?!” but I’d probably whine about how dark it is when my alarm goes off. Even the weather channel app knows it’s dark!
Pretty soon I’ll need knuckle lights for our 5:15 track workouts.
If we were having coffee, I’d ask if you’d heard about the study reported last week that found that many obese children think that they are a “normal” weight. My first reaction to the news is that they probably are a “normal” weight given the high level of childhood obesity in this country. In 2011, NPR did an in-depth series called Living Large: Obesity in America that I found very eye-opening. Several episodes focused on Mississippi (as the state with the worst obesity problems) and one of the things that stuck with me was the way the people interviewed used the term “healthy” to describe people who were overweight, and only thought of someone as “overweight” if they were morbidly obese. As some of the doctors interviewed explained, when people don’t see their weight as a problem, they won’t take any steps to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
I am trying to find out how many times I can get away with fixing BLTs for dinner.
If we were having coffee, I’d ask you tell me …
What’s new in your life?
Do you have any vacation plans?
Have you read any good books lately?