There is a new addition to Andy’s family: His sister-in-law (also named Lindsay) had a baby last night! She had a little girl! I am going to see her today after work! Can’t wait!
She thought for sure she was having a boy (they didn’t want to know the sex before hand) and so I figured her intuition would be right so I was really surprised to find out it was a girl (I was secretly hoping for a girl though! I can’t wait to spoil her!) They named her Clair. I think that name is so cute! I’ll be sure to take some pictures of the new bundle of joy 🙂
I have two simple, simple recipes to share with you all. First, Tuna Salad, which is one of my favorites.
This made approximately 3 servings for me:
- 2 5oz cans of chunk light tuna in water, drained
- 3 tablespoons light mayo (roughly measured)
- 2-3 stalks of celery, chopped
- 1/4 onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp (roughly measured) dijon mustard
Mix all together until blended. I had this tuna salad on a wrap and today I have it with 1/2 of a chopped yellow pepper and one chopped tomato for lunch.
On the side I have some Greek Yogurt and an orange.
The next simple recipe to share is a chicken dish made in the crock pot.
I call it Tomato and Corn Chicken:
- Raw Chicken Breasts
- 1/2 bag frozen corn
- 1 can no salt added diced tomatoes
- splash of chicken stock, about 1/4 cup to cover the chicken
- Garlic Powder
Place everything in a crock pot and cook on low for 7-8 hours. I’m using this tonight for chicken tacos! Yum!
Super simple, right? That’s what I am all about!
What’s in a Number?
I know I’ve shared my weight on my blog because I don’t particularly care if people know. It doesn’t define me. It’s a number. I have also seen plenty of bloggers share their weight, which I don’t mind reading. I’m just as curious as the next person!
However, I find it a problem when others begin to compare their own bodies to someone else.
The Comparison Game
We have NO idea what exactly someone’s particular body is made up of. And what I mean by that is the percentage of body fat to lean mass. This is more important than the actual number that the scale spits back at you.
Note: this is not my scale or weight
Take someone who has a lot of muscle mass (lean mass) and little body fat. They may step on the scale and the number may appear higher then you would think. But it’s because they are made up of more lean mass than fat mass. Lean mass is more dense and takes up less room. So if someone has more lean mass than fat mass, they will weigh more on the scale.
A woman weighing 145 pounds with 18% fat will look much smaller than a woman at 145 pounds with 30% fat. They weigh the same, yet the composition is different. Because muscle is more dense than fat the person with less fat and more muscle will look smaller.
A BMI scale might actually place them in the “over weight” or “obese” category because it’s simply just comparing weight and height. This is not an accurate picture of how healthy they are. It’s important to know what exactly your body is made up of by getting your body fat tested
*Side note on BF% Tests: I recommend getting tested with skin calipers if you want something affordable and quick. I wouldn’t trust the scales that tell you your BF%, many things can throw that off. If you have access to other tests through your University, such as a DEXA scan or the Bod Pod, that’s even better and more accurate than skin calipers.
So when you see a blogger post their weight or read about a celebrity’s weight, stop playing the comparison game. We are all different and our bodies are all unique. Our body composition is different. Even if you see a blogger, celebrity, or have a friend who is your same height and your weight is different don’t worry about it! One weight may be fine for someone’s body but be completely unattainable for someone else.
Have you had your body fat tested?