It’s a bit ironic I’m writing about stress today. Although I don’t consider myself a high-stress person (I learned to “let it go” at an early age I suppose) I was feeling a big stressed by my lack of blogging! Here’s what I’ve been up to in the past 6 weeks:
- My sister got married! I know it’s all about the bride and groom (blah blah) but phew, weddings take up a significant amount of mental space and time for everyone involved.
- I’m been writing, just not for my blog. I work on a lot of side projects, articles for other websites, and writing for my normal 9-5 gig.
- It’s nice out: sunshine is like an essential food group for me. I am 100x happier if it’s sunny out so with the nice weather, I find it harder to sit inside on a computer when I could instead be outside.
- Living outside the computer: if I have to choose between life in the real world with real people and sitting at a computer, I will choose real life living every time. Keeps me happy and less stressed, which leads to today’s topic….
That weight is calories in vs. calories out a common misconception. Besides my major grip that this equation is so inaccurate and oversimplified, it also fails to take into account all other factors that affect weight. If weight was truly just what we eat and how we exercise, would there really be a billion dollar diet business? No. But there is because that approach isn’t enough….