A storage unit, lots of photos, and serious thoughts on BMI accuracy.

Brian and I rented a storage unit. Finally. Our tiny house has been filled to the brim with our treasured possessions, and I am VERY happy to have the extra space. Of course, I forgot to take a photo of said storage unit, but I can proudly say that our items in storage are neatly packed away in labeled Rubbermaid containers. Yay for that! I now have a functioning office, a functioning music room, and a functioning laundry room!
We had a fun weekend. On Friday, we spent our evening shooting the engagement portraits of the adorable Ashlee and Nick. They are planning a local fall wedding, and we’re so excited to be working with them! 🙂 I even got shy Nick to smile in a few of the photos. 🙂 Here’s a few images from that shoot.

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On Saturday, we shot the wedding of a gorgeous couple: Bry and Sam. We had so much fun with this couple- their ceremony was at Neuman in Stevens Point, we took outdoor photos at the private Noel residence, and we finished the evening at the Ridges golf course in Wisconsin Rapids.

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How cute are her shoes?!

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Sam is a lucky boy- he has six sisters!

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Thank you for sharing your day with us, Bry and Sam! When things settle down, let’s go on a double date! 🙂
We played in the chapel worship band at Woodlands on Sunday morning. We had a great time working with our friends Doug and Devon, and we met some awesome new people! We hope to do it again sometime soon. 🙂

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I had a beautiful run this morning.

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The Green Circle really is beautiful. I’m so blessed to live so close! I took that photo less than a 1/2 mile from my home. Happy Mother’s day, sweet protective geese!

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I stopped for lunch with my friend, Bill, and returned some equipment of his that I’d borrowed, then headed off to the gym for some core, back, and upper body work. While I was there, I was pondering an issue that has been plaguing me for some time- my body mass index (BMI).
The CDC used to indorse using a BMI chart or calculator, saying it is a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people. I don’t know if they still stand by that stance, as many other reliable sources think that BMI measurements fall short of expectations. In my personal experience, BMI measurements are widely inaccurate because it only takes into account the height and weight of the individual. It doesn’t take into account their fitness levels, or muscle mass, or age, or build, or waist size…
Do you know your BMI? You can calculate it here.
NPR covered this topic really well in a Weekend Edition story entitled Top 10 Reasons Why The BMI Is Bogus. I am particularly interested in how the BMI is used in creating statistics that describe what percentage of Americans are overweight or obese.
Do you have any thoughts on this topic? For what it’s worth…

20120514-191424.jpg…this is what overweight looks like. According to my BMI.

Miles this year: 268.8

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2 responses to “A storage unit, lots of photos, and serious thoughts on BMI accuracy.

  1. Ya, I’m overweight too. Have been for years. Yet, I still continue to do what I do. BMI is ridiculous.

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