“I’m not overweight. I’m just nine inches too short.” ~ Shelly Winters
My load is the heaviest it’s EVER been. And now it’s actually official, not that I haven’t know for a while now. I went to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website’s Adult BMI Calculator, entered my height and weight and clicked on “Calculate”. The following are my not so surprising results:
For the information you entered:
Height: 5 feet, 7 inches
Weight: 217 pounds
Your BMI is 34, indicating your weight is in the OBESE category for adults of your height. For your height, a normal weight range would be from 118 to 159 pounds. People who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
“The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid”
~ Claudia Lady Bird Johnson
Shyness is described as experiencing uneasy sensations in a social activity in such a way that it could stop you from having fun or taking pleasure in a social event. Having feelings of stress and anxiety when being approached by other people, particularly in a new situation, or not being able to perform at the level you are capable of, are further descriptions of being shy. In extreme cases, it may be a reason for you to stay away from social situations all together.
Being shy can have a lot of various causes based upon each particular person or situation. It is also characterized as a fear of people or social situations. If you find yourself at a party or a social event and these feelings of fear come up, try these helpful tips to get you headed on the way to creating a new, much more self-confident you.
“The remote control changed our lives… The remote control took over the timing of the world. That’s why you have road rage. You have people who have no patience, because you got immediate gratification. You got click, click, click, click. If it doesn’t explode within three seconds, click click, click.”
~ Sid Caesar
You’re driving to work, in a bit of a hurry, when a little blue Malibu pulls out of a parking lot and cuts you off. While slamming on your brakes to avoid hitting it, you catch a glimpse of the driver, with her cell phone to her ear.
Instantly you feel that first twinge of anger, then:
- your heart starts racing
- your face feels as if it’s on fire
- you grip the steering wheel so tight that your knuckles turn white
Putting First Things First is the 3rd of 7 habits in Stephen R. Covey’s groundbreaking book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People“.
First published in 1990, it continues to be a bestseller with more than 10 million copies sold.