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Not Enough Sunshine! (Or Maybe Too Much?)

Friday, August 23, 2013

I just moved to Houston, Texas. There is more than enough sun outside, I assure you. The real problem is that the heat index is over 105F every single day! How does anyone workout out side?!? I see people jogging outside in the morning, so I tried it. I was attacked by Genghis Khan army of mosquitoes within the first 4 minutes! So, I looked up tips for running in the high heat index, they sort of helped, but it is just miserable. I can barely make it two miles before I feel like I might pass out! So, I started doing DVD workouts, which has been a solution to the lack of exercise.

However, school hasn't started yet, and I don't have a job (since I just moved here for my husband's job,) so I am indoors ALL DAY! That outdoor workout was the only sunshine I ever got. Now I'm reduced to 16 hours of artificial light because my wimpy excuse for homeostasis can't kick it up a notch to get some good ole vitamin D from Mr. Sun in the 105F heat at near 100% humidity.

I sure do hope that come Monday (school starts) and September (nicer weather) I can return to the outdoors, and out of this stagnant indoor air. Ick!

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4KWALK 8/26/2013 9:20PM

    I would find it extremely difficult to function at those temperatures. Being from the eastern shore of Nova Scotia (very close to the ocean) I don't remember the temperatures here going above 85 and that was hard enough to deal with.

I hope September will bring cooler weather for you so you can enjoy the outdoors again. emoticon

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In a slump.

Monday, March 04, 2013

I was hoping this wouldn't happen, but it did.

Every time I get overly stressed AND I PMS at the same time, everything crumbles (in regards to exercise and diet).

I'm going to California for two weeks the day after tomorrow to see my husband, and I was doing SO WELL with my weight loss and productivity! Then, about Wednesday last week, it was like I was hit by a train. I didn't want to do anything, go anywhere, or exercise. All I wanted to do was sleep and eat cheetos, but I felt so awful for feeling like that. I am going to keep pushing through this, exercise today (even though it's late) and drink more water. I don't know what's going on, but I REALLY feel like I'm sprinting in the wrong direction. I seriously feel like I've gained 10lbs in 4 days. Even my fat jeans aren't loose, and I am so tired!

This is weird. It needs to stop.

Wish me luck in my battle with sudden onset laziness.

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TXPATRIOT 3/4/2013 11:45PM

    Every month, we women struggle with this. I gain weight every month, but I know it's mostly water and I try to keep the faith that I'm going to have a terrific week soon after the bloating subsides. I try to stay motivated and continue to exercise and I try to keep cravings to a minimum, but they are always there.

I have a piece of dark chocolate, if I'm craving sweets or have some Baked Lays, if I'm craving salty.

You will find what works for you. Try not to be so hard on yourself. Just keep going, you will get there.

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