Monday, August 06, 2012
Yeah...it's hot here in Oregon for all you people who (mistakenly) think that all it does is rain here. Even my dog, Molly, doesn't want to move (and she is a terrier with Parsons Russell in her) and just gives me the stink eye when I take her out. I try to take her in the early morning and then again around 6 because at least the sun is (mostly) setting. But unlike most other places in the US, the hottest part of the day here is actually around 3 to 5. Horrible! So, for her sake (and, admittedly, my own), she waits. She has a bladder like a rubbery balloon--able to stretch for hours and hours...and no accidents. Not even a dribble. Wish I could say the same for myself!
So, where I was walking about 90 minutes a day, it has decreased to about 30 or 45 minutes, if I can hold out. I get to come home to a very hot loft. Got an overhead fan going and a double fan in the window, but they are just blowing a lot of hot air around. I find if I don't move around too much and sit in the "sweet spot" on the sofa, I can tolerate it. Bleh! I don't like this weather one bit.
On an even more pathetic note, despite my diligence in tracking my food and water and activity and keeping on the straight and narrow in all areas, I have not lost anything but that pound and a half which I could not record because I posted my beginning weight at a pound and a half lower than I thought it was. Silly me. So, my little butterfly has not flown one centimeter. The lazy slug.
Well, chins up and all that. Keep calm and carry on! Hope you are all having a better week than I am!