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Hot and Muggy...and it's only the beginning

Thursday, June 27, 2013


We are having hot humid weather in my area today and I am feeling it.
Even when I watch my salt, this weather makes me retain water.
I am on my 3rd liter of diluted ice tea and it's only 3:30PM.

I went for a quick trip to the food market and didn't even bother putting on makeup. I did not get arrested for public disturbance so I guess I'm okay. I just could not stand the thought of adding another layer of anything to my skin.
I will never understand people who like hot weather.

I love that the Department of Agriculture is finally going to enforce New rules make school a junk food-free zone as soon as next year. I guess they have to use up their stockpiles of the junk in storage.
Thank you Jamie Oliver and your Food Revolution.

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  • TERRI289
    Love this blog, love you!!! Come and visit, and keep hydrated!!!
    1711 days ago
    I agree - I can't understand the people who love that super hot sticky weather either. I like Fall the best. When it gets this hot & humid it sucks the life right out of a person. So much harder to workout and get things done. Hang in there and keep drinking that iced tea. emoticon emoticon
    1712 days ago
    Without a doubt I hate humidity. My hair is already straight or I could complain about that and as to make-up, well, that ship sailed a long time ago. I think your ape friend could use a lifetime supply of shaving supplies!
    Three cheers for getting junk food out of school. Now what poor people are they going to saddle the stockpiles with? Let's see, who do we want to get back giving them this free food? How are N.Korea?
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    1721 days ago
  • FLYER99
    I don't mind the warm weather, but it's the humidity that gets to me. Maybe I should live in someplace warm with no humidity. Have a wonderful day!
    1721 days ago
    I like the warm weather so much better than the cold. But the humidity does get to me, too. I know what you mean about make-up: I've had it all come off just sweating. Wondering who decided that women and not men need make-up.
    1721 days ago
    That picture cracked me up. You are so funny.

    Good to see schools offering healthy food. And I was glad to read that the government is giving a little. You can't force people to eat healthy and run up school budgets but its better kids learn early to eat better to grow up healthier than we did!

    I can just hear my 14-year-old self, rolling her eyes saying "oh shut up and give me my Cheetos!"


    Happy hug day!

    1722 days ago
    I love your wit Sheryl!!! I wouldn't worry about any public disturbance!!! LOL!!! I have stopped almost altogether wearing any makeup except eyebrow pencil, and at times, some mascara and lipstick.

    This heat and humidity is truly something! I am drinking my share of water too!!! emoticon

    The kids in school might not appreciate that there schools will be junk food-free, but they might live a little longer and not have to worry about adult obesity in later life!

    This is emoticon Gabi signing off!

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    P.S. Great pic by the way!!!!
    1722 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/28/2013 11:09:43 PM
    I work at a school and they offer fresh fruits and a wide variety of vegetables on the lunch menu. The students have to have a main entree, milk, a side (vegetable or whole-wheat pasta or beans) and fruit. But they take it and throw it away. They say, "They can make us take it but they can't make us eat it." It's sad to see all the waste!!
    1723 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    We'll be having hot humid weather until at least the middle of October here. I've gotten so I don't mind the heat so much. The humidity isn't my favorite thing, though. I love central air conditioning. It doesn't have to be set too low, it just has to come on enough to deal with the humidity! I have to be very careful about my sodium intake, especially in the summer, so I know how you feel.

    Junk food free zone--wouldn't you think that would just be common sense?
    1723 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Government in the nutrition business. What's next. Health care.
    1723 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Government in the nutrition business. What's next. Health care.
    1723 days ago
    1723 days ago
    I HATE summers! Feeling sticky all day and not being able to go outside make me miserable...
    1723 days ago
    I am always amazed when people say to me "how can you stand living in Florida?"... It is going to be 91 today. Our normal summer days are 91 to 94, occasionally 95. It has only hit 100 twice in the 20 years I have been here, but I remember so many really hot days when I lived in Ohio and NJ. And our afternoon storms cool the air and remove the humidity. C'mon down and cool off, LOL. But seriously, humidity is a killer. We are expecting rain, and right now it is humid, and I am sitting in my air conditioned house. I may get in my pool late this afternoon, depending on the storms. (I no longer go in between 10 and 4 to avoid sun damage and skin cancer)

    And I do not wear make-up unless we are going somewhere special! Just can't be bothered! And I haven't been arrested yet, either! You are too funny! Don't wear the gorilla suit and you'll feel much better...

    Put a wet towel in a plastic bag in the fridge. Take it out when it is chilled and put it around your neck. Repeat as necessary...
    1723 days ago
    I'm with you on humid weather and water retention! UGH! !
    1723 days ago
    Very hot and humid here as well!
    1723 days ago
    I am feeling water logged today as well. I plan to sit in my sauna later to try and ease it.
    1723 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I do not like the extreme heat either. I drink more liquids and I have water retention.

    Hope your humidity clears up.

    That is good news about junk food being taken out of the schools. I have my doubts as my school serves pizza everyday.
    1723 days ago
    Ditto on the muggy heat.
    Our heat index is up in the 100+ degrees.
    1723 days ago
    I love the heat I hate the mugginess. I gotta tell ya i'm feeling like the gorilla. lol.
    1723 days ago
    I agree...It's HOT. I also agree with Jamie Oliver. I have watched his shows before. Wish he could change the schools.
    1723 days ago
    Glad to hear you didn't get arrested! LOL!
    1723 days ago
    emoticon JAMIE OLIVER
    1723 days ago
    Makeup is for when you have to really impress somebody. Once you've impressed them, you can pack it into the closet for a few years, at least. I always said, "I'll wear makeup to look good when a man is expected to wear makeup to look good."

    Hot? Yeah, summer is NOT my fave season. That would be autumn. Being able to kiss goodbye to summer for 7-8 months is heavenly. (we have long hot seasons in Phoenix.)
    1723 days ago
    Isn't that fabulous! Jamie Oliver is my kinda chef!

    HUGS and hope that humidity decreases a little. It is not my friend either.
    1723 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    Indeed WTG Jamie Oliver!! BTW luv the pic LOL!
    1723 days ago
    OMG That means there may be riots in the schools. Children may starve. Don't worry, winter is only 2.5 months away.
    1724 days ago
    I hope it goes good for you.
    1724 days ago
    If they take out the ice cream at my school the kids might starve. We are about 80% free and reduced lunch. Most of them bring $0.50 each day to buy ice cream, eat it and ditch the free lunch. The poor ladies that have to throw all of that wasted food away, and the ones that have to make them take food they don't won't because the government said so. Even if they don't want milk, they have to take it. It then much be thrown away. We are not allowed to let others have it. Huge waste in the free lunch program.
    1724 days ago
    I agree with you about the hot weather!
    1724 days ago
    I feel bloated every day. Heck, I am bloated.

    I can't recall the last time I wore makeup. It always feels icky to me. Not that I can stand Sarah Palin but she is right in my case about putting lipstick on a pig. LOL.

    I have perfected weather hating. There is such a narrow realm of weather that pleases me that i almost hate it all. I hate ice, snow, sleet, hail, high winds, muggy, very low humidity, high temps, low temps, etc. What I like is what we seldom have 60 and 70s with no humidity, a gentle breeze, and sun. It's like waiting for a solar eclipse.

    The junk food ban should have been a no brainer. Anyone who has even had the opportunity to see kids eating at school knows that few of them eat right. My son't friend would bring his own lunch a - a plain cheese sandwich with the rinds but off and the rest was stuffed full of candy. He took a bite out of the sandwich and ate all the candy.
    1724 days ago
    It is too hot here to feel like cooking; I wonder what I can get to eat without to many calories and no cooking
    1724 days ago
  • SKATER787
    Oh no. diet sodas are much worse. LOL
    1724 days ago
  • DALID414
    'public disturbance' you're too hard on yourself.

    I remember eating 'lunch' 'a la carte': a giant bag of chili cheese Fritos!! emoticon
    1724 days ago
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    1724 days ago
    I rarely wear make-up in the summer, not even to Church. I figure I look scarier with the gunk running down my face than I do without it.

    I hope they don't replace the junk food with more "fake food" government subsidies that the kids won't eat. I don't blame them for not trying to force down all of that mystery meat schools are forced to serve now. They ought to send that crap to congress instead. Let them eat the government free food and give our kids what they're having.
    1724 days ago
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