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Tuesday, July 02, 2013



The past few days the temp has been in the mid 90's here, and I have been staying indoors most of the time. We don't have A/C, so it has been a challenge to keep cool. I am one of those people that doesn't do well in the heat, and the fact that I am obese just makes it so much worse. I seriously don't even want to wear any clothes, LOL. So... since I am not working right now, I have been mostly watching TV and reading in front of the fan and drinking lots and lots of water.

I am SO proud for dragging myself on two walks yesterday, one in the early am and again after the sun went down. I really did NOT feel like moving and it was a major effort, but my DH talked me into it. The "old me" would have made some excuse to not go, but I am determined to change, so I went anyway, and I'm glad I did. I felt so much better and last night there was a breeze so it was actually cooler than in the house. We walked again early this morning and I have promised to go for another late tonight before bed. So... a major Spark Victory!

Another "trick" I had for keeping cool was drinking a smoothie for breakfast made with milk and frozen berries. It was very thick and cold (and delicious!) and i think it actually cooled my whole body down quite a bit.

I hope everyone else is staying cool and enjoying their summer heat wave!

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CHRISGETTINGFIT 7/3/2013 10:35AM

    Great job getting out for those walks! It's been over 100 here, and I don't know what I'd do without AC. Try to keep cool!

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FERRETLOVER1 7/3/2013 6:59AM

    Love the ice cube photo. Thankfully, here in Illinois, the temps have been lower than normal, but I feel for you. Be sure to drink plenty of water - and try to take it easy whenever you are outside.

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MARIANNE9855 7/2/2013 11:04PM

    great job walking! I used to get up at 5 to walk in the summer and it was a great way to start the day. Now I would never get myself showered and hair dried in time for work- trying to use the hairdryer in the heat is hopeless. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/2/2013 10:52PM

    WE used to not have air conditioning so I feel for you. You are doing a good job at coping with it.

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BARCLE 7/2/2013 5:57PM

    Great work emoticon emoticon

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MICKEYH 7/2/2013 5:43PM

    Way to go for taking a walk. emoticon

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KITT52 7/2/2013 4:41PM

    good job, stay cool

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LESLEE33 7/2/2013 4:22PM

    It really sucks when it gets soo hot!! But great job on getting your walks in, and finding ways to keep cool! emoticon emoticon

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CHERIJ16 7/2/2013 3:42PM

    I don't do well in extreme heat either. Kudos to you for walking. I try to get in 10,000 steps a day so when I don't want to be outside I walk at Walmart or some other store. That way I stay cool and get in the steps. It doesn't seem like such a hurdle when I am cool, comfortable, and have something to look at. (I don't stop when I look; I just keep walking! emoticon )

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KEEPGOINGEMILY 7/2/2013 3:37PM

    Nice work! If you don't change, you don't change. Glad you are making good efforts despite the obstacles.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 7/2/2013 3:27PM

    90's are hot but the weatherman said it was approaching 120 in Las Vegas and Phoenix. Now THAT is HOT!

I was in Yuma, AZ once and it was 120 and the water in the swimming pool at the motel was over 105. not very refreshing at all

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CHERYL_ANNE 7/2/2013 3:25PM

    Hurray for your walking!



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MIKEJANDZ 7/2/2013 3:25PM

  Good for you getting up for those walks! Try finding a gym that is air cooled or find a mall or big box store to walk around in, that way you beat the heat and get some exercise in! Keep after it and you WILL achieve your goals!

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