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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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