The long and winding road to fitness, day 32

Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies (Chocolate Peanu...

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Oh my goodness, this heat is crazy!  I felt like my lungs seized up as soon as I walked out the door this morning.  Because of that,  I didn’t do much walking outside today.  I have friends who actually run in this kind of weather.  I’m not sure how they do it, but I admire their tenacity!!  And I’ll be there for them with a bottle of water and a cold towel when they collapse from heat exhaustion.

I had to venture out to the eye doctor for a follow-up visit this morning.  I’ve always worn only one contact and that enabled me to see at a distance as well as read close up.  However, what I discovered over the past week, was that  it didn’t allow me to clearly view the computer monitor at work.  Since that’s a fairly important aspect of my job, we decided to use a contact in my left eye to correct that.  Then I guess I’ll have to wear reading glasses for paperwork…I really was trying to avoid that, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do…So now I have to go in for a follow-up follow-up visit next week.

I didn’t get a lot of exercise in today.  I did walk for about 15 minutes in the mall before my appointment…the nice air-conditioned mall.  I hate to admit this, but that’s all the exercise I did today.  What a slacker!!  I’m sure I’ll make up for it tomorrow.  It’s truck day.  We’ll be outside unloading a truck, then working it all day.  Yikes, I better remember to bring a water bottle, I think I’ll be needing that!

I ate well for the day.  Plenty of fruits and veggies…BUT, I did eat ice cream…and that put me over my upper calorie range for the day.  I finished the day with 1760 calories.  The good news is, I don’t have any ice cream left in the house and I’m not planning to buy any more.  I’ll substitute either frozen bananas or smoothies.  They take a little more effort to prepare, but they are so much better for me.

I also had to make a stop at the grocery store.  I bought blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe (oh, how I hope this one is as good as the one I just finished), broccoli slaw mix, bananas, Hendrickson’s salad dressing (can’t run out of that stuff), yogurt, rye bread, milk, more of the chai latte creamer, tea, oj, popcorn, tortilla chips (does anyone know, are they no longer making the baked tortilla chips…I think they’re by Tostitos), black beans, mozzarella cheese (if it ever cools off, I’m going to make a veggie pizza), Fiber One brownies, and, of course, a book.  I’ve got to stop doing that…our library is so nice, so convenient and so free!!  After shopping, I came home and stayed inside in the nice, air-conditioned house for most of the day.  I did go outside and feed the birds, fill the bird bath and water plants.  Whew!  That little bit of activity had me sweating~

How are you beating the heat?  Do you remember the days before air conditioning?

8 Responses

  1. It’s been oppressively hot where I live as well. Frankly, I’ve been working on projects at home where it is cool. I must say growing up in upstate N.Y., we had sidewalks and Elm trees lined up and down the street providing shade and fans at night. No air conditioning. Wonderful memories as we sat on our porches in the evening. They were older houses with lots of character.

    Lately, I’ve been eating fruit and vegetable salads with fish or skinned chicken strips. I’m going to weigh Friday. Short stints on the Treadmill. Nothing really to brag about.

    Oh you would be so proud of me. I turned down my favorite–Cherry Garcia yesterday. It called me all the way home but I made it!!! The last time I had this wonderful treat was Xmas. I’m holding on!

    • oh my gosh, Carolyn…I AM proud of you! bypassing that Cherry Garcia is quite an accomplishment!! And your eating and exercising is coming along great…good for you!!!

  2. I finished the day on 1164 calories! WooHoo I wonder if I lost any weight with the hair cut? lol HAVE to get some exercise in tomorrow.

    • ha..I don’t know about the weight loss via haircut…did you get a new style? if you’re planning to get some exercise in outside, be careful out there. It’s supposed to be oppressive today…almost makes me miss winter…almost…

  3. I don’t feel I’m coping so well with the heat. It’s unusual for me. I grew up in a two story farmhouse. We slept on the second floor with no a/c or fan. We didn’t even own a fan, lol. I’ll never know how any of us lived through it. I sure couldn’t do it now!

    • I’m with you on that, Simone…we didn’t have AC when I was growing up either…I sure wouldn’t want to give it up now. I’m on my way to work pretty soon…hopefully we get that truck unloaded quickly today…

  4. How were the fiber one brownies? I have seen them in the stores but I have yet to try them.

    • The Fiber One brownies are okay…not really like brownies, more like a chocolate cookie…but still, for 90 calories and something that can help me not raid the vending machine, not a bad choice.

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