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09 July 2010 @ 12:11 am
So. Blasted. Hot.

Nature promised a thunderstorm - which might have broken the heat and at the very least watered my gardens - but failed to deliver. Nature is hereby On Notice.

Kitties are handling the heat reasonably well. HT is too melty to pester the older girls (much). Esme the one-eyed kitty spent the better part of her day hanging out in my office... the hottest room in the house.

I'm teaching at 10:30 tomorrow morning. I'll be lucky to get two or three people. I've no right to be cranky; I could've said no when T. asked me to cover the class. Still, cranky I am. What with vacuuming and clean up after, I won't be out of there until nearly noon. bah.

My shoulder and neck are excruciatingly stiff. Am considering megadosing on Alleve and hitting the treadmill tomorrow in spite of this. My spare tire belly isn't going anywhere, and I am frustrated.

Yesterday I bolstered my courage, put on a (larger than I've worn in years. or ever. yikes!) bathing suit and hit the lake with my SIL and her kids. I'd tried this on Monday, but - long, rambling horrible saga short - was the first car in the queue to be turned away due to the park being at capacity. I went home, ran for twenty minutes on the treadmill in the oppressive heat, ate half of my turkey sandwich and cried because, clearly, the universe was telling me I was too freakish to be seen in public. In related news, my husband deserves some sort of special award for putting up with his psycho wife. The beach is very nice, the lake clean and lovely (though there was a bad moment with lakeweed that has forever painted me as the not-so-cool-as-we-thought Aunt Kelly) and not overly crowded. My SIL's friend came along with her three insanely adorable children; we were joined by two more women and five more kids (all told with family and friends: thirteen kids). Let it be known that I am aces at tossing kids about in the water; I was in great demand. I am also quite keen at remembering the kids names; not so much the adults. Oops.

Anyway, it was an excellent excursion, and so, SO good for my skin. Saw my dermatologist today and she remarked upon it. Amazing what even a single day will do. I'd love to go again tomorrow, but... oh, that's right. I'm working 'til noon.

Hey, remember the 8 week suitcase plan? Not going so well. Ate very poorly today. Turkey sandwich on a bagel thin with lots of veggies, leftover (delicious!) wings, leftover (also delicious!) cake with whipped cream, chips (reduced fat, so that's okay. right? RIGHT?), salad with avocado ranch dressing (not remotely low fat), leftover enchilada (WW recipe, so that's okay. right? RIGHT?).

Time to get back on track. Tomorrow is another day with no leftover cake in it... 'cause I ate it all today.
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on July 10th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
what lake did you try to get in? Ringwood state park?
Kelladyjoust on July 13th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
Wawayanda State Park. The lake is BEAUTIFUL. Let me know if you have a day and want to go hang out!
Zoë Tzoethor on July 10th, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
*hugs* For what it's worth, I think you are really very attractive - and not just "for your age" or anything like that. You're pretty darned hot. At the same time, I empathize strongly with the "I know everyone says I still look fine, but seriously, I really ought to weigh 10 lbs less" emotions.

I've also been failing horrendously at eating better. I may or may not have had peppermint stick ice cream for dinner tonight. Emphasis on "may have". :/

The only strategy for eating well that I've ever had success with is shopping to eat well. If there's no junk food in the house, I can't eat any. So I just try desperately not to buy bad stuff, and try not to let the roommate do it either. Sadly, I could not, in fact, resist the peppermint stick ice cream, which is my absolute favorite kind of ice cream, and which you can usually only get around Xmas.

Tomorrow I shall eat better! And you will too. :)