Monday, July 17, 2006

Hotter Than A Matchstick

Yes, it's hot. Been hot all last week, all weekend, and now we're in line for more. Ugghhh!!!! It's 100+ degrees and an even hotter heat index. My car doesn't have air conditioning. I could tell you about how fun it is driving across town to a job interview in this (full corporate body armor):

And the subsequent fun of dashing into a restroom to do a damp paper towel bath pick-me-up before heading into the interview. But we won't go there, at least not in any more detail. But anyhow.

It doesn't make me feel any better to know that other people in other parts of the country are just as miserable. I just returned from St. Louis and it was just as hot there. In fact, in the late afternoon at my Aunt's house, we lost power entirely.

Speaking of my aunt, well actually she's an aunt by marriage, but she's a most adorable, energetic attractive woman who went on the Atkins diet 4 years ago and has kept it off ever since. I was on Somersizing (another low carb diet) in 2000-2002, and lost 22 lbs. but I eventually fell back into my old eating habits, so of course I'm fat again. Ugghh!! Why do we stop doing something when it's working? I don't know.

But she really inspired me to go back low carb again. The hardest part of it is giving up caffeine. I'm okay with giving up potatoes and corn - pasta is harder, but doable. Giving up coffee is a whole 'nother thing1 I simply adore coffee. And I don't like decaf coffee and tea. Those are the big sacrifices. And mainly, I just need to focus. Now seems like as good a time as any to get back in shape. I also need to exercise.

But I have a slight caffeine-denial hangover this morning. Iced tea, I want REAL iced tea. I've been drinking water until I'm ready to float.

I've been knitting too. I'm making progress on my lace socks. They are cute but boring. Like a bad date, I'm trying to stick them out, but they lose my interest fast. I'm whipped up a Buttonhole Bag. I'm knitting the flower now. After I get this baby felted, I'll post a picture.


Laura said...

A bad date! LOL! That's perfect! Bleh. I want to get a few things done around here, then focus on getting the socks done a bit. Rather like pulling off a band-aid.

Elysbeth said...

You might look at the Jersusalem Diet too. It's Slow - a pound a week, but easy to live with and keep up on. Just remember, if you stay on your Food Diet, you don't have to go on a Yarn Diet : )

And thank you for taking time to drop by my blog. Good Luck in the Job Interviews.

Carol said...

I am with you kiddo. It is hotter than I don't know what. It was 101 in the car with I got out of work. I feel sorry for you not having air in this weather.

You are so brave doing job interviews under extreme conditions. I have a feeling that this will lead you to something really good for you in the job area. You deserve it.

I am on the verge of doing Atkins again. I am like you. I don't know why if it is working we don't stick with it other than circumstances dictate our actions sometimes. The thing is that as long as we keep on trying there is hope for us yet.

Vicki Knitorious said...

Hey Chelle! Our weather is supposed to be a bit improved this week (only in the 80s, less humid) and I can only hope that everyone else will be feelin' it soon, too. Is there anyplace over the weekend that WASN'T 100 degrees? It's Topic #1!

It sure wears a person out, too, and add that on top of everything else (I'd like to order some rain -- I'm sick of watering!), there's little energy left for knitting.

ChelleC said...

The darn bag is done and I've taken the photos, but Blogger is acting up again and won't download them no matter WHAT format I put them in. Dagnabbitt!!!! I'll post it as soon as blogger cooperates.