Sunday, June 29, 2008

Wind, Wind, Go Away...

Lately, the wind has been really harshing my mellow when I ride Ipoholo. It has been trying to rain every day for almost a week...instead, we get wind. Lots and lots of wind. I finally checked on last night to see how strong it was blowing...20 mph (from the South, in case you were wondering) with gusts up to 44 mph. No wonder I have been dying out there! I rode Wednesday night around my neighborhood and while riding back up the long, long, loooong street that leads to my own street, I was in second gear and barely moving. I seriously wondered if I was going to make it...riding into the wind is NOT in my exercise plan. I do not need that challenge, thank you very much! Again, last night was the same. So I'm beat, but not getting to ride as much as I would like. I even thought about getting up this morning and riding - no, the winds had not started up yet, but the temp. was 81 degrees and the humidity was 84%. It felt like a sauna when I opened my front door. So I'm disappointed because A) I like riding my bike and B) I know the weight loss will not be very good with so little exercise. *pout*

It's been over a week since husband and son left for Canada...and I have to say, I'm a little bored. I did go see The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) with a couple of friends at one of our local community theatres Friday night, and it was excellent! So funny - they had a lot of audience participation, and as we were in the front row, I was afraid that they would do something embarrassing to me. But other than one actor borrowing the empty chair between myself and another person (we had our purses sitting on it), and later a different actor sitting in that chair (which had been returned by then) to watch part of the play from the audience, nothing too crazy happened. I got a nice compliment (or what I consider a compliment, anyway!) from one of the actors after the show...he said I had a great laugh and that he liked hearing it throughout the show! Cool! Did I mention that there were only three actors in this production? They were busy, and I'll bet they ran around enough to enjoy a huge meal after the show!

Anyway, back to the boredom. I do ok with staying on the diet, as long as I have a shake early enough in the day. However, if, like yesterday, I get busy, then when I finally have time to eat, and of course I'm pretty hungry by then, my mind strays to not-on-the-diet-foods. And then I start looking things up online - calories and nutrition facts...and even if I don't actually go and buy the food, I feel terrible for considering it. I have to stay focused on this shake program. But I will admit, it's hard when there is no one around to see if you cheat!

Another quiet day ahead. I have a great book to read (Harlen Coben's Hold Tight), and I can wash the sheets on the guest bed. Other than that...


  1. Our wind finally went to Texas but in return we got your Texas heat. Can't win.

  2. I don't envy you your summer weather - probably much like you don't envy us our 'other-9-months-of-the-year weather'.

    I'll call you soon!

    Cousin Jill


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