Artist's Way

Hot! Hot! Hot!

My Culinary Artist Date at Spring Garden where I had Pineapple Chicken, rice, and Dasani water.

Greetings fellow travelers,

This past week I found a most challenging Writing Diet week. The heat was unbearable reaching over 100s degrees F for few days. We have the worst drought in 50 years where everything is dry and all the grass is an unsightly yellow. I was unable to walk outside as much as I wanted to do. I managed to walk only one day for 20 minutes and another day for 5 minutes before I gave up and returned home inside air conditioning.

Everything seemed much more difficult including writing in my Morning Pages at four days out of seven days. I wrote about the abysmal heat in my Morning Pages. How I wanted to go places, but was basically stuck inside at home.

I did manage to do a Culinary Artist Date at Spring Garden, but it was uncomfortably hot inside the restaurant with no air conditioning and the heat coming from the kitchen. I ordered a Pineapple Chicken, rice, and 2 bottles of Dasani water. I think it was the heat because I didn’t have much of an appetite and only ate half of the Pineapple Chicken and no rice. The water that I drank quickly lost it’s coolness matching the heat of the room.

I am still successfully recording my food journal on my cell phone using the calendar app. Unfortunately, because of the heat I find myself consuming a lot of sugar free popsicles and fudgsicles.

I definitely need to drink more water in this kind of heat. I tend to drink a lot of Pepsi Max at work and not enough water even though there is a water cooler at work. I tend to prefer the caffeine in Pepsi Max over the plain water.

I am getting wonderful support from my other Body Buddies in my Sparkling Path Walkers Group and The Artist’s Way Circle .The Sparkling Path Walkers regularly meet at 4pm – 6pm on Sundays for a lot of laughs and encouragement. I really am glad I am not doing this journey alone. That I hear other people struggling with issues too like I am. I also have more than one person that I can pick up the phone and call.

Warm regards,

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