I call them showers, but as I drove to Tesco this morning I drove through a vertical river all the way – absolutely torrential. It cleared up while I was shopping, and became sunny for a while (wasted on me as I was stuck indoors doing housework). Then I went for a walk, but it had become more overcast and humid by then, with the odd spot of quite refreshing rain.
Before I forget, thanks for commenting earlier Jessica and Deisegirl.
Jessica, I know what you mean about not commenting when things you read hit a nerve, I’m the same – I also often don’t comment if someone sounds in need of real help because I can’t think of anything more profound than ‘there, there…’ but after reading your comment I’m thinking of rethinking that attitude, because actually your comment made me feel a little bit less lonely in my ‘issues’ and that gave me quite a boost. In answer to your question about the Protein Water I keep mentioning, its not Skinny Water (I have tried one of the range and thought it was horrible – not to mention really expensive – I only bought it because it was discounted heavily – so I can’t comment on its effectiveness. The protein water is literally a drink of water supplemented with whey protein (about 40 g for 174 cals) and I buy it from a couple of sites that sell supplements to people interested in fitness, weightlifting, bodybuilding etc. – Myprotein and Superfit. None of them taste so nice you’d pick them over other drinks for flavour but I find them more convenient than whey powder if I’m out and about, and they give my protein intake a hefty boost on days when I’m struggling to get it up where I want it. Of course they’re also as far from ‘real food’ as you can get but that’s a compromise I’m sometimes willing to make for the convenience.
I think I may just let the caffeine have its evil way with me for a while longer by the way. I’ve tried guarana and ginseng, rooibos tea and so on but none of them work as well as good old-fashioned caffeine. And I’ve replaced my duvet with a thin sheet in hopes that will allow me to get through the hot nights more comfortably!
Breakfast: Massive smoothie of frozen forest fruits, banana, romaine lettuce, cookies & cream whey, milled linseeds and a little ground almonds for some healthy fats. Sadly that just put me in the mood for a very little foray into the crunchy peanut butter tub in my cupboard – something I wouldn’t risk buying if M didn’t like it so much, but definitely a bit of a trigger for me
Lunch: A bowl of chicken vegetable soup to which I added some silken tofu for no particular reason, with a piece of flaxseed bread spread with Quark and a tomato
Dinner: Camel rib eye (from Australia) with salad & squash chips
Snacks: Snack packs of dates and dried pineapple with a little Greek yoghurt and peanut butter.