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Year Two, Day 27: 101 Degrees in My Cool New Gwynnie Bee Summer Blouse!,-122.56?from=TWCAlerts6&cm_ven=CAS&cm_cat=twcalerts_l&cm_pla=moredetails&cm_ite=currcond

A picture speaks a thousand words, right? The Weather's Channel has actually issued a "severe heat warning this weekend for Portland, Oregon. Meanwhile in Texas, heavy raining and flooding. Who in their right mind can ignore global warming?
June 4th and already the temp is predicted to break 100 degrees. This is not the Portland of my childhood. I've got the windows open. There is a bit of a breeze watching through mm y bedroom window, telling me to get vertical c so. But it is only 6:00 a.m. I have a feeling this gentle breeze will be a passing memory in a few hours.

Today I teach all day long at an old church. No AC. I think I shall arm myself with a jumbo iced tea. Thankfully I am no longer playing with the chamber music group. I loved those'm people and had many wonderful m musical moments, but rehearsing For two hours on a hot summer night was not one of them.

I would seriously descend into a dark world if I had not gotten my "Gwynnie Bee" package yesterday!
I am so in love with this online clothing rental service! Every time I see a white box on the porch, my spirits soar!

My new item always comes nicely wrapped in tissue with th Gwynnie Bee sticker. Then when I am done wearing the item, I return it in the postage paid envelope. You can check it out:

Today's item is a lovely summer blouse! Worth getting out of bed on a hot day! I am even smiling as I type this!

And now, here is my food and exercise log for yesterday. I have been eating mostly whole food at home, but as usual need to curtail the late night noshing!

FOOD LOG 06/03/2016
9:30 a.m. 1 8 oz. Glass of water
10:00 a.m. One cup Earl Grey tea (black)
11:00 a.m. "Migas" (Eggs scrambled with corn tortillas, onion, mushrooms, cheese and a bit of hot sauce)
1:30 p.m. "Mujaddara" ( Lebanese dish of lentils, rice and carmalized onions) "year-old" (Greek dish of plain yogurt, garlic, cucumbers, onions, lemon juice, salt and pepper), grapefruit juice.
4:00 p.m. Unsweetened iced tea.
4:15 p.m. 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds.
5:00 p.m. Coconut Greek yogurt, one plunging, one gluten free granola bar, unsweetened iced tea.
8:30 p.m. One pepperoni stick.
9:30 p.m. Musharraf,year-old, sweet potatoes and carrots, sparkling water mixed with grapefruit juice.
10:30 p.m. One small bowl "Gluten free Special K" cereal and almond milk.

Yes,must cease and desist late night eating.Sigh. But look how multicultural I am! 

EXERCISE LOG 06/03/2016
11:30 a.m. 10 minutes stretching
12:00 p.m. Weight training at the gym: Lat pull down 50 lbs., one set of 10
Chest press 50 ponds, 1 set of 10.
Shoulder Press 50 pounds 1 set of 10.
50 crunches
1:45 p.m. 15 minute walk to MAX station.
9:00 p.m. 15 minute walk home.

Happy Saturday! Stay cool!


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