It’s darned cold in the apartment today. It’s supposedly 41°F outside, but you couldn’t prove it by me. It’s raining and windy, and the weather report is predicting it will drop 2-4″ of snow later on. The Landlord gives heat in dribs and drabs, but even covered from chin to feet in heavy sweats and wool socks, it’s still cold in here.
The bad thing about is it I keep eating to try to get enough calories to get warm. When I get cold, I crave starchy foods and hot liquids — you know, the kinds of foods that stick to your ribs (and your hips if you aren’t careful).
The good news is that it’s only supposed to last another two days or so. The weekend (and into next week) is supposed to warm up, thank heavens.
In other “news,” I have been getting slightly better are meeting at least the base line of my ActiveLink, although I am still not earning Activity Points with any regularity. I shall continue working on this. I did change the position of the device from being hooked to my bra to being worn on a chain around my neck.
I’m trying to be kind to myself, but I’m really feeling impatient about getting my walking range back. I’m also trying to remember that a 60-year-old body just may not be as capable of bouncing back as fast as a 20-year-old body, and taking into account that I may need the cane for longer than I would like.
The good thing is that yesterday and today I have not needed to take a long nap in the middle of the day. I consider this major progress, since it means I might actually be able to meet my working deadlines.
All in all, things are nowhere near horrible, even though this weather-related eating may cause a small setback on my path. On the other hand, winter will not be here forever, so I can hopefully get back to doing some real walking soon.
I remain hopeful, at any rate…