if you run to the post office when it's -11 and you don't take your coat because you're only going to get the mail it's pretty much guaranteed you'll spend half an hour walking an alzheimer's patient to the dentist.* there's not enough tea in the world to warm you up after that...but i'm working on it.
in good news the scale read 172 this morning. so i'm on maintenance mode. maintenance warpath more like. i really don't want to go back up again. it's getting old. i'm going to put all of that frustration into staying right where i am. which means no more soda for awhile.
i've been drinking more than i should (probably 4 a week instead of 1 a week) because my throat has been bothering me. it's the bubbles, they're healing. i've had a sort of russian roulette of cold symptoms for a few months now. today a stuffy nose, tomorrow my ears explode. nothing that has actually equalled a cold, but not 100% either. so i've been placating myself with extra soda. instead of medical attention. no grass growing here!
long story short i'll be drinking more tea. green tea. i don't know for certain that the green tea helps me stay the course but i stopped drinking it last week in favor of lady grey black. a week that resulted in 174 pounds. probably it was all that macaroni & cheese and chinese food but why take risks? i'm green tea and honey lady atleast until i feel better or reach goal weight. whichever comes first. heh.
*again. i really hope that's where he was supposed to go today.