AAAHH! I just stepped out today to do some errands. I live in Tennessee, and hurricane Ike has just passed up to the north of the country. Since it has passed, there has been a huge rush of cooler weather in this region.
It went from in the high 80’s low 90’s (extremely hot and muggy), to the 70’s (very cool and not muggy). All I can say is, I am in heaven! When I walked outside, it actually felt cooler than it did in my apartment. It was such a relief walking outside and not getting a thousand prickly/itching hives all over my upper torso. I hate how I get itching when I get hot!
I actually feel like I am human again! I know I will still break out if I get hot, but I have much fewer breakouts or hives reactions during cooler weather, simply because it is easier for me to maintain my core body temperature without the sudden spikes with the increase of heat. I suppose these next few months will be the best! No heaters on the inside of building yet, and it will be cool outside. AAAHH a little relief!
In terms of the diet, I have been avoiding excessive starchy foods (such as rice, potatoes, breads, etc.). I have also been avoiding milk. I will stay on this diet for a while, because I have decided not to be quite as hard on myself as I first planned. It is just way to hard cutting out all sweets, plus milk, plus starchy carbs. I have to have some foods, so I am changing the diet a bit. I am just avoiding milk, excessive starchy foods, and I am reducing my sugar intake, but I will still consume sugary snacks.
It may be hard to tell if the diet is working though, since it has finally cooled off a lot and I won’t be getting as hot as usual.