The humidity followed me back from Chicago to Colorado last week.
Multiple rounds of thunderstorms every afternoon, producing interesting consequences. Hair is curled and frizzed. Mosquitoes are feeding upon unsuspecting individuals on their morning walks. The need to quench thirst throughout a Colorado summer day is reduced when moisture lingers in the air.
Only I know that this week, more than any other, I must keep drinking water. Not just for the continuing weight loss efforts, but in preparation for this week’s blood draw in advance of next week’s endocrinologist appointment. Veins that stick out with proper hydration are so much more preferable to those that hide with mild dehydration. Painless instead of painful, is that not what we all want with a blood draw?
(If only staying hydrated would guarantee a painless HbA1C result…but maybe all the diet/exercise/metformin efforts will produce one.)