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06:07 pm: Heat Rash
This is weird. I usually get heat rash on the back of my neck but today it was on the back of my right hand and wrist. I've been home about an hour and it's mostly gone. We've had clouds, thunder, and lightning, but no rain. A little further north from here, two girls were hit by lightning (the news hasn't said if they were sheltering somewhere stupid or not).

It was really hot and humid today and I had to go out anyway. I took some books to a used bookstore that buys newer hardbacks and the rest to the library for the Friends sales. I took the trash out and stopped at PetSmart to get more packets of wet food.

It looks like I'll be taking books to the library for the Friends every day for the next week or so because so many of what I'm discarding is older. They look new because I take care of my books, but they're not. I can only handle one rolling crate of books a day in this heat, which is why it will take so long.

I've found a brand of rehydration liquid that uses Splenda: Sqwincher. They didn't have nutritional info on the website, just that their "Lite" was good for diabetics, so I emailed for that and got it yesterday, which is when I verified it was sucralose/Splenda. Yesterday I contacted the main distributor for the mid & south Atlantic states and got email today with two local distributors and their phone numbers. I'll call tomorrow.

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Date:June 28th, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)
We went grocery shopping today, and I did some checking. None of what we found was near the Gatorade!

The two places to look (at least in Mpls/St. Paul) are in with the bottled water and the Kool-Aid. In the bottled water we found Fruit2O Hydration (from Kraft) and Propel (from Gatorade). Next to the Kool-Aid we found Propel packets (add to bottled water) and Crystal Light Hydration packets (again, add to your favorite bottled water).
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Date:June 28th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
Thanks for looking! I have bottled Propel right next to me, and it still has sucrose syrup, just not as much as Gatorade. However, it doesn't have any electrolytes. I'll have to look for the packets. The Crystal Lite Hydration has Aspartame, which I don't like as much as Splenda, but would use if others don't work out.

I saw the Fruit2O at the Giant, but they didn't have the Hydration variety. I'll have to look for those.
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