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I lost 4 lbs on the trip back to IA...is it true cold weather burns more calories?


Monday, December 31, 2012

emoticon I'm thinking it may well be true...cold weather uses more calories to keep your body furnace stoked. Case in point...I pretty much ate my way through our 8 day vacation back to my frigid home state visit for the Christmas holidays.

It was either the cold weather...or the stress of navagating the waters of landmine triggered in-law visits. My nerves were on edge the entire time, and of course being from sunny FL I didn't ever stop shivering from the time the plane landed until the time it re landed back home in sunny sub tropical FL.

Soooo I'm guessing for all of my snowy cold winter sparklers...it may actually work to your advantage calorie wise.

I ate anything and everything I wanted for the entire trip. Now granted most of the food I wanted was Iowa Pork tenderloins, Iowa Graziano sausage, Iowa angus steaks and Iowa gineaua grinders. Not so much carbs as good ole protein. So maybe that had some caloric effect.

I'm happy with the 4 pound loss...I can look back on all the shivering and shaking and think maybe it wasn't such a bad deal for 8 days.

Now the stress was something I really could have done without...but at least I can look back and say that I gave the challenge my best shot and that's really all any of us can do right?

I'm looking forward to a happy, healthy and prosperous new year! I'm thanking all of you...my lovely sparkling friends for your never ending support and best wishes slogging though some of my cumbersome blogs...I blog about pretty much anything and everything that is on my mind at the moment.

I always hope that by sharing my life adventure I might strike a note in someone else's life that brings them insight or inspiration on certain life challenges and that by using myself as an example and sharing the lessons I've learned I might make things a little easier knowing that we all are so much more alike than different.

Happy new year my dear friends...2013 is a new door that is opening for all of us.

Walk through it with hope, happiness, vision, health and prosperity..the taking is there for the asking. I ask for peace and happiness for us ALL! Amen!

I am sending up a special shout out to my powerful angel Josh...my protector, my guidance system, my reason to keep on keeping on! I love you son...I miss you mightily! Peace be with you and keep shining down your love on your dear ole' momma, father, and all of your wonderful friends!



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Happy New Year my peeps...make it a GOOD one!
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NEWFLABULESS 1/14/2013 1:51PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon So happy to hear of your weight loss and glad that you are back to the sunny state of Florida where it's warm and busy for your business. Take care my friend and I love reading your blogs....even when it's days later.

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MPARKER67 1/3/2013 10:14AM

    Happy New Year emoticon emoticon emoticon
Congrats on the 4 lbs lost.

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MIZCATHI 1/2/2013 9:29AM

    Happy New Year! 4 lbs during the Holidays? Wow, you are my hero!

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AZIMAT 1/2/2013 8:48AM

    Happy New Year to you to, fellow Floridian!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/1/2013 9:54AM

    Cute picture of the mouse! I hope 2013 is an awesome year for you.

Hugs,
Kay

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MSLZZY 1/1/2013 7:04AM

    A fantastic way to ring out the old and ring in the new.
Happy New Year, New You! HUGS!

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DJ4HEALTH 1/1/2013 2:05AM

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GOING-STRONG 1/1/2013 12:27AM

    Wowsa... 4 pounds without trying is one great way to ring out 2012! Those fabulous moments are few and far between so revel in the glow. I'm spending New Year's Eve at home sipping on a glass of red wine. Here is to a Healthy, Happy New Year! "Clink"

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MKACILLAS 12/31/2012 10:44PM

    Congrats on the weight loss! And i wish i was in some warm location right now. Pretty cold up here in Pa. Beautiful pic of your Angel Josh! emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 12/31/2012 10:39PM

    So that's why I can't lose weight now! I'm further south and in a slightly warmer climate! lol Well, that and I'm at a lower altitude now which means that I my body lungs and heart and such don't have to work as hard. emoticon

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Cathy

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2ABBYNORMAL 12/31/2012 10:38PM

    I love your picture of In loving memory of Josh Signs. Very beautiful.
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LMB-ESQ 12/31/2012 10:05PM

    Congrats on the weight loss! I usually gain weight in the winter, because I'm lazy and I don't stop eating. I hope this year is different!

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MS.ELENI 12/31/2012 9:41PM

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LASARRE 12/31/2012 9:36PM

    emoticon job on the weight loss. Unfortunately, I don't think your "cold" philosophy holds up for those of us that are used to it! Have a happy and healthy New Year!

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BARBARAROSE54 12/31/2012 9:23PM

    good weight loss. Happy new year

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SHOAPIE 12/31/2012 9:21PM

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DS9KIE 12/31/2012 8:46PM

    WOW emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon on your weight loss

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