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OK~ at this moment, I'm not dreading it quite yet. I REFUSE! I am going to enjoy the opportunity to feel good sleeping with the windows open and a blanket. I am going to enjoy going to bed early and it isn't light outside. I am going to enjoy the choice of short-sleeves during the day, add a sweater after dark. AND it is finally not too hot to work in the yard or go for a walk at midday (again!).

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I feel it coming on already; it's darker earlier and earlier, mornings have been gray, and yesterday was cold enough I needed a jacket! Nooooooooooooo

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I am. I am trying so hard to see positives, but I am struggling a lot. I can already feel the dark cloud looming over me. I am working on seeing my doctor, finding a new psychiatrist, coming up with a "game plan" so I can combat this head on, but it's overwhelming already.

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The weather usually hits me late at night. I kind-of get claustrophobic with the darkness and blanketed snow. It gets suffocating-like.

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We've been at or below freezing since last Monday's snowstorm. Not looking good for the next few weeks.

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The cold temperatures have arrived. We had a little snow this morning, but not enough to shovel yet.

At least the days are getting longer. emoticon

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I really dread the gray days when it just threatens to snow. So far o snow yet.

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Come on, more sunlight!! Longer daylight hours, we beseech you to come hither!

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Temps dropped a bit today. It will be cold for Christmas here in Ohio; then back to the 40's & 50's. I am not complaining. In 5 days the shift in time will begin!

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Hang in there; the 22nd is the Solstice and then daylight hours will begin to increase.

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I hate when there is more darkness than light.

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It is not so much the short daylight for me. It is the cloudy gray days that get me. No snow here in Mass just warm weather above 50.

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I know; if we were getting more daylight it would be perfect, but I'll take this!

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Well, I'm just here to brag while I can...

El Nino seems to have had quite an impact here in Cleveland, Ohio. We have no snow and the temperatures have been above freezing all for quite awhile. It is a little unnerving, not just for me but for the plants too. One of my hyacinths had a little shoot of blossoms out emoticon . I feel like I should be eating cilantro because what is left in my garden beds looks great emoticon I know the snow is coming, it just isn't here yet emoticon

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Yes, I'm counting down to solstice day. Need more daylight!

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T_L_L~ not so much anxiety as much as sadness and melancholy, no energy. Pretty close to depression at times.

Not so bad right now. The snow didn't stick and we have had no more since. I'm wondering if we will end up with a white Christmas. I'm fine with no snow, I just hope it doesn't decide to try to make up for lost inches emoticon

DH reminded me of good news today. In a few weeks the days are going to start to get longer!!!

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Do any of you ever get anxiety caused by winter? Especially at night?

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I'm pretty sure I would have cried, Lee. Oh, and Melly, Saturday I didn't get showered, dressed, and out the door until almost 7 p.m. I just luxuriated in my jammies all day, and I liked it.

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Boo snow! I understand finding it hard to get motivated...that was me yesterday. I seriously was in my pajamas till 5pm.
Enjoy your blue tooth speakers, that sounds like a great idea using them for walks and dancing, etc.
I am upping my light therapy sessions (going to increase to 30 min tomorrow) and will be starting my medication tonight. I am doing my best to 'gear up' and have a plan for winter.
We can do this!!

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OMG!! Somebody give me some motivation to exercise PLEASE!!

I went out and bought a bluetooth speaker today. My intention is to take it next door to my workout area to lift weights "sans-headphones," they tend to get in the way enough to frustrate me.

I want to try putting some music on my cell phone to see if that will help me walk sometimes when I am between meetings - or at least get moving some how (line dance in a conference or other room when not in meetings.)

Before things get too cold I still have some outdoor stuff to finish. This week might be my last opportunity. We'll see what happens. If nothing else, I'll get the garage cleared out for DH's car.

Some of that emoticon crap showed up today while I was out running errands. I did not cry.

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SOFT_VAL67 - Sounds like you've got a good plan to get through the rough season.

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I do dread the winter, but probably for reasons some of you dont.
I live in the country, in a very rural area, no public transporation of any kind, zip, nada, zero, zilch!!
And my road often becomes so icy and gets almost zero sunlight to thaw it out.
So for me, its just being stuck on this hill with no way to the main road. So, I know my walking at the track will be limited and getting sunlight that I crave will be non-existent.
I am making plans to try to keep busy, I have about 5 books I have yet to read, lined up and waiting, And have purchased several jigsaw puzzles, to not only keep me busy, but my mind as well.
I will work out here at home with the stair stepper and stretch bands and weights. and walk when I can get to the road to drive.
So, these are the plans and time will tell how it goes.

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Yes. I don't want to, but I do.
It's a lot cooler out now and the sun is setting earlier.

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Here, too. Cloudy, crisp, 60 degrees. I had to put a jacket on to take the dog out. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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YES! I am dreading winter and it is only August; however, today's weather was an almost perfect autumn day.

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It's already really cold too. Mitts, toque, winter boots and coat. emoticon

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Well that's definitely north! No wonder you're already feeling it hit.

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Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Where are you located? I'm guessing it's somewhere in the northern part of the country.

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It is already winter here and the snow is here to stay. Winter is my least favorite season, although it does bring one thing that makes me happy: Christmas. emoticon

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A brisk 20 degrees this morning...cue the suspenseful music; it's starting to creep up on me....

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I can't figure out what I did with my gloves... I'll go look for them in a minute.

Jeepers, my toes are cold.

I have already put 4 pounds back on and I don't even have the motivation to do something about it. I miss fresh local berries.

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To cold way to early this year! The high is in the teens this week, 24 soon and that is not until next Tuesday! and there is snow on the ground with more to come tomorrow!! YUCK

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I bought a new one last year, when that white stuff fell every three days, on average. Hopefully we won't go through that again this year.

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We have to buy a couple of new shovels for this winter. Two of them have worn down from frequent use emoticon

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Ack! Don't say that dreaded four-letter word!

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I can sympathize!
Driving home in the dark with rain is the worst! It's just impossible to see.

Luckily or unluckily, we don't have many dark rainy nights to deal with because usually by November it snows...

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Oh, Carolyn. Here I am whining about 60 degrees and rain....and you've got 30s. Uck. I would, however, like to take some of that sunshine. Last night it was dark driving home at 5 because of the rain. I really, really did not like that.

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We are still getting daylight until 8:00 PM, although that won't last after we go to "normal" time. Temperatures are a lot less friendly though... frost in the morning and in the mid-30s during the day.
No snow yet, thank goodness.

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A few days of temps in the 60's and under and I stay hungry and just want to sleep. I'm trying to fit some time working in the yard everyday. "Typical" work schedules makes that hard. I even have to wait to go outside because it is too wet and cold to start doing the yard work.

How do the farmers do it?

I just can't imagine Alaska. My head might actually implode.

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I'm the same way with sunlight. Now that the days are so much shorter, I'm not getting nearly enough; I'm falling asleep at 6:30.

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Thanks Dawn!
I'm back to sitting in front of my SAD light for an hour every day again, and feeling much better than 2 weeks ago before I began using it.
I must be really sensitive to lack of sunlight, because we are still getting plenty of sun here when it's not overcast. Unfortunately, we can go for long periods of overcast days per month...

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Oh, Carolyn, every time I think about living in Alaska I shiver. I'm glad you've been able to find ways to make it work for you.

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10/6/14 9:20 P

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I'm always ambivalent about winter. I love how beautiful our snow covered peaks and forests look, but hate driving in the dark and suffering from SAD.

The mountains here are heavily covered with snow here now, but we don't have snow yet at our elevation. IT won't be long though... it's creeping down the hillsides.

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10/6/14 9:05 P

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YES!! It snowed briefly this past Saturday - while I was outside.

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2/18/14 12:44 P

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We've had sub-freezing temps and measurable snowfalls in droves; today we're supposed to be above freezing (slightly) for the first time in a month. All I can say is, COME ON, SPRING!!!!!

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2/18/14 11:51 A

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Not sure I can say it has been a "dreadful" winter. There has been a lot of snow, the temps have hit new lows, and few records have been set here.

I am clearly reminded of why I would like to move from NE Ohio to somewhere below the Mason Dixon line.

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Hi ladies,

Nice to see you and nice to be back!

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Good to see you Kickingit!! Happy New Year!!

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Welcome back. I was wondering where you'd gone off to.

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Post-holiday blues had me down for a while but now I'm perking up at the prospect that Spring is only a couple of months away. Exercising daily is helping me tremendously to stay positive..

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Today was one of those days that made me emoticon & emoticon .

Temps above 40 degrees, some emoticon , no emoticon ; went for a wonder 1 hour walk. That was all emoticon emoticon emoticon

I know though, that any day now it will be emoticon and wind, and more freezing.

So, yes, I am dreading the return of winter.

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The "January thaw" has been helpful. DH and I went for a walk since it was warm enough (for me). It would have been nice to have some more sun though.

The days are getting longer emoticon

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I've been closely watching the sunset times; it IS getting better!

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1/12/14 11:34 P

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I don't like it being dark earlier and shorter days. That is what affects me most. The winter itself is not so much the issue, I think it's the waking up when it's dark and coming home to the dark. At least now it's starting to stay a little bit lighter longer, past 5pm

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Trying to stay positive and chatting with others who "get it" definitely helps!

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I almost slept for 8 hours That is what I like but I spark till midnight and I would like to be in bed earlier than that. That way I will awaken with the sun . I always did that but that was when my sleep was intermittent. I started to use Melatonin and it has been a blessing for me.I would like to sleep with the MOON and stay awake with the sun. We are doing full spectrum lights maybe it helps. I think staying positive and sparking helps too.
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A brisk 28 degrees here in Wisconsin this morning.

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63 Degrees today here in Maine we often have snow by now.

It is supposed to be cold . I emoticon t will come and we will handle it. WE HAVE TO !!!

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Temp in the MID 30's but we walked 3 miles under a blue sky and sunshine.
I loved walking in the sun. Pat in Maine. emoticon

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I FEEL Healthier every day with my Spark Tracker.
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