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Today's forecast: snowed in. Tomorrow: iced in!!!!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Do you know New England area? Are you familiar with the winters here? Well, I thought that I knew all about the winters here. So wrong!!!!! Today we got hit with yet another snow storm. BUT, let me tell you, I will take snow anytime over what's coming tomorrow - ice.

I am an emotional eater. I get stressed out easily. Well, this winter has been so far a big stressor. The sad thing is that I feel less and less motivated to exercise as we are once again inside our house. Somehow I know that I am not alone. Yesterday, in the preparation for the upcoming storm, we New Englanders went to supermarkets ONCE AGAIN!!! The excitement is gone from people's faces. People are tired of this snow and the constant preparation, the worry about the roof either leaking or collapsing, the slippery ride to work or the kids at home again. As I was cruising through the supermarket yesterday, the faces were sad, depressed, and just plain tired.

How do you feel? Do you feel like exercising during this weather? Are you motivated or do you feel like joining the bears and hibernating with them? I have all I need to get a good exercise at home, but at this point I so much crave a human contact and community.... This computer is my lifeline, it is my connection to the world, it is my connection to you. Although the computer takes up a lot of my time, I am grateful for the opportunity it provides for me.

Well, only 47 days till spring. You might see me then walking and hiking once again. For now I just have to stick with my DVDs and commit to exercise. I never thought that I will say this, but I do enjoy shoveling some of the snow (but only a few inches not two feet of it). There is something about being outside on a fresh air and catching some of the daylight.

Here is to spring!!!!




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  • BONNIE627
    i think the weather this winter has been extremely harsh..I know we are all tired of it around here.. luckily I just missed the ice..it is all around us, but our temps stayed high enough to change it to rain.. thank goodness..it has been very depressing..
    3400 days ago
  • EVER-HOPEFUL
    i live in bavaria and we habve a differant attitude here.the kids go to school,we tend to have school closures here in the summer when the weather is too hot(go figure)we take the kids to kindergarten and schools with the sliegh,we build snowmen,snowangels,eis skating,sking etc.just see the good in it.when coldthe body burns up more calories.shoverling snow is a good alround exercise.you have an excuse to eat all thoes lovely ,low fat,high vitamin soups and cassaroles,baked potatoes are also good in this weather you can ring the changes with fillings etc and donĀ“t take much in preparaztions.you can treat yourself to a nice warm bubble bath.by candle light listening to your favorite music if you like.you can cuddle with love ones under a blanket to keep each other warm.lowfat hot chocolate drinks are also nice to make you feel special a splash of cinnom in it makes it sxtra special.there is beauty in every weather and every season iot is just knowing where to look for that beauty.keep smiling.we at the moment have had snow on the groung(apart from 4 days)since october and the temprature outside at the moment is -9(i think about -22 how you say it)and yes the kids still go out to play in the school pause etc by us we just make sure they are well wrapped up,lol.
    3401 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    This sounds strangely familiar! In the '68-'69 school year, we had 94+ inches of snow. We missed
    more school than we attended. It made a big impression, especially living on the farm, going to town school and watching the river flood from our kitchen window. They called it the 100 year flood. I feel for you. Hang in there! HUGS!
    3401 days ago
  • TRUTHISFREE
    Stay safe, stay warm!!! Yes to spring!! emoticon emoticon
    3401 days ago
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