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Winter is an adjustment...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

One of the biggest adjustments with my weightloss so far has been adjusting to the colder winter temps. In fact, this has NEVER been a problem for me, til NOW.

I am, well, I WAS, one of "THOSE" people who barely wore coats in winter. I was constantly asked "Where is your coat?" and I'd have a long sleeved sweater and tell them, oh, this is good enough... and it was. I'd pretty much need the thermostat to drop below 30 degrees and then I'd wear the long sleeves... anything above 40 degrees, well short sleeves would do.

Not anymore. Since I've lost over 100 lbs (that would probably be when it all changed)... sleeves aren't the only requirements and 40 degrees isn't the cut off. I think 50 degrees has me pulling out not only sleeves, but sweats, two pairs of socks, maybe a 2nd pair of pants, at least 2 shirts, sleeves are a definite, jacket, definitely, scarf, absolutely and this isn't just in my waking hours... I need this when I go to bed, too and I am still shivering!

My husband has lost 70 lbs and doesn't seem affected by the cold at all. My son is 16 and thin and just laughs at me and shakes his head. I seem to be the odd one in the house at the moment...

When I was larger, I used to tell my thin friends that they just needed to put a bit of meat on their bones to warm up... now I feel they must be laughing at me a bit since I'm the one who is always cold.

Anyone else who has lost quite a bit of weight experiencing this type of adjustment to the elements??? When will my body adjust to this? I still have 81 lbs left to lose, will I be even COLDER next winter? I can't even imagine! Please help me! Any tips would be totally appreciated!!! I feel like I'm near death at times... and I can't even imagine getting through another couple of months, to be honest! I sure hope I can adjust quickly to this...
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    I have always been cold even at my heaviest. So i feel your pain lol.
    1970 days ago
    I never hear of this. But I am anemic and always cold too. A good reason for warm green tea. emoticon
    1971 days ago
    My friend lost about the same amount as you and is always cold now. I have a long way to go and hoping I don't get any colder as I have always been a 'freeze bug' even at a heavy weight. I guess drink hot tea, take vacations to warmer climates in the winter, and bundle up? Good luck!
    1971 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    I, too, am much colder since I lost my weight! I never wore sweaters, jackets, or any outer clothing when I was obese. In fact I remember sweating when it was chilly! Now I only sweat when I am working out hard and I need to wear a sweater or jacket whenever I go outside! It was definitely a challenge to accept this but I have and now I make sure I have a light jacket available wherever I go. Isn't it funny the "obstacles" one encounters?
    1971 days ago
    Unfortunately, I went the opposite direction. When I was thin, I never seemed to be cold but I think it had to do with the climate. Sunny, dry cold of the Rocky Mountains or sunny, dry heat of Southern California. Then I moved to the PacificNorthwest and I am always cold and I I want to fill myself up with warm comforting foods. Sandwiches have zero appeal. I have soup everyday for lunch. And I have gained 35 pounds in the past 7 years( although I am now losing a bit of that flab). So even though I have an Insulating layer, I am always cold. I wear fleece from head to toe. Silly isn't it.
    1971 days ago
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