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fairweather person?

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I swear I find my weight loss / healthy living efforts easier in good weather.

In the winter I struggle - really really struggle. I leave the house in the dark, and return in the dark. I have no motivation to do stuff in the few hours at home. I just want to eat something warm and "comforting", and sit down and relax.

A bit of nice weather and I want to be "doing stuff". (except in those few weeks a year when it's too hot to want to do anything). My motivation and discipline has slowly been returning over the last week or 2.

I wonder if I have SAD, but I never noticed it before I had a weight problem and spent most of my daylight hours at work. Perhaps I just need better time management and routine for my home (and me). Or a job with a shorter commute. Anyway, looking forward to some pleasant summer evenings for walking or chillaxing and "crack-o'dawn" mornings for a bit of Turbo Jam. It's SO much easier to wake up at 4.30 am when the sun's shining and the birds are singing.
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    i agree. i go into hibernation mode during the winter. warm weather comes and i have energy. plus joints don't hurt as much.
    2405 days ago
    I agree totally! I live in MN the weather here and seasonal changes I believe have played a part in my weight loss stall. Now that there is more daylight and nicer weather coming I feel more and more motivated evetyday.
    2406 days ago
    when I was a schoolkid, I found 'losing' weight easier in the winter, because I was very active at school. but over the years I actually gained about 10 lbs a year.

    now pushing senior years i'm all with you. active living is much easier in the summer, when the weather invites you to go out. winter encourages cozy warm indoors, comfort calorific food to pad you against the cold like an eskimo.

    so what's unusual? I think that's completely normal!
    2406 days ago
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