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Snow bound

Sunday, February 12, 2017

New England has been hit heavy with snow this week and cold weather. I live on the New Hampshire Massachusetts line and we had a healthy 18 inches of snow on Thursday. Another 4 yesterday.. Today an impending blizzard will arrive for today thru tomorrow. I really do not mind. I love sitting and watching it snow. I feel like I am in a warm and cozy house that is in a snow globe that is being shook. So pretty. So quiet. I really LOVE all 4 seasons in my little piece of the world.
So this is the year of self discovery and forgiveness. My main focus is not to lose weight. It is a focus. It is to be kind to myself and to forgive my self. To become a better me. On this journey of self discovery I discovered something alarming. Snow makes me want to eat! Whoa I have had the hungry horrors for almost a week now. It is cold and I want to bake. It is cold I want warm comfort food. It is almost too much to take! What to do?
So we have on the table that snow makes Jeanne want to eat. It is triggering me to want to snack. I am all hunkered in and I am aware after the storm last week that I better do something this week. I need to be kind to myself and to forgive myself and to move forward.
I went to the store and bought good food to cook. I also have diet jello and the fixings to make a lowcarb cheesecake. I have the power to make good decisions. I can also make green tea that warms me up. I have delicious soups that I made last week too.
I do not need to bake cookies or to eat any of the banana bread that I cooked last week.
I am going to remember that there are healthy choices that can be made. I can move! I see more shoveling in my future and possibly a walk outside in my snow shoes!!!
My weight loss journey is about self discovery. Learning the things that cause triggers and trying to come up with solutions that will help me avoid bad decisions. I do have bad moments but if I have more good moments than bad moments I am sure to succeed.

Bring on this storm... I have a plan!
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    Snow makes me want to hibernate...I want to hibernate like a bear. In the fall I want to eat and get super fat and then sleep all winter.

    Oh wait...I'm not really a bear. Darn it!

    Hang in there. Great awareness and focus!
    1383 days ago
    I am the same way about snow. Luckily we only have maybe one big snow a year. emoticon
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    Your description of wanting to eat because of the snow makes me think of how comforting it was to me as a small child to curl up in my bed, wrapped in my special "Tiger Tiger" blanket, reading my most cherished book of stories and eating left over steak from supper the night before. Wow. Talk about the definition of comfort food!
    Good for you for making better food choices and recognizing a big trigger! That is huge personal growth and success. emoticon
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    Stay safe and warm!
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