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Weather Factors

Ang M

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If it's not one thing, it's another. I'm not trying to place blame for my slips but I truly believe that the weather has an effect on my eating habits. I live in NW Indiana just outside of Chicago. The weather here is crazy. Seriously. It makes absolutely no sense. For instance we had snow and hail on Saturday and Sunday was in the 60's and sunny. We are entering Spring and I am very much looking forward to the weather warming up a bit. Not hot - just 60's and 70's would be nice. As the weather gets nicer I find that I want to be outside more, and be more active. Biking and hiking, taking the dogs for a walk, even just sitting in the sun reading would be wonderful. And in doing these things I am automatically staying away from the fridge and away from the snacks. 

However, Spring has not come to the Chicago area yet. At least not for any lasting stretch of time. So I am dealing with chilly temperatures and gloomy skies. That type of weather makes it easy for me to stay indoors, snuggled under blankets, binging on food and Netflix. It also makes it more difficult for me to be motivated for the gym. I either don't want to go out in what ever weird weather we are having or I feel safe under layers for clothing. 

So, while I am not using the weather as an excuse per se, I am saying it sure doesn't help much! Everyday I continue to fight forward because I know I am worth it. Somedays are harder than others and when I fall I try not to beat myself up. Instead I pick myself up and soldier on. 

 

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