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post #11 of 16 Old 01-09-2014, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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I don't envy you guys. That's exactly why I left Ohio. Just remember to drink lots of fluids. A lot of people don't drink as much when they are cold and mild dehydration can make you tired.
Staying hydrated is a definite issue in the cold. I drink a hot chocolate and then drink 2 glasses of water to wash the sugar down. (I LOVE me some flavored hot chocolate but don't like how much they sweeten things.) I try to make sure I drink several glasses of water during the day so that I don't find myself really dried out.

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post #12 of 16 Old 01-09-2014, 09:45 AM
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If cold weather burns more calories.....does that mean I'll be ready for a bikini come Spring?
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I've found the best way to keep moving all day when its cold is to eat... a lot. And so far I've not gained anything from doing so. The really cold day I grabbed a big bowl of chilly or soup, a bunch of crackers, every time I can inside. Drank as much tea and coffee as I wanted instead of limiting myself to 5 cups. And snacked on chips and such.... As its warmed up I'm back to eating a bit better but still, If I start feeling cold or tired I sit down. No matter what time it is or if I've just ate. And eat something.... Now my only issue is not being able to sleep much for the last month lol. Can't tell if I'm getting tired because of the cold or if its because I'm only getting about 2hrs every night
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post #14 of 16 Old 01-09-2014, 10:56 AM
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Yesterday I had to break up icy spots in the pasture, around gates and the water tank, with a pick axe. Even though the temperature stays cold, when the sun comes out and with the wind, we get very icy spots. I only did the places where we and the horses have to walk and can't avoid them.

I was one tired woman when I got home.
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post #15 of 16 Old 01-09-2014, 01:55 PM
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Disclaimer: No scientific fact, just my own conclusion.

I think we're hardwired to slow down when it gets cold. I agree with the bears; hibernate though this cold weather and come out in the spring, skinnier!

Sometimes I wrestle with my demons. Sometimes we just snuggle.
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post #16 of 16 Old 01-09-2014, 04:20 PM
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Am I weird?? LOL I have the opposite problem, in colder weather I'm awake, lively, and pretty cheery. But I shut down in hotter weather, I get tired n sluggish. -35C and im fine, +35C and im screwed lol.
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