Post # 1
Ugh. Winter does NOT make me happy. I’m tired ALL the time, and I can’t seem to make myself go to the gym (I haven’t been in 4 months). Add that to the fact that I’ve had to be at work at 7 AM the last two days even though I haven’t been going to bed til 2-3 AM. So, so exhausted…
Post # 3
I know the feeling! I fell asleep in the tub this morning. Thank God the dog started barking before the water over flowed. If I can just make it until next Monday I can get some much needed rest.
Post # 4
I am the same way in winter…barely making it. Tired and sluggish ALL the time. Strange sleep patterns…it’s horrible. My Dr. thinks I may have a mild case of Winter Depression. He suggested some type of special lamp they make for people who suffer with the condition. It’s no fun hibernating like a bear in the winter.
Post # 5
Yeah, I’ve heard about those lamps! I find that I feel alot better when I go outside for a little bit, so I probably need to invest in one of those. But ugh, money is stupid around Christmas. SO many presents to buy! Can’t bother to buy one for myself, lol.
Post # 6
I’m so glad that I’m not the only one. I hate winter. I get the winter blues. I always feel so blah from mid-Dec til Marchish. Its always grey and gross here.
I know that I should work out bc it boost endorphins, but still, it just seems like a daunting task. I seriously need to move away from the winter. And head to a warmer, sunnier climate.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception
Also, I read somewhere that the weather and sunlight change this time of year makes your body crave different foods. People are built to want more starches and carbs during the lean months of winter. It’s part of why people want to load up with “comfort foods” like mashed potatoes when it’s cold and dreary outside. Delicious, but no good for your energy level!
Post # 8
KMSull- When you are stressed, your body burns minerals and B vitamins. Taking a supplement could boost your energy level. Hope you get back to normal soon!
Post # 9
It doesnt help that its dark out before I even get home! Just makes me want to slip in bed pretty much everyday when I get back from work. I think that if you try to get back into a routine of going to the gym then maybe that will boost your energy levels?
Post # 10
I hope you start feeling better soon! I think that if you can get yourself to go to the gym, you will probably feel better because of all the endorphins. BTW, like the new picture! Still having to get used to it though!
Post # 11
Thanks girls! I know I need to start taking better care of myself, but that requires energy. Which is ironic because I have none. Ha!
AB- thanks! It threw RB off too! I actually like it better when its bigger, it shrunk down weird! But it’s a good picture from a happy day! I took it in the wine cellar where my friend got married last week.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I hate that feeling too. I’m a big SAD person. I’d die living somewhere where it ends up being dark for half of the year. 🙁
That plus finals making me sick is a really sucky combo. :p
Post # 13
50, I like to pretend I don’t have SAD, but it’s really, really bad this year! Making me absolutely insane and it doesn’t help that the daylight we HAVE been having recently is all gloomy and overcast!
Post # 14
Oh gosh — I’m so glad there are others. It’s dark when I leave for work and dark when I get home. Plus it’s cold (it’s been MISERABLE in Dallas these past two weeks) which makes me all the more grumpy. The boy asked my why I haven’t been to the gym much and I told him that winter makes me want to come home, put on jammies and eat mac and cheese under the blanket — i.e. hibernate. He looked at me like I was a looney. *sigh*
Post # 15
Aw, KM, I can relate. Maybe you can put the sun lamp on a wishlist for the holidays?
I’ve been the same way about the gym. I hate going to the gym when it’s cold out, but I think if I can get myself there for a week, I’ll get into the swing of it again. Right now, I’m trying to write a 7-9 page paper that’s due tomorrow, but I’m in bed… so too comfy to really focus. I’m horrible!
Anyway… I hope you get some more rest and feel better soon!!
Post # 16
Go to the tanning beds, but just the lowest one possible (!) just for the light and warmth. it seems to help me! 🙂