Thursday, February 5, 2009
Bad Things About Weight Loss, Part I
For one thing, I have never been so cold in my life. It started before Thanksgiving – if I am not moving around, I’m chilled. So reading or working on the computer – two things I enjoy – turn me into an icicle. Going to bed has not been fun – we have a memory foam mattress, which is wonderful for keeping you cool at night during those hot Spring, Summer and Fall months (just keeping it real – this is South Texas, y’all). However, it’s become an icebox for me this winter – I suspect the combination of continual cold weather, my trying to keep the thermostat set at 68 degrees overnight, and my weight loss are all working to make me freeze at night. Even though I’m down 60 pounds, I have a lot left to lose…which means that there is plenty (believe me) of fat still on my body to provide insulation. So I don’t understand why I’m so damn cold all the time. I have resorted to wearing wool socks, yoga pants, a nightshirt and a cotton pullover sweatshirt to bed (quite the look, I must say), and sleeping under (in this order) a sheet, coverlet, down comforter and a blanket folded in half so I have two layers. The old me would have become a hot, sweaty mess sleeping with all of this, but seriously, this is what it takes for me to not be miserably cold. And yes, I realize it’s ridiculous, considering how much colder it is in many parts of the country. I cannot wait for April.