Brrrrr! A cold winter wind bites into my face.
I just got back from my daily walk in the development behind me. It's sunny out today but still cold at 29 degrees with a brisk wind. Someone told me (one of my blogger buddies) that walking in the cold burns off more calories than walking in the warm. So I gritted my teeth and as soon as I bounded from Significant Other's Jeep (we had just returned from perusing two local thrift shops - I bought a bowl and saucer that I DID NOT NEED), I told him "I'm taking my walk!" And off I went, cold wind at my back. Coming back, I got the cold wind full force in my face. And here I sit, rosy cheeks (facial) and all.
Since the cold descended on these coastal plains of southern eastern Delaware, I haven't been taking my daily walk. The seven pounds I lost this fall when I was tromping daily on the boardwalk in Rehoboth? GONE! My weight is back up to 165 lbs. Granted, at 6'3" most would probably consider that a good weight but I'm more comfortable in the 155 to 160 range. I have the proclivity to add the excess poundage right around my waist. I've already moved up one belt notch and my size 33 waist Eddie Bauer jeans are feeling a bit snug these days. Not good. I usually wear size 32 waist (36 length) for the snug fit. Size 33 is for the loose goosey feel, which is what I am most comfortable with lounging around the house as I do during the winter months. In the summertime I'm in baggy shorts. I may look like hell in those shorts with my skinny legs but hey, I'm comfortable and that's what my life is all about now in these, my Golden Years.
So, if I want to finish off that egg nog pie that has my name on it in the refrigerator, I better gear myself up to more walks like I just did today. That five pound bag of sugar that I'm carrying around my waist? That will be gone in two weeks. You can mark that on your calendar.