Does your weight fluctuate depending on the season?

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    Mar 10, 2009 11:23 PM GMT
    I have said before I think I have serious Season Affective Disorder. Due to this in the winter I almost shut down. I want to eat everything in sight and the word gym gives me the shivers, haha all I wanna do is eat and sleep!!! I try my best to not let it happen but it does.

    I am sure working 3rd shift and never seeing daylight in the winter sometimes might make this worse also.

    But then as summer gets closer, the time changes and I see more daylight with warm weather, I come alive. We have had a couple of days of 80 degree weather and I got up today, after only sleeping 6 hours (after being up for 2 days) and feel so refreshed. I got up and cooked some "clean" meals for me to take to work, anxious to get back to eating healthy and am excited about getting to the gym or bike riding or just doing something.

    Of course I tried putting my shorts back on and they are snug which is disappointing! But Ill work it off. ANYWAY!!!

    Do any of you fluctuate like this during the seasons? the weight gain and loss is what drives me crazy the most!!!

    What can I do to help in the winter months to not go through this every year!!!! Drives me crazy!!!

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    Mar 11, 2009 12:34 AM GMT
    I weigh less in the summer. But it's mostly water weight. And I tend to have less of an appetite when the weather is hot.
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    Mar 11, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    Absolutely. I don't know if it's seasonal affective disorder, or just natural evolutionary patterns. But yes, in winter I stay in more and exercise less. I can typically weigh 15- 20 pounds more from November to March than I do in the warmer months.
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    Mar 11, 2009 2:22 AM GMT
    It hits every year. It usually starts in early January and can go until April sometimes. My motivation to run is low unless it really warm (>40). I hit the gym 4 times in 6 weeks. The worst thing is my craving for carbs. Lack of exercise and excess carbs is not a good pairing.

    Fortunately this year I came out of it two weeks ago.

    I've heard you can mitigate SAD with bright lights of the proper spectrum but haven't tried it.
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    Mar 11, 2009 2:26 AM GMT
    If you live here in Alaska you will automatically gain 10-20 pounds during the winter. it can't be helped regardless of who you are.
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    Mar 11, 2009 2:28 AM GMT
    no, but my muscular definition does. best is always the spring, worst is right about now lol
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    Mar 11, 2009 5:06 AM GMT