Hibernation

I lost all my writing on this post which is aggravating. I’m not highly skilled or even very knowledgeable about these blogs, but my goof tonight may be due to what I was/am writing about which is the low period I experience every year from late November until late January. Not SAD, or seasonal affective disorder,  in my case, just a desire to do little beside cook and eat lotcomfort foods like soups, stews, casseroles, roasted meats. In other words I’m feeling very lazy.

I first noticed this in myself forty years or so ago, when I was right out of college. This is the only time of the year when I want to stay in bed after I awake,  for I’m mainly a morning person; when I do get up all I want to do is drink endless cups of tea, eat, read or watch television, preferably old movies.

Makes sense in light of evolution; that our prehistorical ancestors would want to preserve all the lovely fat they had stored from the summer and autumn bounty. We are still working with brains that think we should still be doing the  same things despite modernity.

When I was younger I always put on 5-7 pounds in the winter and then quickly lost it during the spring and summer’ but with age I didn’t lose it, so the pounds piled on over the years. I had to change to a low carb program, and most importantly get rid of the sugars-starches from grains-most artificial sweeteners.  A cleaner diet has helped me stop the uphill piling on and head back downhill. Just wish I could have my semi-hibernation and still get everything done my modern life calls for; but there it is.

Yours in longing for the cave,

Nan aka Sugarbaby

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