I hope everyone is staying warm and safe! We are completely housebound and that is fine by me at this point. Every road and highway in the county and the four counties south of us is closed. Basically ER's are the only thing open but I don't know how anyone could get to a hospital in this weather! Yesterday we had about four feet of snow fall/blow in and it didn't stop all night and it is heavier today. In a little while I need to head out with ds and dig out the path to our house and the car. Apparently there are abandoned cars all over the roads that are just getting buried in the drifts. Even the snow plows have been pulled off the road for the past 18 hours and there is no sign of them being allowed back on any time soon! Fortunately we have a gas fireplace in our new house so even if the power goes out we can stay warm. I don't miss the woodstove one bit!
No need to plan workouts in this weather. The other morning while it was still nice out I shovelled snow for half an hour and then snowshoed for 45 minutes. Yesterday I probably spent two hours shovelling and will do at least that much again today.
The holidays were really good in some ways, really hard in others. I am glad that season is over. I am back on track with eating - no sugar, lots of vegetables and fruit, lots of protein. Grain (except for the very rare bit of rice) causes me nothing but grief so it is easy to stay clear of it. I have been making a lot of juice lately and surprised by how delicious the green juices are. Too much fruit is too sweet - it takes time but apparently resetting tastebuds really is possible! After all these years, I finally got back to my goal/original weight without much effort this fall and now the challenge seems to be to hold steady here and not lose any more. One small perk in the midst of all this grief and upheaval.