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Old 10-05-2008, 09:35 PM
 
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I lived in WI for 30 years and now live in MN. You just learn to put up with it. The below zero only lasts a month or so. Seasons are great and make you enjoy the time you have outside. Fall mornings are the best when it is cool and crisp. I hate Jan and Feb, but make it through by getting stuff done inside.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:37 PM
 
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My biggest worry is gaining weight in the winter months. It is so hard to actually get out there and do any kind of exercise in the winter months. And eating all the time when you are coped up. But I'm so looking forward it anyways. I love the fall in WI and I remember the summer being warm not hot and real humid only for short periods. Unlike the south.
That's what sweaters are for
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Wonderful Wisconsin!!!
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We can't wait for winter to start up again. We love spending time outdoors in winter. I think I walked outside everyday last winter except for 2-4 days. I can't wait to strap on the snowshoes and go through the woods.
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Texas (Austin area)
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that's cool that you keep yourself active. that's the best thing to do i'm sure. my problem is that i am lazy i keep saying that i am gonna start walking every evening and then there is always an excuse not to.
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:44 AM
 
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ShannonM,
Do you have an idea of when are you planning on moving? have you found a place or area to move to?
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:17 PM
 
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I also love winter. I enjoy being outside in the cold. I think you can always dress for the cold and stay warm but if it is hot and you're outside not much you can do. Good luck with your move!
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Texas (Austin area)
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ShannonM,
Do you have an idea of when are you planning on moving? have you found a place or area to move to?
we are planning to move this next summer. lord willing thanks for asking. as for houses I haven't really done too much investigating yet.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Texas (Austin area)
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I also love winter. I enjoy being outside in the cold. I think you can always dress for the cold and stay warm but if it is hot and you're outside not much you can do. Good luck with your move!
see I guess what I'm wondering is.....can you make yourself adapt to the winter or is it something you have to grow up with to be able to "enjoy it" does that make sense????
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:01 PM
 
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see I guess what I'm wondering is.....can you make yourself adapt to the winter or is it something you have to grow up with to be able to "enjoy it" does that make sense????

You can definitely adapt to winter. It might take you one or two seasons, depends on how much you get out and give your body a chance to make the adjustment.

A really good jacket (think Lands End or LL Bean) is essential as are silk long johns, good waterproof boots with heavy socks, and mittens or gloves. Hats are not an option for me but I do wear Thermal 180 earmuffs. They are the really thin but super warm ones that don't show much as opposed to the big furry puffy ones. If you can stand wearing a hat, get one that pulls down over your ears.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Wonderful Wisconsin!!!
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You can adjust. Your blood will thicken up after it has been exposed to the cold. We have friends that lived by us in upstate NY. So they were use to the cold but then they moved to Texas. They came to visit us in WI in Feb. It was about 30 degrees and they were freezing. We were running around in sweatshirts and they were bundled up and still cold. I think their blood thinned out in the warmer climate.

I rarely wear a heavy jacket. I hate jackets, they make me feel confined. I swear by Under Armor, then a turtleneck, a sweatshirt and either a fleece topper or a windbreaker. When I am walking I wear running pants but I like jeans with a flannel lining if we are outside or at a football game.
Gander Mountain has great winter hats and gloves. I bought a hat that had a liner and I actually would sweat when I wore it.
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