And doing my best to be proactive about it. I stepped on the scales yesterday. Sigh - I don't even want to post the number - but well - honesty is honesty: 164.4.
I'm being kind and gentle to myself while still not rationalizing away that I am now 20 lbs heavier than my happy weight.
I've been pondering the notion that I probably do not need as many calories as I would like to eat on a normal basis. In fact, I'm beginning to get the idea that just maybe I might only need about 1300 calories a day to maintain the weight that is good for my height and frame. That's not a lot of calories. Especially for someone who likes to eat and sometimes self-medicates with food.
For now it means upping the veggies, lowering the starches. Those are the changes I'm making this week.