I just deleted part of a comment I was leaving on one new favorite blogs: Screaming Fat Girl because I got too wordy and the blog service said my comment was too long. But the part I deleted was just as important as everything else I said:
I'm 5'4" and have smallish frame and am approaching 50 faster than a freight train. I simply need less calories than I did 4 years ago.
Instead of accepting and embracing my reality, I fought it tooth and nail - and gained almost 20 lbs. And let me tell - 20 lbs on someone my size makes difference. I went from a size 6 skirt to a size 12 skirt. Talk about depressing!
There were two turning points for me in this part of my journey: The day I received the advice to simply worry about food for now. It is 80-90% of the equation (Even exercise guru Jari Love says that). The other turning point was reading Savor. Finally some advice I could make my own.
I've still got 15-18 lbs to lose and I'm OK with that. I'm proud of the progress I'm making.