I’m the first to admit that for the last month or so, my workouts have diminished to about nothing and my diet has suffered from a weeks-long bout of “it’s the holidays, so calories don’t count.” I know it is no dire straits, that it isn't all woe-is-me-look-how-chunked-out-I’ve-become because I know I am not that big, but I think that for a gal my height (5’2” on a good day), I need to take special care with what I eat. The days of munching whatever right along with the guys are behind me now. Literally.
I don't know about the rest of you ladies, but I feel like the first few pounds of weight gain come almost imperceptibly, but when you notice them, it hits like a ton of bricks. I don't need to be stick thin but I want to be the same size that most of my clothes think that I am. And it is exactly those "just a handful or two" of pounds I want to lose that for me are the hardest. Because I don't want to be all fad-y, and just drop them all at once because I love food too much to eat like a bird all the time. I want to be able to lose my weight gradually and be able to maintain it. Unfortunately even before the holidays, I feel like I've been on a health stalemate and whatever weight I do gain, it pitches a tent and plans to Occupy Lisa.
So please help me out, ladies. I think there's a different mindset between having to lose a bunch of weight and doing a total lifestyle change to accomplish it, and just having to take a few pounds off the top. What do you normally do to just lose a bit of weight? What are the little things that you do every day to help you maintain your weight and keep away the muffin tops?
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