My diet is also out of whack. As usual, too much fat and not enough vegetables. I realize that virtually all of my poor choices are accountable to either laziness or inattention or both. I have the time but not the desire to cook and choose healthy foods. Need to prod myself slightly less gently in that direction.
I'm tempted to just say "screw it, 140 lbs on a 5' 4" frame is perfectly fine", which it is. But I really don't like the feeling of my pants tightening. I gave away a dozen pairs of larger jeans at a clothing swap for a reason. I really don't want to yo-yo with my weight. A five pound swing is fine; fifteen is not. And from experience, fifteen can easily balloon to 25, 30 or more. Don't want to go there again.