Well, it caught up with me after all this year: the Annual Winter Weight Gain. I was set to get away with it, even losing a little over the cold, sunless months. But I had yet to meet February.
My theory is that I was getting a lot of exercise over the spring, summer and fall, building up muscle, so when I had knee surgery at the end of fall, I didn't gain, but just started to lose muscle. At this point, I guess I've lost all my muscle and am still not getting enough exercise. Ten minutes on the stationary bike does not count as sufficient exercise.
I want sun! And warmth! And walks by the lake! Now there's my antidote for the dastardly five pounds.