Woot! Woot! I managed a two mile walk (slow and steady) and didn't die of pain, thirst, or fatigue before it was over! 50 degrees makes for a great walk, plus I walked with my mp3 player, and I walked at my own pace since Randy is a runner now. I feel empowered.
Let's add to that succes with the fact that I've dropped a pants and shirt size. I bought 3 new pair of pants today for the cooler weather and was thrilled to find that the larger size slid right off of me. Oh yeah! What wonderful motivation to continue Weight Watchers and, hopefully, walking.
In addition, I'm moving toward better preplanning for eating out. Last night, Randy and I went to dinner at Outback and then on to a movie. I looked up the WW Points Plus for the wood fired steaks and found that a 6oz. Outback Special was my best choice with a side salad w/o croutons with tangy tomato dressing. I had one slice of bread w/o butter to go with it. Oh, and we enjoyed their Ahi tuna appetizer, too. I ate 3 oz. of the steak, all of the salad, and about 1/3 of the tuna and was totally satisfied by both the food and my decision to not stuff myself. I can't eat as much as I used to, for one thing, but I'd planned ahead and had a goal. Awesome! Randy did the same and was so satisfied, he couldn't eat popcorn at the movie. We both had water and that was all.
I'm really looking forward to having my cholesterol (triglycerides) and blood pressure checked in two more months. I want to see those numbers go down!