Okay, this probably isn't going to be the most inspiring, but I have to say that I really enjoyed not having to think for one second about what I ate yesterday.
First of all, the pressure on my stomach from the crowding of my insides makes it difficult to eat much, so portion control is on my side. Second, growing a human burns more calories, so even if I eat more than I should (and I do, often) I burn it anyway. SCORE!
As I have previously mentioned, I really need to start walking. Bad. I have yet to use the water bottle belt thing I bought. Perhaps my trail isn't blocked anymore and I can go walking there. To make myself feel less guilty about my lack of deliberate walking, I have been walking when shopping - like actually walking, not doddling between displays. The leader of my weight-watchers group was adamant that the walking you do when shopping doesn't count. I beg to differ! Moving is moving say I!
Last night we stopped at the very crowded Woodburn Outlet Mall (they opened at 8pm for black friday) on the way home from my Aunt and Uncles in Salem. I felt like a pro! We parked in overflow parking and took a shuttle over to the mall. Since we were coming from the South, we managed to avoid the almost 3 miles of line to take the North exit. There were police and everything trying to manage all the traffic. I think we ended up spending 3 hours (and probably about $80, which I think was a victory) shopping. That mall is long! We walked the length of it about 4 or 5 times. I'm pretty sure I walked off what was left of my meal. So I got my exercise, even if it was in the middle of the night among a throng of eager shoppers!