First off ~ Happy belated Birthday to Paula! I forgot. I knew it was coming up last week - but then in my menopausal stupor - forgot about it yesterday.
Maybe we can get together for a weigh in/birthday celebration. Minus the cake of course. Maybe get together and walk - meet at a park? Let me know...
All the ideas posted so far are great. Susie's right about the exercise and the endorphin thing kicking in. It's getting motivated to start that's hard. I'm definitely walking as much as I can this week. The weather is supposed to be nice!
I did good all day yesterday (I actually couldn't eat all my allotted calories at breakfast.) I made cream of wheat and added raisins. Doing the "slow-eating method...I was full 2/3 of the way through so I tossed it out.
I have to get ready for work so I can't write more. I'll check back later to see how you're all doing. Any pounds lost yet? Drink LOTS of water! It helps in many ways.