Proof positive that I can do this. Despite two big family dinners out, one where I didn't count points at all, the other where I did, water bloat (yep, I'm sure you needed to know that) and a bad case of parmesean breadstick nibbling last night, I still lost 1.2 pounds.
Over 10 pounds total, so far. Only 11 22 (5 lb/star, not 10!) more stars to go. (It's daunting, but doable!)
I'm sure that going back to the gym is helping too.