... to all the lovely, lovely people on here, especially you admin superstars and regulars who have become my friends.
I have today hit my target weight of 60kg, have a BMI of 22, fit into a slim fashion shop size 12 on bottom and 10 on top, learned a massive amount about calories and have developed dramatically improved eating habits, have nearly kicked emotional eating out for good. But even better, I've found a place where I can chat, get quality advice, support and encouragement and just feel comfortable talking about stuff.
I always felt like a fraud coming on a weight loss website, as I never really looked that big, but I was putting on weight rapidly, and couldn't control it at all. But I've not had even a hint of negative judgement from anyone on here ever. And, since losing 10 kg I really notice the difference. I regularly carry bags which are between 5 and 10kg, and the strain on my body is noticeable - that used to be on my body all the time. I can run better now even though I'm really no fitter.
Best of all, I feel sooo much happier, and like I'm not hiding my bad eating habits from the world while pretending everything is okay.
So thank you to each and every one of you who have supported me along the way.
Now I ask for help again as I begin the much more difficult stage 2 - trying to figure out how to make this for life!!!