One year later
I am happy to report that I am still at 153 pounds.
I have a really healthy lifestyle. I eat my high fibre bread for breakfast, have omelets protein and veggies/salads for lunch and dinner, and high fibre snacks and low glycemic fruits in between. I enjoy a glass or two of wine, or a low carb drink (e.g. vodka + low cal cranberry juice). Weekends, I eat the yummy rich foods I used to love so much.
I truly cannot believe how much I have changed inside and out. I look at pictures of myself 40 pounds heavier and cannot believe that that used to be me. I went from a tight 12 to a perfect 8, a size 32 jean to a 29. 29!!! Someone actually called me "thin" the other day and I just about passed out from shock.
Going to the clinics was difficult, the diet was difficult, the nurses were difficult, peeing in a cup was difficult...but it was worth it.
Maintenance is possible, a lifestyle change is the key.