thanks canuck416; I hope others who have a lot of weight to lose feel inspired - when I started out, I absolutely scoured the internet looking for stories of women (ideally over 35) who had lost 100 pounds or more, there were a few out there and I really held onto that to keep me going. I honestly never imagined I would lose more than maybe 30 or 40 pounds. The first 8 months I lost 90 pounds. I've maintained for almost a year now.
I posted these over in the B&A thread but I forgot to post them here:
me at a wedding, 240+ pounds
me at a wedding this past July, with the gorgeous bride