Thanks. I think going back to a plan that I have done that works, and is so simple, as well as staying off the scale, helps me to let go of the worry about diet and to just get on with my life. I have not had as good a day as yesterday in a very long time (well my birthday weekend was pretty special).
While I was cleaning yesterday, I realized that I have spent 40 years of my 54 years trying to lose weight. Only taking time off to be pregnant twice and taking off the years I was sick with my UC. And what I have gotten for my troubles is about 100 extra pounds I was not carrying when I started the journey. Time to let go and move on. Focus on health and mentally wrapping my brain around the idea that I may or may not ever reach my size goal but it does not make me less of a person. What does seem to allow me to be less of a person is the crazy focus on losing weight. It has been a huge waste of time and money.