I noticed on a couple of the posts you talked about how you were afraid of getting discouraged if and when your weight loss slows down. I still have 140 pounds to lose and doing the math it would take me a bit less than 1 1/2 years to lose it at 2 pounds a week, but I don't think of it that way. I just take it one week at a time. I too used to have that reasoning that because I have so much to lose, if I'm dieting then the weight should just fall off, but the truth is you can't just diet--you have to be eating the right foods that your body needs and when you are doing that, then the weight will drop off.
I just wanted to let you know that you can do this. You just have to think of this as a lifestyle change--something you plan on doing from now on. Sure there will be little road blocks and obstacles you are going to have to overcome and there will be days when you overeat, but that's life. It's how you handle those that tells you whether or not you will succeed at this.
Just please don't get discouraged if your weight loss slows down. I'm sure you will still have some weeks where it's not uncommon to lose 5 pounds and the next just a 1/2. Just make sure you journal your food and then when you start to slow down, look back at your past weeks where you did lose those 5 pounds and see what you did different during that week and that should help to keep that weight coming off.
I'll step off and relinquish my soap box now. I just wanted you to know that we're here for you and we want you to succeed--whether it takes you 6 months or 6 years.
P.S. when I start feeling discouraged I look at the websites of fellow members who have done really well. Here are two that always help to motivate me. Brian and Katerina's story
and Fred's page