Hey Dawnyal, that's a really thoughtful post, and its making me think - thankyou.
So, at the moment, I can only think about positive things in all the lifestyle changes that I have been making. Really, to my amazement, there is nothing that I miss. But one thing I realised when I started on this journey, is that I was quite scared that changing my size and shape so much would make me feel much more vulnerable. I'm small in height (5' 2"), and oddly enough, I don't really want to be a 'small', delicate, skinny-thin type girl....I want to be a strong, feisty and curvy woman! So that's motivating me a lot to exercise - for muscle strength, and the sense of being a physically strong person, as much as for losing the weight.