Wow! That is amazing! I so agree that it is the small lifestyle changes that are about wellness and good habits that make the most impact and last for a lifetime.
One of the biggest misconceptions about losing weight is the idea that you have to starve yourself thin. This leads to a yo-yo of deprivation and then subsequent bingeing. The outcome is that the body is no longer in control of how much it should be eating as the food relationship is fuelled by guilt and failure that is driven by the mind and emotions. A huge problem a lot of people encounter when trying to lose weight.
I really love your story as you took control of your daily habits and your mind and did not try to crash diet or deprive your body or starve it.