Hooray for you!!! I swear, our stories are so similar. Our height and starting weight are similar, I to have tried every kind of diet, exercise like a crazy person, I even have hypothyroidism! Getting older and harder to lose. Ideal protein is the only thing that has worked for me and I to have a great clinic with wonderful coaches.
I am half way to my goal (50 lbs lost in 16 weeks) and reading your post has allowed me to look into the future and keep me motivated!