It's always an inspiration to hear other's stories. I keep that fat pic of myself on my desk where I see it all day long. It's a huge reminder of what I did to myself. I've done the same as you and made the change to better eating and exercising. I tried every crash diet and crazy diet out there to lose maybe 10, 20 or maybe even 30 lbs and the second I stopped, it came right back on.
I've written this on other threads but I just want to share with you what my doctor told me about weight loss and what he's seen over the years. He said that in all his years of practice (and he's just about ready to retire) he's never seen but two of his patients be successful at weight loss on their own. I am proud to say I'm one of them. So I want you to know that you have accomplished something very difficult and something very few people manage to do. Feel proud of your success and know that you look absolutely incredible!!!!!