That is wonderful!! You look beautiful.
I am counting each calorie as well, and my kitchen scale is my new best friend. Staying under 1500 calories per day.
In 9 days I managed to lose 6 pounds. I am sure I was carrying a ton of water weight. I started drinking 64 to 80 ounces of water each day, and that has made a huge difference. I gave up coffee, but switched to decaf green tea.
It is great to hear these success stories, I am hoping to reach my goal weight by May, and your story gave me confidence that it is possible