Oh gosh, I have learned soooo much. It would be kinda hard for me to pinpoint 3 of them, when there are literally hundreds of things I've learned, but I'll give it a shot.
-I learned that all along I really had the control I thought I didn't. I just needed to dig down deep enough and want to lose weight badly ENOUGH to get a hold of it.
-I learned that the scale is not the enemy. Nor the food. It was me the whole time. I was my own worst enemy. If I treat myself well, haha, the scale is indeed my buddy. A good buddy at that.
-I learned I will need to count or at least estimate my calories for the rest of my life (or at least til I'm 88, at that time, I just may decide to give it a rest), it is the only thing that holds me accountable and lets me be brutally honest with myself
-And planning. I can't say enough about it. Like my signature says (got that from someone here at 3FC) - "Failure to plan, is planning to fail" It is without a doubt one of the truest statements I have ever heard.
All right and now can I add in some fun ones?
-Shopping for clothing is AWESOME. Wearing feminine clothing and having my own style, instead of settling for whatever tent fit around me is AWESOME. Feeling sexy is AWESOME too.
-Collarbones are better then any jewelry in the world. They are priceless.
-All the hard work is worth it (see above)
EDITED TO ADD: Oops, I see I put 4 in the first section. Truth is, I could have put 44 in the first (and then some) and double and triple that in the second.