getoutamykitchen, wow. I am just so impressed with your story. That takes a lot of thought and will. Good for you.
\I absolutely adore cooking. I am at peace in the kitchen, but I am also SUFFERING from obesity. 3 months ago I decided that I was going to start eating to live instead of living to eat. I have been adapting many of my favorite recipes to my new permanent lifestyle and have lost 28 pounds so far and my DH has lost 38 pounds. I don't ever let myself feel deprived, because than I will fail. I do exercise, right now due to bad knees I am walking, but I am walking 30-45 minutes
a day in my swimming pool. It is less stress on my arthritic joints.