@Hoser - whenever I see that purple do, I know a wise piece of advise will be found right next to it. Again. I am 100% with you on this.
Make sure you ENJOY your new life, that is first step. When you're in a happy mindset, it's easier to overcome the challenges. When you're happy, you want to look good for your loved one. When you are happy, you have the strength to go that extra mile (pun intended).
Find your happy spot in your new life, take time to breath, and value what you eat. It's not about NEVER having the good stuff (and your view on what it "good" will slowly change), it's about having it in moderation.
I have little mantra that I put on Facebook and in my FatSecret journal daily, it keeps me focused on it and it is true every day:
"Life is good".
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.
From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, and living healthy. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier!