Thanks for your reply Kate. I have implemented a few of those points. I have 3 hobbies which I do as much as possible. Having recently moved to the sticks and only working part time I tend to have a bit of spare time to concentrate on my hobbies which is nice. I enjoy spending time with my hobbies and am really grateful that I am in the situation where I can actually have hobbies. But none of them give me that nice feeling.
I don't have the urge to eat the bad foods anymore...to tell you the truth...food just doesn't have that attraction for me anymore...but it's the feeling of "happiness" that it used to give me that I am struggling to try and recreate.
I guess when I type it out like that it actually seems obvious. Maybe I don't need to have that false sense of happiness to be truly happy. It's just having given myself that feeling for 30 years and now not having it...it does create a bit of a void.
I have been saying positive affirmations each day and have a printout on the fridge I designed with a heap of positive phrases that give me a lift. I think I am way better off for it. But that nice feeling is still missing.
I'm proud of myself for losing the weight and know it's gonna stay that way. I guess that was the easy part...now I just gotta sort my head out!!!