You know, I've just joined this forum today and been checking the site out. Everytime someone calls for help, Kate Turner2000 is there offering support and encouragment.
You are amazing. I think the people on this forum are very lucky to have someone so kind and empathetic.
Good on ya Kate. And don't beat yourself up about weight loss. You're obviously determined, and like you said, the more gradually you lose it, the greater the chance that the lifestyle and eating habits you have changed will hang around and you'll keep it off.
Keep up the great effort.