I think now the difference is, I have a true motivation again. I know the more pounds I shed the better my hips will feel. Last night, when the horrible little lying voice would tell me to eat this or that because I'd already blown it. I could respond with the truth that eating that would only make my hips worse.
My choices were a lot easier when I made it a choice between being in pain or not! I hope I continue to make good choices. I know how easy it is to slip back in to old habits. I am celebrating the victory but not saying I have won the war. Not by any means.
Thanks for the encouraging comments. We all know how much easier this journey is when we know we are not alone.