Originally Posted by doneat54
Wow that is amazing. You must feel great, both mentally and physically. Congrats.
Yes, I do! Thanks for the compliment.
I went to see the doctor last Friday. As expected, he said any BMI lower than 25 (top of normal range) is fine. That's about where I am. I lost another pound - down to 189. I have been less careful than during the last 8 months, but it's good to still be losing. As an example of being less careful, I had a sandwich on a brioche bun which I haven't done much during the diet. Still I am being careful, as I am really enjoying feeling 10 years younger, and don't want to return to my peak weight.
Another good thing is that my doctor told me that he no longer considers me diabetic, which is nice to hear. I plan to raise my carb intake moderately before my next appointment and it will be interesting to see what that does to my A1C.
To reiterate, it was pretty easy. I did not starve myself. Watching, but not eliminating carbs was key to losing 81 lbs. I ate lots of salads and roasted vegetables, and made sure to always eat less than I did during my gluttonous time. It's doable.