Hitting goal has been amazing. I'm still in shock and now learning how to maintain. The best thing is that I can now eat a variety of foods and incorporate new and healthy recipes into my diet. Finally, for the first time in live EVER, I feel like I am not on a "diet" per se, more like just eating sensibly. I DO on occasion indulge in chocolate or a handful of chips, but not on a regular basis, and a small bit of it satisfies cravings. For the longest time I drank wine, even after surgery (no recommended!) but I find that now the desire has sone out the window. Instead, I occasionally sip my husbands drink just for fun. At one point before surgery, I drank up to an entire bottle of red wine every evening. Imagine the calories! I just don't want it anymore.
I love feeling "normal". I always hated standing out due to my weight, and I always have hated "diets". Being at goal allows me to just eat sensibly and maintain. Cheers!