Today is the first day that I am allowed to eat a full allotment of calories again. I lost about 20 lbs. on the diet. It was less than my goal, but it is nothing to scoff at. I look and feel a lot better. Now my goal is to make sure that I don't gain it back. I'm going to get myself onto a good weight lifting regimen, because I want to see if I can get back some of the muscles that steadily converted to fat over the years.
I feel good enough about myself I may stop using the most recent episode's art as my facebook profile picture, and just stick my mug up there.
But let me tell you, I'm so happy to be able to eat a more regular diet.