Thanks so much, Miss Letty! I love it.
I was thinking of this thread earlier today and was going to post an update tomorrow. Today is my last day on the consolidation phase and I will move into lifelong stabilization tomorrow. Stabilization means that I am unrestricted in my intake for 6 days/week and have one day of pure protein. I'm still maintaining my 40lb loss even after spending four of the five weeks in April/early May in New Orleans. I'm home now and won't be traveling nearly as much going forward.
My back and knees are much improved, primarily because they're supporting a lot less weight and I'm getting regular exercise. It feels good to feel good!
I'm glad you got to enjoy your Mother's Day with your daughter, Miss L. Thanks again for thinking of me and sending the song.