I went back and read some of your very early posts on the forum. From them, I can tell that you've been at this a LONG time! You've had struggles, difficulties, and failures. But you stuck with it, and when you didn't, you brushed yourself off and came back and started over!
Now you're halfway to your goal! That is awesome!! Having just passed my halfway point I know what a big accomplishment it is! You can look at where you're going and know you're closer to it than you are to where you started from! If you're like me, you're starting to eye that 75% point and know that it's not all that far away!
I'm proud of you!
Baby steps seem to work better for me than great big strides. When I first attempted McDougalling many years ago I had grandiose plans of losing weight quickly. Indeed some people can. However for me it took a long time to commit fully to the program and I was back and forth. But I won't turn back now. I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Congratulations on your weight loss too.