So this is the first time I have felt like using a blog....I have had other opportunities but didn't feel like using them. But, as I look ahead a month (band date 3/26), and reflect on my daughter's procedure (1/7), I know that it is crunch time, now or never, I don't want to die - face reality.....I am pretty nervous about the surgery although my daughter went thru hers fine and she will be with me (getting her first fill). Let's face it - no one likes surgery...I feel pretty positive about the outcomes based on my daughter's slow but steady weight loss even after she returned to school - she has maintained her commitment, and is a motivator for me to also succeed. I just hope I manage through without any problems....The first week on the eating plan has been OK, but today the 4th day I am feeling hungry and had to have a small protein snack. I will weigh in on Sunday and hope that I have lost...something..I have been loosing but have hit a platue..not good for future surgery so I have started the diet a bit earlier..you know the one with two shakes and a meal...anyway I have to keep strong and my goals in sight..