Linda you look wonderful! I loved looking at your before and after photos!! I had my surgery right around the same time you did... my surgery date was August 14, 2007... when was yours? What a wonderful wonderful journey it's been! Your goal weight is the same as mine too! AND.... drum roll please.... I actually hit it last week! So now the hard part... maintenance! Scared to DEATH I gotta admit! So hopefully all my friends here will help me keep on track. Looking forward to getting to know you here... I joined about a month ago but had internet trouble AND family visiting all month. Keep in touch!