I agree. We each have our own race to run. Yours included the surgery. Did you think about the decision or was it on a whim? Something tells me you can't do something like that spur of the moment. And if you have made lifestyle changes after the surgery, it sounds like you are taking this seriously. I have heard of folks who get bariatric surgery and go back to their old habits and gain the weight back. So you are doing something right. I would also encourage you to seek support from others who have gone down the same path.
Consistency is key. But moderation is up there.
Pounds lost: 22.6