I thought you might appreciate this small update. When I began preparing for the SmartShape program in July my weight was 286 pounds. I then began my pre-op program, and had surgery on August 24, by which time I had already lost a fair amount of weight. Today I weighed in at 186 pounds (I am 5’10” tall). I’ve lost 100 pounds since July – a huge accomplishment that you all played a big role in. This is the lowest I have weighed since high school (I am 53 years old). I feel a lot better, I’ve come off 3 diabetes medications and my blood sugar is great. I definitely view my decision to have a mini gastric bypass as a good one. I’ll send you some progress photos sometime in the New Year. thanks to all of you and happy holidays.