Hello everyone, just doing a quick check in. I wanted to do one once a month but that didn't fly. I'm not really surprised though. My procrastination is legendary. Anyway, I'm going to say this, I think I got the Golden egg when it came to this surgery. I feel great. I feel more then normal. I poop once in the morning, around 30-60 minutes of waking up and I'm good. And it's solid, almost normal. Just got most of my first labs back and everything except b12 was nicely in range. I haven't even been overly anal about my pills. I started the year out at 310 and I'm not 245. That said, I am extremely disappointed with how slowly things have been going this last two months. I've been lifting weights at the gym and I'm hoping it's muscle gain but it's still very disappointing. I do take my tape measurements and they're going down so I try and focus on that. I've added HIIT on the arc trainer to try and get some day burning done. Soon after surgery had was horrible I'm sure you guys know. At this point, I can eat whatever my little heart desires and my butt is fine with it. I'll occasionally get some gas, but not in the volume as before. Oddly enough, I seem to lose weight when I eat whatever vs when I eat strict low carb. I still cycle with that though since I think it's helping keep things going in the correct direction. There are so many little things now. Tylenol is all I need for my back pain. I've shrunk into clothes I didn't know I had. None of my work clothes for anymore. And now the seatbelts on all of the busses fit without me having to put the shoulder belt behind my back. No more getting upset at the "low numbered" busses or wondering if it's one of the ones with new belts. I can look at myself in the mirror and not be horrified. I still have 100 pounds to lose but it's getting there. Ove big problem is now that I feel better about myself I want to hang out with friends... But I've been a recluse for so long...I don't really have any. Googling "how to make friends as an adult" really is just sad. Anyway, for those of you struggling or wondering if the surgery is right for you, there's a light at the end of the tunnel. You're life won't be over, it'll be renewed.