I haven't even looked back to see what my last post says, but I wanted to just journal where I am now. So much has been going on in the past few months. I mentioned before that it was discovered that I had some heart issues. The past couple of months have been filled with appointments of EKGs, echocardiograms, MRIs, various doctor appointments, etc.... well...On Wednesday November 24th (the day before Thanksgiving) I had open heart surgery. It was only a matter of time that I would have had heart failure and I would not have known if I had not had the lapband surgery because I had no symptoms. I am still recovering and active weight loss has not been a major priority but I am continuing to stick to my eating plan and am making progress. I didn't weigh myself today but I did on Monday and I was 258. All things considered, I am pleased with my progress.