19 pounds gone and counting....so far the before and after pictures. It isn't happening as fast as I would like but at least it is happening. I am attending the Lapband support group meetings and even when we eat out, I am eating much less than I use to. Slowly the habits are changing and while I will not say it is easy, I will say it so far its easier than I thought it might be as I am not as hungry. I can tell when I feel full....I have never had a turn off button before so this is progress. I frankly cannot believe I have not had a diet coke in over 9 weeks....but I do not even want one. That is amazing in itself.