Wow, you have done a tremendous job. I had the surgery 2-9-06, and you had yours on my birthday, 2/24 how neat! I have struggled too. I now weigh between 187-192 most of the time. You are right, we have come so far, we just need to stick with it. You have come much further than me, my original weight was 273. My original goal was to be 180, i set a realistic goal, lol! I got down to 178 for one day only, when I was sick with strep throat 7 mos ago. That was no fun! I'd like to get to 145, that would be a miracle! Let's try for the first goal together. I will aim for 173, I want to hit that-100 pound mark at least once! So that is almost 20 pounds. It may take a while. I am seeing my surgeon for the first time in 6 mos. today. I weigh 192 today, and was 187 when I saw him last. I'll let you know how it goes. I feel great though, and I'm working hard, drinking protein shakes again, and that is what matters most.
God bless you as well.