2 year update
Oct 13, 2012
My 2 year surgiversary was October 7. I lost about 125 lbs, but recently have gained 10 lbs. I am still very happy about the results, and I know I could lose the 10 and more, but I am pretty happy where I am at. I can basically eat what I want and maintain. I do still go to the gym, not nearly as often, but I go. My newest hobby, poker, probably qualifies as transfer of addiction, but I am not risking any money so I am not worried. (I play in a free league.) I also volunteer with shelter dogs every Sunday (Jog a Dog program in Austin, TX).
My best advice is to follow the rules. Don't stop taking your vitamins or calcium. Try to avoid liquids while eating (this is very difficult). Drink lots of water.