Today, I celebrate! I was banded 9/22 and today hit a loss of 40 pounds. Unbelievable! I can't believe just 75 days ago I was creeping up on 260, my heaviest weight ever. I was miserable. My self-esteem had taken a nose dive off the charts and energy? What was that? Today, I am healthier than I have been in many years, I feel wonderful, I have more energy than I know what to do with and the greatest thing to me - I like myself again. I feel attractive, confident and able. Able to do anything. Able to reach my goals. Able to rock this band.