Ladies and Gentleman, I am proud to say I have survived an entire month of being banded! Tah Dah!!! It seems like just yesterday I was in tearful conversation with my sister-in-law discussing how I was feeling about my physician's suggestion to be banded. It feels good to have taken the leap and gone for it. I am proud to say that I have lost 25 pounds thus far on my journey and after yesterday's fill, I'm sure things will be picking up after a small lull. Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive so far. I appreciate you. I appreciate the readers that have been so kind to comment and leave words of advice and feedback. Thank you for helping me get this journey going with more support and confidence than I would have, had I decided not to blog. You guys rock.