So a year ago today my life changed for the best. I had my lapband surgery March 18, 2008. I am still amazed with it. I think at this point I should name my band. I will have to think of some great names. So I have now lost around 115lbs. I feel great but some days I have my down days when I look in the mirror and still see the same person that was there a year ago. I know its crazy. I am now finding that I have to deal with new things. Things like learning how to take a compliment. This is the most difficult thing for me to get over. After years of not getting compliments then all of sudden there they are. Who could change over night to deal with it. But I am trying. I learned to smile and simply say "thank you" altough sometime and occasional "you need glasses" or "liar!" will slip out So that's what's on my mind today.