Yo! I've not been too active with this site lately, but thought I would add a comment about my latest and six month checkup after my surgery. I'm at 211, and all test results are in normal range. I had a bit of a Vit D deficiency but that has been rectified with high dosage pills I took for a short time. I feel great, love buying new, normal sized clothes (went from 52 to 42 in pants so far) and having lots of energy. I want to be re-tested for apnea, as I'm sure to be almost apnea-free now that I've lost a lot of fat around my neck. We went on a Mediterranean cruise in Sept.-Oct, and only gained one pound - lots of walking and drinking water! Exercise is the key now, so I'm trying to go on longer and more strenuous walks with our golden retriever pup, Gracie. In the program that I am in, we don't have target weights per se, the emphasis in on the key health nos., bs, bp, chlorestoral(?), vitamin levels, absence of liver, bladder problems, etc. Personally, I'd like to get to 200, still a bit heavy for my modest 5'9" height, but manageable. I eat most things that I want to, but focus mostly on lean proteins, plus high vitamin/fibre vegetables. The supplements I take are no problem at all, even traveling, and I have no worry now about going low when out on excursions, exercising, etc. I'm never below about 4.5 and rarely over 8 even after a tiny bit of something sweet (A1C was 5.65), though my fasting levels are still a bit high - between 6 and 8. I take half doses of my lipitor, lipidil, avapro, and 2 metformin with supper at night. I'm very pleased overall, more than pleased, more like delighted, and so is my wife and daughters. People who haven't seen me for awhile are amazed. I find talking about it a bit boring and I am enjoying just being relatively normal-sized again. Toughest part: not drinking with a meal. Thanks for being interested in my journey!