Last night, I paid a surprise visit to a friend who just underwent Lap Band surgery. He showed me the area on his stomach where the band and a few other punctures were placed. He's optimistic about his future weight loss. I hope and pray that this procedure helps him to feel better about himself. Of course, without regular exercise, this kind of surgery doesn't keep weight off. I believe he's ready for the challenge of living a different life. Just as I believe I, too, am ready for MY life change. Neither of us know what the future holds. But, I venture to say that we're BOTH verrrrrrry optimistic about it! Verrrrry!!!