Congats on the scale number! Well below goal and the toes look good too! Happy weekend!
Gen-- love you, took those words right out of my mouth. While I am not an expert on the research, I believe that the prevailing knowledge is that if you take out the band (as in the surgeon removes it)- the surgeon will need to give another surgical option because STATISTICALLY without the 'TOOL' obesity patients put the weight back on. I could go on and on-- but I know that the band is helping me, and if and whenever I need to remove it, I will look for other options.