I am extremely happy with my loss! I know that I that probably could have lost more but regardless it is 40 lbs that I would not have lost if I did not have the band. You would think that at some point the fact that I am losing weight and looking better would over run the daily battle that I have internally over food everyday..... I doesn't. I still think about food constantly, even when I know I am not hungry...... I still fight the urge to binge when I am alone. I still think about how I can justify eating crap if it is "just this once". I guess I am winning the battle but I would love for that internal war to go away for good!