Hi there, I've just re-joined today as I need all the help I can find. I am 63 years young, soon to be 64. In November of last year I had open heart surgery to repair some severely narrowed (95%) arteries in my heart. I always thought I was an active healthy person, and this hit me out of the blue. I admit to having an extra 20 lbs on me which I knew wasn't good but it didn't seem to hold me back. Since surgery I've gained an additional 10 which now puts me in the obese category and my blood sugars are elevated to the point where I must do something about it. I hope we can encourage and support each other on this journey, are you with me?