I was surfing the web & found myself here. So I decided what the heck! I have been a yo-yo loser all my life. As I have aged, losing has been more difficult, esp. since my hip replacement in 2009 & knee replacement in 2010. Before that arthritis in my knees & back problems also made losing weight a huge challenge. Then last year I quit smoking cigarettes.....March 29th marked 1 year!!!! Along with that came another 20 lbs!! The last time I lost a significant amount of weight was in 2000......I lost 70 lbs on the Atkins Diet. Eventually it all came back. I have thought about the lap band but really don't want another surgery. Anyway, I'm here so we'll see where that takes me!