The best thing about a pound a week is that you are almost eating at maintenance. While losing weight is hard keeping it off is where we have all failed. While my surgery helped me lose most of my weight I still have forty plus pounds to lose and to keep off and now my eating habits will determine my success. My surgery should keep me from gaining weight for the next eight months but after that I could put back on 10 to 20% of what I lost. I know we all can be successful if we pay attention to what we eat and why we eat. Remember we need to cut 3500 calories a week from out diet which is 500 a day. Good luck to us all!