Wow, I'm officially down 50 pounds as of today! I must admit that I am not eating as much protein as I should, but the shakes are yuck! I am forcing one down as I type this blog entry. I know it's important, and I don't want to be losing muscle vs. loosing fat. My primary doctor ran some routine blood work and it came back that my kidney function was off. I googled my blood work numbers and apparently I am not getting enough protein. So anyway, shakes, here I come, yee haw (as we'd say here in Oklahoma) GO POKES! :cursing: I was going to update my pics after losing 25 pounds, but I just couldn't see the difference yet. I have decided to join a women?s walking/running club called RunnHers and train for a 5K. I am up to walking about two miles and I'm excited to take it up a notch. There is a Route 66 Marathon, half marathon & 5K run this November and I hope to run in it. I'll keep you guys posted. My two older sons, my husband and I logged 25 miles over the last two months and then ran the last 1.2 miles in downtown OKC at the OKC Memorial Marathon. It was a program for the kids and then the adults could log the miles with their kids too, so we thought, why not? IT was so awesome! I will post the pics as soon as I get them developed. Yes, I used one of those old fashioned cameras that actually have film in them. :ohmy: Good luck to everyone out there, I love my surgery and I know all of you will too!!