I always do that when I go into a room - I determine if I am the fattest one there. I always am. I am 67 years old, with high blood pressure, sleep apnea etc andI started this venture at 386. I was scrambling to not hit 400. I had to reduce my BMI to 60 for the laproscopic procedure. The doctor warned me that if the liver was to big and fatty they may have to just close me back up. I did Water aerobics 2 hours a day (I cannot walk) stayed on 1000 calories a day and by 11 months I finally squeeked under the 60 BMI weighing in at 345 I think it was. I had surgery on the 11th of April. It was a breeze. No complications whatsoever. Doctor was surprised my liver was so small. I wasn't, I felt starved the whole time - still do. I'm 2 weeks out from surgery tomorrow and still on liquids. I have always had such a hard time losing weight I fear I will plateau with this too - afraid to get on the scales. I go for first post op check in 2 more weeks. They will weigh be then. I think I am glad I had lapband although I saw people losing more with other procedures but if we have to eat the same no matter the procedure the less invasive option seemed best for me. I just hope it works. It seems my body adapts to whatever calories I give it and the scales stay stuck from then on.