My 1 year post-op visit with Dr. Richardson went very well! ALL of my bloodwork came back normal. YAY! Dr. R. said I looked great and he went on to explain to me that most post-ops lose about 75-80% of their excess weight, regain and end up settling at about 60-70% of their excess weight lost. He said that puts most people about 30 lbs over where they would like to be – which is usually ‘ideal body weight’. My goal is normal BMI, and I’m 2 lbs from that right now. Ideal body weight for my height is 138 lbs – I may or may not make that. Dr. R. said those folks that do are more obsessive about getting to that point – I am not. I’m healthy and a normal weight, that’s the most important to me. Here I am, wearing my new size 10 capris!!