I can kick and stretch and kick...I'm 50! Ha ha! Today I turned 50, and it's not such a bad place to be. As I look back over my life, and the missteps along the way, I suppose that there has been more good than bad. I'm so thankful that I have my band, that, although I still want to lose more weight, I have maintained a 60 pound loss for 2 years. I'm healthier, happier and I think I look better. The picture below is me, on the left at 40 on the right at 50 (10 years and 80 pounds!). I wouldn't want to go back, that's for sure.