I've started to count my calories and I try to keep it under 1800 calories per day. First day was bad, I had 2200 calories eaten. I think I was nervous because my mom was here and it was my first day. Today however I am currently under 1800. There's about 2 hrs left for the day to end. I am really happy about it. And to top it off, I only drank one 710 ml of soda bottle. That is awesome. I don't think I ever did that. I'm hoping to lowering it down to a can, and then half a can. If I can do that, then I'm hoping I will lose some weight before I even consider the stomach surgery. I write it in my journal so I can show the surgeon I did try to help myself. anyone count calories? how's that been working for you? Anyone did the stomach surgery? well one of the many ones? would like to hear of other people doing this.