It has now been 12 days since I started the liquid pre-op diet and 3 days since I was banded. I've lost a total of 13lbs so far putting me at my 10% in to my weight loss goal! I'm so excited I really am sticking to the rules right down to the last letter and doing my best to make this tool work for me. I'm so happy I decided to go through with this. Thanks to all of you for the encouragement in the days before the banding.
Woo hoo! Going to go read the thread on how you all celebrate after "victories" like this.