Happy that you are getting the results you want. I did something similar-a reduction~when the menopause thing hit,I gained weight & it mostly went to 1 place. I had to jump through hoops, too,& wait a year. Riding & everything I did became quite uncomfortable. I "lost" 2.5 pounds , which pretty much got me back to where I've been most of my life-still very generous, but now manageable. Thank you insurance, even though I had to pay for 2 months of COBRA coverage, due to hubby losing his job~but he promised that I would get my surgery, so we managed!