I had Lap Band surgery on 12/28/12 and to date I have lost 30lbs! It's been a wonderful experience so far and I'm extremely happy with my decision. I was terrified at first but since it's not a 'permanent' thing it isn't as scary. I say it's not permanent because you can have it removed if it doesn't work well with your body.
Right now it's almost like I don't have a band at all because I'm due for a fill (fluid added to my band to expand it, therefore shrinking the opening of my "stomach pouch" and making it smaller causing me to be full quicker) and food passes through the band quickly instead of causing me to become full quickly. So I'm on a bit of a plateau with the weight loss right now. I'm eating healthy and exercising to maintain my current weight and hopefully lose a few more pounds.
With this 30lbs drop I've had so far I feel amazing! I've done things I've never done before, like run 2 miles non-stop and feel confident in my body.
I still have a long way to go! Right now I'm at 246lbs and my goal weight is somewhere around 160lbs. I have a fill on March 13th so that should re-boost my weight loss again.