Following arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, Jerry Sorlucco faced a choice: Lose weight or face artificial knee replacements. His surgeon laid it on the line; to avoid the knife he would have to lose 100 pounds. A feat none of his patients had achieved in his many years of practice. So, as with many others, the surgeon began to mentally prepare Jerry for the latest and greatest artificial parts that lay in his future. Or so he thought. Breaking the mold, Jerry made one of the most important decisions of his life. Instead of accepting his surgeon's vision of his future, he decided instead to change his manner of living to lose weight. And lose weight he did, shedding over 100 pounds in less than two years. This is the story of how he did it without feeling deprived of anything, including the martini or two that he enjoys in the evening.