I was told that the new version would fix the syncing issue, but I just downloaded Version 0.8.3 and I'm still stuck on the exact same block.
My operating system is OSX.
you have to delete you old blockchain and resync from scratch using Mist 0.8.3. To do this go to home/library/ethereum/chaindata - delete the chaindata folder. make sure you have your keystore files backed up. A new sync is fast with this version of geth if it starts with an empty db