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Before Lap Band Surgery Forums
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Introductions Banded yesterday, July 8, 2016
07/28/16 10:05 AM by Cm3540
Building Your Lap Band Support Team Free support group call Thursday July 21st at 5Pm Pacific
07/20/16 06:41 PM by Sandi
Introductions One month in
06/24/16 06:50 PM by Sandi
Introductions Another new kid
06/24/16 12:28 PM by LoraR
Building Your Lap Band Support Team FREE SUPPORT GROUP CALL THURSDAY June 16th
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Building Your Lap Band Support Team FREE SUPPORT GROUP CALL SATURDAY JUNE 4TH AT 8AM PACIFIC
06/02/16 04:53 PM by Sandi
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What Are Your Goals For Lap Band Surgery? How much is realistic?
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Lap Banded Living - Living Life Along the Journey! Share with us how you plan to be a success
07/27/16 01:46 PM by Sandi
Lap Banded Living - Living Life Along the Journey! Free support group call Thursday July 21st at 5Pm Pacific
07/20/16 06:42 PM by Sandi
Inspiration: Scale and Non-Scale Victories (NSV’s) How do you put yourself first?
07/20/16 06:39 PM by Sandi
Lap Band Friendly Food & Recipes Do you plan meals for yourself and your family?
07/13/16 07:11 PM by Sandi
Lap Band Friendly Food & Recipes GREAT NEW PROTEIN BAR FIND - and a FREE GIVEAWAY CONTEST
07/06/16 04:04 PM by Sandi
Lap Banded Living - Living Life Along the Journey! It's been 12 years for me- how many for you?
07/06/16 03:56 PM by Sandi
“Re-Booting”: Regain and Plateaus Answer me this one please
07/06/16 03:55 PM by Sandi
Tips and Products to make the journey easier Do you count calories and protein?
06/29/16 08:46 PM by Sandi


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Weight Loss Surgery Is, or Is Not, The Easy Way Out
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Today I am reprinting a blog I wrote back at least 6 years ago - Is Weight Loss Surgery The Easy Way Out? I get angry every time a "newbie" tells me that folks are saying they took the easy way out by having surgery. . . . keep reading

Preparing For Lap Band surgery -- What To Have On Hand.
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
I often get hung up in the details of things, planning to the nth degree, but somehow, even after attending support groups before surgery, and following my doctor's instructions, I still did not have everything I needed in the house for right after my Lap Band® surgery. I had tried many and decided on one protein drink, had some soups and some sugar free jello, but that was about it. . . . keep reading

Long Term Success After Weight Loss Surgery - Removing The Obstacles In The Way - The Power of You
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
So you decided to have weight loss surgery. You go through whatever pre-op program your insurance company or your doctor requires of you. Now it's time, the day has arrived and your mind is spinning in so many directions, the thoughts just keep coming one after another: . . . keep reading


Planning To Be A Success - Setting Goals For My Health After Weight Loss Surgery
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
As you read this for the first time I will be 12 years and 2 months post-op from my Lap Band surgery. Oh, and did I mention 270 pounds lighter? I thought about the progression of everything it took to get me to where I am today, a fit, healthy, 67 year young woman enjoying life. It all started with that trip to the seminar about weight loss surgery, then the appointment with the bariatric surgeon, then all the tests and then surgery day. . . . keep reading

Come With Us To The Beach - Long Term Success After Lap Band, or Any Weight Loss Surgery
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
I wondered what I was going to share with you, all of this week. Food, portions, supplements, exercise, water, personal accountability. It all matters, that's for sure. My opinion is that it all begins with personal accountability which has so many pieces to it. It is being accountable that has us being mindful of our food choices, our portion sizes, our water, exercise and supplements; however - personal accountability has a deeper meaning and impact in my life. . . . keep reading

Food, Glorious Food - Long Term Success After Lap Band, Or ANY Weight Loss Surgery
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Since I love eating and I love cooking and creating bariatric friendly dishes it is no surprise that my business discussion with the other half of WLS SUCCESS MATTERS centered on food, hunger, satiety, understanding that food equals fuel, and that even the "worst" of cooks can create a delicious meal in minutes. . . . keep reading

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By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Marigold Bars Giveaway - Win A Chance To Try 12 of My New Favorite Protein Bars . . . keep reading

Calories - To Count Or Not To Count - Long Term Lap Band Success
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Which of these have you heard? -- Eat between 800-1200 calories per day. Get 60-80 grams of protein per day. Use a small plate. Eat protein first, then veggies, then if you have room eat your carbs. Fifty percent of your calories should be protein. Seventy percent of your calories should be protein. You need grains. You don't need grains. Avoid anything white like bread, rice and potatoes. Eat until you're satisfied. Eat 3 meals per day. Eat 5 meals per day. Eat 1 cup of food. Eat ½ cup of food.... . . . keep reading

Taking Care of Me First - Long Term Success After Lap Band Surgery
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
I had a revelation yesterday while I was at the orthopedic doctor's office. I meal plan, I weigh and measure most of my food, I get in at least 200 minutes of fit living each week, I see my bariatric surgeon on a regular basis, I take my vitamins and supplements, I drink my water. Yes, I am a rule follower for sure. That's how I lost, and am maintaining the loss of, 270 pounds since my surgery in 2004. Good on me, right? . . . keep reading

Claiming Bragging Rights and Celebrating For Long Term Success After Weight Loss Surgery
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
There seems to be two schools of thought within the Facebook Weight Loss Surgery Community. The first think that celebrating success, sharing meals, sharing fitness, and "selfies" is a statement of lack of self-esteem. The second believes that sharing all of this on Facebook is just that- a celebration of how far we have come, where we began, and part of the process of learning to love who we are in the moment. . . . keep reading


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