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Introductions May surgeries check in here
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Introductions surgery's a comin'
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Building Your Lap Band Support Team FREE TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUP Thursday evening
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Lap Band Surgery - Over 60 years old Banded With Plication
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After Lap Band Surgery Forums
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Lap Band Fills Are YOU in the "green zone" with your fills?
04/23/14 03:33 PM by sandi2004
Tips and Products to make the journey easier Anti-inflammatory meds
04/23/14 03:29 PM by sandi2004
“Re-Booting”: Regain and Plateaus Food Addiction - What are your trigger foods?
04/23/14 03:27 PM by sandi2004
Inspiration: Scale and Non-Scale Victories (NSV’s) Celebrate EVERY Success!
04/23/14 09:35 AM by sandi2004
Exercise What is your exercise of choice and how many calories do you burn?
04/22/14 03:35 PM by bwhitty67
Recovering From Lap Band Surgery 3day post-op and starving
04/21/14 08:59 PM by butrflynet
Lap Banded Living - Living Life Along the Journey! Do you have a plan for family holiday dinners?
04/18/14 03:08 PM by sandi2004
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New 15 Year Study Proves That Gastric Band Surgery Is Effective
By: Joe Bragg
Because obesity is a chronic disease, any proposed obesity treatment should be expected to demonstrate long-term durability to be considered effective. Yet for bariatric surgery, few long-term weight loss data are available. . . . keep reading

Obesity As A Disease - One Doctor's Take
By: Dr. Yoni Freedhoff
In his June 24th, 2013 Blog post on Weighty Matters, Dr. Yoni Freedhoff comments on the American Medical Association's declaration that obesity is a disease. He makes some great points. What do you think? Here is what Dr. Freedhoff has to say: . . . keep reading

The Weight Loss Surgery Dilemma - Should I Choose LAP-BAND™ or....
By: Sandi Henderson SandisBandedLiving Blog
I promised you all round two of the meeting I just attended of the LAP-BAND™ Patient Executive Council. I find that when I sit and look at all we talked about, and all we accomplished, and all of the studies that were presented to us a few things stood out for me.... . . . keep reading

Long Term Lap Band Success - It's Not Just Me Folks, And We Have Evidence To Prove It!
By: Sandi Henderson from SandisBandedLiving Blog
As I sit here thinking about the latest trend in weight loss surgeries which is certainly the vertical sleeve gastrectomy, aka the VSG or "Sleeve", I remember that my chosen surgery was the latest and greatest back in 2004 when I chose to have Lap Band surgery. At the time, as well as now in 2013 Gastric Bypass is still called "the gold standard" in weight loss surgery.... . . . keep reading

What Will Weight Loss Surgery Cost Me?
By: Troy Hopper, Allergan Health
Weight loss surgery? Really? For me? Why? What'll it cost me? Perhaps a better question is: What'll it cost you if you don't? . . . keep reading

Living With My Lap Band - WLSFA 2014 Non Scale Victories and More
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Many of you know that I recently returned from the 2014 WLSFA Sand & Sea Meet & Greet which was 3 days on land in Tampa FL and then 5 days at sea on the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas. I left my house Wednesday April 2nd, and did not return until almost midnight on Saturday April 12th. That's a long time away and every moment of it was busy. The Non Scale Victories (NSV's) just kept coming the entire 11 days and I think it's time to share them with you all. . . . keep reading

How exercise has molded my body and my lifestyle - Long Term Lap Band Success
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
I speak at Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups all over the place. I frequently review the Success Habits of Weight Loss Surgery Patients as part of my presentation. I do this for many reasons with the prime one being that folks will open up and start speaking when a subject they can relate to is up for discussion. . . . keep reading

Long Term Lap Band Success - Look at What's On Your Plate And How It Got There
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
I want to live a "normal" life. I want to be a "normal" size. I want to continue to increase my strength and endurance and flexibility each year instead of losing strength, endurance and flexibility each time the calendar moves forward a year. I managed to attain all of that. I reached weight loss goals after my LAP BAND surgery, I have reached fitness goals I never in my wildest dreams thought possible for me, so what's this rant all about? . . . keep reading

Stacy L's Story
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Each and every one of us has a story. Some of you choose to share your stories, others prefer just reading success stories. I was thrilled today to read this wonderful success story and I'd like to share it with all of you out there who are thinking about surgery, have had surgery and just like to be inspired, or those struggling daily. Remember Stacy's wise words, "MEASURE EACH DAY AS ITS OWN" . . . keep reading

Long Term Lap Band Success - Preparing For Vacation
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
In two weeks I will be getting on a plane and heading to FL for a working vacation. I am excited! Working vacation, what the heck is that? . . . keep reading

Exercise After Lap Band Surgery - Just Do It!
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
I don't know when things changed. I can't put my finger on it, but I realize that I have shifted on my views of exercise and my personal need to sweat. . . . keep reading

Living La Vida Lap Band - Old Habits Creeping Back Into My Life
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Here I am having lost 250 pounds, knowing what to eat, drink and how much exercise I need to not only keep the weight off, but to feel good too. I plan my meals, plan my water, plan my exercise, and then when I am done with dinner, I plan to have either a cup of tea or a sugar free hot chocolate as my evening libation. Why then have I recently started to eat an 80 calorie "good for me" Greek yogurt and add another 80 calories of "good for me" dry roasted slivered almonds and still want more when I am done? . . . keep reading


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