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Before Lap Band Surgery Forums
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Surgical Practices/Lap Band Doctors Looking for some advice.
09/06/17 09:36 PM by Sandi
Things We Wish We Knew Before Lap Band Surgery pain after eating
08/09/17 03:20 PM by Sandi
Things We Wish We Knew Before Lap Band Surgery FREE PHONE SUPPORT GROUP SATURDAY AUGUST 5TH
08/02/17 02:45 PM by Sandi
Building Your Lap Band Support Team FREE Phone Support Group Thursday 7/13
07/12/17 04:53 PM by Sandi
Things We Wish We Knew Before Lap Band Surgery FREE Phone Support Group Thursday 7/13
07/12/17 04:52 PM by Sandi
Introductions re-start on my band
07/11/17 02:44 PM by Sandi
Introductions In Need of Advice
07/05/17 03:30 PM by Sandi
Things We Wish We Knew Before Lap Band Surgery FREE Phone Support Group Saturday July 1st
06/28/17 02:30 PM by Sandi


After Lap Band Surgery Forums
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Inspiration: Scale and Non-Scale Victories (NSV’s) Non Scale Victories
09/06/17 09:38 PM by Sandi
Tips and Products to make the journey easier Do you make time for yourself regularly?
08/30/17 06:05 PM by Sandi
“Re-Booting”: Regain and Plateaus How Do You Get Back on Track?
08/22/17 09:22 PM by Sandi
Lap Banded Living - Living Life Along the Journey! Do You Meal Plan?
08/16/17 03:29 PM by Sandi
Lap Banded Living - Living Life Along the Journey! How do you deal with cravings when you're tired?
08/09/17 03:24 PM by Sandi
“Re-Booting”: Regain and Plateaus Still looking for fill doctors in Wisconsin
08/09/17 03:22 PM by Sandi
Lap Banded Living - Living Life Along the Journey! FREE PHONE SUPPORT GROUP SATURDAY AUGUST 5TH
08/02/17 02:46 PM by Sandi
Lap Banded Living - Living Life Along the Journey! WHY Did you have weight loss surgery?
07/26/17 05:24 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


Packing My Suitcase Then And Now - Long Term Success After Lap Band Surgery
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
I am currently getting ready to leave on a vacation to celebrate my 69th birthday, and as I reflect on previous vacations and the horror around packing I am once again thrilled with my life as it is today, vs as it was prior to weight loss surgery. . . . keep reading

One Of The Keys To Long Term Success After Weight Loss Surgery - Make Time For YOU Every Day
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
We all lead busy lives. Whether we are in school, working, or both. Whether we have significant others who require our time, kids, moms and dads and other relatives. Bosses who are less than understanding. There ALWAYS seems to be a reason to put ourselves, our needs and our priorities at the end of that very long list. . . . keep reading

The Best Laid Plans Often Go Awry, Or How I Get Back On Course After A Wrong Turn - Long Term Success After WLS
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Here I am over 13 years post-op, a bariatric coach and educator for others and once again, life happened and even with my meal plan in place sugary and salty carbs won. My excuse is that I had a couple of bad nights… REALLY bad nights. THIS IS AN EXCUSE, not a reason. . . . keep reading

How I Streamline Meal Planning And Prep To Keep my Success After Weight Loss Surgery
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Most of you know I had Lap Band Surgery in 2004. I lost 270 pounds and am maintaining that loss. Did the Lap Band - or any weight loss surgery for that matter, do it for me? NO… As you all know, we have to do the work as well. I admit it - I LOVE food and I will only eat delicious food. I am NOT on a Diet. I am, 13 years later, living a life I never could have imagined when I hobbled along, in constant pain, at 424 lbs. . . . keep reading

Is It Really Hunger OR Am I Tired?
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Here it is, a few years later and I find myself hungry today. I stop, apply HALTS and realize I am tired. I had a bad night of insomnia last night. Good thing I am following a Kick Start eating plan this week -- super low carbs, lots of firm protein, and low carb veggies. I can add an extra snack of lunch meat, cheese or jerky to get me through. . . . keep reading

A Positive Attitude Is What Has Brought Me This Far in My Successful Lap Band Journey
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
I was thinking about what I was going to share with you all today and my head went to the place of "I can't come up with anything new". While that may be true, when I look at what I have done to lose my weight, regain my health and life, and be an active 68 years young - it's about the "rules" for sure - food, fitness, hydration, vitamins, etc.; it doesn't begin to touch on how I get through my days. . . . keep reading

Going That Extra Mile for Long Term Success After Weight Loss Surgery
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
"At 211 degrees water is hot. At 212 degrees it boils. And with boiling water comes steam, and with steam you can power a train." Sam Parker Putting forth that extra effort, being persistent in the continual application of "steam" (extra effort) to whatever we undertake will get us extraordinary results. Extraordinary results begin with one small change. . . . keep reading


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