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We all need inspiration to propel us along our journeys.

This area of the Banded Living™ community is the place to find success stories, scale victories (SV's) and non-scale victories (NSV's).

Our goal is that you will find the inspiration you need, just when you need it, here.

Please share your inspirational stories, along with any pictures you choose to share, with all of us by submitting them to:  inspiration@bandedliving.com



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Weight Loss Surgery -- Is It The Easy Way Out?
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
More and more seriously overweight people are turning to weight loss surgery to assist them in taking off and keeping off the excess pounds that are causing or exacerbating other medical conditions and interfering with their quality of life. Many people worry that they will be criticized for taking the easy way out. . . . keep reading
It's The Non-Scale Victories That Keep Me Motivated After WLS Surgery
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
I am often asked how I keep doing it after almost 13 years… how do I stay motivated, inspired, and on point? First of all I have to admit I am NOT perfect. I have never been, nor do I ever expect to be PERFECT….. To me perfect means flawless, without fault, quintessential, best, ultimate. I am the best me that I can be each day; however that is not flawless by any means. . . . keep reading
How I Put My Support Systems In Place For Long Term Success After Lap Band Surgery
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
I had weight loss surgery on May 28, 2004. That is almost 13 years ago. I went into surgery terrified, afraid I would fail at this last-ditch effort to shed some of the 424 pounds I was carrying around that were killing me slowly. I woke up after surgery in pain and still terrified wondering what I had done to myself. . . . keep reading
Success - How Do I measure thee? Let me count the ways
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Success after any weight loss surgery begins as a number on the scale for sure; and it is important to weigh ourselves regularly so we stay in touch with the number we declare as our goal and maintain our weight in a reasonable range. The scale does have a place in our lives. Rest assured it is NOT the only way to measure our success. . . . keep reading
Detoxing From the holidays - It's all about the attitude
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Welcome to 2017. It's going to be a great year. How do I know that you ask? Simple, I will make it so. I can choose to make my time on earth a chore, difficult, tedious, sad, troubled, or why not GREAT instead. Attitude is everything. . . . keep reading
Complacency Is A Buzz Kill For Long Term Success After Weight Loss Surgery
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Here I sit. It's December 28th, 2016 and time to look back on my year and see what I have achieved towards my personal goals related to weight loss surgery and what I choose to set as goals for 2017. You may think - wow, she's over 12 years out since surgery. Why does she need to review weight loss surgery goals? . . . keep reading
Long Term Lap Band Success - Finally REALLY Comfortable In My Own Skin
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
I just returned from a week at a warm beach in Playa del Carmen Mexico. Several things were different from any other vacation I have taken in the past few years. . . . keep reading
On Being Thankful - Long Term Success After Lap Band Surgery
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
OK, so it's a week after Thanksgiving. That doesn't mean I can't be grateful, thankful, appreciative - of all the benefits that have come to me as a result of having Weight Loss Surgery in 2004. Here are a few of them, and believe me, each one comes from heart and soul: . . . keep reading
Long Term Lap Band Success - Never Stop The Celebration Of YOU!
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Time marches on. You have lost 100 pounds, or more, or less - at any rate you have lost a significant amount of weight and now you are living life as you choose, free from the burdens of obesity. You are no longer sidelined because you can't _________ (fill in the blank - fit on a roller coaster, in an airline seat, hike for a few miles, ride a bicycle, play tennis, scuba dive, tie your shoelaces…….). . . . keep reading
Obesity Health 2016
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
This past weekend was the 2016 Obesity Help conference in Garden Grove CA. Friday began with my not being able to drive down there from home, with all of the horrible traffic on the 405. My rotator cuff is still giving me grief and holding the steering wheel for 2 ½ hours would only make it worse. I absolutely detest not being able to do it myself. . . . 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
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
Twelve Years After Lap Band Surgery And Living My Best Life
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
On May 28th 2004 I never expected that when I woke up on the other side of my bariatric surgery that THIS is the life I could have. My reasons for having surgery were to stay alive, get off some of my medications and be able to just "live". I was slowly dying, getting heavier every year, having more illnesses (all due to obesity) show up at each doctor's visit. I wasn't living. I barely existed. It could only get worse. At 424 pounds I was pretty restricted. . . . keep reading
How To Love Yourself In Three Simple Steps - Say What?
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
As I thought about what I wanted to share with you all today I was at a loss. I just spent a wonderful weekend with 20 women all working on themselves and putting their authentic selves out on the line for everyone to see and hear. It was amazing; incredible doesn't even begin to describe the positive energy generated by this group. . . . keep reading
Pushing Through The Hard Parts For Long Term Lap Band Success
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
It's been tough getting out of bed this week for some reason. I am awake at 4:30 am, that's not the problem. I just want to sleep more and I can't. Probably still on vacation time. Oh well, there will be another vacation soon, please! . . . keep reading
How A Change of Perspective Can Create The Success You Seek After Weight Loss Surgery
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
I thought about what I wanted to talk about today in my blog/article and realized I wanted to share some of the paradigm shifts, some of the changes in perspective I have been undergoing for the past 11+ years as I traversed my journey from 424 pounds to 154 pounds. . . . keep reading
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