Banded Living™ is a journey towards a healthy life, free from the burdens of obesity. We would all prefer to keep moving forward with steady progress, which would mean weight loss and/or maintaining our weight loss within a target range. Some of us will reach a plateau that seems insurmountable or have a setback that results in weight gain. Others could have a bad day where good choices just do not seem to happen.
In this section our intent is to provide you with the tools to help you "re-boot" yourself. You have all heard of boot camp, either the armed services type or the latest fad in exercise groups. The essence of a boot camp is that new recruits are trained, much as starting out with a new lap band. When you need to re-boot you are starting over, as in restarting your computer or going back to the basics of basic training to get your health and weight loss moving in the right direction once again. This requires that you stop and take a good hard look in the mirror and ask yourself:
Am I expecting to fail again?
Am I self-sabotaging?
Is it important for me to break through this and "re-boot" my efforts?
This is hard work. Unlike computers, human beings require more than the push of a button. Our intention is to provide you with the insights, tools, and support that could help you to reboot yourself. By this we mean making the choice to go back to basics. Only you can make the choice.
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