Congratulations and Welcome to the Transforming phase of Banded Living™. This is your weight loss phase, the incredible shrinking you! This is your community as you are learning how to use the tool to reach your goals. Expect ups and downs. This is not like every diet you've been on.
Your lap band will help with portion size, hunger, and satiety when you learn how to use it and master the rules of the band. There is so much to learn and un-learn during this phase. Resist going for speed. Build your support network. Stay close to your surgical practice. Here you'll find others who are all working to achieve their goals for long-term health, weight loss, and quality of life.--Lap Band Fills One of the greatest features of the lap band is that it is adjustable. The size of the opening between the upper and lower portions of your stomach can be made smaller or larger by adding fluid (a fill) or by having fluid removed (an un-fill) from the band. (Read More)
--Exercise Exercise is a word some of us love and some of us hate, but all of us know that some form of exercise is good for us. For those of us who have had lap band surgery exercise is important for many reasons ... (Read More)
--Inspiration! We all need inspirations 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 amongst our Banded Living community. ... (Read More)
--Food & Recipes We believe strongly that we should be able to enjoy a wide variety of tasty foods with our lap band. We should enjoy dining! This is an area for the Banded Living community to share recipes and food ideas for eating in, eating out, and taking to work with you that you have created or discovered on your journey. We are looking forward to receiving great recipes including ethnic cuisine of all types ... (Read More)
--Tips! Whether you have just begun your Banded Living journey or you are several years into your journey, it's always helpful to learn from others. This section of our community is devoted to tips. Here you can pick up ideas on how to use your tool and how to make the journey easier and more fun! You can consider these tips part of your lap band "toolkit." ... (Read More)
Long Term Lap Band Success - Reflecting On The Differences By: Sandi Henderson from SandisBandedLiving Blog As May 28, 2013 approaches, the 9th anniversary of my lap band surgery, I find myself becoming reflective. I am looking back on how my life has changed and would like to share some of this today, hoping you find it as interesting as I do. . . . keep reading