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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

Long Term Success After Weight Loss Surgery - Removing The Obstacles In The Way - The Power of You
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
So you decided to have weight loss surgery. You go through whatever pre-op program your insurance company or your doctor requires of you. Now it's time, the day has arrived and your mind is spinning in so many directions, the thoughts just keep coming one after another: . . . keep reading

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

Fifteen Minute Chicken Salad - As YOU Like it
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
You all are getting used to me finding great and easy ways to use rotisserie chicken that I get from Costco. It is good, meaty chicken and each one yields between 1 ½ to 2 lbs of meat. I take this and weigh out 8 ounces and use my vacuum sealer to get these packages ready for freezing. When opened and thawed this meat tastes like you just peeled it off the chicken. . . . keep reading

Pastrami and Swiss Cheese - Not On Rye Bread
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Trader Joe's once again made it possible for me to enjoy one of my old favorite deli meals - Pastrami and Swiss. Just how did they do that for me? . . . keep reading

Hippity Hop, Every Store Looks Like A Candy Shop - How I Beat The Easter Bunny After Lap Band Surgery
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
I went into my local CVS Drugstore as I left the gym today...Holy Chocolate Bunny Batman! There were huge Easter baskets filled with candy of all sorts, rows and rows of Peeps - the totally useless, and horrible tasting, marshmallowy things, aisles for gourmet chocolates, aisles just for chocolate bunnies, aisles just for chocolate eggs, rows and rows of at least a dozen different varieties of jelly beans, and giant displays as I walked into the store. . . . keep reading

Managing Food And Alcohol While Out With Friends Or Family - Long Term Lap Band Success
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
One of the most difficult things I have had to do over the past 11 years is to learn how to eat at family functions and out at restaurants, or yes, even at Happy Hours with friends. First thing I would like to say is that it is definitely a BIG learning, since regardless of what type of surgery you've had if you sit at a table at home, in a restaurant or in a bar for a long period of time you can graze and consume many more calories than you planned. . . . keep reading

Long Term Lap Band Success - Shopping Can Be Scary
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Here I was, almost 11 years after surgery the first time, 4 months post-op from my new band placement and off to shop for a retro outfit to wear to the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation's Fifth Annual Meet & Greet next month in San Diego. I am not a one size fits all body so I knew I had to go in to a shop and try things on. . . . keep reading

Long Term Lap Band Success - Stop And Smell The Roses
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
I had the most amazing thing just happen to me. It's something that I never experienced before. I thought, hmmm, I wonder if I could borrow a dress from Angie. Angie is not only a friend, she does bookkeeping for both of my companies, and she is anywhere between a size 6 and 10 depending on the cut. Most frequently she is a size 8. I thought she must have a formal I can wear to the WLSFA Meet & Greet in April, and she had 3. I tried them all on, found one that is perfect, and left with a gown and a BIG SMILE on my face. . . . keep reading

Living A Life I Never Dreamed Possible With My Lap Band
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
My 11th year "surgiversary" is almost here. I had my Lap Band Surgery on May 28th 2004. I never even dreamed of losing more than half of my 424 pound body weight at that time, let alone be able to enjoy the active life I am living today, at 66. . . . keep reading


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