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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

Long Term Lap Band Success - It's Not Just Me Folks, And We Have Evidence To Prove It!
By: Sandi Henderson from SandisBandedLiving Blog
As I sit here thinking about the latest trend in weight loss surgeries which is certainly the vertical sleeve gastrectomy, aka the VSG or "Sleeve", I remember that my chosen surgery was the latest and greatest back in 2004 when I chose to have Lap Band surgery. At the time, as well as now in 2013 Gastric Bypass is still called "the gold standard" in weight loss surgery.... . . . keep reading

What Will Weight Loss Surgery Cost Me?
By: Troy Hopper, Allergan Health
Weight loss surgery? Really? For me? Why? What'll it cost me? Perhaps a better question is: What'll it cost you if you don't? . . . keep reading


Long Term Lap Band Success - Look at What's On Your Plate And How It Got There
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
I want to live a "normal" life. I want to be a "normal" size. I want to continue to increase my strength and endurance and flexibility each year instead of losing strength, endurance and flexibility each time the calendar moves forward a year. I managed to attain all of that. I reached weight loss goals after my LAP BAND surgery, I have reached fitness goals I never in my wildest dreams thought possible for me, so what's this rant all about? . . . keep reading

Stacy L's Story
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Each and every one of us has a story. Some of you choose to share your stories, others prefer just reading success stories. I was thrilled today to read this wonderful success story and I'd like to share it with all of you out there who are thinking about surgery, have had surgery and just like to be inspired, or those struggling daily. Remember Stacy's wise words, "MEASURE EACH DAY AS ITS OWN" . . . keep reading

Long Term Lap Band Success - Preparing For Vacation
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
In two weeks I will be getting on a plane and heading to FL for a working vacation. I am excited! Working vacation, what the heck is that? . . . keep reading

Exercise After Lap Band Surgery - Just Do It!
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
I don't know when things changed. I can't put my finger on it, but I realize that I have shifted on my views of exercise and my personal need to sweat. . . . keep reading

Living La Vida Lap Band - Old Habits Creeping Back Into My Life
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Here I am having lost 250 pounds, knowing what to eat, drink and how much exercise I need to not only keep the weight off, but to feel good too. I plan my meals, plan my water, plan my exercise, and then when I am done with dinner, I plan to have either a cup of tea or a sugar free hot chocolate as my evening libation. Why then have I recently started to eat an 80 calorie "good for me" Greek yogurt and add another 80 calories of "good for me" dry roasted slivered almonds and still want more when I am done? . . . keep reading

Long Term Weight Loss Surgery Success - Keeping That New Car Smell
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Health is a journey as well as a destination. Success after Lap Band surgery is also a journey. It's a lifetime commitment to change, just as health is a lifetime commitment to good habits (of course having good genes always helps too). It's somewhat like taking a new car for a drive on a new road. . . . keep reading

Long Term Lap Band Success Means Winning The Battle Of The Thin Mints This Year
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
Girl Scout cookies, Boy Scout Popcorn, Team candy sales, lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Has anyone besides me noticed that fund raisers for our kids are junk food centric? It makes it kind of tough for a long term sugar addict to make it through a year without falling prey to some highly processed garbage being sold in the name of fund raising. So far I have, but then it's only February. . . . keep reading


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