Your Personal Lap-Band® Blog

Welcome to Your Personal Lap-Band Guide BLOG. Here I'll keep you informed of updates to the site including recipes of the week! I'll also chime in every once in awhile about important news from the world of weight loss surgery.

Aug 14, 2012

Bariatric Shakes: An Important Part of Gastric Lap-Band Diet

Premade bariatric shakes are the easiest way to boost your protein after weight loss surgery. See this list of dietitian approved protein drinks to determine which to choose.

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May 11, 2012

Post Lap Band Diet: Lap Band Post Op Diet Guidelines

Your post lap band diet requires changes in HOW you eat as well as WHAT you eat. Your lap band surgery diet will require changes in the size of your bites, how fast you eat, how well you chew,...

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Nov 29, 2011

Post Gastric Band: There's a healthy person in here somewhere

WOW here I am. I had the stomach band in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on October 23,2010. Great normal post op course no issues. My weight dropped off quickly

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Nov 29, 2011

1 Week Post Op Lap Band

First week...Rough! EGD did not discover hernia. Once inside doctor repaired and placed band. Pain from hernia was not pleasant...I didn't feel well enough

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Nov 29, 2011

Lynn's LapBandJourney

I was banded 7-21-08. I have lost 55 pounds and have reached the goal that I originally set for myself, but my BMI is still not where it should be for

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Nov 29, 2011

Picture Perfect in Georgia

I have always looked in the mirror and have never seen the real me. Not until I saw pictures of myself did I truly see how fat and ugly I am. What a shocker.

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Nov 29, 2011

Getting Nervous

Okay so I just found this website just today (October 15, 2010) and my surgery is scheduled for 3 day from now on October 18th!!! Even though the doctor

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Nov 29, 2011

The New Me!

First I'd like to thank Suzette for this awesome website....Thank You! My surgery is scheduled for 10/28/10. I went for my sleep study this past weekend

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Jan 24, 2011

Gastric Lap Band Accessories

Gastric lap band accessories that are as fun to own as they are to give as gifts.

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Jan 24, 2011

Weight Loss Surgery Recipes: Bariatric Eating Made Simple

Weight loss surgery recipes that are delicious AND nutritious. Use these post lap band diet recipes to pack a lot of nutrition into small portions. Lap band recipes can be used with gastric sleeve...

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Dec 29, 2010

Twenty-One Months and Starting Over After LapBand.....

I had my surgery in December 2008 – I was so excited! Had two fills and everything was going great, then my original surgeon sent me a letter saying he

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Dec 29, 2010

Getting Back on Track

I had lap band surgery about 2 years ago, so far I have lost about 50 lbs. However over the past year I have fallen off and have gained some of the weight

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Dec 28, 2010

My new birthday. Nov. 30, 2010

As you can see by the name of my blog, I just had my weight loss surgery. This has been a year in coming. Excited, scared, to say the least. But very determined

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Dec 28, 2010

Taking Charge of My Food Addiction

I like many of you people out there have been fat since childhood. I cannot remember a time when I was young that I did not FEEL fat. When I was 12 I

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Sep 27, 2010

Healthy Coleslaw: Easy and Quick Coleslaw Recipe That's Good For You Too!

This healthy coleslaw can be added to sandwiches or can be eaten as a stand alone side dish.

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Sep 22, 2010

Blueberry Sorbet - Blueberry Sherbet

This blueberry sorbet is beaming with healthful antioxidants, and is sure to please your sweet tooth too!

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Sep 15, 2010

Setback number two

So I'm not sure whether or not I blogged about my first issue, but my wound after surgery became infected. Nothing major just a superficial infection but

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Sep 01, 2010

Anxious 2 Be Thin

New to blogging! I had my Gastric Lap Band surgery on December 17, 2009 in Monterrey, Mexico. I weighed 298 with high blood pressure, high cholesterol,

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Sep 01, 2010

8/30/10: 3 days post op

Had lapband on 8/27/10. Still sore but moving every hour to help speed up recovery. Hungry, a little, miss the texture and crunch of food the most. Major

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Aug 24, 2010

How many ounces total in the band?

How many ounces in a lap band is the average for the optimal amount in the band? I have now had 4 fills and have a total of 5 ounces in my band. How will

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Aug 24, 2010

Roller Coasters with Gastric Band

Hi, I'm off to a large theme park this weekend and I want to join my family on the thrill seeking rollercoasters. I'm 2 years post gastric band and I have

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Aug 23, 2010

Simply Me.....

My name is Sherri... I have been a bander since Feb 2007. I have lost 70 pounds and have 40 more to go still. I have had struggles but feel very strongly

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Aug 23, 2010

Follow up to 9 days post-op now 3 weeks post-op

Ok, yesterday was three weeks post-op and I have developed an infection at my port incision site. The doc says it's superficial which is good news. The

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Aug 18, 2010

Mo Jacobs

I am scheduled to have Lap-band procedure in 2 weeks. I have started replacing at least one meal a day with a protein shake. I am excited but a little

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Aug 17, 2010

Low Calorie Peanut Butter: Easy to Make Low Cal Peanut Butter

The low calorie peanut butter is a cinch to make. Mix part skim ricotta cheese with peanut butter and sweeten with...

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Aug 16, 2010

How long can food be stuck

I have had food stuck all day and am 8 months post op what can I do besides drink to make it go down?

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Aug 16, 2010

Vicky's Journey!

Lapband surgery 7/5/2010...My nutritionist told me that the first 4 weeks (2 prior and 2 post) would be the worst 4 weeks of my life. I told her I didn't

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Aug 16, 2010

2 weeks today!

It has been exactly two weeks since I was banded and I feel almost like my old self again. My appetite has come back which is a blessing and a curse at

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Aug 11, 2010

Post op Gas?

I am post op 4 days with the realize band. How long will I feel the discomfort of the post op gas? It has been so severe that twice I have felt the urge

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Aug 09, 2010


I am almost sixteen years old. I am 100 pounds overweight. I have tried, what feels like, millions of diets. I have been looking into this option for

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Aug 09, 2010

Mushy Food Stage

Would eggplant parmesan be mushy enough to eat in this stage? I think it would be fine to try if you pick away the crispy breading. That could potentially

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Aug 09, 2010

Burp Question

Is burping like a man ok? I am 2.5 weeks post op. Take small bites (use infant/child size utensils) and chew well (25-30 times each bite). This should

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Aug 09, 2010

Week 2 Food Question - Spinach

I am going to a special birthday celebration at a fine dining establishment tonight. I have reviewed the menu and believe maybe the mashed potatoes and

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Aug 09, 2010

Pre-Surgery Soup Question

My dietician said for my two week pre op liquid diet to eat broth or thin soups. What exactly is a thin soup? I imagine she's suggesting soups like tomato,

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Aug 09, 2010

9 days post-op

Ok, here it is 9 days post-op. My wound is draining and really itchy. I am hungry almost all of the time but don't have a taste for anything. I have lost

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Aug 03, 2010

My new life!

Just had Lap Band surgery Friday July 23, 2010. Boy have I learned what hunger really feels like. It has been tough not going to get food when I want,

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Aug 03, 2010

2 weeks in

I had my band placed 2 weeks ago. Since then, I have still been on a liquid diet although I have had some scrambled eggs. I'm finding it really hard

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Jul 27, 2010

When in doubt - blog it out

ok -I am going to give this a try. Just had my lap band placed on Tuesday the 20th. I am already feeling fearful - like what in the heck have I done?!!!

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Jul 27, 2010


Countdown continued...

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Jul 22, 2010

1 week to go!

I have only one week to go until my surgery. I am nervously excited and just wish it was done and over already. Fear of the unknown ya know? This past

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Jul 19, 2010

Gas and Bloating

I am 2 years out from gastric banding. In the last year I have been having lots of gas. I'm very uncomfortable and gassy. I don't drink alcohol, drink

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Jul 19, 2010

Pain in left mid back under shoulder blade

19 days after lap band surgery and I started on pureed foods yesterday. After eating lunch today, I feel musculoskeletal type pain in left mid back under

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Jul 19, 2010

The Joys of a NEW Bandster!!! - Banded -July 14 2010.

OUCH! After prepping for the insurance approval since December 27th of 2009 (Thanks Cigna)I got my fat ass approved on June 11th (Surgery July 14th) I

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Jul 19, 2010

I'm hopeless

I had my lapband surgery over a year ago. In the beginning I wasn't hungry at all & lost over 35 pounds. And then that was it. No more weight loss.

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Jul 19, 2010

How to Stop Sugar Cravings?!

Sugar Blues - what's that?? I have been obese 51 years. After having lap band surgery over 2 years ago I have lost over 100 pounds. I exercise regularly

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Jul 19, 2010

Odd Eating Habits After Lap Band

My mother had the lapband surgery two years ago. I would consider it a success due to the fact that she lost around 125 pounds! It is wonderful to have

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Jul 19, 2010

Diet forever?

Ugh! I have almost had the lap-band for a year. I have not been able to reach my goal. Will I have to diet forever? I feel like I will never lose this

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Jul 19, 2010

Fish in Parchment Paper: Cook Fish in Parchment Tonight

Fish in parchment paper is a healthy way to cook fish because it requires little fat, and you get perfectly cooked fish every time with minimal effort on your part. Try this fish in parchment tonight.

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Jul 19, 2010

"The Process"

Pre-op weight -252 Day of surgery- 246 My name is Shauna, and I am 21. I just had the lap band surgery on July 12, 2010. This day marks the first day

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Jul 18, 2010

Lap Band Surgery in Two Weeks!

Ok, I finally got my surgery date... two weeks from today and I have all these emotions going through my head, one of which is a strange almost mourning

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