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The Importance of Education (what a dull title..but the blog isn’t)

As I sit here writing this I am preparing myself for a major life change (no, thankfully not hot flashes…yet).  My eldest and only daughter is heading off to University.  This can’t POSSIBLY be happening because I just headed off … Continue reading

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Lapband Letdown?

Do you remember the ad from several years ago, I think it was for some kind of luncheon meat, where various members of a family would eagerly stick their hand into their lunch bag, pull out a less-than-satisfactory sandwich and … Continue reading

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Is my Band Too Loose, Too Tight or Just Right?? (or “Yellow Zone, Red Zone, Green Zone”)

To someone not that familiar with the band this may sound like a stupid question.   It may seem sort  of like asking if your belt is too loose or too tight…how can you not know?  Either your pants stay up … Continue reading

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Sex With The Band

HA!…I knew this would get your attention!!  No I’m not talking about someones youthful backstage adventures …As I’m writing this I’m wondering just how many ‘hits’ this post will get… I guess I’m kind of cheating because what I really … Continue reading

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Travelling Wilbands

(Sorry to those of you who are too young to know ‘The Travelling Wilbury’s’…an outstanding 2 Album -Wonder composed of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne…once again I date myself). Travelling with a lapband is … Continue reading

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The POWER of POSITIVE Thinking

                                            A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health and a successful result. Whatever the mind expects, it finds. Great quotes…once again, wish I’d written them. This week I had the opportunity to join a good friend at Oprah Winfreys ‘Life … Continue reading

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Stress and Your Band

I’m sooooooo STRESSED!!!!!!!!!!  How many times a day do you hear this?  How many times a day do you say this?  Stress seems to be on everyone’s lips these days and a sign of the times.  Work, health, home, kids, … Continue reading

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Healthy, Satisfying Snacks 100 Calories or Less

Contrary to Dr. O’Briens second rule of ‘The 8 Golden Rules’ “Thou Shalt Not Snack”…I believe there is a time and place for healthy snacking.  In fact I have found that a well-timed healthy snack can lead to less fluctuations … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Things That Might “Bug” You About Your Band

We all have little things that bug us…No gas in the car. Cap left off the toothpaste.  Empty milk carton in the fridge. Toilet seat left up….I could go on and on and on (and some of my family members … Continue reading

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“Success” with the Band…How do you measure it?

One of the things I wanted to talk about today, and what comes up on nearly a daily basis, is the topic of success.  I swear not a day goes by that someone doesn’t either call, or email or come … Continue reading

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