007 Lap Band Gal Interview

by reeger on September 8, 2013



Banded in 2009 at a weight of 258 lbs with a BMI of 44.3. She lost 115 lbs over the following 14 months. She has maintained her goal weight of 140-145lbs for the past 3 years.
In this interview Lap Band Gal shares her story of:

  • Her history with obesity and dieting
  • Her decision to have WLS resulting in a gastric Lap Band
  • The price/benefit ratio of her band vs obesity
  • Her definition of success and what key factors contribute to her success
  • How she stays accountable
  • What are her expectations of herself and of her band
  • How she negotiates temptations and spontaneity both during her weight loss phase and now while in life-long weight maintenance
  • What hunger feels like
  • How “talkative” is her band including “productive burps” (PB’s) and “sliming”
  • Her thoughts on excess skin
  • Past and current fears
  • Negotiating “food pushers” and “enablers”
  • If she was a Lap Band fairy, what gift would she give to anyone who has a band or is considering a Lap Band

Items mentioned in this episode include:
Facebook: Lap Band Gal
Twitter: Lap Band Gal @karkies79

THANKS for listening : ) Like the show? Help spread the word by giving a rating in iTunes and sharing the show with others! There is strength in numbers, connection in community (I REALLY believe that).

In Peace and with Connection,
Reeger Cortell, FNP-C

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Paulette Tepper April 23, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Hey Reeger,
I really liked this one, not so much that it was about lap bands, but the middle part. I lessened all the way through it, then I took my iPad out to the shop so Arthur could hear it too. I think that it maybe it will help. We have been having trouble in love part of our life for awhile now. Even now that I have this new body, still nothing in the love department. He see me and sees my Mother and he hate her.
But February The VA awarded him 80% disability and 100% unemployability for his PTSD so we have more going on then most people after surgery. I am having to learn not to take it personally.. I loved it.
Take care


reeger April 24, 2014 at 3:51 am

Hi Paulette,
I am very glad you found this helpful. Yes, the changes that occur with WLS can place a strain on relationships. Remember to keep the communication lines open as best you can, which is to say, all any of us can do is own our truths and speak them honestly.
Kindly, Reeger


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