Lisa | Lost over 70 lbs * Results may vary

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Lisa | Lost over 70 lbs * Results may vary

“Being banded is the best thing I have ever done for myself…”

I spent my youth on an island where I was constantly backpacking, camping, hiking, fishing & swimming & my 20s in the Sierra Nevada & Rocky Mountains & on the ocean as a commercial diver. I dove, taught skiing, packed mules & climbed mountains until I was in my mid 30s. I had lived a life of constant exercise & often, little money. I simply could not afford much food as a young adult, so my genetic propensity towards weight gain was well under control.

Life moves on. After the birth of my daughter at 39, I stopped adventuring to raise her, attend college & care for my aging mother, & when I gave up doing all of those wonderful outdoor activities, I began to gain weight.

My body had grown accustomed to a rigorous lifestyle & little food. I no longer spent my summers camping & climbing in Yosemite or the Tetons & winters skiing the Rockies. Instead I spent them caring for my family, cooking, writing, doing research projects, & studying.

Along with greatly reduced levels of physical activity & significant post-birth weight gain, I gradually began to feel old & dumpy. My blood pressure went up, & my hips ached from carrying the extra weight. Menopause slowed my sluggish metabolism even further & dieting had no effect at all. Even strenuous exercise offered little respite from the relentless weight gain.

By the end of 2009, after a lifetime in a lithe, strong, capable body, I was now 210 lbs. I became terribly depressed. Just looking in a mirror was painful. I had to do something. When I read about the Lap Band System, I knew immediately that it was exactly what I needed, so I had myself banded at Hospital Angeles in January of 2010.

Three years & 70 lbs later, I now regularly dance, lift weights, hike & best of all, rock climb again! For all of these I’m grateful beyond words to Dr. Kuri & his team of experts & to the developers of the Lap Band System.

My years of youthful freedom are of course, unreturning, but being banded has given me a second chance to relive the very best of them. I say to anyone who is considering being banded: do it! It’s truly the best thing you will ever do for yourself!

Cheers! Lisa.

* Results may vary.

Photos of Lisa After Having Lap Band Surgery with Dr Kuri
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