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Ronda | Lost 130 lbs * Results may vary

|, Women|Ronda | Lost 130 lbs * Results may vary

Ronda | Lost 130 lbs * Results may vary

“Without the band I would have fallen off the wagon and probably gained all my weight back plus some, but since I had that “tool”, I had hope.”

I was banded on March 03, 2006. My weight was 225, the highest I had ever been. I had struggled with my weight for over 20 years. I was so terrified that I would just keep gaining and gaining.  If I had not had the LAP-BAND, I am sure I would be close to 300 pounds by now.

photo(3)When I heard about the procedure I was really excited, but then really frustrated because it was so expensive over here. That is when I found Dr. Kuri on the internet. I thank God everyday for finding this wonderful man. He truly cares about his patients. The hospital is like a five star hotel and the care is just indescribable.

My journey has not been an easy journey, the weight didn’t just fall off, it has taken me almost 2 years to reach my goal, which I changed from 150 to 135…because when I was 225 I didn’t think it would be achievable to get to 135. Well as of today, I am 135 pounds. Woo hoo! * Results may vary.

Dr. Kuri describes the band as a tool and I totally agree with him, if I just thought that it was going to do the job for me then I would not have succeeded as I have. Do not get me wrong, I did not live in the gym but I did go at least 3-4 times a week 20 – 30 minutes a day. Some months I would not lose a pound, in fact I think I went about 4 months without losing anything. Without the band I would have fallen off the wagon and probably gained all my weight back plus some, but since I had that “tool”, I had hope. My biggest fear is for anything to happen to my band, it has become my lifeline.

Update | February 2014
Life can’t get any better! I am amazed at what I now do in my life I would have never done before my band. I play golf, kayak, hike…all things that pushing 300 lbs, simply were not possible. I also am amazed at how much more energy I have. My job puts me in daily contact with rooms full of teenagers, they keep me on the run all day. I used to come home, put my aching feet up and rub my sore knees…no more! I can go all day long with my students and still come home and work in the yard and take a daily walk with my dog who things every thing must be done at warp speed.  I do monitor what I eat, and I weigh myself on a twice weekly basis to keep myself mindful of where I am.  I love buying new clothes…I used to be lucky to own 3 pair of jeans, not at any more…I probably own 15 pair now…with heel to go with many of them.  I love having gone from a size 24 to holding steady at a 4 for the past 3 1/2 years. When my son got married I was proud to dress up and be part of his wonderful day, that made everything worth while.  This morning when I weighed myself I was 131 lbs…I make every effort to stay under 135…its a great weight for me and my clothes fit well there.  Thanks again to all of you…my health has change dramatically thanks for my surgery.  May God Bless You All.

Rhonda Bond

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* Results may vary.