|Getting back on track|
You started the journey for weight loss. You took your big step of having the operation. You might have even started the challenge - well, its time to finish the job.
First - get support, come to the meetings, come for an appointment.
Second, get your band adjusted - it doesn't work if it isn't adjusted
Third, start the shakes- if you started them, keep it up- usually results are seen after the first month- sometimes sooner.
Did you ever meet some people who give up before they even get started? Did you ever know someone who started off great, then just slid back into old habits? What are the secrets to the success of patients who do well?
We had a great event last month- our Shake Up challenge party- and a lot of people started the 90 day challenge. This month -- the second phase of the challenge- it is time to keep it going, and refine better what is working and what is not for you.
Anne needed a re-start. She had not been in to see me in three years! Yes, three years. But she had gained over 30 pounds in that three years.
Two months ago she came in - just as we had started to give out patients information about the 90 day challenge. She needed a band adjustment- and she started her 90 day challenge. Saw her yesterday and she is down 15
"I forgot how much the band curbed my appetite. After the fill I didn't feel a thing, but went home and re-read all the materials. Two days later I put all my food in those little cups, and didn't think it would satisfy me. I took a timer out to make sure it would take me 20 minutes to eat it- and then I walked away. I could eat more, but didn't. Then several hours later it hit me- I wasn't hungry, in fact I hadn't been hungry. I didn't have the urge to go to my freezer - except I had to do one chore. I opened the refrigerator and tossed out the ice cream. "
Then Anne got her shakes. "I love the taste of these. Dr. Simpson said I would, and he was right. Plus it gave me the discipline I had lacked during the day. I start the day out with a shake- usually fresh fruit. For lunch I had a simple Greek Yogurt, then a shake mid-afternoon. It is easy, and with measuring my food at night I find I am just not hungry, and weight loss is a snap."
What's holding you back? Think of a summer re-start - come in.
Want to order the Visalus shakes to start your program? If you do you can click here
|Plication for you?|
The plication works at a different place than the band does, but for some people, this might be what they want.
The plication prevents people from eating more- it makes you feel "full." You physically cannot eat more.
The band, however, does not make you feel "full." The band suppresses appetite with a small amount of food. Those who use the band to "feel full" or stop eating when the band "talks to them," are using the band incorrectly - and ultimately end up with either a slip, or the band too tight, and never seem to get the adjustment correct.
To use the band correctly you have to allow the band to work- meaning, you must choose the portion size - not the band.
If you cannot do that, or don't like that- then perhaps the plication would be a better choice.
Most band "slips" happen because people abuse the band. The sad thing is that slips can be avoided - if people use their band like it is intended. But- if you think you want to have your stomach size reduced- the plication may be the best option for you.
|Did you miss our party?|
We had a great event at the Phoenix Country Club to hit off our 90 day challenge. But if you missed it you can see a recap of some of the events, and learn about the challenge here
From our Blog
On our blog we have a lot of the latest information to help you. Including help sections about how the band works. So- if you have not visited it, consider it today.
LAP BAND SUMMER
Did you have your band placed by Dr. Simpson on or before 2010? Here is the deal for you. Come back for adjustments, support, unfill- or refill - in the office for the months of July, August, and September. Unlimited Visits.
Our Price: $ 250.00
Here is the catch: you have to buy this plan by July 15th - note that this may mean calling the office.
Did you have your band placed after 2010? Call the office 602-234-8995 for a special for you.