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Laura's Gastric Band Diary
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Welcome to my gastric band diary!

We're following Laura on her gastric band journey to become a slimmer, more confident mother and business owner.

We've always been up front and honest when we meet our prospective patients and this in depth account from Laura will help others to make an informed decision. We thank Laura for letting us tell her story.


"I'm a mum of 4 and had endometriosis which resulted in having a hysterectomy at 31! I'm now in surgical menopause and my weight has piled on and it's so hard to shift. I've started a makeup and skin care business which requires a lot of videos and selfies and reaching out to a lot of people on social media, yet I feel awful and hugely edit mine. I want to get the old me back and be confident. I'm only 35 and want to feel comfortable in my body again."

General weight loss news

  • laura-week-1-avatar.jpg Week 1The day of the surgery. I was up at 2am to make the journey in for the 7am arrival. Feeling nervous yet excited. Just drinking water till 5am. Went up to the ward at 7am and was shown to my room. 23 September 2017 11:12am
  • Header Image - WebReady - Week 2.jpg Week 2Today I'm still in a lot of discomfort and struggling to get my 3 'meals in it's such a got week but I'm happy I've made it through another week of fluids only! 30 September 2017 11:12am
  • Header Image - WebReady - Week 3.jpg Week 3Starting the week with a 7lb loss, It's now time for Laura to move from liquids to purees. 07 October 2017 11:12am
  • Blog avatar template.jpg Week 4Shopping for the pureed stage and learning to eat slowly to avoid those dreaded stuck episodes! 14 October 2017 11:12am
  • Header Image - WebReady - Week 5.jpg Week 5It's time for Laura to move back to normal foods from her post-op diet.. 21 October 2017 11:12am
  • Header Image - WebReady - Week 6.jpg Week 6As her first fill approaches, Laura learns that having set meal times and preparing food in advance is better than quick snacking on the go. 28 October 2017 11:12am
  • Header Image - WebReady - Week 7.jpg Week 7This week Laura documents the experience of her first fill.. 04 November 2017 11:12am
  • Blog avatar template.jpg Week 8It's a difficult week for Laura as she loses someone very close to her. 11 November 2017 12:00am
  • Header Image.jpg Week 9Laura is still struggling after lasts week's emotional event sets her back. 18 November 2017 12:00am
  • Header image.jpg Week 10Laura learns more about emotional eating and how to control it. 25 November 2017 12:00am
  • Blog avatar template.jpg Week 11The past couple of weeks have taken a toll on Laura's eating. 02 December 2017 12:00am
  • Blog avatar template.jpg Week 12The back to school season approaches for Laura and her children, so shopping trips are an essential! How will she resist the temptation of on the go snacking? 09 December 2017 12:00am
  • Blog avatar template.jpg Week 13It's adjustment time for Laura. Read about this weeks challenges and successes.. 17 December 2017 12:00am
  • Blog avatar template.jpg Week 14Laura is noticing that her appetite has shrunk and her portions are getting smaller. 28 December 2017 12:00am
  • Blog avatar template.jpg Week 15Another training even means more food dilemmas. Keeping busy helps Laura to stay distracted from the cravings, however, so it could end up a successful week! 04 January 2017 12:00am
  • Blog avatar template.jpg Week 16Laura plans ahead to help deal with a family meal at a restaurant and buys herself a new tool to help her eat smaller portions, more slowly. 11 January 2017 12:00am
  • Blog avatar template.jpg Week 17Laura invests in a new tool to help her eat slowly and avoid stuck episodes 18 January 2017 12:00am
  • Blog avatar template.jpg Week 18This week started off in a mad rush to get things ready to go to America. I didn't really concentrate on what meals I was eating, and as I was quite stressed I didn't eat a lot... 18 January 2017 12:00am
  • Blog avatar template.jpg Week 19Laura is hit with jet lag which is throwing her meal times off 18 January 2017 12:00am
  • Blog avatar template.jpg Week 20After a hectic week, Laura isn't surprised by a small gain. 18 January 2017 12:00am
  • Blog avatar template.jpg Week 21A number of birthdays mean an indulgent week for Laura resulting in an expected gain. 18 January 2017 12:00am
  • Blog avatar template.jpg Week 22This week Laura learns how stress can affect her band differently 18 January 2017 12:00am


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