PATIENT OF THE WEEK *Laurie Arnold*

Arnold  Laurie preop

Many patients want to hear from other patients. One way of achieving this is to highlight patients in our new ‘Patient of the Week’ blog. Time allowing we will ask many of you to share with fellow patients some of your keys to success.

Club New You (CNY) Are you happy that you had bariatric surgery?
LA Very happy!!

CNY Would you recommend this to your friends and family?
LA I have recommended it to a few people and they had it done and are also very happy about it.

CNY Have you told your friends that you have had surgery and what do they think about it?
LA Yes I have. They are all proud of me and have been behind me the whole time. They help keep me motivated.

CNY Which procedure did you choose to have and why?
LA The Lap Band. I wanted to lose slowly so I could work-out as I lost so I would have less excess skin.

CNY Are there any foods that you have trouble eating?
LA No but I don’t eat anything like bread.

CNY What foods, if any, do you miss eating?
LA Don’t miss anything really. My food I cook is so good that I don’t miss eating fat.

CNY What types of activities do you do for your exercise?
LA Walk, run, spinning, gym workout – and trust me you can do it cause I was a couch potato.

CNY Any words of wisdom for our present patients or for people thinking about surgery?
LA You can do anything you want to accomplish if you’re completely miserable and unhappy with yourself. I never in my life thought that I would become a gym rat. LOL and I am now. I’m happy and enjoying life and taking one day at a time wit one meal at a time.
Food does not make you feel better. Always ask yourself, why am I choosing to eat this?

CNY Thanks Laurie! Keep up the good work!

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