Would You Consider Lap Band Surgery?

You are all aware that I have made some major life changes lately. I am eating better, exercising daily, and doing my best to live a healthy, active lifestyle. After all, I have 6 sets of eyes watching every move I make. Do I really want them to see me sitting on the couch all day drinking can after can of diet soda? Not at all. I want to be able to play with them, take long walks, and enjoy every moment I have here on Earth. My hope is that they will learn from my experiences, and maybe they can prevent ever becoming overweight in the first place.

Last week, I had someone ask me if I would ever consider having lap band surgery. Honestly? If I were having a harder time losing weight, or if I were still morbidly obese, then yes, I probably would consider such a surgery. I know several people that have had the lap band surgery, and each one of them are well on their way to healthier lifestyles. I admire the steps they have taken in their lives and hope this is exactly what they need to succeed.

I understand that lap band surgery isn’t for everyone, and that’s ok. Every individual has to do what’s right for them. But, if you’re struggling with losing weight, or if you are having health complications because of your weight, I hope you’ll consider speaking with your doctor about options that are right for you.

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Progresso® Souper You® Contest

You all know how hard I am working to create a better me… a healthier me. Someone that I can be proud of and that my family can be proud of.

Souper You ContestWouldn’t a fantastic new look be awesome to go with my healthy new attitude? Well, now we can each have a chance to win a new look thanks to Progresso® and their Souper You® Contest.

All you have to do is tell Progresso® why you deserve a makeover and what you love about their soup. Then, 3 lucky winners will receive an ultimate makeover experience in Hollywood this Spring! So exciting! Winners will get a trip for 2 to Los Angeles, California, a head-to-toe makeover that includes hair and makeup, a shopping spree with $1,000 in spending money, and 2 tickets to this season’s live finale of NBC’s The Biggest Loser.

I do have to say that Progresso® soups have been a great way to keep myself on track with eating better. They offer 40 delicious soups with 100 calories or less per serving. They’re a great way to change up your diet, beat the “diet boredom,” satisfy taste cravings, and help you stick to your weight management calorie goals. With ingredients like beans, rice, pasta, meats, and vegetables, they leave you full and ready to face the rest of your day.

To enter the contest for yourself, head to www.SouperYou.com. Submit your photo and brief essay about why you love Progresso® soups a why you deserve a makeover. But you have to hurry! You can only enter until February 22nd.

On March 12th, you can read the announcement of the top ten finalists and vote for your favorite finalist until March 25th.

Watch this video of the 2011 Souper You Contest winner experience:


I’ve sent in my entry, how about you?

PS. If you love Progresso® Soups, click here for a coupon for $1.25 off the purchase of 4 cans of Progresso soup.

PPS. Tune into The Biggest Loser Tuesday nights on NBC at 8/7c.

Disclaimer: This information was provided to me by MyBlogSpark. I have not been compensated for this post in any way. My odds of winning the contest are as good as yours.