Lack of Energy
Weight loss is something that can seem very intimidating. Onnig struggled to maintain a healthy active lifestyle in his adult years, “I didn’t want to move, I j ust wanted to sit. I didn’t want to get up to go to work. When I came home from work, I just wanted to have my dinner, and sit.” This would be a common occurrence for him. The lack of motivation was something he could not ignore. “I have 3 kids, so nights and weekends I would rather sit at home instead of going out and be active with my family.” Onnig knew something needed to be done.
Diets aren’t always helpful, Onnig says, “I was a huge diet soda person. I’m talking about 2 and a half liters a day.” Through his dieting, he found what did and did not work for him. This isn’t always as easy to figure out. “I tell anyone who has problems losing weight with liquid diets, or any other diet, that they work temporarily.” Onnig knew something else needed to happen if he wanted to gain his independence back.
The New Onnig
Onnig, came back a changed man, “After my procedure, I feel very healthy, I’ve lost a lot of weight, I’m very active. My kids and I wake up early in the morning, we take road trips, and we are never at home. We like to hang out outdoors, so I have a new outlook on life, and I’m really enjoying the new me.” He has no regrets and recommends anyone looking for a solution to try the Lap-Band Program!
Why He Chose Lap-Band
He had friends that had other forms of bariatric surgery, “With stomach stapling, I’ve noticed my friends that have done it gained their weight back, whereas, with the Lap-Band, you have more control.” Like other Lap-Band patients, the ability to control their weight is all they need to hear. “If you get the Lap-Band, that’s a tool that you have in your body to assist you in losing weight. I’m using that tool to help me lose weight and keep it off. I’m happy to say I am a Lap-Band patient.” A useful tool that is removable was the perfect solution for Onnig.