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Dear Friends & Family of LapSF and Surgical Weight Loss Center of Hawaii,

Get back to cooking! Studies have shown that spending our money on meals prepared outside of home (restaurants, take-out, deli counters, etc) is eating up half of our food money. Scour the cook books, make a grocery list, and buy the food for the week. Making meals at home will save money and likely be a healthier choice than eating out. Tips to remember: go with a list; do NOT go on an empty stomach; go in the morning (grocery shopping in the morning has shown to produce better food choices!)

- Amy Ingols, RD


Break Out the Running Shoes!

ImageIt is not too late to sign up! San Jose is hosting the Go Green St. Patrick's Day Half Marathon, 10 K, and 5 K run/walk. Some of our LapSF patients are doing it and you should, too! The run/walk takes place Sunday, March 13th, 2011.

Half Marathon = 13.1 miles
10 K = 6.2 miles
5 K = 3.1 miles

Time to dust off your shoes and sign up to run/walk. If you've been training, time to show off your hard work. Sign up with family and friends!

Good Luck to Marie and Sinead :)


Support Group for Hawaiian Patients

ImageFor those interested, Kaniala Kekaulike, Psy.D. (Counseling and Behavioral Health Services) will be having a bariatric support group for pre/post on the following day/time!

Saturday, March 19, 2011
9:00am-10:30am (Post Surgery Patients)
11:00am-12:30pm (Pre-Surgery Patients)
St. Mark Lutheran School (Kaneohe)
45-725 Kamehameha Hwy.
Kaneohe, HI 96744

*Space is limited/Most Insurances Accepted

To register or for more information, please contact Dr. Kekaulike at (808) 286-1949 or visit our website at http://www.drkekaulike.com


Need a Psych Eval in Kona/Hilo?

ImageIf you're a new patient in Kona/Hilo and still need your psych evaluation, here is someone who can help!

Kaniala Kekaulike, Psy.D.
Counseling and Behavioral Health Services
P.O. Box 5004
Kaneohe, HI 96744
www.drkekaulike.com
(808) 286-1949
drkekaulike@yahoo.com

Sunday, March 6, 2011
Appointment times are limited; 1st appointment is at 8am, last appointment at 6pm.
Pre-session Group from 12pm-130pm
*Patients can call directly at (808) 286-1949

Group Sessions available on:
March 19, 2011
9:00am-10:30am (Post-Surgery Group) My Life After Surgery (The good, the bad and the skinny!)

11:30-1:00pm (Pre-Surgery Group) How to Prepare Psychological for Weight Loss Surgery

Patients MUST register for the session by calling (808) 296-1949.


Deli Meat Without the Sodium

ImageDietz & Watson Gourmet Lite No Salt Added Breast of Turkey only has 50 mg of naturally occurring sodium per serving. This is great compared to the usual 400-700 mg in other turkey meats. It is also made without nitrates (compounds that may raise cancer risk slightly). You may also find Gourmet Lite Breast of Turkey which is slightly more sodium but still less that your usual serving. Check with your supermarket's deli counter to see if they carry it.

Forgo the bread or tortilla to make a lettuce wrap. Place deli meats (or tuna) in a large leaf of lettuce along with tomatoes, onion, cucumber, sprouts, and some light cheese. Drizzle on a light/fat free vinaigrette (when ready to eat) for some extra flavor. Wrap in foil or in a bag and bring to work for your lunch!


Upcoming Seminar & Support Group

*Note: There will not be Stockton or Sacramento Seminar/Support Group in the month of March.

Petaluma Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, March 12th from 9am - 11am
Sheraton Sonoma County- Petaluma
745 Baywood Drive at the Petaluma Marina
Petaluma, CA 94954
*New Patient Seminar at 9am
*Post-op Support Group at 10am

San Jose Seminar & Support Group
Wednesday, March 16th from 6pm - 8pm
2425 Samaritan Drive *Located in the teleconference trailers in the East Parking Lot.
*New Patient Seminar at 6pm
*Post-op Support Group at 7pm

San Francisco Seminar & Support Group
Monday, March 21st from 6pm - 8pm
California Pacific Medical Center in the Stanford Building (Enter from 2333 Buchanan Street); Hospital Board Room
*New Patient Seminar at 6pm
*Post-op Support Group at 7pm

Honolulu Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, April 2nd from 10am - 12pm
Oahu Veteran's Center
1298 Kukila Street, Honolulu 96818

Sacramento Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, April 23rd from 9am - 11am
Red Lion Hotel at Arden Village, 1401 Arden Way
*New Patient Seminar at 9am
*Post-op Support Group at 10am

Stockton Seminar & Support Group
Satruday, April 23rd from 1pm - 3pm
Courtyard Mariott, 3252 West March Lane
*New Patient Seminar at 1pm
*Post-op Support Group at 2pm

click here for calendar of events

Sincerely,
--The Team at Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco and the Surgical Weight Loss Center of Hawaii


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