Lap-Band new Sponsor of “Fit Living” radio!


I am very excited along with the rest of Team Bariatric Guru, to announce that Lap-Band is the newest sponsor for our weekly radio show “Fit Living”, which airs on Sunday nights at 7:05 PM CST on 106.5 FM.

The show is also streamed live online at

“Fit Living” is my baby, and something I am so very passionate about.  I am beyond grateful to Michael Oberg and the entire Lap-Band team for helping us to continue our mission to spread the word that weight loss surgery is a wonderful and viable tool in the treatment of obesity.   Ben and myself try very hard every week to bring a good message of hope and  the power of a combination of nutrition and fitness used with your bariatric tool.  Obesity is a serious medical crisis in this country, and it breaks my heart to see people suffering from this disease and not able to or not informed about the tolls out there to help fight this killer.

So many are in a place in their life, due in part to their obesity, where they are unwilling or afraid to go to the surgery info sessions at their local hospitals.  It is my goal to help spread awareness and to help educate via the experts and physicians who come onto my show each week.

While I do not have a Lap-Band myself, I know that over 750,000 patients have had their lives changed, and in many cases saved, from the use of this device.  It is a wonderful tool and I have the pleasure of knowing many of those who have learned to “rule their tool” and live a completely different life free from the bonds of morbid obesity.  I spent three days with some of them last week as a part of the Lap-Band Patient Executive Council and this was a great learning experience which you will hear more about on upcoming episodes of “Fit Living.”

The entire Lap-Band team is a group of very dedicated and passionate people who truly care about fighting obesity and changing lives.  From Lap-Band Senior Director of Marketing Michael Oberg, “We are very excited to be a sponsor of Fit Living Radio!  We are happy to work with Erin in her mission to help you make the lifestyle changes needed for long-term weight loss with the LAP-BAND.”

If you are someone who is thinking about Lap-Band surgery, you will want to be sure you are using a certified surgeon.  To find one, please visit this link.  For more information on our online fitness program for post-operative bariatric patients, please visit Fit and Flourishing!

Thank you to Michael  Oberg, and Shelly Russell, and everyone else who has been so great in supporting our programs like this show and the Walt Disney world event last year.  Lap-Band is such a strong supporter of our community and is always giving back to organizations like the WLSFA, OAC , and many more.  I am proud to be working with them and cannot wait to share with you some great new features that are in the works for “Fit Living!”  The current monthly feature line-up includes our segment on plastic and reconstructive surgery options called “Body Beautiful” with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Michaels and our segment on emotional health called “Weighing In with A Post- Op and a Doc” with Dr. Connie Stapleton and Cari De La Cruz.

Stay tuned!!!!




About Erin Akey

I am a formerly morbidly obese wife, mother, Christian, author, speaker, water fitness instructor, nutritionist, anti-obesity advocate, and Emerald Ambassador with Plexus Worldwide. I am passionate about helping people fight the disease of obesity and also preventing and addressing obesity in children. I believe we have so many amazing tools available to treat this disease and we all need to take advantage of the ones we feel are right for us. I am also passionate about women taking the time to care for their needs. We live in a world where so many of us spend all of our time taking care of others that we neglect ourselves. I am all about making God the center of everything and letting His will take control of our lives and watching the beautiful blessings come from that release of power! Live, Laugh, and LOVE every day! Be grateful and be humble and watch the world around you change!
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