Surgical Weight Loss Center Newsletter

July 2012
In This Issue
How to Stop Grazing After Gastric Bypass Surgery
Michael Keb-Mayberry's Weight Loss Journey
Staff Spotlight - Roshunda Thompson
West Texas Chipotle Chicken Salad Wrap
Exercise Corner
Support Group
Bariatric Buddy System

If you live outside the Denver metro area and would like to connect with other patients we are offering a new program called the Bariatric Buddy System.  Please contact our office at 720-848-2070 to ask for the release form.  Once you have completed the form, fax it back to our office and we will provide you with the names and contact information for other patients that are interested in the program.  You can be a mentor to someone, find a mentor or get together to watch the recorded support groups on-line.



Personal Training

Personal training sessions are held during the following times: Tuesdays from 11-2, Wednesdays 8:30-11, and Friday 1-4. If you are interested in setting one up please contact Felicia at (720) 848-2070.
Exercise Classes

Exercise classes are held the 4th Tuesday of every month in the AIP in room 2007/2133. For more information please contact the Surgical Weight Loss Center at (720)848-2070.
How to Stop Grazing After Gastric Bypass Surgery


Jun 19, 2010 | By Marcy Brinkley


Marcy Brinkley's articles about health care and legal issues have appeared in "Texas Health Law Reporter" and the "State Bar of Texas Health Law Section Report." She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing, a master's degree in business administration and a Doctor of Jurisprudence.

Grazing, a pattern of eating small amounts of food all day, is a subcategory of binge eating disorder. According to a study published in the March 2008 issue of "Obesity," preoperative binge eaters often become grazers after gastric bypass surgery. Although the reduced size of the stomach prevents the patient from eating large amounts of food at one time, grazing can cause weight gain. A study published in the January 2004 issue of "Obesity Surgery" reported that grazers responded to emotional eating triggers, ignored the feeling of being full, had difficulty maintaining behavioral changes and were often depressed.


Step 1

Record everything you eat and drink for three or four days in a journal, notebook or food diary. Note the date, time, location, hunger level before and after, and how much you consumed. Keep track of your vitamins and supplements as well.

  Patient Spotlight 

Michael Keb-Mayberry's Weight Loss Journey


My heaviest was 330 lbs. I had a 54 inch waist, 22 ½ inch neck, was insulin dependent, had type II diabetes 9.6 A1C, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Now I am 185 pounds, have a 34 inch waist, 17 ½ inch neck, and 4.5 A1C.


What surgery did you have?

I had gastric bypass on February 24, 2011.


 Find out more
Staff Spotlight 
Roshunda Thompson

What is your role on the bariatric team?   


I am the Medical Assistant that helps with the Bariatric team.  My responsibilities include rooming patients by insuring all vitals are done, including height and weight, and  preparing the flow sheet that tracks the patients weight loss and percentages lost throughout the course of their visits to our clinic. I also draw blood when needed.


When did you join the team? 

I joined the team in 2008.


Recipe of the Month

West Texas Chipotle Chicken Salad Wrap

This trendy southwestern style of chicken salad is a snap made with supermarket rotisserie chicken. Make this the day before serving and let the flavors meld. Wrap in tortillas or serve on a bed of lettuce.

1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

1/4 cup light sour cream

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced

1/2 teaspoon diced chipotle pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt, optional

3 cups cooked chicken, cut in 3/4 -inch cubes

1 cup chopped tomato

1 avocado, peeled and chopped

3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

6 whole wheat flour tortillas


Exercise Corner

Strength Training


It's important to incorporate strength-training exercise into your exercise routine to build muscles as you lose weight. Muscle toning exercise will help you to look and feel better as the weight drops off.  You should start slowly with light weights. Begin by lifting no more than 1 or 2 lbs. If you don't own weights or prefer not to go to a gym, you can stand in the kitchen and grab a can of soup for starters. Hold the can in one hand as you extend your arm in front, keeping your palm down.  Lift the can straight up in the air eight to 10 times no more than shoulder height. Then bend your arm at the elbow with your palm up while continuing to lift the can for 10 more repetitions. Switch hands and repeat on the other side. Eventually, you should invest in free weights so that you can increase the amount of weight you lift.


Reference:  www.livestrong.com

Support Group

Our next support group will be on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Justin Ross and his topic will be "Reinventing your Body Image." This will be held in room 2007. 


If you have missed support group, please see our website for recordings of past support groups:  http://www.uch.edu/conditions/weight-metabolism/surgical-weight-loss-center/


Upcoming Events
Support Group - July 25
12605 E. 16th Ave. Room 2007
Aurora, CO 80045

Motivational Quote

"Run away from toxic people.  Instead, surround yourself with others who are positive, who support you and want you to succeed."   

Author unknown


Contact Info
Main Clinic Number/Appointment Line (720) 848-2070
Main Hospital (720) 848-0000
Sara Cox, Surgery Coordinator (720) 848-2240
Breana Mitchell, Bariatric Nurse Practitioner (720) 848-2057
Lisa Kassel, Registered Dietitian (720) 848-6369
Liz Daeninck, Registered Dietitian (720) 848-7287
Our website http://www.uch.edu/conditions/weight-metabolism/surgical-weight-loss-center