Saint Elizabeth Bariatric Surgery Program
Welcome to your Bariatric Surgery Center E-Newsletter!  
We are happy to provide another way to keep you connected to the latest news and information during your experience of Reshaping Your Life.
October Support Group
We are here for you!
Inspiration  Education  Motivation  Fellowship

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Saint Elizabeth Rose Room
Topic: Mike L., Post-op Lap Band
"A Patient's Journey Following Weight-Loss Surgery"

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Madonna ProActive
Address:  7111 Stephanie Lane, Lincoln, NE
Topic: "Measure Your Fitness with an Exercise Physiologist". Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.


Bring a friend or family support person...everyone is welcome!  

Tips for Eating Healthy
When Eating Out 
  • Water with a slice of lemon, sugar-free tea, coffee or low-fat milk
  • Open face sandwiches or a lettuce wraps
  • Salad dressing on the side
  • Steamed, grilled or broiled dishes
  • Half your food to be put into a carryout box, before you are served
  • Appetizer instead of a regular entree
  • Share a main dish with a friend or spouse
  • Instead of the all-you-can-eat buffet, order menu items to control portion size
  • On long trips, pack some fresh fruit, cut-up vegetables, string cheese or nuts with cereal as a snack 

It takes time to plan ahead to be successful when eating out - you are in charge and can help control how and what you eat.  And remember to "Enjoy your Food"!


Marilyn Wadum, RD

Bariatric Nutrition Therapist

Saint Elizabeth Bariatric Program 



Creative Cooking
Recipe of the Month
Turkey Cranberry Roll-Ups
From the Recipe Box of Rich (post-op Gastric Sleeve) and his wife, Karen S. 
1 - 8 count package of wheat tortillas
1 - 8 ounce carton whipped cream cheese
1 - 8 ounce package dried cranberries
1 - 8 ounce package sliced turkey breast (or other lean meat if desired)
Spread each tortilla with 2 tablespoons cream cheese. Add 1/4 cup dried cranberries. Top with 2 oz (about 1 slice) turkey. Roll and place seam side down on piece of plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Slice as appetizers, or enjoy as a meal by adding a tossed salad.
Makes 8 roll-ups
Nutritional content per serving:
Serving size: 1 roll-up
Calories: 370
Carbohydrate: 45 gm
Protein: 18 gm
Fat: 10 gm
Sodium: 670 mg
If you have a healthy recipe you would like to share, please email to
Please include nutritional information if available.
Recipes must be original family recipes. If using from another source you must send us copyright permission. 

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In the Community

Patient Reunion
There is no reunion this year, but we are already busy planning for the 2013 patient reunion. Please mark your calendar for our Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 4 from 5:30 - 6:30 in the Saint Elizabeth Rose Room.

Fall Into Exercise


The weather is just the right temperature for us to get out and get moving! We know that exercise aids in weight loss by burning more calories, but don't forget the additional benefit of helping elevate our mood to help us feel better.

  • Take baby steps - just one step at a time
  • Set an achievable goal: just walk 10 minutes for 1 week, then increase it to 15 minutes, etc.
  • Ask a buddy to walk with you

You will feel better - about yourself and your healthy body. It does a body good!

Spread the Word
If you have a friend that is interested in weight-loss surgery, please share information on upcoming Reshape Your Life classes.

Class Schedule
Share Your Story
Esperanza shares how weight-loss surgery was one of the best decisions she has made. She now has more energy and enthusiasm for life.
Contact Us

The Saint Elizabeth Bariatric Surgery Center Team is here to help you take steps towards a healthier you.  


For more information, or to contribute to the E-Newsletter please contact our             Bariatric Program Coordinator at 402-219-7638 or