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.
November Support Group
We are here for you!
Inspiration  Education  Motivation  Fellowship
Date: Tuesday, November 6, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Saint Elizabeth Rose Room
Topic: A Patient's Journey Following Weight-Loss Surgery from Kevin, Postop Patient

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Saint Elizabeth Rose Room
Topic: Having Fun Following Weight-Loss      Surgery from Melodee and Marie, Postop Patients


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

Being Thankful During  Thanksgiving

Many of us are beginning to plan ahead for our family Thanksgiving celebration. Usually I'm thinking of the menu, pulling out the good china and lots of other details. What I want to focus on is how grateful I am to be able to have a special gathering for my family.


Gratitude is counting our blessings, quietly thinking of all the good things in our lives:

  • For good health following weight-loss surgery
  • For each day that we get the chance to do something wonderful
  • To tell those around us how grateful we are for their love and support

In this season of Thanksgiving, I want to tell each and every one of you how grateful I am to know and work with you on this wonderful journey together. Blessings to all!


Marilyn Wadum, RD

Bariatric Nutrition Therapist

Saint Elizabeth Bariatric Program 




Creative Cooking
Recipe of the Month
 Almond Topped Fruit Salad
 From the Recipe Box of HyVee Dietitian's 

1 (8 oz.) package pasta spirals

2 (8 oz.) containers light cherry vanilla yogurt

cup honey

tsp. ground ginger

tsp. ground cinnamon

1 (20 oz.) canned pineapple chunks, drained

1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

1 cup fresh blueberries

1 (11 oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained

cup sliced almonds, toasted


Serves: 20 (1/2 cup)


Cook pasta spirals according to package directions, drain, rinse with cold water to cool while you drain. Stir together spirals, yogurt, honey, ginger and cinnamon. Gently stir in pineapple chunks, strawberries, blueberries and oranges. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Just prior to serving, sprinkle with almonds.


Nutritional content per serving (1/2 cup): 105 calories, 1gm fat, 20gm carbohydrate, 3gm protein, 20mg sodium, 1gm fiber.

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

Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 4
Saint Elizabeth
Rose Room
Please bring an unwrapped present for a child in need to be given to them during the Christmas Holidays.
We are also having a holiday food buffet. Please bring a favorite food dish to share. We look forward to celebrating the holidays with you!

Feel Gratitude For

This Day


The simple practice of gratitude can help shift our day from worry to peacefulness.

  1. Breathe or listen mindfully for about one minute.
  2. Set your intention: May I free my mind from clutter and focus on what is in front of me.
  3. Let go of any critical judements or thoughts.
  4. Recall and reflect on one good thing that happened today.
  5. Place your mind in gratefulness and say "thank you."

When we focus on the good things, we find energy to do our best. We wish you all a season of gratefulness.



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
Kevin's Weight-Loss Surgery Success
Kevin's Weight-Loss Surgery Success
Kevin shares how weight-loss surgery and support group have changed his life and helped him stay on track. 
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