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.

May Support Group

We are here for you! 
Inspiration  Education  Motivation  Fellowship
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Saint Elizabeth Rose Room
Topic: "Be Your Imperfectly Perfect Self"  Annette Reeves, personal trainer from Full Circle Fitness, will inspire us to do our best.
This presentation is also available by webinar in Grand Island - Contact Gary S. at 308-379-0535 for more details.
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Location:  Saint Elizabeth Rose Room
Topic: "Mini Health Fair - What Can a Health Coach Do For You?"
Learn more about your own health, and what you can do to improve it.
NOTE: Plan to arrive at 5:30 to begin getting your vitals taken (blood pressure, etc.)
Spring Has Sprung!
Spring is here and the flowers are blooming. I am grateful for spring - it sweeps away the dark, cold days of winter and brings with it spring showers and longer days of light. I get my 'second wind' and begin spring cleaning.
Spring reminds me to not only take care of house cleaning, but to also clean myself up. I have put off exercising with the excuse of 'it's far too cold out'. I cannot use that excuse on these beautiful days. 
I have gone 'off track' with my daily meal plan by being distracted with hibernating during the dark days. I feel inspired to get back to healthy eating habits - to plan my week of meals, and to buy only what is needed for groceries.
I have drifted off and not paid attention to taking care of myself. I find I have taken care of getting plenty of naps and snacks, but I have not taken care of putting enough joy into each day. I find I need a change of attitude.
I think many of us run out of steam and put off taking the effort to make ourselves a top priority.  As the flowers need nourishment, water and sun, so do we.
This is my challenge to all of us: take advantage of this time of year to spring forward. Make a pledge to do something good for yourself each day. Just one thing. And watch how you blossom into a more joyful person who has the wisdom to nourish themself.
Marilyn Wadum, MS, RD
Bariatric Nutrition Therapist

Creative Cooking

Recipe of the Month 


      Raspberry Spring Bread Pudding

by Chef Dave



  • 1 cup Splenda 
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 cups fresh raspberries
  • 6 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 cup light whipped topping


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the Splenda, water and raspberries.
  2. Cook, stirring carefully so as not to damage the berries, until mixture is hot and the substitue sugar is dissolved.
  3. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Line a 1 quart bowl with 6 slices of bread.
  5. Pour the raspberry mixture over the bread.
  6. Cover bowl loosely with plastic wrap.
  7. Place a weight on top of the plastic wrap in the bowl (canned goods work well) and refrigerate overnight.
  8. The next day, remove plastic wrap and invert onto a plate.
  9. Serve chilled with whipped topping.

Nutrition Analysis per 1/2 cup serving:

140 calories, 2gm fat, 0 cholesterol,190gm sodium, 30gm carbohydrate, 4gm protein 


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 another source you must send us copyright permission.
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In the Community 

Making A Difference -

Sign Up for the 2013 Cornhusker Games!


Make your plans to sign up for the 5K Energy Walk on Saturday, July 20. 

The proceeds will support 'Teach A Kid To Fish' - a non-profit foundation promoting movement to prevent childhood obesity.


Registration Information:

Register by June 17 and receive an early entry fee of $25.00, a $5.00 savings. 

Click here for more information



Remember to
Save the Date!
Patient Reunion
September 28
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Spend the day meeting others  that have had surgery and enjoy a light-hearted day! Our goal is to provide fellowship, education and a time of reflection on how far we have come and the next step for improving our health. Stay tuned for more information and mark your calendar.


If you are interested in volunteering with reunion festivities please contact Shelly or Marilyn.

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

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


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Metabolic & Bariatric Program Coordinator at 402-219-7638 or