Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Accredited Center  
Welcome to your Metabolic & Bariatric Accredited 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.

August Support Groups

                We are here for you! 


 Inspiration  Education  Motivation Fellowship

Date: Tuesday, August 6, 6 - 7:00 p.m.


Location: Saint Elizabeth Rose Room
Let's walk around the lake and take a break
Wear cool clothes and your walking shoes!

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 6 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Saint Elizabeth Rose Room
How do you Cope with Head Hunger and Emotional Eating?
Webinar presentation available for the August 20 meeting. Contact Gary S. in Grand Island for more details at 308-379-0535.  
"Stretch for Success"
Patient Reunion 2013
Planning continues for our annual patient reunion scheduled for Saturday, September 28. It will be held at the Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
We have a delightful day planned full of fun, education and networking. Give yourself a gift; one day to focus on YOU! Spouses are welcome to attend as well as anyone that has had bariatric surgery or is in the process of preparing for surgery.
Our special guest is Marty Wolff who was a past participant on "The Biggest Loser." In addition, we will have several past patients speaking about a variety of topics. Dr. Hung and Dr. Taddeucci will also be presenting.
We will have lots of breaks so you can browse the vendor tables and pick up tips and tools. A bariatric friendly breakfast and lunch will be served. 
Invitations will be coming to your mailbox in mid- August however mark your calendar now, and plan to attend. There are peole coming from all parts of the state so if you want to carpool, let me know. I may be able to put you in touch with someone in your area.
During the past reunions we have had many wonderful raffle items donated by participants for door prizes. If you can provide a gift for raffle, please contact Marilyn Wadum at or 402-219-7600.
In addition, we are going to have a "Book for a Buck" table. We encourage you to bring a few gently used books that you have found helpful in your weight-loss surgery journey that someone else may enjoy reading.

Should you have questions regarding the patient reunion scheduled for Saturday, September 28,  please contact Shelly or Marilyn at 402-219-7638.

Hope you are enjoying your summer!
Shelly Holman RN, CBN
Metabolic & Bariatric Program Coordinator

Creative Cooking

Recipe of the Month 


  Cucumber - Dill Dressing
 by Chef Dave
Servings: 6
  • 3 large cucumbers, chopped
  • 1 bunch dill, diced 
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne

Add ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth.

Chill and serve.

Note: add salt to taste


Nutritional Value per serving:

24 calories; trace fat (7.9% calories from fat)

1 gram of protein

5 grams of carbohydrates

1 gram of dietary fiber

0 milligrams of cholesterol

4 milligrams of sodium

Exchanges: 0 grain (starch); 1 vegetable; 0 fruit; 0 fat  



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.
 Bariatric Surgery - Reshape Your Life   
You can view the Bariatric Surgery - Reshape Your Life class from home. We encourage you to attend in person to receive answers to your questions and meet the specialists. 
Reshape Your Life - Presented by Raymond Taddeucci, MD
 Presented by: Raymond Taddeucci, MD
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In the Community 

New Walking Group

 at Saint Elizabeth


Sharon J., an active member of support group is starting a walking group. This summer, immediately following support group, we will put on our walking shoes and stride the campus of Saint Elizabeth.  


Exercise is much more fun when we can do it together. Sharon's desire is to motivate others as well as incorporate more movement and exercise into our daily routines.


Thank you Sharon, for your commitment to living a healthy lifestyle and, most of all, for helping others to achieve the same. You are an inspiration to all of us!


Don't forget to bring your walking shoes! We will have a drawing for a door prize for those that participate.


For more information contact Sharon at 


Share Your Story 


The Saint Elizabeth Marketing Department will be taping short patient stories during the reunion about your personal experience with obesity and weight-loss surgery. Patient stories will then be placed on our website for others to learn more about the program. Many people
contemplating bariatric surgry view our website. You can be an inspiration to others as you share your experience.

Click here to view patient testimonials 
Contact Shelly if you are interested in participating at 
Spread the Word
If you have a friend that is interested in weight-loss surgery, please share information on upcoming Bariatric Surgery - Reshape Your Life classes.

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The Saint Elizabeth Metabolic & Bariatric Accredited Surgery Center team is here to help you take steps towards a healthier you. We appreciate your feedback and comments.


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