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.

November Support Group

                We are here for you! 


 Inspiration  Education  Motivation Fellowship

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rose Room 
Topic: Introduction to "Am I Hungry?"
Presenter: Marilyn Wadum, RD, LMNT, Licensed Facilitator for "Am I Hungry?"
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rose Room (available via TeleHealth)
Topic: A Season of Gratefulness
Presenter: Shelly Holman RN, CBN

"Am I Hungry?"

Eat What You Love, Love What you Eat: Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle


How many of us have spent a lifetime struggling with dieting, losing weight just to regain it back,

in spite of having tried most every weight-loss program on the market?  


Bariatric surgery has been proven to promote the best results for longterm stabilization of weight and health improvement, however most of us know this is not always reality. Choosing weight-loss surgery does not guarantee an individual will not struggle with the emotional connection to food and loss of self control from time to time.


Michelle May, MD, a physician and self-described recovered yo-yo dieter, developed this comprehensive program that uses a compassionate and constructive approach which empowers individuals to take charge of their lives.


The main objective of this educational class is to  help participants identify, prevent and resolve mindless eating habits and emotional eating.

"Am I Hungry?" is an eight-week program designed to help break the eat-repent-repeat cycle of overeating.


Marilyn Wadum became a licensed faciltator of this program to help you achieve your goals. Are you ready to make a commitment to attend and participate?   


Program starts January 14, 2014 you will receive:   

  1. Eight interactive group sessions
  2. Workbook Journal
  3. "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat" book by Michelle May, MD  
  4. Resources including a website chat room by Michelle May MD, weekly emails and ongoing support.   

The cost is only $75.00 ($250 value).

Registration begins Friday, November 1 and ends Friday, December 13.


To register, please call 402-219-7000.


For more information call Marilyn at 402-219-7600 or email


Creative Cooking

Recipe of the Month

provided by Gary Buser, Weight-Loss Patient


Peanut Butter Fudge Bar 


Servings: 16 pieces
  • Whey protein powder, vanilla or chocolate, depending on taste: 4 scoops (16 grams per scoop)
  • Ground flaxseed meal: 3/4 cup
  • Extra crunchy peanut butter: 1/4 cup
  • Water: 1/4 cup
  • Sugar-free sweetener: 2 packets

Mix ingredients together using a mixer with the dough hook attachment (if possible.)

  1. When mixed well, spread out on a large cookie sheet lined with a large piece of parchment paper.
  2. You can adjust the water content, if needed, to get mixture to a soft brownie consistency.
  3. Cover with another piece of parchment and using a pan, skillet or your hands, shape into a brownie-like sheet of dough as thin or thick as you prefer.
  4. Freeze for about 30 minutes. 
  5. Take it out when semi-frozen and on a cutting board, slice into 16 pieces.
  6. Refrigerate until used.
Nutritional Value per serving:
Calories - 65
Protein - 5 grams
Fiber - 2 grams
Fat - 4 grams
Carbs - 3 grams  
If you have a healthy recipe you would like to share, please email to If available, please include nutritional information.


Recipes must be original family recipes. If using another source, you must send us copyright permission. 





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In the Community  

2013 Patient Reunion was a great success!


The results are in - participants at the 2013 reunion turned in their surveys, and survey says:

This year was a Winner!


We want to thank each and every one of you for helping make this event a success.

For all of you who attended, donated raffle items and books, we appreciate your ongoing support!  


We would like to thank all the patients that worked with our marketing department sharing your personal stories. You will be an inspiration to others.  


We sincerely thank you for your generosity and commitment to the Saint Elizabeth Metabolic &  Bariatric Surgery Center. We all share in the success of this awesome event. Thank you!


Shelly Holman  


Marilyn Wadum


Contact Shelly at if you are interested in telling your weight-loss surgery story.
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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