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.

Support Group Schedule

for July and August 

                We are here for you! 


 Inspiration  Education   Motivation Fellowship  


Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
Location: Saint Elizabeth Tapestry Room
Topic: "Putting Movement First"- Anthony Sobotka, Exercise Physiologist, will present and help inspire us to be more active. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and experience simple fun movement.

Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saint Elizabeth Rose Room
Topic: "Hobbies and Interests Following Weight Loss Surgery" - Sharon J., postop patient, will discuss the importance of incorporating joy into our lives in order to provide balance - part of the weight loss journey. 

All patients, family members and support persons are welcome to attend. If you are preparing for your surgery, please join us as well!

Announcing NEW   

Exercise Class  

"Reshape Your Workout" 


Saint Elizabeth Bariatric Program is proud to announce a new Exercise Class to be held at the hospital. This is to help those who have had weight-loss surgery stay on track and develop your own workout routine.


We all know how important physical activity is in our daily life to be healthy. It is also an important component of weight management.  Many of us struggle with incorporating regular activity into our daily routines, and we need all the support we can get.


Our goal is to help reshape your workout so it is designed for you. This includes:

  • getting you started with gentle movements  
  • providing support and fellowship  
  • exercises designed for any fitness level from the beginner, intermediate or advanced
  • utilizing simple workout equipment - medicine balls, resistance bands, etc. 
  • progression and regression levels for every exercise - you will be monitored for an appropriate level of exercise during workouts
  • making exercise and activity fun and beneficial at any level of fitness - with the emphasis on FUN!

Reshape Your Workout   


Class Begins: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • 4 weeks, twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday (7/8, 7/10, 7/15, 7/17, 7/22, 7/24, 7/29 and 7/31) 

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  

Location: Saint Elizabeth Rose or Franciscan Room (lower level)

Fee for class: $45.00 (for eight sessions)

Fitness Leader: Annette Reeves, Exercise Therapist

To register or more information contact: 

Annette Reeves - 402-202-5219. 


We hope you can register for this valuable class and get moving towards better health!

Danette Larkins,RN, BSN,
Bariatric Program Coordinator
Marilyn Wadum, RD
Bariatric Nutrition Therapist


Creative Cooking

Recipe of the Month 

Grilled Orange-Ginger Chicken

From Chef Dave 


Recipe Serves Four  



  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • 1 tablespoon zest of a fresh orange
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  1. Place all ingredients into a self-sealing plastic bag, and marinate for 1 to 8 hours
  2. Remove chicken from marinade and save marinade to brush on chicken
  3. Pre-heat grill  
  4. Set chicken on grill and cook for 7 - 8 minutes on each side until juices run clear
  5. Brush with remaining marinade half way through cooking.  
  6. NOTE: Discard any remaining marinade  

Nutrition Analysis for one serving:

Calories: 156 

Fat: 4 gm

Protein: 26 gm

Carbohydrate: 3 gm

Sodium: 75 mg 

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

Class Schedule

More Life for Gary

More Life for Gary B. - Saint Elizabeth Metabolic & Bariatric Accredited Surgery Center. 
Hear how he lost over 123 pounds and started a workout routine after weight-loss surgery.  


Click here to view more patient testimonials
Contact Us

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.


If you have any suggestions for support group topics,education or would like to contribute information to this newsletter please contact Danette Larkins, Metabolic & Bariatric Program Coordinator at 402-219-7638 or




You can read previous newsletters on the Saint Elizabeth Metabolic & Bariatric Accredited Surgery Center website.