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Jen Patient Expert

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I was fat. So I had gasstric bypass surgery.Then I wasn't fat. But one thing didn't change: my eating disorder. Now I'm working on being Just Jen
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Incognito by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I just got back from a whirlwind business trip to Phoenix. I wasn't even gone 48 hours. But I saw sunlight! It was an amazing trip for so many reasons--and none are a ... Read on »
Happy New Me! by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders My parents came to visit this weekend. We took them to a local restaurant where I indulged in Prime Rib, Twice-Baked Potato and Suffed Mushroom Caps. Of course, it was abo ... Read on »
The Message is the Medium by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I went to get my hair cut tonight. As I glanced over the shelves of hair products, I read: Indulge Yourself in Weightloss Control. Well, that's how my mind took it in ... Read on »
Late by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm a little drunk. A few glasses of Riesling will do that to you when your stomach is the size of a vienna wiener. Damn, I had a good time, though. I laughed at ... Read on »
And now for something completely different by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders There are days that I feel like the ugliest cow in the world. But today wasn't one of them For the first time in a while, I really, really liked myself. I had little ... Read on »
Howdy Stranger by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I run across old photos of me and it's like bumping into someone you think you might know...but just aren't ce ... Read on »
By definition by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I wonder when my universe will stop revolving around the fact that I've lost this huge amount of weight in a short period of time. Will I ever be--or can I ever be--j ... Read on »
Happy New Year by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Back to work today...and reality. I'm starting the new year off with regular tracking of my food on Fitday. I need to be aware of those empty calories I so easily consume. ... Read on »
Am I Dying? by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Egads. My guts are turning inside out and I feel like my intestines are going to explode. If I lay still, it's like waves of cramps convulsing my abdomen. If I move, I fee ... Read on »
Pulling out my hair by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I was supposed to get my hair cut this Thursday. But my stylist left the salon to become an instructor. I've been on a mission to track her down. I've googled her, sc ... Read on »
Confession time by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders In the past I have been hypercritical of post-op WLS people who criticize fat people, look down on them, etc. Hey, we were there--we were them--once upon a time. And ... Read on »
Bunny of Death by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I ate too much cake. And cookies. And candy. And bread. As of this morning, I gained 6 pounds. I'm praying it's water weight from the salty ham. But I wouldn't be sup ... Read on »
Doing the protein purge by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I am detoxing from crackers--again. So yesterday was a protein load. A double whammy protein shake in the morning, a protein bar, chicken for lunch and dinner, peanuts as ... Read on »
Here comes Peter Cottontail by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders My Grandma's gonna make me a bunny cake. When we were kids, my Grandma Toots made that coconut-covered bunny head cake all decked out with jelly beans and licorice wh ... Read on »
Buy My Book by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's my blog. I'll shamelessly plug my books if I want to. Everyday Light Meals is available this week, so buy it NOW...right over there on the right. Whil ... Read on »
What I'm afraid of today... by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A friend of mine is considering RNY gastric bypass surgery, the same procedure I underwent in August 2005. She’s seen my successes at weight loss and the changes for ... Read on »
Inside, Outside. Upside down? by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I had a long phone conversation with a friend last night. We’ve known each other for 20 years, weathering fluctuating body weights, jobs, relationships and careers togethe ... Read on »
I ain't no Mr. Rourke by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders That scale loss of 5 pounds? FANTASY! I'm back at 169. I'd love to think that I've gained 5 pounds of lean muscle mass in a week...but I'm sure that's not the case. ... Read on »
Monday Morning by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm sure the five pounds I lost are back on my body. No crackers, but enough other crap crossed my lips to make up for them. Actually, I think the pure protein tricked my ... Read on »