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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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#1 Cookbook in the Country! by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders The Taste of Home Baking Book debuted in stores nationwide on Sept. 11. This week, it ranks #1 on the Nielsen Bookscan Cookbook list! Check it out at Amazon.com or ... Read on »
"It looks like you've gained some weight" by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Seven words that opened the door to terrible disordered thinking. I woke up this morning, looking forward to seeing my nutritionist even though I'd had a few difficul ... Read on »
"You've lost a lot of weight." by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I stopped at the Starbucks on 76th & Layton this morning for my usual grande triple decaf, non-fat, no foam, sugar-free vanilla latte (and a box of African Red Bush tea). ... Read on »
-365 by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders In a couple of days it will be one year since my RNY surgery. I've really tried not to do the whole "a year ago I [fill in the blank]" thing. It bores other people and it ... Read on »
1-Year Out and Counting... by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Here it is: the one-year anniversary of my RNY laproscopic gastric bypass. The official weigh-in for morning was 171.5. But since this is the first day that number’s ... Read on »
1-Yr. Post-Op Surgeon Visit by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Thursday was doctor day! My 1-year post-op visit with the surgeon went well. He was pleased with my 140 lb loss and predicted that, if I work at it and exercise, I could p ... Read on »
12/11 Goals by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Tuesday's goals: 1)100% meal plan compliance: time, calories, exchanges. 2) Bed by 11 p.m. 3) Work out with 30 minutes of cardio. RESULTS: Monday's goals 1) 100% me ... Read on »
12/12 Goals by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Wednesday's Goals: 1) Try to follow as closely as possible my newly revised meal plan. 2) Clean the house, work on laundry. 3) Continue creative work on self-descriptio ... Read on »
12/13 Goals by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Thursday's Goals 1.) Try not to restrict. 2.) Stay present. 3.) Trust my support time. BACK TO BASICS. RESULTS: Wednesday's Goals 1) Try to follow as closel ... Read on »
13 years old and F-A-T by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I got a phone call last night from the 13-year-old girl that I mentor. She asked if we were still going school shopping tonight. I had told her last week that I'd take her ... Read on »
1982 by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders As best I can remember, the last time I weighed 198 pounds was most likely in 1982. I would have been a freshman in high school. Fourteen years old. But I stepped on ... Read on »
2 for the price of 1 by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Two peas in a size 32W pod: Dyan and me in my pants (and in my office). Seeing really is believing. You should have seen me a year ago when I was the only one th ... Read on »
2 months down, 20+ years to go by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Today is my 2-month anniversary of my WLS. Here's what's different: GOOD I weigh @55 lbs. less I'm wearing clothes at least 2 sizes smaller I can walk fro ... Read on »
2 Years Ago Today... by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I had my guts rearranged. The night before, I had Rose take this picture. I've never shown anyone because I think I look so hideously bloated and miserable...and that ... Read on »
243 days by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I've had a thumb-size stomach for 243 days. Not including the days of my infancy when stomach size was out of my control. I don't know what I'm down since surgery. Remembe ... Read on »
2nd appt by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I have a second shrink appointment with a therapist that specialized in eating disorders. I'll be putting up a paypal link to solicit financial support for my emotional di ... Read on »
40 Years in Sassy Fatty Time by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Today's my 5-month WLS anniversary. I started at 317pounds with a BMI of 51. This morning I weighed 224 and my BMI is now 36. That's a total of 93 pounds. Let's put i ... Read on »
6 Month Anniversary by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Left: Today at 212... Right: June 2006 at 317 My surgery was six months ago today on Aug. 26, 2005. Read on »
8 Obscure Things @ Me (Because Beth SUX) by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Damn her, Melting Mama! I've been tagged and forced to tell you 8 obscure things about me. Don't laugh. You're next. The Rules: 1. We have to post these rules ... Read on »
A different direction by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Notice anything new on the page? I've been wanting to change this for a while and just didn't know what to do. This morning, it came to me. I like it. I like it a lot. ... Read on »