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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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Swan Song by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders This is it. My final post to this blog. It's been nearly three years since I opened shop and started hawking the hot fat. And folks, I have to say, it's pretty much all go ... Read on »
Transformation by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A current major life theme for me, confirmed and acknowledged during my recent Sedona retreat, is TRANSFORMATION. Well, duh. What have the last three years been about? Okay ... Read on »
Sedona by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I've returned from a week in Sedona. I won't be writing much about it, other than to say it was an amazing and transformative week. The time with myself and the various pra ... Read on »
This food thing by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Good days. Bad days. My scale is now living comfortably in the Wauwatosa office of my therapist. I've vowed not to buy another or to even visit the "scale department" of AN ... Read on »
This food thing by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Good days. Bad days. My scale is now living comfortably in the Wauwatosa office of my therapist. I've vowed not to buy another or to even visit the "scale department" of AN ... Read on »
Standing on the edge, trying not to jump by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I am fighting. I am doing most everything I can to get through this particular spot. I feel trapped, defeated, like a failure. I feel fat and ugly. I've gained weight. N ... Read on »
How I celebrated... by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders ...meditation in a neighborhood park as the sun rose ...coffee ...road trip to Madison ...sage & citrus bath bombs ...caramel corn and a hotdog ...leisurely hours on the ... Read on »
Standing on the edge, trying not to jump by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I am fighting. I am doing most everything I can to get through this particular spot. I feel trapped, defeated, like a failure. I feel fat and ugly. I've gained weight. N ... Read on »
How I celebrated... by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders ...meditation in a neighborhood park as the sun rose...coffee ...road trip to Madison ...sage & citrus bath bombs ...caramel corn and a hotdog ...leisurely hours on the ... Read on »
If today is your birthday... by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A sampling. Any others to share? By Sally Brompton (NY POST) Do something different over the coming 12 months, something that reignites the passion you once had for lif ... Read on »
If today is your birthday... by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A sampling. Any others to share? By Sally Brompton (NY POST) Do something different over the coming 12 months, something that reignites the passion you once had for lif ... Read on »
Follow-up: she said/she said WLS experience by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm glad I took the time to write to the nurse fromthis recent post. I was able to share my experience with her, including the gamut of my emotions and my extreme reaction. ... Read on »
Follow-up: she said/she said WLS experience by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm glad I took the time to write to the nurse from this recent post. I was able to share my experience with her, including the gamut of my emotions and my extreme react ... Read on »
How to top that? by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Questions & Answers in Eating Disorders So I've learned, sleep is not a unifying factor in my mind-body connection. I'm loosing track of days. My med changes are screwing with my head. I'm sick of affirmations an ... Read on »
Post #440 by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Yesterday my body and my mind finally caught up with each other. Or at least are within reasonable light years distance now. I slept nearly all afternoon, through the evening ... Read on »
Refresher Course by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders You've got to realize that you didn't get to this point over night, Jennifer. Remember where you've come from and what you said you needed to do to move on: 1. Daily goal o ... Read on »
I hate statistics by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I was surfing for info on drug combinations for treating eating disorders and found atwww.medical-journals.com, an article on Bulimia Nervosa by Philip S. Mehler, M.D. So I ha ... Read on »
Through the eyes of others by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Back tracking a bit. A long post. But worth it. On Monday, I jumped in the car and headed over to Madison to check out the Half Price Books stores and their weekend sales. ... Read on »
And on the fourth day she said... by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Even though I never anticipated this is where I'd be in my life at this point, doesn't mean I wasn't meant to get here. I've now been off of work, save a couple weeks aroun ... Read on »
Waking Up by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I got my great scale back from my friend...the scale that has four different "people" you can program for body fat and water composition and weight...and the damn thing doesn' ... Read on »