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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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Cheetos by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I have no appetite. And it's on purpose. My psych (the one who is about to be dismissed) has me on 100 mg of Topamax a day to treat my urges to binge and purge (both food and ... Read on »
A special thanks to... by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders ...the jackass who smashed my car window and stole my gps last night downtown Milwaukee. I'd like to especially extend my appreciation for requiring me to focus on bullshit t ... Read on »
Weekend wrap up by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I have appointments in July with new a new doctor to take a look at mymedsand am on his waiting list to get in earlier...thanks to my therapist who did all the arranging. I co ... Read on »
How it is by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I bought a push reel lawn mower, assembled it myself and cut the lawn yesterday. I started a database for my congregation. I crocheted 5 rows on my meditation shawl. I purg ... Read on »
The Weekend Plan: Complete by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Far from perfect, but complete. I met all social obligations. I am free until Tuesday at 3:15. As promised to a really cool kid, Jessa, at yesterday's gathering, I purposef ... Read on »
The Weekend Plan by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I've committed myself to several things this weekend and they will require my clear-headed attention and presence. And I can't back out of them. Nor should I. I've just got to ... Read on »
Bad Sign by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Questions & Answers in Eating Disorders Even coffee doesn't taste good to me. How sad is that? Read on »
Say it ain't so: a recent WLS experience by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I had to sit with this experience for a bit before I could write about it. Here's the deal... Last week I attended a support group through mybariatricsurgeon's office for p ... Read on »
worth writing? dunno. by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I feel obligated to post. I watch the numbers on my site counter click higher, yet nothing has changed much on this page. I've been busy. Doing mind and soul things. Living ... Read on »
Progress by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Sober for 2 weeks. Feels like 20 years. Working on the meal plan. This week: pick a protein and build a meal around it. Plus, eat 6 times a day, protein 4 times, drink wate ... Read on »
Only an Expert by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I forgot how much I love Laurie Anderson. She speaks the truth, scary as it may be. I saw her live back in the very early '90s. She's still hot. A little older. But ho ... Read on »
You put your right foot in... by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders My life. A little like the HokeyPokey. I'm back with my eating disorder nutritionist. Scary stuff...admitting backsliding, binging, purging and restricting. Failure. But sh ... Read on »
Duh, Jennifer. by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I need to go back and read my posts from the last three months or so. I was just looking through the early part of May and realized this: I occasionally write things that I ... Read on »
Then she asked... by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders What are you willing to do? And I responded... [pregnant pause] [deep breath] ? [truth or dare] Read on »
Is it the beginning or the end? by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Questions & Answers in Eating Disorders I'm trying to decide if right now is just a leftover yesterday or if it's already tomorrow. There's something to be said for a new day...but if it's still the old one, is ther ... Read on »
Around the block again by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's been a difficult day. I'm not really sure why. I can't pinpoint any specific triggers. No big dramas. Nothing tragic. Just feeling off. It's been a few weeks since any ... Read on »
Labels by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders All my life, I've wanted to be some thing or some one. I've wanted labels, categories. I've needed titles, tags, compartments. I've sought definitions for every single aspect ... Read on »
Retreat! Retreat! by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I've booked my retreat-slash-vacation. In three weeks, I'm heading toSedonafor a week at theSedonaSummit Resort. I've booked 5 intensive days of sessions withSedonaSoul Advent ... Read on »
Number Game by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I still have that scale in my house...the one I bought when I wasn't eating because of my meds. The numbers have gone up. I know that the weight I lost to get to the adul ... Read on »
Retreat! Retreat! by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I've booked my retreat-slash-vacation. In three weeks, I'm heading to Sedona for a week at the Sedona Summit Resort. I've booked 5 intensive days of sessions with Sedona Sou ... Read on »