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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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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 my bariatric surgeon's office for ... 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 ... 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 Hokey Pokey. I'm back with my eating disorder nutritionist. Scary stuff...admitting backsliding, binging, purging and restricting. Failure. But ... 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 Hokey Pokey. I'm back with my eating disorder nutritionist. Scary stuff...admitting backsliding, binging, purging and restricting. Failure. ... 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 »
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 ... 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: Blog Posts 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 th ... 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 »
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 an ... Read on »
Is it the beginning or the end? by Jen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts 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 ... 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 aspec ... 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 sin ... 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 »
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 s ... 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 »
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 ... 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 does ... Read on »