St. Francis Surgical Weight Loss

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Environmental Stressors and Bariatric Surgery

Category Health, Surgery


As we all know, the environment we live in everyday can have a huge impact on our success with a healthy lifestyle. This is extremely important to acknowledge when we are pursuing or have pursued surgical weight loss. Our Support Group this week discussed how the environment can have a negative impact on our success Read More…

Education & Motivation

Category Diet, Exercise, Health


We have a few programs in the area that I think would be beneficial to many of our patients and friends. Take a look at these opportunities and not only get motivated, but educated! Living Beyond the Tool: This is a conference designed for individuals pre- and post- weight loss surgery. This conference cultivates a healthy Read More…

Time Management

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery


Weight Loss Surgery is a lifetime commitment that requires the individual to manage choices in food intake with adequate protein, portion sizes, drinking plenty of water, enough sleep, and physical activity. In our support group this past week, individuals pre and post weight surgery participated in a time-management activity to uncover obstacles that hinder success with the tool of weight loss surgery. The Read More…

Non-Scale Victories

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery


Throughout the journey of Surgical Weight Loss, many individuals can get stuck on only focusing on how many pounds they’ve lost according to the scale. However, the SWL tool does much more than just decrease that number. It is important for us to recognize the victories beyond the scale because that is truly where a Read More…

Sustained Motivation

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery


Staying motivated to stick with health goals can be difficult, even after having a life-changing experience like weight loss surgery.  Simply having the surgery doesn’t mean you are immune to the temptations that we all face.  I want you to print out the next page or take a picture of it.  Keep it with you or Read More…

Tips to make Meal Planning simple

Category Diet, Health

meal planning

Meal planning is vital to weight loss and weight maintenance.  However, meal planning can be quite a daunting task week after week.  Here are a few tips to make meal planning a cinch: 1. Prepare ahead of time– If you know you’ll have a little more time at some point during the week, make some Read More…

Love of Oneself

Category Health, Surgery


We’ve been discussing self-talk and love of ourselves at all stages during our journey.  This poem was put together by one of our patients and I wanted to share it with you all.  I hope it serves as encouragement and motivation.   “I LOVE YOU RON GOODWIN”   Hey Ron, boy have things changed, You Read More…

Working on the Self

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery


The way we view ourselves both before and after weight loss surgery can be very different and ever-changing.  Many patients struggle with self-image with such a drastic change. An article on ObesityHelp does a great job discussing some of the ways that self-image can be impacted by weight loss surgery. We can all stand to Read More…

A new look at emotional eating and comfort foods

Category Diet, Health


An article in Your Weight Matters Magazine dives into the topic of emotional eating and how our body and minds respond to what we perceive as ‘comfort foods’.  Take a look at this article and let us know what your thoughts are!   Katherine Horner, MS, RD, LD St. Francis Surgical Weight Loss Dietitian & Exercise Read More…

Welcome Dr. Selwyn

Category Surgery


Please join us in welcoming Doctor Calvin Selwyn, Jr., MD to our St. Francis Surgical Weight Loss Team. Dr. Selwyn comes to us from Wisconsin, where he started the St. Michael’s Hospital Bariatric Program. He is a board certified surgeon who specializes in all forms of bariatric surgery that are accepted by the American Society of Metabolic Read More…