Issue #216 December 1, 2011

In This Issue
Tale of Two Children
Back On Track with Barbara

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Pizza is a What?

Recipe: Crustless Spinach Pie

Success Story: Lisa Kellogg

Tale of Two Children

It was bound to happen. I heard two stories recently and they are frightening related. They involve what we are doing to our children, how we feed them and the consequences of the pressure regarding obesity that society puts on us. In the end, 2 children were harmed.  

The examples are at both ends of the scale - so to speak, and in both situations the children were taken away from their parents. In one case the child was fed too much and in the other case the child was fed too little. Both are tragic!

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Are you suffering from emotional eating and can’t stop?
Are you grazing on carbohydrates and can’t control it?
Are you lacking inspiration to lose the weight you have regained?
Do you feel that you don’t know what to do now that you have had surgery?
Are you dying to be in better shape?

My Back on Track Internet Mentoring Program will give you the
support you need to get your weight under control.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

Have you ever wondered what the sleeve gastrectomy is and if it might be the best choice for you for a weight loss surgery? Click here to find out and to read about a research trial that might significantly impact how the sleeve is done.

Pizza is a What?

Our Congress, who can't seem to agree on anything, has agreed that pizza is a vegetable. What does this mean to you as a parent? Click here to find out.

Over the years, I have championed weight loss surgery as a solution for the overweight patient to become healthier, and become more confidant in life.  I have always professed that people should have dignity at any weight.  I held your hands through surgeries, guided you through your recoveries, and walked with you in your journeys to attain a better weight in the years beyond.  We have talked about eating disorders and emotional eating patterns.  We have discussed the many issues that come as a result of the surgery.  I have been there for you when you needed me.

Over those same years, many patients have told me stories about the inequalities in their employment due to being overweight.  As a result, many people have attained a lifestyle that is not up to their full potential.  They go to work every day knowing that if they had been a normal weight, their paychecks would be bigger on payday.

I am happy, and proud to say, that I can now add another level of support to weight loss surgery patients by providing a way to become more financially successful.  If you live in any of the below states, call and talk to me or my husband, Frank, at 412-901-1063.  Either of us can show you something that can enrich your life in many ways.

Texas New Jersey
Maryland Pennsylvania

Recipe: Crustless Spinach Pie

Crustless Spinach Pie

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
5 eggs, beaten
3 cups shredded Muenster cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft. Stir in spinach and continue cooking until excess moisture has evaporated.

3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, cheese, salt, and pepper. Add spinach mixture and stir to blend. Scoop into prepared pie pan.

4. Bake in preheated oven until eggs have set, about 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 6 servings

Nutritional Information per serving
309 calories, 4.8 grams carbohydrates, 1.6 grams fiber, 20.4 grams protein, 23.7 grams fat

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Success Story:
   Lisa Kellog

I want to offer a special thanks to Lisa Kellogg for sharing her success with us. Lisa has an important message for those who have regained some weight and are afraid that it will never come off. Here is her story:

Dear Barbara,
I corresponded with you a long time ago, just after my gastric bypass surgery. As of August 29, 2011, I was ten years post-op, and I had experienced some regain. So, last fall, I began consciously trying to cut back my intake and up my exercise, as I have lost 10 years’ worth of metabolism.

As of October 2011, I had “re-lost” 34 pounds! I seem to have, perhaps, re-opened a weight loss window. All I did was to amp up veggie and fruits and make sure the breads and that white category are at a minimum. In all, I have managed to stay within one clothing size of my smallest size since surgery. I am happy, in fact ecstatic, about this.

I do have chronic back pain, and I’m under pain management, which brought on my regain back in 2006. I am still on a pain management plan, with no changes. I believe my success is from a combination of healthier dietary intake for a weight loss surgery patient and a steady pattern of walking.

Many thanks!

Lisa Kellogg

(Total weight loss/reloss = 110 pounds!)

Congratulations Lisa

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Drink Your Vitamins


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and more

Chew Your Vitamins

The OAC is the ONLY non profit organization whose sole focus is helping those affected by obesity.  The OAC is a great place to turn if you are looking for a way to get involved and give back to the cause of obesity.

There are a variety of ways you can make a difference, but the first step is to become an OAC Member.  The great thing about OAC Membership is that you can be as involved as you would like.  Simply being a member contributes to the cause of obesity.




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