WLSChannel Newsletter Feb. 12. 2009

Melting Mama's Debut Episode


Melting Mama's Reality BitesYou asked for her – we’ve got her! “Melting Mama“, aka Beth Sheldon-Badore, is now on the WLS Channel with her very own show, Melting Mama’s Reality Bites — and our viewers say she’s a hit! Join the fun every two weeks as the lovable, irascible Beth dispenses her trademark brand of straight talk about life after weight loss surgery, along with product recommendations, eating tips, and plenty of laughs. Don’t miss the premiere episode of Melting Mama’s Reality Bites on the Weight Loss Surgery Channel. Tune in now!

Stay Informed
WLS News WLS News – February 13, 2009

In this week’s edition of WLS News, we’ll tell you about a new online support program for post-operative Lap-Band patients, provide insight on how the current economic recession may affect our waistlines, and explore how chili peppers may hold the key to faster weight loss. Plus, Yvonne McCarthy will clue you in on the best sites for WLS information and support on the Web. All this–and maybe even a chuckle or two–coming up on WLS News! Check it out!

Welcome Our Newest Faculty Member
Chef Dave Joins the Weight Loss Surgery Channel

Chef DaveGourmet food for bariatric surgery patients — sounds like a dream, right? Well dream no more: Chef Dave Fouts, “the world’s first bariatric chef” and author of 90 Ways to Ditch Your Diet, has joined the faculty of the Weight Loss Surgery Channel! In pursuit of his mission to make mealtime enjoyable for post-op patients, Chef Dave will be hosting a new cooking show this spring, chock full of delicious bariatric-friendly recipes and sage advice on creating great meals for the new you and your family. Stay tuned!

WLS Journeys
WLS Journeys Guest Gina Robinson

Tune in this Sunday for a new episode of WLS Journeys! Host Yvonne McCarthy

talks with Gina Robinson, a hospice nurse who once weighed 340 pounds. Although she dropped 150 pounds after weight loss surgery and was a regular at support group meetings, Gina later regained 60 pounds and found her life was once again heading in the wrong direction.

Gina RobinsonGina’s story of losing her way on the road to health is one every WLS patient can identify with, and her determination to get back on track will cheer and inspire you. Join Gina and Yvonne as they discuss the ups and downs of their fight for lasting health and happiness.

(Also, if you haven’t already seen the current episode with Ramon Lopez, make sure you tune in to hear his powerful story about overcoming cross addictions after losing more than 270 pounds!)


Our viewership continues to grow by leaps and bounds, and we are thrilled to be able to play such an important role in supporting the weight loss surgery community.

Yet, every day, we find people who say they didn’t know we existed. So, please help us get the word out by forwarding this email to your friends and family, and to your doctor.

And, of course, remember to submit your feedback in the Comments box below each video, so we can know what you like, what you don’t, and how we can do even better!


Craig Thompson
12 Year PostOp RNY

Weight Loss Surgery Channel

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