Category Archives: Notes from the Guru

Very tough choices and the blessings that come from doing things God’s way and not our own!


For those who are not in Ben and I’s closest inner circle, you are probably not aware of the huge changes that have transpired in our lives over the past year, and especially the past seven months.  We have made … Continue reading

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Why do we do this to ourselves as women? Why???


I am a person who was not healthy for most of their life.  I actually spent 35 years being overweight, then obese, then morbidly obese.  It was no fun, believe me.  I missed out on a lot fun things before … Continue reading

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Lap-Band new Sponsor of “Fit Living” radio!


I am very excited along with the rest of Team Bariatric Guru, to announce that Lap-Band is the newest sponsor for our weekly radio show “Fit Living”, which airs on Sunday nights at 7:05 PM CST on 106.5 FM. The … Continue reading

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Roasted butternut squash- SIMPLE and YUMMY!


One thing I love about the fall and winter is the availability of so many great squashes.  Butternut is one of my faves.  It reminds me of a cross between pumpkin and sweet potato.    The nutritional numbers are great … Continue reading

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Super Bowl menu revisited!


When most people think of football food, they think of hot dogs and burgers and nachos and chips and cheese sauce.  If you have ever been to one of our conferences, heard my radio show, or heard me speak anywhere around … Continue reading

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CHECK THIS OUT- AND YOU CAN WIN ONE TOO!


I received a message before Christmas from a company called Kalorie Box asking me to please consider doing a review of their product.  I get these all of the time and hesitate to do them.  This, however, seemed like a very interesting concept … Continue reading

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One day can change your life forever!


Today is a really special and reflective day for me.  On this day four years ago, I was laying on a gurney, ready to go into surgery.  I was 326 pounds and miserable.  I had gastric bypass on that cold January morning … Continue reading

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