Events by Date

May
2016

 

Past Events

Event Name
Presenter
Date
Time
Location
Support Group- Columbia
Michelle Hoeing RDN, LD
Mon May 2
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
1000 W. Nifong Columbia, MO Bldg. 2 Suite 100
Support Group- Columbia

 

Missouri Bariatric Services hosts a support group in Columbia, typically, on the first Monday of each month. E-mail announcements are sent monthly with the specific date and time of the support group. Presenters and topics rotate.

Support group is a great place to meet other people who have gone through weight loss surgery. Many benefit people benefit from attending support group. Support groups help them stay motivated and give them ideas on how to address a certain challenge they may be having. We look forward to seeing you!



How to Build and Maintain a Good Support System
Michelle Hoeing RDN, LD
Mon May 2
5:00 am -
6:00 am
Missouri Bariatric Services
How to Build and Maintain a Good Support System

 

Are you tired of hearing ‘are you going to really eat that’? Are the people around you truly supporting you or creating obstacles that impact your success. Social support can come in many forms such as emotional support and encouragement from spouses, significant others, friends, family, coworkers, etc. It can also take other forms, such as a friend taking your kids to their soccer game so you can work out; your spouse offering to keep tempting foods out of the house; or a coworker agreeing to be your walking buddy. In this event, you will learn how to ask and receive encouragement as well as reinforcement of your attempts to maintain your healthy eating and exercise habits. You will also learn how to effectively communicate when your needs are not being met by those that are ‘sabotagers in support people’s clothing’.

Participants will be able to:

1. Define social support by identifying what it is and what it looks like, including good versus poor influences.

2. Identify the benefits and types of social support and ways this has impacted previous attempts to change behavior.

3. Discover effective strategies and behaviors that will support your ability to communicate your needs and feelings with others.

Support Group- Jefferson City
Susan Dyer LPN
Mon May 9
5:15 pm -
6:15 pm
Cap. Region SW Campus, 1432 SW Blvd. Jeff City, Lower Level Conference Room
Support Group- Jefferson City

 

Bariatric patients meet monthly to share their experiences and learn about various educational topics relevant to their care.

1.  Patients will discuss the importance of managing small goals.
2.  Patients will identify triggers to unhealthy behaviors.
3.  Patients will discover effective strategies and behaviors that will support their ability to communicate their needs and feelings with others.

A Vacation Doesn't Have to Mean Weight Gain
Susan Dyer LPN
Mon May 9
5:15 pm -
6:15 pm
Capitol Region SW Campus
A Vacation Doesn't Have to Mean Weight Gain

 

The excitement of a vacation can come with many bariatric challenges. A vacation is a time we set aside to reward ourselves and rejuvenate our senses. It is a time to help us refocus and reexamine our goals before returning back to the hustle and bustle of our busy lives.  Planning ahead can decrease the negative impact that going off your routine may cause on your weight loss or maintenance goals. This support group is designed to help participants think about how to access a variety of activities so that the vacation does not revolve around food. A vacation can be a beneficial time to recommit to your health and plan for ongoing success.



Participants will be able to:

  1. Define what constitutes a good vacation good.
  2. Identify ways to plan physical activity while on vacation.
  3. Discuss ways to navigate meals while away.