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Ask Us Anything: Bariatric Surgeon Panel

Ask Us Anything: Bariatric Surgeon Panel

Saturday May 7th | 2:15-3:00 Do you have questions about revisions, resetting your “set-point,” or anything else related to your weight loss surgery? This is your chance to ask any and all questions to our panel of expert Bariatric Surgeons. Submit your questions...

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Remembering Your Reason

  Friday May 6th | 9:30-10:30 The decision to get bariatric surgery is one of the most radical medical steps a person can take to reclaim their health. That kind of change is both impressive and brave – and typically has an origin story rooted in the bigger...

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Honoring Your “Before” Self

Honoring Your “Before” Self

Saturday May 7th | 1:30-2:00 The entire Bariatric Surgery process often happens so fast. We lose hundreds of pounds and do not have time to process what is happening. So many of us give zero credit to that morbidly obese person in the "before" photos. In this session...

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Dance Fitness

Dance Fitness

  Friday May 6th | 7:00-7:45 Join Monique for a body-positive dance fitness class with easy-to-follow movements. Come ready to dance, twerk, and have a fun workout. It doesn’t matter if you go left and I go right, child that’s alright – this is about movement,...

read more
Changing the Script on Triggered Eating

Changing the Script on Triggered Eating

Friday May 6th | 1:30-2:15 Many disordered eating behaviors stem from turning to food as a surrogate for what you needed most, but didn’t get relationally. These patterns often begin in early relationships with your primary caregivers and carry over into present day...

read more
Are Gut Bugs Making You Fat?

Are Gut Bugs Making You Fat?

  Friday May 6th | 10:45-11:30 Have you ever wondered about your gut microbiome? What it is or how it works? Your gut biome is critical when it comes to weight gain/loss and overall health. In this session we will: Discuss the "Calories IN vs Calories OUT" theory...

read more
Opening Up About Your WLS Journey

Opening Up About Your WLS Journey

Saturday May 7th | 10:00-11:00 Finding support, building accountability partners, and breaking generational stigmas all starts with one thing: opening up about your weight loss surgery journey. It’s hard to share this process with family and friends that might not...

read more
Parenting in a Bariatric Lifestyle

Parenting in a Bariatric Lifestyle

Saturday May 7th | 12:15-1:00 Raising kids is HARD. Add in the complete lifestyle change that a bariatric patient encounters, and it’s a veritable minefield! While we are cautiously navigating how to not create food or body image issues, while promoting body...

read more
Fashion At Any Size

Fashion At Any Size

  Friday May 6th | 11:30-12:30 During your bariatric journey, how many times have you pictured yourself ripping some runway in your favorite new look? Join us – either in the audience, or onstage* – to see bodies and styles of all kinds finally represented on the...

read more
Fertility & Pregnancy After WLS

Fertility & Pregnancy After WLS

Friday May 6th | 1:30-2:15 Pregnancy after weight loss surgery can be a nerve-wracking prospect for many women, especially if you’ve faced fertility issues in the past. Can I eat enough to support the baby? Will I gain all my weight back if I get pregnant? Are there...

read more
Plastic Surgery After WLS

Plastic Surgery After WLS

Saturday May 7th | 3:15-4:00 Considering skin removal, a mommy makeover, or any other plastic surgery procedure after weight loss surgery? Join this Q&A-style panel post-surgery patients and esteemed plastic surgeons to learn about the process, the costs, the...

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Finding Joy in Movement 

Finding Joy in Movement 

  Friday May 6 | 1:30-2:15 Movement is not just for weight loss! While it’s an important component for success after bariatric surgery, it is also a healing tool that can calm our nervous system and heal past trauma or address a negative relationship with our...

read more
Vision Board Workshop 

Vision Board Workshop 

  Friday May 6th | 2:30-3 We’re making vision boards, y’all! We’ll use this time to learn how to identify and visualize our goals in this hands-on, cut-and-paste vision boarding workshop. In this session, you will:  Learn the power of goal visualization Identify...

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Beginner Not Basic: Yoga Foundations

Beginner Not Basic: Yoga Foundations

Sunday May 8 | 8-8:45 Join Leanne for beginner yoga! Whether you’re preparing for surgery, newly post op, or just looking to add yoga to your fitness routine, Leanne will break down the basic yoga poses and take the time to show you modifications for each. After this...

read more
Journaling for Resiliency

Journaling for Resiliency

Saturday May 7 | 11:15-12pm Journaling for Resiliency is a workshop designed to help participants through the process of building emotional strength and train their minds to find and maintain peace, even during the hardest moments. This interactive workshop will cover...

read more
12 Strategies for Eating Out After WLS

12 Strategies for Eating Out After WLS

Friday May 6th | 12:30-1:15 Once you can tolerate solid foods, you may be ready for eating out. While restaurants and meal delivery can be fun and social, it’s often ripe with foods that can get you off-plan or over-doing it. Join this session to learn 12 strategies...

read more
Navigating Your Bariatric Surgery at Work

Navigating Your Bariatric Surgery at Work

  Saturday May 7 | 2:15-3 Bariatric surgery doesn't just change your personal life, it changes your professional life too. Learn from a bariatric surgery patient who has a doctorate degree in HR exactly how to navigate the pre- and post-surgery challenges unique...

read more
The REBORN Workshop

The REBORN Workshop

Friday May 6th | 10:45-11:30 REBORN is a fun, interactive, and life-changing experience that uses Suzanne’s “Meals, Mindset, and Movement” strategy to show you how to finally end the habits and behaviors of self-sabotage, and emotional eating, and create the future...

read more
Parenting in a Bariatric Lifestyle

Parenting in a Bariatric Lifestyle

Saturday May 7th | 12:15-1:00 Raising kids is HARD. Add in the complete lifestyle change that a bariatric patient encounters, and it’s a veritable minefield! While we are cautiously navigating how to not create food or body image issues, while promoting body...

read more
Ask Us Anything: Bariatric Surgeon Panel

Ask Us Anything: Bariatric Surgeon Panel

Saturday May 7th | 2:15-3:00 Do you have questions about revisions, resetting your “set-point,” or anything else related to your weight loss surgery? This is your chance to ask any and all questions to our panel of expert Bariatric Surgeons. Submit your questions...

read more
Fertility & Pregnancy After WLS

Fertility & Pregnancy After WLS

Friday May 6th | 1:30-2:15 Pregnancy after weight loss surgery can be a nerve-wracking prospect for many women, especially if you’ve faced fertility issues in the past. Can I eat enough to support the baby? Will I gain all my weight back if I get pregnant? Are there...

read more
Fashion At Any Size

Fashion At Any Size

  Friday May 6th | 11:30-12:30 During your bariatric journey, how many times have you pictured yourself ripping some runway in your favorite new look? Join us – either in the audience, or onstage* – to see bodies and styles of all kinds finally represented on the...

read more
Vision Board Workshop 

Vision Board Workshop 

  Friday May 6th | 2:30-3 We’re making vision boards, y’all! We’ll use this time to learn how to identify and visualize our goals in this hands-on, cut-and-paste vision boarding workshop. In this session, you will:  Learn the power of goal visualization Identify...

read more
Journaling for Resiliency

Journaling for Resiliency

Saturday May 7 | 11:15-12pm Journaling for Resiliency is a workshop designed to help participants through the process of building emotional strength and train their minds to find and maintain peace, even during the hardest moments. This interactive workshop will cover...

read more
Are Gut Bugs Making You Fat?

Are Gut Bugs Making You Fat?

  Friday May 6th | 10:45-11:30 Have you ever wondered about your gut microbiome? What it is or how it works? Your gut biome is critical when it comes to weight gain/loss and overall health. In this session we will: Discuss the "Calories IN vs Calories OUT" theory...

read more
12 Strategies for Eating Out After WLS

12 Strategies for Eating Out After WLS

Friday May 6th | 12:30-1:15 Once you can tolerate solid foods, you may be ready for eating out. While restaurants and meal delivery can be fun and social, it’s often ripe with foods that can get you off-plan or over-doing it. Join this session to learn 12 strategies...

read more
Honoring Your “Before” Self

Honoring Your “Before” Self

Saturday May 7th | 1:30-2:00 The entire Bariatric Surgery process often happens so fast. We lose hundreds of pounds and do not have time to process what is happening. So many of us give zero credit to that morbidly obese person in the "before" photos. In this session...

read more
Opening Up About Your WLS Journey

Opening Up About Your WLS Journey

Saturday May 7th | 10:00-11:00 Finding support, building accountability partners, and breaking generational stigmas all starts with one thing: opening up about your weight loss surgery journey. It’s hard to share this process with family and friends that might not...

read more
Plastic Surgery After WLS

Plastic Surgery After WLS

Saturday May 7th | 3:15-4:00 Considering skin removal, a mommy makeover, or any other plastic surgery procedure after weight loss surgery? Join this Q&A-style panel post-surgery patients and esteemed plastic surgeons to learn about the process, the costs, the...

read more
Navigating Your Bariatric Surgery at Work

Navigating Your Bariatric Surgery at Work

  Saturday May 7 | 2:15-3 Bariatric surgery doesn't just change your personal life, it changes your professional life too. Learn from a bariatric surgery patient who has a doctorate degree in HR exactly how to navigate the pre- and post-surgery challenges unique...

read more
Changing the Script on Triggered Eating

Changing the Script on Triggered Eating

Friday May 6th | 1:30-2:15 Many disordered eating behaviors stem from turning to food as a surrogate for what you needed most, but didn’t get relationally. These patterns often begin in early relationships with your primary caregivers and carry over into present day...

read more
Finding Joy in Movement 

Finding Joy in Movement 

  Friday May 6 | 1:30-2:15 Movement is not just for weight loss! While it’s an important component for success after bariatric surgery, it is also a healing tool that can calm our nervous system and heal past trauma or address a negative relationship with our...

read more
The REBORN Workshop

The REBORN Workshop

Friday May 6th | 10:45-11:30 REBORN is a fun, interactive, and life-changing experience that uses Suzanne’s “Meals, Mindset, and Movement” strategy to show you how to finally end the habits and behaviors of self-sabotage, and emotional eating, and create the future...

read more
Dance Fitness

Dance Fitness

  Friday May 6th | 7:00-7:45 Join Monique for a body-positive dance fitness class with easy-to-follow movements. Come ready to dance, twerk, and have a fun workout. It doesn’t matter if you go left and I go right, child that’s alright – this is about movement,...

read more
Beginner Not Basic: Yoga Foundations

Beginner Not Basic: Yoga Foundations

Sunday May 8 | 8-8:45 Join Leanne for beginner yoga! Whether you’re preparing for surgery, newly post op, or just looking to add yoga to your fitness routine, Leanne will break down the basic yoga poses and take the time to show you modifications for each. After this...

read more