I am Beth Sheldon-Badore aka “Melting Mama” in the bariatric/weight loss surgery community and blogging communities. I’m the founder of the Bariatric Bad Girls Club, a social support and advocacy group for bariatric patients.

it's for life...

For the past fifteen years I have been maintaining a loss of 172 pounds after undergoing bariatric surgery. I started writing about my journey through weight loss surgery and beyond as it became obvious that surgery is not a quick fix, and it really is for life. 


  • OAC Outstanding Member Recruitment Award – 2011
  • OAC Inaugural Event Registration Recruitment Winner – 2012
  • OAC Advocate of the Year Award – October 2012
  • Highest Individual Fundraiser – Walk From Obesity, Dallas, TX – October 2012
  • Greatest Fundraising Team – Walk From Obesity, Dallas, TX – October 2012
  • OAC #YWM2013 Recruitment Winner