BariDiaries Events

There’s nothing like connecting in person--that’s why we love hosting events. From live podcast events to self-care retreats, we’ve got multiple ways for you to show up and connect with your BariBesties. Because girl, you are not doing this alone!

Welcome to BariDiaries, your go-to hub for bariatric self-care and wellness on land and sea! Our retreats offer transformative experiences blending peer-peer support, NSV goals, self-care and whole a whole lot of fun! Whether you join us for a land retreat to fellowship with other patients and participate in therapeutic activities, or embark on a bariatric cruise, you'll find a community dedicated to your success, and supporting you every step of the way. Plus, we now offer a free online network at Bariatric Community to connect with others on similar journeys. Embrace this WLS journey and get the community support we need.

Self-Care on the High Seas!

Upcoming EVENTS

Bariatric Cruise

Sept 18-22, 2024

Set sail with us to the private paradise of Bimini, Bahamas with Virgin Voyages! Join us for an unforgettable journey where relaxation meets adventure on the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean.

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Girlfriends Getaway

Oct 12-16, 2024

Welcome to the ultimate girlfriends getaway in Las Vegas, where luxury meets excitement amidst the dazzling lights of the Strip. October 12-16th 2024, the Paris Hotel Las Vegas will be our chic sanctuary, nestled in the heart of all the action.

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Podcast events

Come Listen Live!

We have an amazing WLS community to connect with, so we’re fans of taking our show on the road. Our live shows are a great place to watch candid conversations with host CeCe and her WLS friends. They’re also a great place to have your own conversations with other BariDiaries listeners, and the amazing sponsors who support our weight loss goals. Come on out, we’d love to have you!

monthly bariatric meetup

We are excited to offer a free Bariatric Meetup the 2nd Saturday of every month starting June 8, 2024 in Nacogdoches Texas at the 34th annual Texas Blueberry Festival The festival opens at 8am, with the "Running of the Blueberries" 5k/10k starting at 7:30am at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Click the link above to sign-up now for the 5/10k and other fun competitions you can enter.

Let's enjoy a pancake breakfast near the historic square. The festival includes LIVE music, blueberry picking, and delicious bites of Texas hometown county cooking. Come experience the small town charm in the city of Nacogdoches, (fun fact) the oldest city in the Lone Star State.

Our meetup promises fresh conversations and the forging of new bariatric friendships. Head over to to sign up and to join our Texas meetup group. See you there!

Past Events

Bringing our listeners together is a huge part of the BariDiaries mission. When we’re in each other's company, we’re able to create bonds that will uplift us throughout our WLS journeys. From meet and greets to retreats, to our live podcast conversations, we’re so proud of the connections we’ve made at our in-person gatherings.

Bariatric Cruise

ROYAL CARIBBEAN, freedom of the seas

June 22-26, 2023

2023 Recap Video

Reflecting on our 2023 Bariatric Cruise, it's clear: the highs were sky-high, and the lows... well, they were learning opportunities in disguise. Despite a hand full of influencers and the American Dream Nut Butter marketing rep., Nicole S. Lewis, for making waves.
We're grateful for the countless cherished moments shared with our incredible community. As we sail forward, your feedback fuels our growth. Stay tuned for the exciting updates as we refine and elevate future retreats! Our promise, we are committed to our community and growth!

LIVE Podcast+ Meetup san Diego

Sophia Hotel, Sponsored by Dr. Andres Moreno & Dr. Carmina Cardenas

April 23, 2022

LIVE Podcast

From discussing how culture affects how we eat, to recalling health scares and the pain of childhood obesity, we had an incredible conversation with Nicole Gafaryan and her mother Ani, joined @olsp. We also had giveaways galore thanks to our incredible sponsors, and a beautiful turnout from the WLS community!

LIVE Podcast + MeetUp Dallas

Canvas hotel rooftop & bar, Sponsored by Dr. Cribbins

March 24, 2022

We had a good old fashioned Texas meet-up, mingling by the rooftop pool. We also enjoyed a wonderful conversation with our special guests Wendy Willis Baldwin and Tiffany Willis of Life After Fat Pants Podcast, The Garrett Sisters and OSLP.

LIVE Podcast + Meetup Tacoma

At Hotel Murano Provenance, Sponsored by procare health

April 23, 2022

LIVE Podcast

While our weight never defines us, bariatric surgery can open us up to new experiences we never had before. Our conversation with April Williams, Natalie Tierney and Jason Smith of BariNation inspired our Tacoma crowd to connect over bariatric friendly cocktails and appetizers. We also had giveaways galore thanks to our incredible sponsors, and a beautiful turnout.