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Losing It CFWLS- Renewing your commitment

Don’t quit, even though it seems like an uphill battle!

Sometimes during a weight loss program, you just get tired.  Tired of watching what you eat, tired of exercising each day and tired of thinking about your body all the time.  That’s when you start sneaking a snack, or skipping an exercise class, or just thinking that you don’t want to do this anymore.

That’s also where we come in.  Talking about renewing your commitment to lose weight, writing down your goals again, and listening to what our professionals say can help you feel MOTIVATED to keep on trying.  All of our “losers” talk about really buckling down in today’s update, even though some of them have leveled off or gained over the holidays.

Dawn’s Update:

Okay – I’m beginning to see a definite pattern here – but it looks like a zigzag and that doesn’t look good on me!  I’m going to ask Dr. Clark to take a look at my blood results and give me a target for my calories, carbs & proteins~

Karol’s Story:

I am psyched!  I lost 2.4 pounds this week.  I have finally wrapped my brain around my decision to lose 15 pounds.  I had to mentally prepare after the holidays and I am tired of my clothes feeling “snug” and also not feeling my best.  I am full force into “Weight Management University” and committed to making the changes that will last a lifetime…not just a few months.

To get me off to a great start, I am doing Dr. Clark’s Enhanced Jump Start Diet.  It’s really simple.  I have done it before and lost about 10 pounds in two weeks (the motivation I need to keep going).  Dr. Clark did it for the same two weeks (we did it together) and lost 22 pounds!  Arghhh – what is it about men and weight loss J.  At any rate, we both exercised regularly but I “fell off the wagon” a bit and he has made it a permanent lifestyle.

Realization this week – during weight loss, you can’t diet part-time.  You need to do it full-time.  Left to my own devices, I’m not losing weight but with the Weight Management University and my jump start, I am confident I will be where I want within 10 weeks.  I can’t wait!

Dani’s News:

This week I am basically maintaining.  I am up .1.  Have been sticking to the program during the day, carbs at night!

Will keep trying.

Cat’s Insight:

Hello, just a little update.  Unfortunately, my weight was the same this week,  as it was last week……I say unfortunately, but I guess I should be happy that I maintained since I wasn’t completely on board.  On Monday, I feel I have a new  “state of mind” in that I have re-started my exercise routine.  I am exercising 10 minutes each morning and evening, and adding a trip to the gym during the day.  In addition to this, I have re-started journaling, which I know is very important to keep myself “honest”.

I’m looking forward to being a healthy role model for our clients.

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Tina Dawson, Assistant Retail Manager

With over 30 years of experience in IT, Finance, and Healthcare fields, Tina has served the healthcare industry in such roles as Project Manager, Practice Manager, Physician Recruitment and assisted with electronic medical record (EMR) conversions. She attended the University of Maryland in both Asia and Europe majoring in Computer Science and is fascinated with learning new technologies. Tina enjoys educating our clients on our products and programs and “celebrating their successes and milestones…one pound at a time!”. Don’t be surprised if she gives you a hug! For fitness and fun, she likes to “slog” (slow jog) races and enjoys competing in half marathons. “Come out and join me for the next one. Believe in yourself and you CAN do it!” For more information on weight loss in Virginia, please contact (phone or text) us at (757) 873-1880 today!

Jessica Kirby, Medical Receptionist

Jessica croppedJessica is the newest addition to the team here at CFWLS.

Dani Colley, Medical Assistant

Dani has over 35 years of experience in the medical field and has been working as Dr. Clark’s Medical Assistant for over 15 years. Her area of expertise is with the surgical patients. She works closely with Dr. Clark and is always just a phone call away to answer your questions or just lend an encouraging word!

Dani spends her spare time volunteering at an equine rescue or riding rescue horses.

Dawn Olson, LWMC, CPT, Education & Fitness Coordinator

Although her initial career was in Finance, Dawn’s passion for health & fitness motivated her to re-direct her energy toward helping others reach their goal toward a strong & healthy life. Counseling patients and teaching My Weight Loss Academy™ classes in lifestyle modification and nutrition keeps her smiling. “This is far more than a job, it’s an opportunity to help people learn and make positive changes in their health. Each day brings a new reward!”

Dawn is a certified personal trainer and worked in various fitness facilities before joining us in 2009. She also holds certifications in Exercise & the Older Adult, Aquatic Exercise, Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, Facilitated Stretching, Fitness Therapy and Lifestyle & Weight Management.

Cat Williamson, Office Manager

Cat Williamson was born and raised in Hampton Roads. She feels blessed that she lives close to the Ocean as well as the Mountains since she enjoys taking weekend trips with her Hubby. Cat has worked in a medical setting for more than 35 years and started working for Dr. Clark as his Surgical Coordinator over fifteen years ago. Due to her longevity here at CFWLS, she has “well rounded” knowledge in each program (medical or surgical) that Dr. Clark’s Center for Weight Loss Success offers. Cat, as the Office Manager ensures that daily structure is handled with a balance of professionalism and excitement for each of our Patient’s weight loss journey. She feels rewarded each time a Patient or Client peeks into her office to share yet another milestone toward their new life!

Cat Keller, Retail Sales Manager

CatCat Keller has a wealth of experience in marketing, e-marketing, advertising and customer service and manages our Weight Loss Nutritional Store. She is always planning something fun and exciting. special events, discounts, giveaways – it’s never a dull moment. She is happy to help you with questions you may have regarding our products or services. Cat is a graduate of William & Mary, where she studied Government/Pre-Law and minored in Marketing.

“My ultimate goal here at Center for Weight Loss Success is to help our clients be successful in their weight loss. We all know how wonderful it is to win a long fought battle. The battle against weight gain, and the poor health it eventually brings is, I believe, one of the most important to win because it brings with it the biggest pay off of all…a longer, healthier life. That is what motivates me to come to work everyday, it’s the opportunity to help a client achieve a renewed zest for life.”