Hampton Roads Weight Loss

Weight Loss Tips and Healthy Recipes

Ever wondered how to make smart food choices, or do you just need a little bit of motivation to continue on your weight loss journey? We write often on weight loss topics like healthy living, fitness, and nutrition. Check back often or sign up for email updates as we share tips for your weight loss success!

Meet the “losers”: Losing it CFWLS!

Here at Center for Weight Loss Success, we understand the difficulties that are involved in losing weight. Sometimes it is very difficult and frustrating, but working as a team can be uplifting and keep you going when it seems like all is not lost. We’re hoping that not only can you find some encouragement in following our personal weight loss stories, but that you will be inspired to join us on our weight loss journey. So let’s meet those CFWLS “losers”!

My name is Cat. I help people get scheduled for weight loss surgery.  I am someone you will likely talk to when you call the office.  I love it at CFWLS!  My husband, Jeff and I have two college age children, Zachary and Courtney.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, walking, reading and creative cooking.

Although my husband Jeff and I have, for the past several years, been practicing SOMEWHAT of a healthy lifestyle, he, at just 49 years of age, “threw us for a loop” this past year by having a heart attack while running bases with the high school softball team that he coaches.  After emergency procedures, and a few days in the hospital, it was determined that it was time to “step up to the plate” and take our healthy lifestyle goals to a new level.

Although Jeff has extreme discipline, I tend to “cheat” and make choices that are less healthy.  Therefore, my goal is to get on the same page with my hubby.  Since I enjoy cooking, I’ve been experimenting with substitutions that are much healthier, but actually taste amazing!  Since I hope to lose 12 pounds, I’ll use the many tools and suppport at CFWLS…I’m excited.

My name is Starkisha.  I am a medical assistant/medical receptionist here at CFWLS.  I have a son named Nyzere who is 3 years old.  In my spare time I like to sepnd as much of it as I can with my son.  I also enjoy spending time with my family and reading.  My goal is to lose 15 or more pounds.  Bring on the “Losing It CFWLS” challenge!

My name is Dani.  I have been Dr. Clark’s Medical Assistant for the last seven years.  I truly enjoy seeing people so happy as they lose weight and change their habits for good!  I have four grown children and one grandchild.  Recently, my life has gone through some major change, not necessarily good or bad, just the natural order of things.

This year my youngest graduated from high school and in the fall was off to college.  This transition has not been easy for me as I have always worked and any free time was spend supporting the kid’s activities.  Band, soccer and swimming kept me busy most of the time.  Now what?  Sit in front of the TV and eat after work?  This is where I was headed…no way this can happen!  I have by chance become involved with horse rescue.  It is a place for horses that have been abused, neglected or in some cases the owners just cannot afford to keep them anymore.  I have found my passion!  This is so exciting and motivating for me.  I am so motivated to lose the weight and get in shape so I can give my best to these wonderful creatures.  I can feel my weight holding me back.  I need to be able to move more freely and look forward to maybe riding again.  So much ahead!

My name is Shawn and I am 42 years old.  I have been married 22 years and have 2 college age children.  I have worked in the medical field for 18 years.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to the beach and playing softball.  My goal is to learn how to take care of me again and to lose 30+ pounds.

My name is Dawn. I have been with Dr. Clark’s Center for Weight Loss success for almost a year now! I work as a Lifestyle & Weight Loss Consultant and Personal Trainer here at the center. I too struggle to keep off those excess pounds and have joined the battle of the bulge here at our office. My goal is to drop 15 pounds in the next 4 months.

Health & fitness are my passion but traveling and cooking are my hobbies and I try to modify the recipes I collect on my trips to blend into a healthier lifestyle. My 50th birthday is right around the corner and I’d like to be around another 50 years!

My husband, Tim, and I have been married for 28 years and have a son & daughter who live in the area.

My name is Karol.  I am a nurse and Dr. Clark’s wife.  We have 4 children ages 8, 10, 13 and 14.  I have always worked full-time and really love the exciting things going on at CFWLS and the opportunity to lose weight with everyone here.  I work full-time here doing a lot of the “behind the scene” activities such as patient educational materials, website management, administrative duties, managing the construction for the new facility and anything else that needs to be done. I love the team here and I feel fortunate to be a part of something so special that will change the health of our community in such a great way.

I work long hours at the office and often at home and yet, I love what I do.  Between this and taking care of our great (and very active) kids, there isn’t much time to focus on me and thus…I have put on weight.  My goal is to lose about 15 pounds.  My husband practices what he teaches each and every day!  He always gets his protein in, eats properly and exercises nearly every single day – no matter how long his day was. You would think that would just “rub off”on me but we all make our own choices.  During stress…mine aren’t always the greatest.  I am motivated to lose this weight and join the ranks of our many patients who have easily incorporated great new habits into their lifestyle for good!

Share or Bookmark


Let us know how we can help you reach your goals!

You have questions; we have answers! Just reach out to us and we’ll help you figure out the best way forward. Our team looks forward to guiding you every step of the way.

TEXT: Sign up for text messaging and never miss a sale! Text CFWLS to 833-619-0462 for money-saving special discounts.

EMAIL: Sign up for news, information, and special product discount emails. Click here to subscribe.

Join our Email List!

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.”