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!

Not Feeling Inspired?

questionNot feeling inspired?  Or is it motivated?  What’s the difference?  Motivation comes from within—it’s about psyching yourself up.  Inspiration is often comes from external forces—things or people around you that encourage you to reach a little higher, pull a little harder or do more than you originally thought possible.  Inspiration is the cause, Motivation is the effect.  Now you just need to find what works for you!

Inspiration comes in many forms and you may find it in unexpected places—be ready.

When it comes to weight loss, it’s always good to listen to those that have succeeded in doing what you want to accomplish.  We have video testimonials as well as posters and posts but  coming to support group and/or attending education class puts you face to face with people that can make a difference and help you achieve success.

Words that you hear, whether spoken or written, may spark an emotion inside of you. They might be from someone you are close to or someone you’ve never met.  Dr. Clark tweets a short note each day that sends information and encouragement your way.  Each week you receive a brief newsletter from us that highlights a specific topic related to weight loss and provides a  gentle  reminder to make the choices that lead to your goals.

Try one of the short & simple exercise options that we have for you on our YouTube sight.  A few of our trainers have put together effective ways for you to strengthen your muscles and increase your lean body mass.  Most of them take less than 5 minutes and can be done without fitness equipment.  Five minutes—you owe it to yourself!

Recipes may inspire you to create a healthy entrée for dinner.  That healthy dinner may inspire you to create a menu plan for the entire week.  The menu plan may motivate you to make up a shopping list and pick up the items you will use to nourish this healthy new lifestyle.  I think you get the idea—one thing leads to another and soon you are unstoppable.

Look around you, inspiration is everywhere.  Success is in sight!


Check out a few of the ways we seek to inspire you:

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Get inspired at: www.youtube.com/docweightloss


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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.”