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The Ups and Downs of Your Weight Loss program–Don’t quit!

This week we’re doing the Christmas and New Year’s weigh ins!  Even though most of our team gained weight, they are still hanging in there.  So should you!

Don't give up when the scale moves up instead of down!
12/27/10–I had a nice Christmas but I was terrible – up 2.7.  Mostly water weight I know – I feel terrible.  Mentally and physically about this.  I feel like a bloated toad.  I know what I have to do, I just have to do it.
1/4/11–This week I am down 1.3 pounds.  This is a true Christmas miracle and totally undeserved.  I am however starting again, New Year, fresh start.  For the first time I am doing this with my Husband.  This is actually very encouraging for me.  It will be very helpful for us to both be on the same page.  I will be able to get rid of all of those carbs in the cupboard that I just can’t seem to resist.  I am motivated!

12/27/10–Just a little “blip” …….. On December 27th, I was down to 111.8!   That was down four pounds since the beginning (November)…..I was really happy and excited that after Christmas I had still lost……
1/4/11–However, this Monday (Jan 3rd), I was up 1.5 lbs, this was brought on by, bottom line, a snowball of eating on New Year’s weekend.  It seems like every time Jeff and I have a date, it’s Italian (our favorite comfort food), which is how we celebrated New Years Eve, again bread, pasta, wine…..need I say more?  Still yet, I have not been up to the original weight  (115.8) since November, so I guess I’ll take the little bit of weight loss, and consider the New Year being a great start!   I feel ready to work hard and stay focused!  Let’s see what the New Year brings!

12/27/10 UP 1.9 ouch
1/4/11 up another 1.1 Total holiday gain 3lbs I think I went crazy on the carbs during the holidays I munched all day long and I think the holiday spirits (adult beverages) did help ….. New Year, New Beginning!

12/27/10 I’ll admit it, I had a great Holiday with family and friends.  I was up 2.9 pounds.  You know how we all have a “panic” weight – well, I am there!  I have tried not to beat myself up but I am determined to lose this and get to my goal.  New Years will be a challenge but I will at least maintain or try to lose a little weight.  I know what I want but I am not mentally prepared to make it happen yet.
1/3/11 OK, although I had some “last suppers” over the weekend, I was down 0.5 pounds – Woo Hoo!  I am finally mentally ready to put Weight Management University to work for me.  I have buckled down and done three easy things right off the bat – eat slower and enjoy every bite, increase my water intake and think before I put anything into my mouth.  Next step – set realistic goals and get back on track with journaling – did you know that people who journal lose and estimated 50% more weight than those that don’t – now that is significant!

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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.”