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Update: Week four of “Losing it CFWLS!”

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Dawn’s update:  Good news! I’m down almost a pound – hauling around all of the Christmas décor boxes must have been a good workout. ~Still going with the Jump Start My Way and have replaced the Weight & Inches with the Lean & Complete using 3 scoops.  I am planning on following through with a lab request from Penny and have my blood analyzed since it is a part of the program – It’s been a few years and I’m curious to see what the numbers have done.

Dani’s story: A few thoughts about my weight loss this week.  This was a challenging week, busy with all of the Thanksgiving cooking, surrounded by wonderful carbs.  My weight was up .9 pounds the problems began not on Thanksgiving Day but afterwards with the leftovers. I did feel empowered and somewhat in control and actually had two shakes on Thanksgiving.  This did give me more control, I did not “pick” at all while cooking.

Shawn’s thoughts:I have now lost 10.3 pounds!  Made it through Thanksgiving and it was so yummy.  Thank god!!!!!! I lost .5 (half of a pound) I was hoping to maintain but a half a pound gone makes me a happy girl 🙂

Cat’s inputMonday following a four day weekend, Thanksgiving ta’boot,  even though I gained .7 lb, I had already decided not to be too hard on myself.  I felt that I had been pretty conscious of my decisions (lacking Thanksgiving Day)….we stayed in a Hotel for two days that had a gym, and I even used it!  Therefore, just trying to stay on track, and make up for the little bit I gained, by “losing” this week!

Karol’s news: Well, I certainly know that even if I just follow the instruction I receive at CFWLS and journal, I will lose weight rapidly – I saw that with my 4 pounds lost the first 2 weeks.  Unfortunately, I went back to old, comfortably and yummy habits and gained 3 back.  The hard thing is changing habits (eating on the run, stress eating, making excuses for not exercising).  The chapters of Weight Management University and 1:1 counseling help.  I saw success (-0.4 lbs) this week but of course, it is never enough.  I have to also slow down and savor these successes, realize where I went wrong and plan for future success.  This is life changing and I am committed to replacing my poor habits with new ones that get me healthier, in better shape and last this time.  I am the queen of yo yo dieting and I really want to break that habit.

Starkisha insight:  I really enjoyed the Thanksgiving Holiday, however I gained about a pound so I’m not that happy about that. I know where I went wrong and it’s time to get back on track.

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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.”