A COUPLE’S SUCCESS STORY!
I do feel that paramount to my success was having my husband work through the program with me. We definitely kept each other accountable, supported one another, and were eating the same food. READ MORE
I was addicted to sugar and carbs, really addicted. I had very unhealthy eating habits and it was enough to greatly affect my mental health. I was depressed, anxious, moody, and didn’t have a lot of energy. At my yearly I saw a pamphlet for the Weight Management Program, asked my doctor about it, and attended the orientation meeting that same week. READ MORE
I started the program on 11/9/2016. My goal was to lose 67 lbs. I consistently lost an average of about 2-3 lbs each week through May 2017. Many people lose 5+ lbs per week so my journey was a bit slower than some others. Everyone is different and it was frustrating at the beginning but I was making progress. I stuck with it. READ MORE
MOVING YOUR WAY INTO SUMMER
If you’re not ready to take the plunge into Weight Management at The Group or feel like you just need a little extra motivation to move, we can help! Allison Elfline, Personal Trainer at The Group, has great advice to get you moving more, no matter your fitness level! “There are many activities you can do to get moving,” Elfline said. “A few simple ideas are parking farther from the door in a parking lot, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, house-walking or going up and down the stairs in between commercials while watching TV, and doing some squats or calf raises while loading/unloading the dishwasher or washing the dishes.” READ MORE
The group introduced its weight management in February of 2016 and already we have some amazing success stories. A sign in the lobby of the practice boasts current weight loos totals for the program. Team members are proud to watch that number top 1,000 pounds and continue to grow. “Of course, we brag about our results and our impressive numbers, but it’s the story behind the numbers that is truly meaningful,” say Rachel. One such success story is patient Kitty Speiser, one of the programs early patients. She started the New Direction meal replacement program on April 27, 2016. At that time, she weighed 403 pounds. READ MORE
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?
Just as there are many different motivations for weight loss, there are m any different methods for determining body fat and the amount of excess weight an individual is carrying. No matter your motivation, having an accurate assessment of how much weight you have got to lose can help you set realistic goals and make a plan to move toward them. READ MORE
REFLECTIONS ON MOTHER’S DAY
Mother’s Day. What a wonderful time to reflect on an important life transition: becoming a mother. This transition changes everything. It is momentous in a way that few other life changes are. Those who spend their careers walking this journey alongside their patients, know intimately how the transition to motherhood, tinged as it is with blood and sweat, can shape who that woman becomes as a mother. READ MORE
ROB KNEW IT WAS TIME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT HIS WEIGHT
“In the past three years, I had been flirting with other weight-loss systems, but was not having much luck. I came to the conclusion that I needed a bold move in the right direction. Once I investigated a bit more about Weight Management at The Group and saw how simple it was, I knew that it was the right program at the right time.” READ MORE