Success Stories 

Way to go Nancy!

On May 2, 2017, I began my journey to becoming a healthier version of me! In 8 months, I’ve lost 56 pounds. I’m down 4 pants sizes and 2 sizes in tops! I can shop in the “regular” sections of stores for clothes! I love shopping for tennis shoes and for what I call those “slippery exercise pants!” My journey is not over, and I look forward to continuing to change my body even more! I have come to love walking and challenging myself to hills. I have even started jogging – although Ally will tell you I’m running! I am stronger mentally, emotionally, and physically!  READ MORE

 

 

Weight Management at The Group with the Millers

“Doing it together makes it easier to do the right thing because we have been keeping each other in check when one of us feels like making poor choices,” Nancy explained.

“Accountability is a very big part of this program,” Nate said. “The weekly interaction with the Weight Management team at The Group and the positive interaction with them is very empowering. If you do not hold yourself accountable then you will not succeed in this program.” READ MORE

 

 

LISA OUR NOVEMBER PATIENT OF THE MONTH

As a teacher, Lisa woke up every morning dreading picking out her clothes, having to interact so closely with her students, and found herself drained at the end of every day.

“It isn’t easy, but I figured if Rachel, Taylor, and Allison believe in me, why shouldn’t I believe in me?” READ MORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

OVERCOMING INFERTILITY WITH WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

“I was tired of feeling like garbage every day and having no motivation to do anything,” she said. “I was tired of being on a high dose of 2 different insulins and an oral medication for my Type 2 diabetes.”

In the first 3 weeks of the program, Trisha started to see a difference. READ MORE

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

WENDY’S EXPERIENCE

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

 

 

 

ERICA’S STORY

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

 

 

KITTY’S STORY

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 DAYGroup Prenatal Care

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