A Year of Caring…

Elevation cares is something we established last year.

The goal of our first year was to give two local, non-profit charitable causes.  We pledged that if our patients would leave a review on our social networks, or Google, we would donate $3 per feedback.  Our patients came through for us.  We were able to contribute to Weirton’s “Shop with a Cop” and the Brooke County Animal Shelter last year.

Our second year was not a disappointment.  This year we extended our program, and donations were made to the following four charities. We couldn’t be more proud.

WEIRTON COMMUNITY BREAD BASKET

The Community Bread Basket provides utility assistance, rent assistance, Food Pantry, Gabriel Room, Information Referral to the needy of Brooke and Hancock Counties in West Virginia. They are a wonderful charity that provides food to many families in the area.

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Tara Shepard, Program Director of the Community Bread Basket accepting a check from Ashley C., Elevation Weight Loss’s Weirton employee.

Merlin’s Safe Haven Cat Rescue

Merlin’s Safe Haven Cat Rescue has been established to provide for the rescue, care, and placement of cats that have been abandoned, neglected, abused or which cannot be kept by their previous owner(s). Cats adopted through Merlin’s Safe Haven Cat Rescue are placed exclusively as indoor family pets. All cats are altered and vaccinated prior to adoption. All cats are currently kept in foster homes; therefore, Merlin’s Safe Haven Cat Rescue feels more knowledgeable about the cat and can help a prospective adopting family make the best decision adding a new family member for themselves as well as the cat.

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Pictured above is Elevation North Hills/Green Tree employee Adam P. presenting a donation check to Merlin himself.

Make a Wish/ PA and WV

The Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia chapter has grown steadily with the help of caring people who volunteer their time and support. Thirteen wishes were fulfilled in the first year. Now, 36-years later, more than 19,000 wishes have been completed. At any given time, there are between 300 and 450 wishes pending. They are the first chapter in the world to fulfill more than 700 wishes in one year.

 

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Bettie “Lee” L., Elevation Weirton employee, presents a check to Jean Howard of Make a Wish while attending their annual Gala at Mountaineer Racetrack.

Annual Memorial Coat Drive for Adam Morris

There is an annual coat drive in memory or Adam Morris, a young man who unexpectedly passed away in a car accident.  His family is keeping his memory alive by collecting coats, hats, and scarves for children in his honor.

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We feel honored to be able to participate in these charities, and we urge you to click on the links and donate if you feel moved to do so.  They are wonderful charities and would benefit from anything you could give.

We will continue to give to our Elevation Cares charities and are excited to see what next year brings.

 

 

 

 

Closing Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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All of our offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 and Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  We will be open for regular hours starting Thursday, December 26th, 2019.

Only our Morgantown office will be closed on Friday, December 27th, 2019, while the other offices are returning to normal operating hours.

All offices will also be closed Wednesday, January 1, 2020, for New Year’s Day.

We would like to thank all of our patients for making 2019 a wonderful year.  In 2019 we expanded appointment hours for all locations and helped over several thousand patients.  Together we lost countless pounds and we will be working even harder in 2020.

We at Elevation Medical Weight Loss would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2020!

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Nikki’s Weight Loss

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It was the last week of April 2018 and it was my oldest daughter’s first holy communion and I went into my closet to find a dress to wear for her big day. There was nothing! Nothing fit! My weight gain was so gradual over the last four years and it hit me like a ton of bricks that day. I had a closet filled with beautiful clothes and nothing fit. I was wearing stretch pants and an oversized T-shirt. I had no energy to keep up with my two young daughters. I was stress eating all day and would wake up in the middle of the night and eat more. I knew that day that I didn’t want to go buy new bigger clothes and I wanted to run and play with my girls.

I called and made an appointment at Elevation Medical Weight Loss office. I weighed in on May 8, 2018, at 165 pounds and my waist was 32.5 inches. I started that day taking the supplements and I was no longer overeating and I had energy right from the beginning. I quickly started to feel like myself again. I was back to being the mommy that I wanted to be.

August 8, 2018, I weighed in at 147.6 pounds and my waist is 30 inches. I was happy again, my clothes in my closet fit and I was running and playing with my kids. Today I weigh 143 pounds and I am the thinnest I have ever been my whole life. I am not hungry, I have energy and it is all thanks to Elevation Medical Weight Loss. I am so thankful for the supplements and the easy weight loss plan. The staff is amazing and encouraging. I recommend Elevation Medical Weight loss to anyone who has weight to lose. It doesn’t matter if it is 100 pounds or 20 pounds this plan works and gives you your life back. Don’t wait any longer! Get your life back too!

Nikki, 38 years old, stay at home mom of two

Allison’s Weight Loss Story

Eight months ago I couldn’t make it up the hill in my backyard without being completely out of breath. Fast forward to today, and I’m able to run 3 miles without feeling winded.

My name is Allison, and I’m a mother to 3 energetic young boys who keep me on my toes. Around Christmas time of 2017, I had a friend who said they were going to check out a weight loss clinic someone at work had talked about. It got my mind working, and I thought at this point I would give anything a shot. I was 26 years old, 182 pounds with a 35.5” waist. No matter what I did, I couldn’t seem to lose the extra weight I was holding onto after giving birth to my boys.

The first time I walked into Elevation Weight Loss Clinic, I knew I’d made the right choice. The staff and Doctors are so friendly and knowledgeable. The clinic is kid-friendly and inviting. They got me set up with the right regimen to help me succeed, and I haven’t looked back. I started my new routine and was consistent, which really helped. One of my biggest hurdles was my overeating. The medicine given to me helped me curb my appetite back to a healthy intake, and they also gave me a cheat sheet to point me in the right direction in the grocery store and around the kitchen.

Once I got started feeling better about myself, I had more energy. I was lighter on my feet when I wasn’t overeating and I got myself moving again. I started with what I was physically able to do and did not push myself too far in the beginning. I began walking, graduated to running, and explored the world of weights and machines at a local gym. I feel amazing now! I’m down to 149 pounds with a 31” waist.

Eight months ago I couldn’t make it up the hill in my backyard, now I’m enjoying my life with my children instead of sitting on the sidelines. Thank you Elevation for making it possible!

-Allison

Current Incentive Programs

We would like to update you on all of the incentives that we are offering at Elevation Medical Weight Loss.

BUDDY PROGRAM

This program is valid when two people come in together (new or current patients), each person gets $10.00 off of their medications and a free B12 injection.

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REFERRALS

When a friend/family member comes in for a month of weight loss services and fills out a referral card with your name on the card, you both will get $10 off of your next visit plus a complimentary B12 injection.

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GOOGLE REVIEW

If you give us a Google review, you will receive a FREE Elevation Medical Weight Loss t-shirt.

FACEBOOK REVIEW

If you give a facebook review, we give $3.00 to the charity we are promoting at that time.

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BIRTHDAY GIFT

If you are a current patient and gave us a working email, we will send you a coupon for $10.00 plus a free B12 injection on your birth month.

There are many ways that you can receive an incentive from us . Please note that incentives cannot be combined for the same visit.  In order to receive referral credits, your friend must fill out a referral card, just ask us for a few or grab them at the reception desk.   We will see you soon!

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How can I not be losing weight when I’m drinking diet soda?

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The average person, when on a diet, feel that drinking diet soda is a logical, health-conscious choice.  I mean a regular soda can be up to 140+ calories. You look on the back of a diet soda and it says zero, zero, zero. So, how can this not help me lose weight?  We get this question all of the time at our clinics. 

Here are some reasons we do not recommend you drinking diet sodas:

  • Even though diet sodas are calorie-free, it won’t necessarily help you “lose weight”. When you drink a diet soda, you are not taking in any calories-but you are consuming many unnecessary ingredients that can a number of negative effects on your body. Water is always better.
  • When the taste of artificial sweetener hits your brain, it sends a signal to your pancreas to begin producing insulin.  Insulin is what tells our cells to either use sugar as food or store it as fat, and impacts hunger. So, in some people the brain is registering artificial sugar is the real stuff, making it tough to stick to a diet.
  • Any artificial sugar can cause an increase in appetite because of the insulin surge and the subsequent rebound. So although we are drinking calorie-free drinks, we may be more hungry after drinking it vs drinking water or stuff without artificial sweeteners.
  • When you are counting calories, drinking a diet soda means you’ve consumed zero calories, but it has also means that in the place of water you’ve consumed to a sodium laden, carbonated drink. For many people this can lead to water retention and stomach bloat. Even though such weight gain isn’t permanent, we tend to eat better when we feel better an “swollen” isn’t a great feeling.

If you drink a lot of soda, we do not recommend you cut it off cold turkey.  Unfortunately, if you are used to the caffeine, you may get a headache or other symptoms by not consuming it.  Start slowly and exchange the soda for water and you will see a significant difference. An occasional diet soda won’t hurt your progress, but making water your primary source of hydration have many health and weight loss benefits.

If you are not a “water drinker”, try adding lemon to your water or flavored water.  Be careful to look at the ingredients if you are drinking pre-flavored water. Make sure the sodium isn’t high so you won’t retain water (It can add up fast). 

 

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Please feel free to talk to our providers about substituting sodas from your diet.  

 

Nicole’s Weight Loss Story

Thanks to Elevation Medical Weight Loss, I am feeling like a whole new person! I had my second child at 42 years old weighing in at 218 lbs at the time of his birth.  I struggled for months and was still weighing 206 lbs several months after the delivery of my new son.  I was still fighting gestational diabetes even months after delivery and I was just being plain exhausted all the time.

I decided I needed to do something.  I was driving through the plaza where the clinic is located and it caught my eye. I went home to looked it up and read other peoples success stories on their website.  I decided to give it a shot and I am so glad that I did.  While I am not totally off of all medications, the amount of insulin I was taking has reduced dramatically.  I know without the weight loss that would never have happened.

I began this journey September of 2017 and am currently down about 46 lbs and have regained the energy I needed to chase and play with my little guy!

Thanks Again!

Traci’s story…

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My name is Traci and this is my weight loss story! This is just the beginning, I have been
on a constant diet for the last eight years and nothing seems to work for me. It never works because I was always looking for that quick fix and that’s not the answer. I did a lot of research before deciding on Elevation. I started this Journey in February and have lost 17 pounds to date and I have lost 7 inches just on my waist!!!!!
When I first started I made the decision that I was going to be serious about working out, and I have! But I struggled with the diet end of this program, I love carbs!!!!! Once I decided to take the whole plan serious the results are amazing its not just the weight that I am excited about its the overall lifestyle change that I am experiencing.
Before I started I was always tired and couldn’t seem to get it together, from housework to just everyday activities I just didn’t have the motivation. Now I am excited to get up and see what the day is going to bring because I have a new outlook on things I want to feel better and accomplish things and just make my overall health better! So thank you Elevations for helping make this happen!