Joyce R’s Journey to Weight Loss

When a woman turns a certain age her whole-body changes. Well, when I turned 50 I looked at pictures of myself that were taken at my 50th party and I thought to myself “What happened to me”? I was at least 40 lbs overweight. I was miserable. So, I mentally got my mind set to start watching what I ate and to start taking better care of myself.  I did do just that, and I lost 40 lbs!

It was very slow and hard to do! I slowly became more active, started to exercise, do 5K walks, weight training, the works. I felt awesome. I kept that weight off for over 4 years. Then in one day, my life changed drastically. The heartache, loss, and circumstances that I was dealing with left me extremely stressed and depressed. It led me to eat constantly. Eating seemed to be the only thing that made me happy and it didn’t take any thinking to do it. 

I ate my way to gaining all 40 lbs back and more all in one year. I stopped exercising and walking. I did nothing but work, eat and lay around. I was miserable. I tried several times and several ways to diet and get the weight back off. Nothing would work! The weight gain made me even more depressed. Finally, a friend told me about Elevation Weight Loss. I wasn’t thrilled about trying it but after realizing that I could not mentally lose the weight myself I called and made an appointment. I met with the doctor, received my pills, shots, and information and left thinking this will never work! One week later when I went to weigh in I had lost 6.4 lbs. I was so amazed and so happy! It worked! The pills curbed my appetite enough to make me not eat as much or to crave things. I drank water again because I was thirsty, and it tasted good. I continued the next week watching my calorie intake, which wasn’t really that hard because I just wasn’t hungry. The weight continued to come off every week.

In a little under three months, I had lost 22 lbs. and several inches. My attitude changed, and depression started to leave. I felt so much better, happier and active again. I started to get back to being myself. I can’t even explain how Elevation has helped me in so many ways. If your overweight and it’s making you miserable, depressed, unhealthy and you just can’t lose the weight then try Elevation. It’s easy and wonderful. The ladies are all so nice and so encouraging. I still have a few pounds to lose but I know I can do it!

Joyce R

 

 

The Skin-ny on Dry Skin

Spring can be a great time to restore your dry winter skin.  Your skin is the largest organ of the body but it is made up of many tiny cells that consist mostly of water.  During the winter, when the air is dry and salt is on the roads, the water is depleted from our skin cells which cause our skin to be dry, tight, itchy and flakey, which can sometimes lead to wrinkles down the road.

Every minute, we shed about 30-40 thousand dead cells off the surface of our skin, more if your skin is especially dry.  In just the time it took you to read this, you’ve shed about 20,000 skin cells.  So what can we do to help?  Drink water, and lots of it!

Do you wonder why it seems like drinking water is at the root of every diet, workout and skin regime? That’s because it works! Your organs need it to function. For the most part, the more water you drink, the easier it will be to keep your skin healthy, retain elasticity, and help fight signs of aging, not to mention it is great for your weight loss plan!

In the winter, we tend to put on heavy creams and ointments to help fight off the damages caused by the winter wind. Spring, however, means lighter lotions, specifically those with some SPF.   Keep an eye out for products that double as moisturizers and UV barriers to protect the skin.  Sunflower oil and Vitamin E work as emollients that trap moisturizers inside the skin cells and keep them hydrated.  Alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy also help replenish dry skin.  Glycolic Acid is also great to remove dead skin cells that can leave you with glowing skin.

Following these tips are a sure way to get healthy and replenished skin!

 

Pam D.’s Weight Loss Story

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When I started at Elevation Medical Weight loss, my starting weight was 139.6 pounds. This may not seem like a lot to some, but to me it was. I was always active when I was younger and never had an issue with weight. After having 2 children and getting a little older, my energy levels had gone down and the pounds started going up. I hated trying clothes on and having to get dressed and go out somewhere because I just felt so uncomfortable in everything I owned.

In the first month, I lost 11.8 pounds! The second month, I lost another 5.8 pounds. That’s almost 18 pounds in just 2 months! I was so glad to find a program that actually worked. The weight was coming off and my energy levels were back up. I no longer had the “sluggish” feeling all day like I had before. I felt more confident when I was getting dressed to go out and loved going to try clothes on again. I was able to enjoy being outside and playing with my kids again without feeling completely exhausted.

Some advice for those going through this or those hesitant to try it, it is worth it! The results are amazing and you will feel so much better. Just stick with the meal plans and program as directed and you will not be disappointed. Overall, I am feeling so much better on a daily basis and enjoy being able to do the things I was not able to do before.

Farin W.’s story

My journey started in August 2017. I had been on a low carb/high protein diet for 2 years and had lost 30 lbs already, but just couldn’t seem to break through the plateau I had hit at 185 pounds. I heard about Elevation from a friend of mine, so I made an appointment and here I am 10 months later down  2 lbs below my original goal weight of 165 lbs. That’s 22lbs… I haven’t been this size, physically fit or as healthy since HS. Being on this program has given me the control and energy I needed to break through my plateau and make great strides to getting to my goals! Losing weight has always been a struggle for me, and I have tried every diet fad out there and never had the results I’ve seen with Elevation. I highly recommend giving it a try! The products are easy to use and they work. Period. The staff and Doctors are always friendly, helpful and encouraging! I have set a new weight goal of 155lbs. Don’t hesitate to take the first step to the new you! I promise Elevation gives you the tools and support you need to get there!

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The Buddy Program is Back!

Buddy Weight Loss at Elevation

Bring a buddy with you to start or refill your monthly meds, HCG or Sermorelin and you each get $10 off your total price and a free B-12 for your visit!

You will get the discount every month when you bring a buddy!

Package must include Medications to qualify for a discount, B-shot only packages do not qualify

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I started off my weight loss journey in December 2017! I have always been a yo-yo dieter my whole life no matter what you do once you stop doing it you will gain the weight back so why not make it easier on yourself with a little boost from elevation weight loss! The program is so easy to follow and you can set your own pace!

In just 7 months time I have lost over 54.6 lbs and have also kept them off!!  Losing lbs is nice but losing the inches are the best part I started off with a 45-inch waist and got measured today in the office and I am down to a 37-inch waist! That is 8 inches off…. I have gone down in pants sizes from a size 18 to a size 11/12, most tops I can fit into a size medium and the most exciting this is I can cross my legs again yippee! I really never thought I would get back into sizes I was in as a teen but those days are fast approaching!

Every single day I get compliments and encouragement to keep going and I can say that it is possible with a little help! Why wait to make yourself feel better!! I did a little motivational exercise and I went to the store and picked up a 25 lb bag of sugar and walked around with it for a few minutes I was winded and my arms hurt! I can’t believe I was actually carrying 2 bags of that on my body! How did I ever get around day to day? I don’t want to go back to those added extra bags I will keep it off with the help of evolution!

-Lee C.

Kurt’s Weight Loss Story

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I started this process a little over 5 months ago. My journey began at 336 lbs which is by far the biggest I have been. I’ve always been a bigger guy and was ok with that, but it had gotten out of control. I needed a jump start to get me interested in losing the weight without getting discouraged.

The staff at Elevation in Weirton was more than helpful and full of positive reinforcement. In a short time, I noticed an increase in energy and motivation. I followed the meal plan the best I could and was seeing results. It was just the start I needed to keep me focused on the journey.
I’ve since lost 90 lbs. It’s by far one of the best decisions I’ve made!! My original goal was 50 lbs and to be honest I never thought that was possible. By the time I hit my goal I was all in and didn’t want to stop there.

I’m continuing to follow the meal plan and going to the Weirton office. I’m excited to see where this journey will take me.

-Kurt S.

 

Botox Now Available

Exciting news! We are now offering Botox treatments in our offices.

If you are interested, please contact us here, or through our Facebook page.

We will ask you to send in a picture (we will explain the details in a response email) and we will get back to you with what our suggested form of treatment will be.  With that, you will be told the approximate units that will be needed and the total price.  This must be done before you come in to have your consultation and treatment, to ensure that we have adequate product on hand.

Botox Cosmetic Injections Info

Pricing
1-100 units $13/unit
> 100 units $11/unit *Can be shared with 1 other person or stay on your chart as a credit*

How many units of Botox are typically used?

# Units Range of Costs (every 3 months)
Glabella (frown lines between the brows) 20-25 units $260-$325
PACKAGE price $220-$275
Forehead lines 10-20 units $130-260
PACKAGE price  $110-$220
Crow’s Feet
(sides of the eyes)
10-30 units
both sides
$130-$390
PACKAGE price   $220-$390

**Units of Botox vary from person to person.  Some patients have larger facial muscles than others and will require more Botox to get the same effect and longevity of results.  Men tend to have larger and stronger facial muscles than women and men almost always require more Botox. Some patients will metabolize their Botox faster than others and will require more Botox units.  Some patients are very sensitive to Botox and will require fewer Botox units for the same desired effect. The right amount of Botox for you takes some trial and error between you and your injector.

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 FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

10% OFF BOTOX TREATMENTS
exp 3/15/2019

**Please note that diet medications can only be dispensed during physician hours or by appointments**

Aimee M.’s Weight Loss Story

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As a child of the clean your plate generation I have always had trouble pushing the plate away.  I didn’t want to waste food and would stuff myself until I was full, not comfortable.  When we went out to eat I always ordered the richest item on the menu.  My diet consisted of pasta, bread, sweets, and sweet tea was my only beverage.  It wasn’t that I didn’t like healthy food, I just didn’t eat that way.

As a result, I have always been one of those people who fights their weight.  To make matters worse my doctor diagnosed me with hypothyroidism and asthma, so my body wasn’t going to make the fight any easier.  I was continuously starving myself to lose a couple pounds just to gain it back a week later.  There isn’t a fad diet or exercise program I didn’t try and fail.  At one point I even had liposuction which was miserable and expensive.  Everywhere we went I was comparing myself to other women, wishing I had their bodies or looked like them.  I hated the way I looked and felt so I ate to feel better, which only made me feel worse.

When I started the program on 4/12/2018 I was a size 12/14 with a 37″ waist and weighed 170 pounds, at 5’2″ I was overweight, unhealthy and unhappy.  My life has changed dramatically in the past 3 months.  I started the program with the appetite suppressants and HCG shots for the first month.  The second month I was taking the appetite suppressants and now I’m only taking a weekly B-12 shot.  I have learned to eat smaller portions of healthier foods and I’m drinking lots of water.

On my last check in on 7/10/2018; I say with extreme pleasure I am down 30 pounds, weighing in at 140 pounds with a 28″ waist and wearing a size 7.  I go to the gym 4 days a week and without all the extra weight I can work out without using my inhaler.  I smile all the time and don’t compare myself to anybody.  I feel beautiful in my own skin which is something I haven’t felt since junior high.  My husband who has always been supportive and loving has seen the difference in my attitude and is so proud of my accomplishments. I have so much more energy and want to go out and do things.  I am confident at my new healthy weight and happy to have found this life-changing program.

For anybody considering this option I can honestly say, if you follow the plan and stick with it, IT WILL WORK!

Thank you Elevation Medical Weight Loss for helping to make me a better version of myself.

Aimee M.

Lose More Weight with a Buddy!

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Our patients have asked, and we have listened. Starting February 1, 2019, we will be bringing back our Buddy Progam.

What does the Buddy Program mean?  It means that you don’t have to diet by yourself anymore, grab a buddy and come in together for a consultation or renewal.  This promotion is open to new and returning clients.

When you come in, let the receptionist know that you brought a buddy, and go in together (though, you don’t have to let them see the scales).  You will both receive $10.00 off of your medications each ( this includes Phentermine, HCG, and/or Sermorelin).  The $10 OFF for you and your buddy is only available for these medications and is NOT valid for any B-vitamin injections or packages. You also both get a free B12 Metabolism shot. (Not used toward Lipo/Fat Burner/Energy with anti-inflammatory or complex) B12 Metabolism only.

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RULES of PARTICIPATION

BOTH buddies must be at the same clinic at the same time and be seen together.
-Nothing can be substituted.  Including the free shot. It must be the regular B12 Metabolism
-You can bring your buddy monthly to get your discount.
-You cannot use the $10 discounts on B-vitamin shots or shot packages.
-You cannot combine this discount with any other discounts (i.e. referral credits)

**Please note that medications cannot be dispensed during general office hours, but only during physician hours**