P.J.’s Weight Loss Story

Elevation Medical Weight Loss of Pittsburgh, Weirton, & MorgantownBook an appointment using SetMoreGreen Tree: 2350 Noblestown Rd. Pittsburgh (412) 458-5042  
North Hills: 1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh (412) 847-8083
South Hills: 5301 Grove Rd., Pittsburgh (412) 819-4614
Weirton: 241 Three Springs Dr. (304) 914-3112
Morgantown: 5004 Mid Atlantic Dr. (304) 777-2640
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In January I remove turning that dreaded 40.. yes I was over the hill. I thought to myself that I could either get busy living or get busy dying. I made the choice in early February 2018 to make a life-altering decision that would completely redefine the person that I am today. I was determined to not only lose weight but to live a healthier lifestyle. I had to change the type of choices I made each day. I knew I couldn’t do this alone. I needed professional help! I needed help from someone that understood where I have been and where I wanted to be. That’s when I decided to visit Elevation Medical Weight Loss in Weirton, WV.

Their weight loss professionals helped put me on the right path to a new healthier life. They provided me with the daily meds and a diet plan that would be most suitable for my current lifestyle. I was amazed at how quickly the plan worked for me. I lost 12 lbs after the first 7 days. As I moved into the 2 weeks I noticed my energy and stamina increasing during my time at the gym. I noticed I was able to continue the treadmill for that extra 15 minutes. I started eating healthier and drinking more water since I wasn’t craving sugar. I started moving away from carbs and leaning more towards vegetables and foods high in protein. When I started lifting weights and watched my body transform into a younger me. I have three daughters that are all under the age of 12. I was now able to join them in activities and even wrestling with them in the backyard without getting winded after 5 minutes. I had lost a total of 41 lbs in 3 months and regained the endurance and muscle. In addition to my weight loss, I dropped 9 inches off my waist.

I’m in better shape now than I was in my late 20’s.  I recommend Elevation Medical Weight Loss to anyone who wants to feel good again, anyone who refuses to give up, and anyone who wants to make that life change for the better. It’s not easy my friends!! You must be willing to alter your lifestyle. You need that drive to exercise when you are tired after work, order the broccoli instead of fries, and stop making excuses on why you can’t do it!! Yes… I promise you that you can do this. If I could do it anyone can. My kids are happier now! I’m happier now! Life has a funny way of keeping score. I’m glad I chose the winning team. Thank you Elevations Medical Weight Loss for guiding me to a new life I’ve always dreamed of having.

Your forever client and friend,

P.J. K.

2018 Holiday Hours

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All of our offices will be closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will be open for regular hours starting Wednesday, December 26th,  2018.

Our office will also be closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019, for New Year’s Day.

We would like to thank all of our patients for making 2018 a phenomenal year.  In 2018 we added 3 locations and helped hundreds of new patients.  Together we lost thousands of pounds and we know 2019 will be even better.

We at Elevation Medical Weight Loss would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2019!

2019

Elevation Medical Weight Loss of Pittsburgh, Weirton, & MorgantownBook an appointment using SetMoreGreen Tree: 2350 Noblestown Rd. Pittsburgh (412) 458-5042  
North Hills: 1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh (412) 847-8083
South Hills: 5301 Grove Rd., Pittsburgh (412) 819-4614
Weirton: 241 Three Springs Dr. (304) 914-3112
Morgantown: 5004 Mid Atlantic Dr. (304) 777-2640
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 **Please note that medications cannot be dispensed during general office hours, but only during physician hours or by appointments**

 

North Hills Office Now Opens Mondays

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We are happy to announce that we have added Monday hours to our North Hills clinic.  New patient or medication refills appointments are now available Monday thru Friday.  Our general weigh-in and B-12 injections hours on Monday is 10am-4pm starting now.

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Elevation Medical Weight Loss of North Hills 
1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 
(412) 847-8083
NORTH HILLS GENERAL OFFICE HOURS (shots and weigh-in) NORTH HILLS PHYSICIAN HOURS
(weight loss consults)
Mon: 10am – 4pm
Tues: 9am – 4pm
Weds: 10am – 6pm
Thurs – Fri: 10am – 4pm
Tues: 9am – 12pm
Weds: 3pm – 6pm
Walk-ins are always welcome during these hours
*EXTENDED hours avail. daily by appts*

We will be available every day for shots and weigh-ins.  Remember that in order to get a refill on diet medications or HCG, you must be there when there is a provider (Dr. Cooper,  Lauren or Ashley, our physician assistant).  Please check online or call the office to make sure a provider is there if you are wanting a refill or come in for an appointment.

Elevation Medical Weight Loss of Pittsburgh, Weirton, & MorgantownBook an appointment using SetMoreGreen Tree: 2350 Noblestown Rd. Pittsburgh (412) 458-5042  
North Hills: 1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh (412) 847-8083
South Hills: 5301 Grove Rd., Pittsburgh (412) 819-4614
Weirton: 241 Three Springs Dr. (304) 914-3112
Morgantown: 5004 Mid Atlantic Dr. (304) 777-2640
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Donate Your Clothes That Are “Too Big”

Elevation Medical Weight Loss of Pittsburgh, Weirton, & MorgantownBook an appointment using SetMoreGreen Tree: 2350 Noblestown Rd. Pittsburgh (412) 458-5042  
North Hills: 1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh (412) 847-8083
South Hills: 5301 Grove Rd., Pittsburgh (412) 819-4614
Weirton: 241 Three Springs Dr. (304) 914-3112
Morgantown: 5004 Mid Atlantic Dr. (304) 777-2640
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In continuing with our “Elevation Cares” campaign, we have noticed that many of you are losing so much weight that you probably have clothes that are now too big for you.  We have decided to place a rack in our “weighing room” for those of you who want to get rid of all of your “too big” clothes.

We would like nice, clean, and untorn (unless it’s the style) clothes that are too big for you, so that we may make it available for someone who may be on their way to their goals and in need of “in between clothes”. If you drop off something, take a look at what we have, there may be something that you want… if so, just take it.

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We encourage people to not hold on to their bigger clothes.  If you donate them and get them out of your closet,  you are more likely to keep the weight off.

So come in and browse our gently used clothes and if you need to try them on, you can! This is our way of saying “Congratulations” on your weight loss.   You do not need to be a patient to participate, so if you bring someone, they can look too!

 

Fall Is Here!

Elevation Medical Weight Loss of Pittsburgh, Weirton, & MorgantownBook an appointment using SetMore2350 Noblestown Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15205 (412) 458-5042  
1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (412) 847-8083
241 Three Springs Dr. Weirton, WV 26062 (304) 914-3112
5004 Mid Atlantic Dr, Morgantown, WV(304) 777-2640
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Fall is here! As we welcome to shorter days, crisp air and colorful leaves, we should think of the new season as a chance for a fresh start to your healthy habits.  As we pack up our swimsuits and flip flops and bring out those sweaters and toboggans, let’s not use the change in wardrobe as an excuse to forget our fitness goals. Some of us tend to gain weight in the summer even though we seem to be more active thanks in large part to, barbecues, graduation parties, weddings, and other gatherings. Fall, however, is the perfect time to undo the damage, since while Summers tend to stay busy Fall affords many of us more opportunity to slow down and refocus on our health and our families.

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Below are a few Fall tips for getting the most out of the season:

  • Pumpkins aren’t just for decorating–they are rich in phytosterols, and loaded with vitamins A and C. Some studies show that adding pumpkin into an already balanced diet can lower cholesterol.
  • Don’t forget to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.  Your skin will thank you and so will your immune system especially in the cool windy weather.  Probiotics have been known to boost our immune system which seems to always be worse in the fall.  You know another source of immunity booster? Pumpkin!
  • Turn the computers off and put your sneakers on and go outside.  Nothing is better than walking with the crisp air and fall foliage.  Spending time outdoors have been known to improve your concentration and your mood, especially as the daylight hours diminish.
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  • If you must perform yard work, you can also use that as an alternative to a workout in a pinch.  For a 150 pound person, 30 minutes of raking leaves, or planting/weeding, or playing with the little ones can each easily burn up to 150 calories. (Just wait until you see how many calories you can burn shoveling snow in a few months)
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  • Autumn veggies are filled with heart-healthy vitamins.  Try roasting fall veggies with a little oil and salt & pepper, the extra fiber will also help avoid the urge to overindulge in all of the pumpkin spice treats we get surrounded by this time of year.

Fall doesn’t have to be the season that we dread just because it gets colder and grayer.  With these tips, we can make fall a fun, healthy time of year.

Bernice K. Has Unbelievable Success!

Elevation Medical Weight Loss of Pittsburgh, Weirton, & Morgantown Book an appointment using SetMore2350 Noblestown Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15205 (412) 458-5042  
1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (412) 847-8083
241 Three Springs Dr. Weirton, WV 26062 (304) 914-3112
5004 Mid Atlantic Dr, Morgantown, WV(304) 777-2640
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Two years ago after I gave birth to my daughter, I was the heaviest I had ever been, weighing in at 240 lbs.

Between pregnancy, not much exercise, and eating unhealthy, I couldn’t stand the way I was feeling. I was so happy with a healthy newborn, yet so miserable mentally and physically. I knew I had to make a change. Finally, in April of 2017 I had begun my journey. Dedication, hard work, discipline, and Elevation Weight Loss’s program.

So far I have lost a total of 70 pounds in 12 months. I made goals each month for myself. I pulled out smaller clothes and hung them on my closet as a constant reminder thinking “I want to wear this again one day, and I will make it happen.”

I feel great. My joints don’t hurt, I can now run a few miles without stopping, where I could not run for more than 2 minutes at my heaviest. And no longer am I depressed. Exercising is the best form of stress relief for me. I made sure to keep track of my calories every day. Small balanced meals along with healthier snack options. Visiting Elevation Weight Loss Center, weighing in, and having such an encouraging friendly team on my side was a huge help for me. Packing lunches, and not stopping for food on the go. Logging my meals and what I ate every day also helped immensely.

Losing weight is a process. Unfortunately, we all know it does not happen overnight. There were times I was so frustrated thinking “Wow I have only lost 10 lbs, I have 70 more to go”. No matter what, I kept pushing forward. Whether it was a brisk walk around the mall with the stroller or a light jog around the block, I took small baby steps to a better, healthier me. There’s beauty in every stage of this journey; celebrate small milestones, have a cheat meal or a piece of chocolate cake once in a while, we are all human. If I can do it, you can too.

-Bernice K.

Check-in With Us!

Let your friends know you are here by checking in with us.

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After your initial visit, we like for you to drop by for weekly weigh-ins and to assess how you are doing. When you are here, you can check-in via Facebook once per week and be entered to win a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

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Check into Green Tree Click here
Check into North Hills Click here
Check into Weirton Click here
Check into Morgantown Click here

We will put all check-ins from all locations together and draw 1 winner per week.  The winner is to be announced on our Facebook page 🙂

Elevation Medical Weight Loss of Pittsburgh, Weirton, & Morgantown Book an appointment using SetMore2350 Noblestown Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15205 (412) 458-5042  
1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (412) 847-8083
241 Three Springs Dr. Weirton, WV 26062 (304) 914-3112
5004 Mid Atlantic Dr, Morgantown, WV(304) 777-2640
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Labor Day

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All of our offices will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018, in observance of Labor Day.  We will open regular hours on Tuesday, except for Green Tree, which will reopen on Wednesday in accordance with our regular schedule.

We all hope you have a great and safe weekend!

Elevation Medical Weight Loss of Pittsburgh, Weirton, & Morgantown Book an appointment using SetMore2350 Noblestown Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15205 (412) 458-5042  
1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (412) 847-8083
241 Three Springs Dr. Weirton, WV 26062 (304) 914-3112
5004 Mid Atlantic Dr, Morgantown, WV(304) 777-2640
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Morgantown Sign is Up! Also, New Hours

The Morgantown, WV sign has arrived!  We are official.  We have also extended some of our provider hours so that we can be more available for patients trying to fit an appointment into their busy schedules.

Our NEW days and hours for providers are:

Mondays: 2pm – 5 pm
Thursdays: 10am- 1pm
Fridays:  by appointments

We will continue to be open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for shots and weigh-ins.

Reminder: The only time medications can be distributed, are when the providers are there.

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STOP IN AND SEE US!

 ** Our Morgantown office is located directly off I-68 Exit 7 (Airport/Pierpont Rd) by the Amedisys Home Health **

You can schedule an appointment at any one of our Pittsburgh, Weirton, or Morgantown locations by clicking below

Elevation Medical Weight Loss of Pittsburgh, Weirton, & Morgantown Book an appointment using SetMore2350 Noblestown Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15205 (412) 458-5042  
1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (412) 847-8083
241 Three Springs Dr. Weirton, WV 26062 (304) 914-3112
5004 Mid Atlantic Dr, Morgantown, WV(304) 777-2640
 ⇒ CONTACT US HERE FOR QUESTIONS/CONCERNS 

 

Increase Your Protein Intake to Lose More Weight

Elevation Medical Weight Loss of Pittsburgh, Weirton, & Morgantown Book an appointment using SetMore2350 Noblestown Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15205 (412) 458-5042  
1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (412) 847-8083
241 Three Springs Dr. Weirton, WV 26062 (304) 914-3112
5004 Mid Atlantic Dr, Morgantown, WV(304) 777-2640
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Frequently we will have clients come to us with questions regarding how to lose weight more quickly or to continue losing when they have hit a stand-still.  As previously discussed in our article, 7 Tips on How To Break the Weight Loss Plateau, one of the easier options is just to increase your protein consumption.

If your physician has medically cleared you to consume more protein, you may want to replace a 300-400 calories meal with a side of green vegetables and several ounces of very lean meat (turkey breast, chicken breast etc.) OR 2-3 scoops of a lean protein powder.

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Look at how slim we are, and we just take pictures with the protein

We have personally taste-tested and reviewed in detail nutritional information on more than half a dozen protein powders.

Our personal top pick is OPTIMUM NUTRITION WHEY PROTEIN
Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder
Double Rich Chocolate or Vanilla flavor
5 Pound for $58 at GNC stores or Amazon.com *

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Remy + Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein

When you drink 3 scoops of protein mixed with cold water, you are consuming 360 calories and that has 72 grams protein & 9 grams carbs. This will serve as a meal replacement for your busy schedule and help you get more protein in your diet.

*We have no affiliation with the manufacturers of any reviewed products. All product reviews are opinions and should not be taken as medical advice.*