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.

Sheena M.’s Weight Loss Story

After having my second child I was so upset with the way I looked. I never had to try to lose weight before… I always had stayed around the same size my whole life.

 

For months after he was born, I tried everything. I worked out 5-7 days a week. I ran every day. Tried the 21-day challenge, counted calories, took Hydroxycut, tried to do AdvoCare again (which I loved when I had done the 30-day challenge about 2 years before) and only lost about 10lbs in 6 months. My body was tighter overall and I’m sure I built muscle but my goal weight was still 50lbs away and I was getting married in a year. Something had to give!

 

I started a new job and was recommended by a friend as well as other colleagues to go to Elevation Weight Loss in Green Tree. I made an appointment and began my journey with Dr. Cooper and her husband. There have been bumps along the way… I unexpectedly lost my mom and our wedding venue closed which resulted in us moving our wedding date up by 5 months!

 

I went to Dr. Cooper about the wedding to come up with a plan to get to my goal within 4 months. At this point, I had about 30 lbs to go. With her support and direction, I accomplished my goal by my wedding date! This guidance from the Elevation team along with the regimented diet and medication to help curb my appetite is the only reason I’m back to feeling like myself again!

 

I will be forever grateful and highly recommend anyone to give this a chance before you give up!

 

Thanks!
Sheena M.

Bernice K. Has Unbelievable Success!

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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.

Andrea M.’s Off To a Great Start!

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Hi! I started my journey with Elevation Weight Loss in Weirton on March 9, 2018. I was tired, sad and could barely walk up my steps. When I walked into Elevation, everyone made me feel very welcome and comfortable. One of the first questions was did I have a goal weight I wanted to achieve? I figured I had a lot of weight to lose, so for now, I will set a small goal of 50 lbs since I had soooo much to lose! Now, here I am 2 months later and I’m down 43.5 lbs so far.

I’m feeling wonderful at this point and have no intention of stopping at 50 lbs! I have more energy than I had for a long time. Participating in aerobic swim classes and now even starting to attend a trampoline ounce class… I’m looking forward to the next few months to achieve my goal weight and to keep on going further– no stopping me now! Thanks Elevation for giving me that extra little help I needed to start to change my life!

-Andrea M.

Over 115 Pounds Down, Marijayne’s journey

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I started my journey at the beginning of 2017 when I decided it was time for me to get myself back together after years of diet struggles, failed weight loss attempts. I had tried everything g under the sun at this point. I have struggled with weight issues my whole life and it seemed I would lose but never be able to maintain it, and wasn’t interested in being on a diet my whole life nor saw enough results to continue being motivated.

In January 2017 a friend of mine was telling me she was about to start a program to promote weight loss as she just had a baby and wanted to lose the weight. She notified me of how things were doing for her as she started the program and she was getting a lot of success. This intrigued me, so I called Elevation Medical Weight Loss and made an appointment.

I was nervous, skeptical, and hoping that this was my answer to my weight loss troubles. I got to my appointment and even brought my mom with me. The staff and doctors were very nice, informative and supportive of my situation and goals. So I committed myself to the program and this started day one.

I adjusted my food intake and paired with the medications they gave me, I could see the weight coming off in the first week. Although I would have loved to have spent time in the gym as part of the process, it just wasn’t feasible as I  work two full-time jobs and go to school full time. I continued on this program for six months and lost a substantial amount of weight but I was nervous about what was going to happen once I stopped the program. So I decided to try that and see what happens. I stopped the program for six months and I continued to lose weight about 30 pounds over that period and although it wasn’t as fast it was still good progress. I decided to go back on the program in February of 2018 to reach my goal weight and it’s is working, I am still losing the weight! I couldn’t be happier and so grateful for Elevation Medical Weight Loss for their continued support in my journey. I also used their vitamin B shots to aide in my process. I would recommend them to anybody who has a desire to finally lose the weight. Give them a call!! I know I’m happy I did. My starting weight was 285 and my current weight is 167. Check out my pics for proof!!

Marijayne P.

 

Patty D. ‘s Story…

I started going to Elevation Medical Weight Loss a few years ago.  I immediately felt very comfortable and at ease with Dr. Cooper.  She worked with me through losses and gains (especially during the holidays) and she remained supportive the whole time.  When I look back at pictures I can see the difference in both inches and on the scale.  If I ever started to feel frustrated because of a plateau she would help me to start losing again.  I would recommend her and her staff to anyone.  They are professional, well-organized and friendly.  I highly recommend them and know they will help me to reach my ultimate weight loss goals.

 

Cindy G. Weight Loss Story

My story is simple, I slowly became comfortable with gaining weight. I hated it but had come to terms with how It was happening. I have never been a small person, I have never weighed any less than 180 in my adult years so somehow rising more and more above the 200 was acceptable to me. My family is mostly heavy, quite a few gastric bypass surgeries in there over the years, so I just assumed that was my destiny. On Black Friday 2017, something in me just changed. I was scrolling FB and saw a friend of mine talking about how much better she felt since losing weight. I asked her the secret and she told me about Elevations. That very day I took a shot as a walk in and never looked back. I can’t say I feel so full of energy I can’t run a marathon or anything, but it’s definitely easier to play with my grandson and to hike with the family now. I don’t have to stop near as much. So far I have lost 50 pounds in 6 months. About another 35 to go! YOU can do this with  Elevation -they are amazing people and you never feel judged or alone!

Thanks!!
Cindy G

 

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Stacie G.’s Weight Loss Success

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The day I walked into Elevation Weight Loss, was the beginning of my journey to a healthier me. My wake up call came in June of 2017 when I lost my baby due to a miscarriage. We had been trying for years and it was a dream come true and then that dream was taken away from me suddenly. I was devastated. I looked at myself in the mirror and didn’t recognize the woman that I once knew and loved. I was miserable and was tired of being overweight and wanted a new beginning.

I began walking shortly after that and had lost 27 lbs, but that was not enough. I wanted to start teaching my fitness class again but would not do that until I felt comfortable enough to get back up on that stage. Teaching was and still is a passion of mine because you get to see firsthand the transformations that take place and the inspiration that comes from one person to another. It is very rewarding!

I work hard at eating healthy and exercising, we all know that this is not an easy task. It feels amazing to look in that mirror now and see the reflection of the woman I have worked so hard to become. I am proud to say that I am teaching fitness again and the words of encouragement that I hear is my motivation to keep pushing and inspiring others to do the same.

I have lost a total of 70 pounds since I first began my weight loss journey almost a year ago. I have gone from a size 22 to a size 14. It feels INCREDIBLE and I could not have done it without the help of Elevation Weight Loss!!!

Thank You Elevation for helping me get my life back and the confidence I had been looking for for a long time.

-Stacie G.

Cliff K.’s Story

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Dear Valerie,

I want to thank you and the people of Elevation. I started out weighing 383.6 lbs (11/18/2017). Since following your system, I am happy to say that as of today (5/24/2018) I weigh 328 lbs. Not only do I feel much better but I have a lot more energy.  I sleep better, focus better, and even do my sales job better. I did take off a little over a month from the program and to my surprise, I did not gain a whole lot but maintained mostly. As soon as I started back up, the pounds began to fall off again. I wonder how far down I would have been had I not taken the time off.  I can walk without straining to breathe. It was embarrassing when I would tour a customers facility and have to stop to catch my breath. No more! I fit into clothes that I have not worn in years. Again, I can’t thank you enough. I’m even sleeping better and my sleep apnea is nowhere near what it once was. People ask me how I did it and I send them to you.  Forever grateful.

Best regards,

Cliff K.

With support from friends and family, Beth G. is doing phenomenal with her weight loss progress

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I am a single mother of 2 grown sons that I devoted my entire life too.  They came first, along with all of their activities and such, and I put myself last.  Over time I just got used to being heavy and thought that is how my life was going to be.   I tried every diet possible and had success at times,  but it never lasted.  I also battled a few health problems and I contributed that to some of my weight gain.  But I had to finally admit to myself, I like food, and lots of it, and I had to get control.

A few of my friends were on Elevation Weight Loss program and they were having amazing results.  So I reached out to them and they told me how wonderful the program was and how amazing doctors and staff were.   I made the decision, after Christmas I would go and find out about the program for myself.  So on January 9, 2018, I drug one of my best friends with me, and we went and took the plunge and signed up for the program.  It was honestly the best decision of my life.

I have lost 50.4 pounds so far and would like to lose about 20 more.  I have amazing energy and feel absolutely wonderful.  I kicked the habit of drinking Diet Coke (which is a large feat for me) and learned to drink lots of water now, and eat the right way. The best thing of every week when I weigh in is the text messages I send to my sons telling them what I lost that week and their replies saying how proud they are of me.  It’s all worth it!  The combination of the program, exercise and phenomenal support group, I know I can reach my goal.  Thank you Elevation Weight Loss for giving me my life back!

-Beth G.