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Featured Client: Terry S.
Holiday Hours
Featured PWLC Recipe
Open House Jan.. 5th!
Flexible Spending Accounts and Weight Loss Programs
Weight Loss Program Tax Deductions!
Behavior Tip
Nutrition Tip
 

 
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Louise P. 

 

 

Maintenance for Life Client

 

Louise came to us in March of 2006 

She lost 21 lbs and 28 inches and has maintained her goal for over 7 years!!
“…My doctor took me off the cholesterol medication that I was on for 10 years and said I should be proud of what I had done! Thank you Physician’s Weight Loss!
P.S. And the gals were so very friendly and helpful every time I came in!”

CONGRATS ON YOUR SUCCESS LOUISE! YOU ARE AN  INSPIRATION! 

HOLIDAY HOURS
We will be OPEN
Christmas Eve Day and New Year’s Eve Day
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

We will be CLOSED

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and resuming regular business hours on Thursday, January 2nd 2014 

COME IN AND SEE US!
Jump Start Your New Year’s Resolutions!
Thursday, 01/02/14
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Happy Holidays!!!

Holiday Pudding PARFAIT
Ingredients:
  • 1 Packet PWLC Double Chocolate Pudding
  • 1 Packet PWLC Dulce de Leche Pudding
  • 1 Packet of PWLC Vanilla Pudding (add food coloring to make it festive!!)
  • 12oz water total
  • 1-2 packages PWLC Cinnamon Swirls snack pack

christmas parfait

Mix all puddings in separate bowls with 4 oz water each and allow to set. Using 3 parfait glasses alternate layers of all 3 puddings equally.
Add Cinnamon Swirls to the top when ready to serve.
(Makes 3 servings)

 

Enjoy a healthy treat that fits into your plan!!

 

Open House
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JOIN US! We are having our monthly Open House Meeting on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Physician’s Onalaska location. The main topic of the meeting will be “New Goals for 2014”,  Free food, secret discounts for attendees and great information to help your journey.
 Guests are welcome!
Onalaska, WI 
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Endless holiday “to do lists” can quickly wear you down and make you lose track! We are here to help you overcome those overwhelming obstacles and achieve peace throughout the year!
 

Read on to learn about Flexible Spending Accounts benefits, Program Tax Credits, Holiday tips, Nutrition tips and more!
We look forward to seeing you!  
 

Your Friends at
Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers-Onalaska

 

With you every day, every pound of the way! 

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS
 

December is a hectic time, but there’s one tax task you can’t overlook in the holiday rush. If you have a medical flexible savings account, or FSA, we can provide proper documentation for program/medical costs.

This is a great option to spend the balance of a flex-pay account and receive a lifelong benefit to better not only your weight but your general health.
As a physician supervised weight loss clinic we have experienced our patients requiring less medical care after losing weight as most weight related health issues are reversible, with weight loss.

 

Interested in Tax Deductions for your Program costs?…
PWLC weight loss programs are NOW Section 125 eligible for tax deductions per IRS Publication 502!!!

 

This means that Flex Account savings can go towards the cost of weight loss programs, including those offered

at Physician’s WEIGHT LOSS Centers!  We qualify because we are physician monitored. That’s right…we have an ACTUAL doctor on staff to monitor your progress! Do you have preexisting conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity or other concerns?

Excess weight is directly related to 30 diseases, including some cancers, but many of which can be controlled through the medically monitored nutrition plans that we offer!
Interested in promoting weight loss to ALL of your employees or teammates? We will provide you with an overview of our programs as well as information regarding the Flex Spending options for ALL employees. LOSE WEIGHT together and save tons of money in potential healthcare and health insurance costs for you and your company!
For more information or to book an individual or group consultation, contact us at 608.781. THIN (8446) TODAY!!!
Jump Start your New Year’s Resolution with Physician’s WEIGHT LOSS Centers-Onalaska!

Behavior Tip- Holiday Stress Management

The holidays can be a joyous and wonderful time, but there’s no denying that holiday stress can sometimes creep up on even the most calm and organized among us. Holiday parties, family get-togethers, and other holiday activities can all be fun, but the added demands on our time and attention can all contribute to holiday stress. And then there are the disruptions in regular schedules, travel, preparing meals, and managing house guests, and having less time for yourself and voila! You have a perfect recipe for stress and anxiety.

 

TOP TIPS -How to Handle Stress and Anxiety!
  1. Identify the specific causes of your holiday stress. What are the factors that are causing the most stress and anxiety for you? Then do what you can to address those issues.
  2. Let go of perfection. Don’t put too much emphasis on making everything perfect. Those magazine spreads showing gorgeous holiday decorations and feasts were prepared by teams of designers.
  3. Make a list. Santa isn’t the only one who should be making a list. Write down your wish list of things you’d like to accomplish and ways to accomplish them!
  4. Talk to a friend. Take a break from holiday shopping and preparation to call a friend or meet her over a cup of tea.
  5. Let others help. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the idea of having to cook an entire meal for Christmas or decorating for a party or tending to house guests, have others pitch in.
  6. Set a financial budget to reduce stress and being overwhelmed during the holidays, but it’s also essential to be realistic about budgeting your time and energy.
  7. Get your zzz’s. Sleep affects just about everything including appetite, metabolism, energy, and mood.

Nutrition Tip – Helpful tips for Holiday Parties!

Holidays bring family and friends together to celebrate traditions and spread good cheer.  They also bring lots of opportunities for socializing, eating, and drinking. Even the most disciplined struggle with temptation during the holiday season.

To navigate the party landmines with your healthy diet intact, you need a strategy.

  1. TRIM BACK THE TRIMMINGS! Go all out and deck the halls with boughs of holly, glitter, and lights, but when it comes to holiday food, accessorize with care. Trim calories wherever you can so you leave the party feeling satisfied, but not stuffed.
  2. WEAR SNUG CLOTHES! When you wear snug-fitting attire, chances are you’ll be too busy holding in your stomach to overeat. While you stand around looking posh in your holiday finery, hold a drink in your dominant hand so it won’t be so easy to grab food.
  3. CHEW GUM. When you don’t want to eat, pop a piece of sugarless gum into your mouth. This works well when you’re cooking or when you’re trying not to dive into the buffet.
  4. NO SKIPPIING MEALS. Always eat normally on the day of a party. People who skip meals to save up calories tend to overeat everything in sight once they get there. Eating sensibly throughout the day will take the edge off the appetite and empower a bit of restraint. Start with a nourishing breakfast, have a light lunch, then a small snack or salad shortly before the event.
  5. CHECK IT OUT. When you arrive at the party, grab a sparkling water with a twist, and wait at least 30 minutes before eating. This will give you time to relax, get comfortable in your surroundings, and survey your food choices on the buffet before diving in. A buffet is an invitation to eat all you can, and unless you carefully scrutinize it and make wise choices, you’re likely to overeat.
  6. ELIMINATE ALCOHOL. Alcoholic drinks are loaded with calories — especially holiday favorites like eggnog. Cut out alcohol by drinking water, seltzer water or diet soda with a lime.
  7. SKIP THE APPETIZERS.  If you need a little nibble before the meal, go for the veggies, & fruit.

Holiday parties are much more than food and drinks. They are a time to delight in the traditions of the season, and enjoy the company of family and friends. If you keep the focus on the spirit of the season, you’ll most likely get through the holidays without gaining a pound.

 

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New content for 2014!

As I started my journey of weight loss, I didn’t have a clear vision of what sacrifices I would need to make, and everything I would need to do to make myself successful- in short- I was bad at time management. In 2014, I’ve come up with a plan to help me with my stick-to-it-iveness: keep my expectations on point and also plan, plan, plan ahead. Finally, not to put too much on my plate. In order to see success, you have to want it, but you also have to have the tools to be great!

Some things that I have started to be successful in the new year:

1. I got a new planner to track not only the mundane, like work appointments, but also to track and pencil in times and days to weigh in, pick up product, and work out.

2. I have secured work out buddies to go to the gym with. This makes it all the easier to get there and do the full amount of work required to see some toning and a metabolism boost.

3. Letting go of excuses. I had an MRI done last week, and there’s a good chance I’ll need to have surgery again at some point… but I have in my power the opportunity to lose some of the weight that may have caused injury, as well as to stay active and follow my physical therapy.

Here is some new content for 2014: Guest bloggers! I will have some friends who have been successful in different areas share with you their secrets to success; More Content! I will be posting more often and giving you motivation to succeed! More pictures and numbers! This is a comprehensive blog- these items shouldn’t have to stay hidden! More info from Physician’s Weight Loss Center! I’ll be sharing their specials and newsletters. More Facebook posts! This will increase my readership.

A blog is a work in progress. I’ve never done one before, so I’ve been learning the ropes. How much posting is too much posting? How much original content should I post and how much outside content should I give to you, my readers?

I am always open to suggestions, and let’s make 2014 the year we finally say: Enough is enough. I’m done being overweight. I’m ready to get active. I care about my health.

Cheers, Meg 🙂

The Holiday Shuffle!

I don’t know about you guys but I’ve been crazay busy with the holiday season upon us! From things speeding way up at work, to beginning my final MBA project, to my impending move, as well as my dad’s guardianship and conservatorship changing, it’s been super easy to put weight loss on the back burner. BUT I CAN’T!

I really need to re-focus! I made a list of things that I can’t do since I am overweight, and this, my friends, is embarrassing:

1. I can’t Run.

2. I can’t Do MMA with my friend Cindi.

3. Sometimes, I have to use a cane. Just to walk.

4. I get out of breath doing really not hard things!

5. I can’t do yoga!

These are five things that I enjoy doing that I have a hard time with now that I am heavier. Granted, some can be attributed to my back surgery. But some is just a weight thing.

I know you guys have the same concerns, issues, and burdens. Let’s work together and say “enough is enough”!

🙂 Meg