A balanced life
We’ll teach you Successful Tools for Realistic, Introspective and Valuable long-term Effective weight-loss.
Strive is a series of virtual group counseling meetings being held by both Dietitian Nancy Lum and Therapist Dawn O’Meally. Participants will have the benefit of receiving both nutrition counseling and psycho-educational therapy at the same time, each and every meeting!
Are you struggling with weight-loss?
Having a hard time finding motivation?
Are you gaining your weight back?
If you answered YES to any of these questions come to our STRIVE Motivational Series, with Nancy Lum, RD, LDN and Dawn O’Meally, LCSW-C, P.A., where we will attack the underlying behavioral issues causing this to happen.
Listen to Carole’s transformative story,
just one of many STRIVE success stories.
And hear from others about their successes…
The tools you ladies have given us are not just weight loss tools, they are tools for life.
I have formed bonds with the ladies in the group. I have learned so much in such a short time. I feel like I’m ready for this change of life. The first time around I feel like I was sent out in the world not prepared. The tools you ladies have given us are not just weight loss tools, they are tools for life. I was apprehensive at first but now I could not imagine how I could do this without this class. For me to do something, I have to process it, I have to fully understand it. You ladies have made this information so that we will understand and process it easily and I am forever grateful. Thank you for the support.
The STRIVE program, Nancy Lum, Dawn O’Meally, and classmates from my weekly STRIVE sessions saved my life.
For the first time in my life, I no longer feel hopeless about my inability to lose excess weight, maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. The STRIVE program, Nancy Lum, Dawn O’Meally, and classmates from my weekly STRIVE sessions saved my life. I found a group of people experiencing issues that I was experiencing. I no longer feel alone and powerless.
Through Strive, I have found a way to untangle my thoughts and see that I do have a choice to be healthy, to exercise, and eat healthy.
I had a gastric sleeve in 2016 – I love 50lbs of my 100lbs of excess weight. I gained back 35 lbs of what I lost. I was feeling depressed, hopeless, and overwhelmed about losing the excess weight. Through Strive, I have found a way to untangle my thoughts and see that I do have a choice to be healthy, to exercise, and eat healthy. I have lost 15 of my ‘regained’ weight. I have broken my daily use of sugar as a drug, and exercise most days. I feel hopeful that I can control what I eat and exercise.
I have learned new tools and how to face my barriers head on. I feel like I have a new way of thinking.
My experience at STRIVE has been amazing. I was surrounded by other people that have had some of the same weight loss challenges. I feel prepared for my surgery now. I have learned new tools and how to face my barriers head on. I feel like I have a new way of thinking.
How STRIVE works:
- Register for STRIVE. Payment is due in full at the time of registration.
- All STRIVE materials will be mailed to your residence several days before the start of class.
- A Zoom professional link will be emailed to you one day before class starts. This link will be used for the duration of the 7 week course. This is an online course.
- Please read the telehealth rules before class.
- If you are seeking a revision and this class is required to clear for surgery, please read through the revision process sheet.
Services & Sessions
Our focus will be on the cognitive & behavioral changes necessary to help you obtain your weight loss goals and to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. At STRIVE MD we want YOU to be able to make the healthy choices necessary to meet your goals. All classes are taught virtually online.
Schedule your one-on-one evaluation with Dawn O’Meally, LCSW-C, P.A and get your journey started today.
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