Weight Management

Don’t let the roasted turkey, homemade dressing, and pumpkin pie get you off balance this Thanksgiving. Instead of stuffing yourself at one huge meal packed with carbohydrates and sugar that can wreak havoc on diabetes and other health issues, plan to eat smaller portions of healthier foods throughout the day instead. When you do sit down to eat your Thanksgiving meal, take tim ...

Lisa   Veronica  What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? “Probably the biggest change I’ve noticed has been learning how to exercise and doing it consistently.” “I now have the energy to have a dance party with my 4- and 6-year-old nieces. Before I started working out regularly, I would get tired and have to take a bre ...

Glenda   Joei  What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago?  “My clothes fit much better. I even had to buy smaller sizes. I can also work a whole shift without feeling dead tired.”   “I have less back pain. I am able to run around with my child without back problems.” What is the most significant change that you have m ...

  Carol   Katie  What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? “I now slow down and look at my choices. Avoiding impulse decisions helps me make healthier selections. Even though it seems I’m always in a hurry, I’m better at choosing options that are quick, but healthy.” “I am more aware of my strengths and limitatio ...

Rosharion Vivian What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? “I can exercise for an hour or longer without feeling exhausted. I can wear clothes from my closet that I have not worn in the last year. I can also wear clothes that are a size smaller.” “I went shopping for uniforms and I was able to buy a smaller size. It has been a while sin ...

                                            Debra   Angela*  What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago?  “I bought three pairs of jeans a year ago that ...

John   Lisa What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? “I can say no to foods that I don’t need to eat. In addition to this achievement, I can eat less when I do decide to eat something.” “Because of the lifestyle changes that I have been able to make and incorporate into my life, such as eating breakfast on a more regula ...

Ema Steve What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? “I’ve learned to eat smaller portions and still feel satisfied. I can now run more than three miles at a time.” “I can plank for two minutes!” What is the most significant change that you have made in your eating habits?  “One of the biggest changes has bee ...

By Carrie Camin Assistant Vice President, Wellness Methodist Health System I know I’m running the risk of being perceived as the witch who wrecked Halloween or the apparition that applied logic to ghoulish fun, but I have a theory. I believe you can celebrate Halloween and fall festivals without consuming a year’s worth of sugar and calories in one night. Having a happy, h ...

By Angela Wrighten, RN Angela is a staff nurse in Outpatient Chemotherapy at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Over the last few years, Angela wasn’t the healthy person she used to be. She’s on the right path now. She has changed her eating and exercise habits and is enjoying her favorite activities again. 1. What’s the most important takeaway you’ve learned in this pr ...

By Sharina Arceneaux Sharina is an education specialist in Nursing Administration at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Because Sharina has a family history of heart disease, she’s met the challenge to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. 1. What’s the most important takeaway you’ve learned in this program that you’ll use to stay on track the rest of your life? This program has defini ...

By Erik Leopard HR Business Partner, Methodist Dallas Medical Center 1.What’s the most important takeaway you’ve learned in this program that you’ll use to stay on track for the rest of your life? Calorie counting Reading food labels 2. Out with the old and in with the new. Give me two new healthy habits you’ve incorporated into your life. Calorie counting Por ...

By Sarah Reynolds, CMOM Office manager, MedHealth 1. What’s the most important takeaway you’ve learned in this program that you’ll use to stay on track for the rest of your life? The MOST important takeaway I've learned on this journey is that I am CAPABLE. Anything people set their minds to can be achieved. All it takes is the right motivation (in my case, my family) an ...

By Joslyn Pribble Joslyn is a manager in Pathology at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. She has become more active and is making healthier decisions every day. 1. Congratulations on reaching month four of I am Methodist Health. We want specifics this month. What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? I can climb 10 flights of stairs without taking a break. I h ...

By Angela Wrighten, RN Angela is a staff nurse in Outpatient Chemotherapy at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Over the last few years, Angela has gotten away from the healthy person she used to be. She’s on the right path now. She has changed her eating and exercise habits, and is enjoying her favorite activities again.  1. Congratulations on reaching month four of I ...

By Beth Leermakers, Employee Health Coach Easy. Make healthy eating a no-brainer. Identify a few healthier choices at your favorite restaurants, and then stick with those foods. Out of reach. Keep high-calorie, tempting foods or beverages out of your house. When they’re out of sight, they’re out of mouth. Eat only when you are truly hungry (such as when your stomach is ...

By Sharina Arceneaux Sharina is an education specialist in Nursing Administration at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Because Sharina has a family history of heart disease, she’s ready to take on the challenge of living a heart-healthy lifestyle.  1.   Congratulations on reaching month four of I am Methodist Health. We want specifics this month. What can you do now that y ...

By Erik Leopard Erik is an HR business partner at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Over time, Erik has gained weight and fallen into less-than-optimal eating habits. At risk for heart disease and diabetes, Erik has identified clear goals that will help motivate him to make healthier choices. Erik’s goal is to take better care of God’s temple: his body. 1. Congratulations o ...

04/04/2013 The Dallas Business Journal recently honored Methodist Health System as one of the Healthiest Employers in North Texas for its efforts to promote wellness and healthy living to its employees. “Our goal is not only to be one of the healthiest health systems in North Texas, but to become one of the healthiest health systems in America by 2016,” said Stephen L. Ma ...

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By Kathy Clinton Kathy is a massage therapist in Physical Medicine at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. After realizing that she was out of shape, Kathy’s goal was to run a 5K with her son. In February, she did just that. Way to go, Kathy! 1. Congratulations on reaching month four of I am Methodist Health. We want specifics this month. What can you do now that you could ...