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LISA CHECKING IN
APRIL 2022

I will NOT be taking any NEW clients from APRIL 1 to July 1 2022 so I can finish all the plans. For people who have been waiting, and also properly follow up with current and long term folks in a timely manner. I hate to have to do this. If I finish up early I will definitely move that date up!

Prayers for Ukraine and my clients families who are still there or misplaced. Hoping to see PEACE for everyone.

I’m hoping to go away to Phoenix April 28 – May 3 to see “granddaughter” Lili, but my father has some upcoming major surgeries so I may have to post pone. IF I am able to escape for a bit I will be texting on the trip but taking a break from writing meal plans or phone sessions.

Thank you for all the well wishes for my family and my fur baby family too. Some of you know I had. To put my beloved 100 pound Max (black lab/Great Dane mix) down a few weeks ago from Cancer. I so miss the “boom boom boom” of his huge paws walking or running thru my tine house. The “new normal” without a pet is so hard but we are doing ok. Knowing he’s with a bunch of brothers and cousins across the rainbow bridge does help the soul.

NON happy 1 year anniversary from having evil covid – which I picked up unknowing a couple days BEFORE SHOT 1 way back in late March 2021. I know it helped my lungs and I did continue on to get shot 2 + booster. I am still having some long haulers fatigue. It really is from another dimension. Luckily the hair loss stopped a while ago, the waves of nausea also stopped a few months ago. WHOO HOO!! It’s been so incredibly frustrating when you are used to being the energizer bunny.

In my 30 year career, new clients and returning clients continues to be the busiest it has ever been.   I am hoping I can be caught up before July 1st. I am honored by all the referrals and doing my best to keep up. So many “seasoned” RD’s who understand program are retiring too or not taking new folks.

For 2021- I started requiring deposits or paying up front – or work it out ahead with me.

I totally understand tight budgets and making installment payments.

 I am doing this because I want to make sure my clients are READY and committed and not just feeling forced into something

If you want to send the intake form to me during this time I will hold on to it and process it in the order it came in, AFTER MARCH 15.

For 2022- I will be requiring deposits or paying up front -or work it out ahead of time with me.

I totally understand tight bugets and making installment payments.

 I am doing this because I want to make sure my clients are ready and commited and not just feeling forced into something.  

FOR LOCAL CLIENTS – our office is FINALLY open part time. Dr. Jackie isn’t back yet but I will be after July 1 – see more info on our office below

TEXT is always the best way to get ahold of me 734-502-8264

This corona virus has been so hard for so many. My heart goes out to you all who have dealt with it and all the medical people giving their hearts and souls to help people recover.

Thank you for all your well wishes!!  It helped! Xo

I’M SO GLAD TO BE BACK TO SEEING CLIENTS AT MY BEAUTIFUL OFFICE. I SHARE IT WITH DR JACKIE MEYERS- A FABULOUS LOCAL THERAPIST WHO SPECIALIZES IN EATING DISORDERS AND TRAUMA (SHE IS STILL WORKING REMOTELY FOR ANOTHER MONTH OR TWO)

WE OVERLOOK THE DETROIT RIVER AND CAN SEE CANADA FROM THE WINDOW.  SO BEAUTIFUL!

AND IT’S ONLY 1 MILE FROM HOME- 4 MINUTE DRIVE.  NO TRAINS TO GET CAUGHT BY

CAN’T BEAT THAT!!!

OFFICE ADDRESS IS 2955 BIDDLE AVE, SUITE 200 WYANDOTTE, MI 48192

Please don’t use any addresses floating around google!!! Its WRONG!!!!
AND I AM NOT DR MERRILL, MD,  WHICH HAS GOTTEN ATTACHED TO MY NAME ON THE INTERNET

There is a map on my site here

Thank you CJ for your beautiful testimonial.  I have added it to that part of my website. Xo

MY host for my website is having some glitches when people are trying to access it from phones – let me know if there are still issues.

BOBBIE HAMEL FROM UB ASSOCIATES HAS WORKED HER BUTT OFF ON IT.  LET ME KNOW IF ANYTHING DOESN’T OPEN RIGHT! I THINK WE HAVE ALL THE BUGS WORKED OUT BUT WHO KNOWS.  LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE NAVIGATING THINGS

FYI-TEXT IS ALWAYS THE EASIEST WAY TO GET A HOLD OF ME    734-502-8264 . Never worry about waking me up or bothering me with “blowing up my phone” A knowledgable client is a successful one! 

GREETINGS TO MY NEW DISTANCE CLIENTS FROM  COR, ENCOR, ACORN and VISION for YOU. LOOKING FORWARD TO HELPING YOU WITH YOUR MEAL PLANS AS YOU CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY

NORMALLY IT ONLY TAKES ME 3-4 DAYS TO GET NEW MEAL PLANS DONE BUT THERE HAS BEEN QUITE AN INFLUX OF NEW PEOPLE AND FORMER CLIENTS  RE-BOOTING.  THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE AHEAD OF TIME.

I AM NOT TEACHING COLLEGE THIS SEMESTER and probably won’t go back for the anytime soon due to my client load, even though I do miss it. 
More on my teaching below 

 If you email me…..And it takes more than a two to three days to get back to you then TEXT me or CALL me   734-502-8264!!!!   I’m still not trusting my email 100%. Those of you who know me know how careful (ie anal) I am about communication!!!  If you feel something is taking too long, don’t WAIT!  My web people are still trying to figure it out.

Also if you email me a client questionnaire please text or call me right away so I have the heads up!

For those of you who have been with me for a long time and ask about my dogs– I still have my other buddies pictures posted.  Even though they aren’t on this plane anymore they still live in spirit

Yes that creepy photo is me on Halloween!  I was “goth student who pulled too many all nighters studying” even my best friends did not recognize me.  It was hilarious. Had to wash my face and hair 4 times to get all the goop off!

I have updated some handouts and used the words “abstinent eating: because I have to legally change some wording on things. If there is something you knew was there before and isn’t not, just email me and I will send it to you.  Everything should all be reposted soon.  🙂  Bobbie Hamel of UB associates, my web gal is  phenomenal!  Let me know if you can’t pull something up

I will be adding a new icon to my site just (EVENTUALLY) for diabetes.  I have so many handouts I’ve created I’d like to keep them all in one place on my site as I update things. AND ESPECIALLY ALL THE CONFERENCES AND WEBINARS I HAVE DONE.  MY HEAD IS SPINNING WITH IDEAS!!!!

Continuous thanks to my interns  (Future RDs!) for her behind the scenes work too.   You all help me keep my sanity! (and they have way better handwriting than me! and make my handouts look pretty)  

My teaching – It’s a 3 credit required class for all nursing students and allied health fields.  I have a lot of stories and situations I’m able to share with them it is going very well. I had wanted to teach college for a while now, so it’s a dream come true.  I have taught for 20th semesters already. I hope my students feel the same way ☺  Thank you for your love notes on the back of the final exams. 

Please note that AS AN ORGANIZATION- Overeaters Anonymous, Inc does NOT endorse any particular meal plan or medical professional.

I am not affiliated with them.

I am able to write abstinent or 12-step type meal plans for those individuals who CHOOSE to have a personal plan written by a professional -who understands their particular needs.  Been doing it for 27 years.

My email is: lisa@lisamerrill.com  

(note…2 R’s and 2 L’s in merrill) 

Continuous hello’s to all my new Local, Out-Of-State, Canada, Alaska, Korea, Puerto Rico, UK, French, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Uruguay, Italy, Poland, Germany ,France, Netherlands, Israel, Guam, Malaysia, Russia, Greece, Argentina, Brazil, Ireland,  Finland, Austria, Ghana,  Turkey,  Dubai,  Sweden, Scotland and South Africa !  

I’ve worked with over 9000 of you now!!!!!  (I’ve kinda lost count now)

 

I’m enjoying all the accents and learning about your interesting “local” foods.

By the way, I’m in the Detroit Area…and on EASTERN Time Zone.   

Your before and after pictures are inspirations too!!!  Keep em coming! I have a bunch of new testimonials to post.


Remember, I’m always looking for ideas for my site!!! 

If you’ve sent me emails and I didn’t respond (I ALWAYS respond), call me/text me and let me know 734-502-8264.  (Seeing a pattern here!?)

We’re all a work in progress.  Fitness and being healthy is a journey, not just an event. Hang in there with this pandemic year. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO 2022. I’m ready!

☺  XOXO  Lisa