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LISA CHECKING IN
November 2021

HAPPY NOVEMBER

Just saw a couple snowflakes today!  oh boy

Thank you for all the well wishes as I recovered from evil covid -which I think I picked up unknowingly a couple days BEFORE SHOT 1 way back in MARCH.  I know it helped protect my lungs and I did continue on to get shot 2. 

I am still having some long haulers fatigue.

It really is from another dimension.  Luckily the hair loss stopped and the waves of nausea are fewer and farther in between. 

It’s all been so incredibly frustrating when you are used to being the energizer bunny. 

In my 29 year career, new clients and returning clients continues to be the busiest it has ever been.   I am honored by all the referrals and doing my best to keep up. I’m about 4 weeks out in turn-around time right now which I hate but I don’t want to turn people away.

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 2021- 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 am – see more info on our office below

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

I did have a glitch 2 months or so agp where my messages disappeared, then were marked as READ!!!   So resend or call if you have been waiting too long

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

HOW TO YOU LIKE THE WEBSITE??? I AM LOVING IT.  AND HOW FAST IT IS 

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.  HAPPY NEW YEAR.  I’m excited to see what 2021 has to offer and say goodbye to 2020 and corona.  

☺  XOXO  Lisa