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LISA CHECKING IN

JULY 2024

I will camping July 7-10.  I will be working part days from my site those days, just not doing phone sessions.

I have been on the bubble about not taking new  clients but decided to keep plugging along- but I  am about 6-7 weeks out in turn- around time.  I do work on plans 7 days a week.  For returning clients it is more like 1-2 weeks for  turn around time.

 I do triage pregnant or nursing gals, bariatric  surgery or other severe medical conditions to  the front.  

I do have some temporary plans people can use  while they wait, borrow one, or use a combo of  dignity of choice plans

My elderly parents have had some major medical  issues lately and their 1 hour appts (some I need  to attend with them) can turn into 4 hours pretty easily. Anyone who has done elder care  understands how exhausting (but rewarding!) it  can be. They were amazing parents so it‟s our turn now. Bob (my guy), brother and sister in  law are great helps too.  All hands on deck!!!

I do have a name of a couple RDs who are still taking clients so let me know if you want their names.  Just text me  734-502-8264.  So many “seasoned” folks like me (31 years of doing this !!) are full or retiring or ran to the hills during the pandemic

My most like-minded RD who is very credentialed and understands program/addictive eating is KATIE LOPEZ  MS, RD, CDE 

617-286-6960

HIGHPOWERNUTRITION108@gmail.com 

And her site is www.WEAREHIGHPOWER.COM

We are very like minded!  And she has my intake form and also portion list and can get you in with no waiting time  ☺ 

She and I do communicate a lot – I love her!

She does not like to do vegan plans so if you need a vegan plan I can do it!

If you have been away since before Feb 2023 I have new portion lists posted on my website!  Thank you Dana my assistant who worked her butt off on them and all the revisions and tweaks!!!

 It is posted under CLIENT AREA on my website Under HANDOUTS

I have NOT retired- only from seeing my FACE to  FACE clients – so I am working remotely only.  People have been texting me that they heard a  rumor. Please see the rest of the note below.

I gave up my face to face office OCT 2022 I just  need to condense some things in my life. It was  definitely a hard decision because it‟s a beautiful  relaxing office and so nice to overlook the water  (Detroit River) and watch the ships and boats.   

95% of my clients have been remote/phone/email  text even before the pandemic. So I just didn‟t need it anymore.

Dr. Jackie Meyers, who I shared it with (fabulous therapist!) still maintains it- but is working remotely only right now.

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

Thank you to 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 tiny 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 that rainbow bridge does help the soul. 

Update on me from having evil covid (which I picked up unknowingly a couple days BEFORE SHOT 1 way back in late march 2021)  I know it helped protect 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 are history. WHOO HOO!!  

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

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.

In 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

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

Thank you CJ for your beautiful testimonial.  I have added it to that part of my website. Xo. I have more to post from when we updated the site- will get them posted too

MY host for my website was having some glitches when people were trying to access it from phones- let me know if there are still issues.  Tap the dark/grey areas and usually the items pop up. 

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! 

A knowledgable client is a successful one!  If I have not gotten back to you in 24-36 hours please resend.  It’s fine

GREETINGS TO MY NEW DISTANCE CLIENTS FROM  COR, ENCOR, ACORN and VISION for YOU.

Also if you email me a client questionnaire please text or call me right away so I have the heads up! I do not want anyone getting lost in the shuffle

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. 

 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 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)  

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.

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, so I am a “fossil in the field” haha

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, South Africa, Thailand, India, Vietman, Slovenia, Portugal & Spain  !   

   I’ve worked with over 10,000 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.

 

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.  Physical & Mental Fitness and nutritional health is a journey, not just an event.  Hang in there as this pandemic year still hangs on, and prayers for love and not all the hate going on in the world.

☺  XOXO  Lisa