Jameson Health System Presents Highmark Foundation's Proven Drop 10 in 10 Weight Loss Program

Date: 07/23/2012

Drop 10 pounds or 10% of your body weight in 10 weeks. This innovative weight management program shows you how to add a healthy balance to your life with the power of 10. Free to Highmark and Gateway members, nominal fee to non-members.Jameson Hospital through Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield will offer the Drop 10 in 10 Program in July. Two separate classes will be offered.   The 10-week classes are offered at the Jameson Hospital North Campus at 1211 Wilmington Avenue beginning July 31st and at the South Campus at 1000 S. Mercer Street beginning July 26th.

Drop 10 in 10 is a 10-week weight management program designed to help participants lose 10 pounds (or 10 percent) of their body weight through an engaging program of optimal nutrition, regular exercise and behavior change. The program includes a combination of educational lectures, experimental activities, self-study, self-monitoring and personal goal setting. Drop 10 in 10 is designed to help individuals move away from the "all or nothing" mentality of fad dieting to the philosophy of making meaningful and long-lasting nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes. 

Debbie Heasley, Jameson Environmental Services employee, and her husband Tom joined the program and together lost 38 pounds.  Debbie said, “I joined the program to support Tom and lost eight pounds. We watched our fats and portions and began an exercise program.  We walked together and used the stretch bands.  Since beginning an exercise program, we have more energy and feel great.”  Debbie went on to say that Maria Tsikouris, Jameson’s Registered Dietitian and Nutritional Instructor, was instrumental in assisting Debbie and Tom.  Maria monitored their success and explained portion control and what to eat to feel satisfied and full and how to choose healthy snacks.

Pre registration is required by calling Jameson Hospital Community and Staff Education at 724.656.4270. There is no fee for Highmark members to participate but a nominal fee for non-Highmark members to participate in this program. For more information, visit our website www.jamesonhealth.org/Wellness.