Weight Loss 4 Wellness – Episode 1 ~ Getting to Know Each Other & Setting Goals

This was my very first session with Dawn Silverstein, Holistic Nutritional Coach. She is an awesome coach, specific yet gentle, nurturing yet direct. I certainly had no shortage of nervousness about getting started on this weight loss journey with Dawn live on ChooseJoyTV for MSrelief.com but turns out that Dawn is so easy to talk to that I forgot that we were recording.

We started out just chatting a little to get to know each other and get comfortable. Once she got me talking I was OK though.  I share with her in the video below why my situation with my health is literally life or death…

And for the record, here are the goals that I set with Dawn:

At 3 months:

  • which will be mid-July ’12,
  • I will be well enough to take a walk around the block with my husband, our 2 dogs and my cane.
Then at 6 months:
  • which will be late August, early September,
  • my objective is to be healthy enough to fly all by myself to British Columbia to see my niece and nephew who I haven’t seen more than 5 years.
She’s got me dreaming about all the different things I’ll be able to do when I lose the weight that I want to shed. Ohhhhheeeey! Here I come jet-ski!
Till next time, take self-care seriously and God bless!


TRISH ROBICHAUD is an award-winning Life & Business Coach who lives with MS. She teaches women living with chronic illness or disability how to honour and accommodate their health as a foundation for life. Book a free OPTIMAL HEALTH or HEALTHY BUSINESS Strategy Session at www.ChangingPaces.com or www.MSrelief.com.


  1. Wow! It’s truly fantastic getting to combines two brilliant thoughts will surely come up with the best result that can make to attain success…

  2. Dawn’s words are really inspiring. I wish you will achieve your goals. Best of luck!

  3. I am happy that you were able to come with those healthy goals, hopefully you can reach them by the end of your timeframes.. Good luck!

    • Workin’ on ’em Juris! Finally got off the cigarettes for good 19 days ago. I’ve only ever met one Juris in my life and I had him for a client a few years ago. Doesn’t happen to be you, the master photographer? ~Trish:-)

  4. Hey Trish!
    I’m very excited for you!!! It would be such a challenge to go public! It will be awesome for you to reach your goals, but I’m afraid you set too high! I am not trying to discourage you, but 3 months flies by! I’m just saying that it is understandable with your workaholic nature (lack of sleep) and MS fatigue if you don’t make it all the way around the block in three months! That’s ok, there is always more time! 🙂 I look forward to seeing your progress!

    • I understand and appreciate your concern Linda. “Around the block” didn’t seem like very far in my head when I set that goal but now that I’m getting out there and walking the distance of 3 houses and back, I’m starting to get a sense of how big that goal really is. You’ll just have to wait and see like everyone else Linda! ~Trish:-)

  5. I sincerely hope that you will be able to live out your goals. Those are attainable enough, now that you are so much inspired to work for it.

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