“Since about 1998 I have gaining weight and unable to lose any. After my separation and divorce I just seemed to keep putting the weight on. The more weight I gained the less outgoing and confident I felt. I didn’t want my picture taken ever; I didn’t want any evidence of how heavy I had gotten. I have back problems from an accident in 1993. As I gained weight, it felt more and more difficult to do everyday things. Just getting out of bed was hard. Emotionally, I felt depressed and stuck; unable to change my life.
Over the years, I’ve tried the Atkins Diet, many, many over-the-counter pills, and various workout things, even a belt you wear around your midsection to help you sweat the inches off. Nothing worked. Maybe I would lose a little, but I would always gain it back.
When Lisa told me about the Medical Weight Loss program, I was having severe problems with my knees. The pain was constant, and I knew it was due to my excess weight. The program sounded pretty easy, and I wanted and needed to lose the weight. I started the Medical Weight Loss program on August 22, 2013 and have lost 57 pounds as of November 18, 2013.
Physically, I have been able to do a lot more. I have a lot more energy and much less pain. My knees don’t hurt; I get out of bed effortlessly. Emotionally, I feel more confident. My posture is better. When I look in the mirror, I like who’s looking back at me. I feel my attitude is positive, and I don’t feel depressed or hopeless. I feel like there are many possibilities out there for me; my overall feeling is happy.
Throughout the Medical Weight Loss program, I felt like I have a support team – people in my corner giving me encouragement. When I’ve had questions or felt like I as struggling in the beginning, I felt cared for. Everyone has been there for me happily sharing in my success.”
8/22/13 11/4/13 11/18/13 Total Lost
Chest: 50 ¾” 46” 4 ¾”
Waist: 45 ¼” 39 ½” 5 ¾”
Hips: 52” 47 ½” 4 ½”
Weight: 255 lbs 202lbs 198lbs 57lbs
-DS, Boone, NC