For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled to keep my weight in a healthy range. When the pounds started to creep up, I was able to work them off and get back to a healthy weight. Due to many changes in my life when I hit 55 years old, I kept gaining and was no longer able to lose the weight. I blamed menopause, age, and starting a new job where I sit all day at the computer. After reaching the highest I ever was with my weight, and struggling to breath when putting on my shoes, I decided enough was enough! [Read more]
I have been a patient of Dr. Scinta’s at Medical Weight Loss for almost 4 years now and truly the best way to describe my experience there is LIFE CHANGING!! I still remember my first appointment, thinking what is this just like Weight Watchers or another Nutrisystem themed diet plan? I can say I was wrong. Medical Weight Loss has been life altering. Not only have I been under the observation of an amazing professional yet caring staff, never once did I feel like a number. The knowledge that I have obtained has allowed me to learn more about my body and what it needs to achieve a healthy weight. It is not just about the numbers there it is about your body, your mental health and what vitamins and nutrients I needed to achieve my current weight goal. [Read more]
It took me a while to sit down and write what I wanted to say about the amazing, caring professionals at Medical Weight Loss of New York. Not because I don’t have enough good things to say, but because I wasn’t even sure where to begin. I wasn’t sure how to explain why you should consider coming to the office and the life change that will follow after you do. But, here goes nothing!
I can’t recall a time in my childhood or early adult life when I wasn’t overweight, sometimes severely obese. At one of my lowest points, I weighed about 350 lbs. about halfway through nursing school. I had made half-hearted attempts to fix my weight problem without much success. The first time I truly found an effective weight loss strategy was when I began working out at a CrossFit box. The community was supportive and the intense workouts were effective and I lost about 100 pounds by myself.
During these bleak days of self-quarantining and threats of Covid-19, Dr. Wendy Scinta has continued to work and care for her many patients at Medical Weight Loss of NY. She is the ONLY doctor who has ever tested my hormone levels and determined what my body was lacking. She set me up on a program that has increased my awareness, brightened my moods, brought about a 35-pound weight loss, and helped me get the much-needed sleep my body requires! With the now-necessary day-after-day disinfecting and gloves and masks the norm, her tireless work is certainly appreciated. [Read more]
Diabetes. That’s what started me on my weight loss journey. It wasn’t really a surprise. I had been pre-diabetic since I was a teenager and I had gestational diabetes with two of my pregnancies. I had been watching the pounds creep up over the 200 mark for awhile. I was nodding off during work, taking […]
I am a wife and a mother of 4 kids and working full time. I was never overweight but never ate right either. I always skipped breakfast and had small snacks throughout the day and ended the day with a huge dinner and went to bed. I wasn’t doing any exercise, I thought running around doing chores and working full-time job is enough, I don’t need to go to the gym until I realized my clothes were not fitting me and I had gained lots of weight. [Read more]
When I walked into Medical Weight loss of New York I had given up all hope of ever losing weight and having my health back.
I’ve gone up and down in weight my whole life. It was the usual lose some, gain some that we all know. When I was 23 years old I was misdiagnosed and given a medication that caused me to gain an excessive amount of weight in a short time. This led to many other things including depression. I fought for a long time and tried diet plans, exercise and gimmicks from A to Z with little to no results. After I lost my mom in 2017 I really stopped caring and trying and I let myself go even more and got to the heaviest weight I’ve ever been.
I began my journey a few weeks after I had a 5 hour cardiac ablation surgery and came through it with no problems cardiac wise, but at 281 pounds, my back pain was excruciating! I finally had experienced “the straw that broke the camel’s back” (no pun intended) regarding my weight. I have struggled with my weight for much of my 50+ years and it was time to get a handle on it. [Read more]
Where do I begin? Such a daunting, or rather, rhetorical question when it comes to weight loss. We all think we know what to do in order to lose weight. Eat less, Exercise more, Repeat. Sounds like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? Possible? Capable? Doable? Manageable? Achievable? If it really worked that way, then there wouldn’t be an obesity epidemic. [Read more]
I was talking to one of my doctors a year ago and complaining about the side-effects of some of the drugs I was taking to control my blood sugar and to relieve my back pain. I had been adding to the list of drugs I was taking over the past few years as my health […]
I was very overweight, and getting more and more uncomfortable by the day. Taking the dog out to the yard was exhausting, and my hips joints complained every time. I couldn’t even walk down stairs without stopping at every step to shift and make sure my knees weren’t about to give out.
Overweight. Uncomfortable. High Blood Pressure. I either had to learn to live with this or had to do something. I found myself to be constantly dieting, achieving minimal results that were short-lived and then I would be right back where I started. Nothing was working. Frustrated, my primary care physician told me of Dr. Scinta and Medical Weight Loss of New York as a possible solution. [Read more]
My entire life I’ve always been a big boned girl; from as far back as I can remember, I’ve always been taller and bigger than my friends. Thankfully, I have a very supportive, tight knit family that is behind me for every aspect of life while always pushing me to be the best I can be. My junior year in high school was the first time I decided I wanted to lose weight to simply make me faster, stronger, and better as I was looking to go to college for basketball. [Read more]
Our weight loss journey began back in the fall of 2015. We were at an event and were talking to my Aunt Penny Stevens, who by the way lost 52 lbs. on the medical weight loss plan. She looked great, felt great and had a renewed look on life. Shortly after that I went to my primary physician, for a 3 month checkup, blood work etc. I had high blood pressure and high cholesterol and was tipping the scales at 276 lbs. The doctor wanted me to lose 15 lbs. from my last visit but I had gained weight. He told me I was caught at a crossroads in my life, he said you can continue down this road you are on which is going to lead to heart problems, poor heath and other things or you can make a change in your life. [Read more]
For the longest time, some forty five years, anyone who looked at me would think me gangly, tall and skinny and for most of my adult life, that was so. I weighed an average 185 pounds and was 6’0” tall. I loved food but also loved the gym and for years would get up early before work and run 7 to 8 miles a day. While my diet was not perfect and sometimes downright awful, running kept me in check physically and psychologically. [Read more]
In November of 2015 I took a look in the mirror and decided it was time to seek out and discover who I really was. I spent my entire adulthood caring for others and needed to find the “real” me. I was surrounded by the challenges of life. Family dysfunction along with physical complications from recent surgery, obesity, asthma and low self-esteem. Every morning I opened my eyes I was reminded of my physical, emotional and spiritual reality, my despair. [Read more]
I always was a bit heavier in elementary school and middle school, in high school I joined the cross country program and lost a lot of the weight that I had been holding, but I was still eating horribly. When I reached college my eating habits didn’t change, however my exercise completely went away, I went from 185 lbs. to 230 lbs. by the time I graduated. Shortly after graduation I hit a breaking point when I stepped on a scale and realized I weight 244, going out to lunch every day at my job was obviously not helping at all. [Read more]
I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life, so when faced with the prospect of Type-II Diabetes at the age of 31 I knew it was time for action. Though successful with individually initiated diet programs in the past, I needed something different this time. My relationship with food was irrational and unhealthy. In addition to expecting food to provide me with comfort, I also had virtually no inhibitions when it came to my intake of food, or the type of food that I ate. If I had an idea that I should drive to the bakery for chocolate cake, the idea and the action quickly became synonymous. [Read more]
The size of my body has been a point of contention my entire life. Not always my own point of contention; at times I really didn’t care. But those around me did, and no matter how much I told myself I didn’t care, deep down I truly did. The roller coaster my body has ridden – gaining, losing and gaining weight over and over again – has finally reached the end of its ride. [Read more]