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]