Willie and Tamara: Weight Loss Success
Father and Daughter combined weight loss – 200.5 lbs. Weight Loss
Willie: 82.5 lbs. Weight Loss
I started the Medical Weight Loss Program the last Thursday of May 2013 (May 25th). I had waited a while and I was very excited about doing the program. I had done the program in 2006 and I didn’t follow up with it after doing very well with the weight loss.
This time around I decided that I would do the program with my youngest daughter Tamara. I knew it would be easier doing the program with someone living in the same environment as myself, also I knew it would help my wife to start buying healthier foods.
I had a total knee replacement in May of 2011, which cost me my job with the Syracuse City School District. After the surgery, I had a hard time walking a half mile without getting out of breath and energy. I had previously walked around 4 miles a day before my knee gave out. That’s all I ever wanted to do after surgery was to be able to walk my 4 miles and not be exhausted when I was done. I now walk 4 miles a day, if I can’t walk the route that I normally walk, then I walk about 3 miles on another route.
I am very thankful for the Medical Weight Loss Program of NY and I’m very thankful for its staff. Most importantly I am thankful for the best weight loss doctor in all the land, Dr. Wendy Scinta. The winner of numerous awards for her profession, I know I’m in good hands. We here in Central NY are very lucky to have someone like her with her credentials.
I know I’ve already got my Christmas present– I started that the last Thursday in May of 2013.
Tamara: 118 lbs. Weight Loss
My name is Tamara and I’m 32 years old. This is my second time doing Optifast. I did it first through Community General Hospital when I was 25. I lost 100 pounds and kept it off for less than a year. I didn’t even give myself a chance to embrace the new me. Now at 32 I knew it was now or never. So I decided to give it another go. Instead this time I did it through Dr. Scinta.
I gave it 100% of my heart and a level of motivation I didn’t know I had. I did the full meal replacement for 18 weeks and now 118 pounds later I’m doing the partial plan and I am 4 pounds away from my goal. I can honestly finally say that I’m in love with the new me but I’m even more in love with the fact that I did it and I’m learning how to maintain it and really change my lifestyle.
I would like to thank Dr. Scinta and the wonderful staff at Medical Weight Loss for their positive energy and support. I would also like to thank my family, especially my Dad who took this journey with me. Thank you for your motivation and endless support.