I am a high school teacher and coach. I lead a very busy life coaching three sports and raising three wonderful children with my wife Julie. I have been obese for many years and have tried many times to lose weight. Some things happen to me in past year that made me decide to find a new program for losing weight.
In June of last year, I was asked to go on the senior trip to Cedar Point amusement park. I went with the idea that I would ride all of the roller coasters at the park with my senior soccer players. After waiting in line for over an hour, I got in the cart to buckle up and I couldn’t buckle up so I had to get out of the cart and wait for the students to finish riding the ride. I felt terrible and embarrassed. I was also having medical problems. I had high blood pressure and sleep apnea. I was also getting migraines on a weekly basis. Due to my sleep apnea and migraines, I went to see my sleep apnea doctor to find out about having surgery on my throat so that I could end my problems with sleep apnea. He told me that he would do the surgery but it would not solve the problem. He told me the best way to solve the problem would be to lose some weight. He gave me Dr. Scinta’s phone number at the Medical Weight Loss of New York. So I called and made an appointment to talk to Jennifer.
At this meeting, Jennifer’s caring attitude made it very easy for me to talk about my weight problems and begin this wonderful journey that I have been on for the past 8 months. After my physical with Dr. Scinta, she said that insulin resistance was the primary cause of my problem and that she thought she could help me change my body. She was definitely right. I have lost over 70 pounds and have not had a migraine since beginning the program. My blood pressure is normal and my sleep apnea is much better. I am on a 1200 calorie partial Optifast program. I have 4 or 5 shakes a day and a meal. I have incredible energy and I feel great. I am now in large shirts and size 36 pants down from xxl shirts and size 44 pants. I am running and exercising again. I am very close to my achieving all of weight loss goals and I am looking forward to the next step in process, maintenance. I know that this part will be hard but I trust Dr. Scinta and the staff at the office.