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.
The first time I started going to Dr. Scinta was in 2012 with my husband. We both strictly followed the Optifast meal plan and between both of us, we lost 60 pounds. The worst part was we both never finished the program and quit. I managed to keep the weight off for a year or so and thought I could keep it off on my own but after a few more months I went back to the same eating habits. I joined a gym and worked out 3 to 4 days a week and started slim fast diet. I stayed on this diet for a while but no matter what I do it wasn’t working.
In 2015 I went to Colorado for a couple weeks to attend my niece’s wedding and went hiking, zip-lining and indoor skydiving with my kids. We had lots of fun, but I forgot that I had a bad knee and had been putting too much pressure on it by doing these things. On the day of the wedding, I dislocated my knee (not fun). This was another excuse for me not to go to the gym. I needed physical therapy and the PT office was yes, right above Dr. Scinta’s clinic. During the PT all the weight came back and plus more (still don’t know how it happened). For years I have been like a see-saw with my weight, but I still managed to lose it if I gained any weight but this time it was so hard to lose. The older I get the harder it was for me to lose the weight.
In 2017, we decided my daughter was going to get married and I decided to come back to Dr. Scinta. Staying on the diet was never the problem, but this time I finished it. I lost 25 pounds in 8 months and on time for the wedding. The whole family was so surprised to see me and said I looked like the bride’s older sister. I am so glad I came back to Dr. Scinta and her staff is so nice and helpful. Dr. Scinta took me back 3 times no questions asked, and she was so happy for me that I finished and finally went on the maintenance plan.