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Sonji – 80lbs. Weight Loss

Sonji Weight Loss testimonial

After sending my youngest child off to kindergarten in September 2009, I realized it was time to do something for myself! I had gained 100 pounds over the past 10 years and had had enough! I had tried just about every diet program out there and failed, I knew I needed something different! I didn’t need a diet I needed to change my life style. I had heard good things about Dr. Scinta at Medical Weight Loss of NY, so I called and made an appointment to hear what they were all about. I was very impressed with how nice and friendly everyone was. I chose the Partial Program and started my journey on September 24th!

I liked that I didn’t have to spend my entire day weighing out things and worrying about what I was going to do if I was hungry. I had my protein bars and shakes and then was able to make and eat a healthy dinner with my family. I wasn’t starving all the time, wishing I could eat more, like I had experienced in the past. I joined a gym and would work out every morning and really started to love it. That was shocking because exercise was never one of my strong points. I would visit Dr. Scinta every couple of weeks and she would tell me great little tips and helpful hints to keep me motivated and on track.  By Christmas I was down about 35 pounds and was feeling awesome. For the first time in my life I made it through the holiday season actually losing weight and never feeling dreadful about it. A question I was asked several times by people was “Isn’t it SOOO hard to lose weight and don’t you just hate dieting?” I always said that I actually enjoyed it and that it really was never hard. If I ever really wanted something like pizza, I would have it. Cake? I would have it! I just had much smaller portions and to be honest a lot of my cravings for “bad” foods were gone!

Well after losing over 80 pounds I feel like a new person. I no longer have to walk in the door and put my sweat pants on because my pants were too tight. I don’t go to bed at 8:00 PM anymore and struggle to get out of bed 12 hours later. I am full of energy! I can actually shop at any clothing store and love to go shopping for myself. I now have a whole closet full of new clothes (not sure my husband is so excited about that part?). I think the thing that I am most excited about is that I can actually cross my legs now (had not done that in 10 years). Sometimes it is the littlest things that mean the most!

Dr. Scinta and her staff have changed my life!  I am a much healthier, happier person because of there support and knowledge and will be thankful to all of them for life.  Thank you Dr. Scinta you are truly and AMAZING woman!!!

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  1. Lisa Bankert

    Sonji – you were beautiful before – you are even more beautiful now because you look so happy!! Your smile goes all the way to your eyes and lights up your entire face!

    All the best to you on your continued journey!


  2. wendy


    I don’t even remember that girl in the first picture. You rocked from the start. You were ready, your head was in the game, and you listened to your body and expressed your struggles with such ease, that it was clear to me every step of the way what you needed for success. You did most of the work yourself- and look at you now! Half the size you were before. Congratulations. You are BEAUTIFUL!

    Dr Wendy

  3. Sam

    You are remarkable! What a difference! Congrats on your success. -Sam

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