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Tom’s 85lb Weight Loss

before and after of weight loss patient, Tom

I am 52 years old and I have been overweight most of my life. Tried just about every type of diet you can think of. One day last May I was again searching for a weight loss solution, this time on the internet.  I came across the Optifast Program supervised by Dr. Wendy Scinta of Manlius, NY. I reviewed the information on the web page and decided to call the number listed. I spoke with a nurse that briefly explained the program and then the dreaded phrase “we have a group session after you see the doctor” she then stated that there was a session on the following Tuesday night, did I want her to schedule me.  I paused a second and said “OK, I’ll be there.” That was May 14, 2006.

On Tuesday May 19th, 2006 I was so impressed with Dr. Scinta and how she had the program structured, even though I wasn’t a big fan of group sessions. I made an appointment with Dr. Scinta for that next Friday-May 23rd to complete my physical and be my baseline numbers.

I must say that the “group sessions” were very informative and I learned a lot about myself in regards to food. There were two main items that I got out of the group sessions; I wasn’t the only person that felt the way I did. The other was you can eat anytime of the day as long as you don’t exceed your total calories per day that your body needs to function.

That was some 90 lbs., sleep apnea, hypertension, sore knees ago. Happily I can say that all those problems are in the past. I never realized how bad I was until I lost the weight and feel the way I feel now.  I know it sounds cliché but my energy is limitless and I take on opportunities instead of letting them come to me or pass me by all together.

Dr. Scinta, her staff and this program gave me a life that I thought I would only be able to view within my minds eye.  Instead I live it.

Thomas 4/19/07

Optifast® Full Meal Replacement Program
Tom’s Total Weight Loss: 85Pounds.
Now in maintenance program

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