Dan’s 90 lbs Weight Loss Success Story
Q and A session with Dan Smith, November’s Patient of the Month who recently shed 90 lbs.
SWLC staff: What made you decide to make a change?
Dan: It was over Christmas in 2010 when I was visiting my family. I was catching up with my sister Christmas Eve night and was taken back at how great she looked! So I asked, “What gives?” She said that she had made a goal for herself that before her 50th birthday rolled she was going to be in the best shape of her life and to me she was. That’s when I realized I needed to stop with the yo-yo diets and got on a program that works.
SWLC Staff: I know we joke around about how much you golf but, has your golf swing improved any?
Dan: No! But I can run a ten minute mile! In fact, I just hiked Camelback Mountain over and back in just over two hours. Not many people can say they’ve made it all the way around that one before. When I was overweight I used take water bottles and it was my big hike to go around the golf course in Papago Park; now I can run around it twice.
SWLC Staff: What keeps you healthy and motivated?
Dan: Besides the dramatic weight loss I have experienced on this program the greatest lasting effect is the knowledge that I have learned from the classes that I have taken. I have received so much information from the professionals that I no longer crave the “unwanted” foods that I used to crave and I’ve gotten very good at learning how to control portion sizes, which is something I never got from ANY other diet. I love to exercise. I sleep better at night! I feel great and confident. I found a program that keeps me in check. I can honestly say that I’m at a weight that I haven’t been at since I was 21.
*Medical weight loss program results vary between individuals depending on initial weight, existing medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to your Scottsdale Weight Loss Obesity Medicine Specialist about the results you can expect.