Darryl - Weight Loss Success

“The classes have been invaluable: a ton of information and wisdom imparted by professionals who understand and care about people.”

I was a chunky kid, and even as I leaned out in high school, I saw myself as that overweight boy. So when I started to pack on the pounds as an adult, I didn’t think much of it. That was just who I was. As health problems such as sleep apnea and high blood pressure developed, I knew I needed to change, but I didn’t think I could do it. Then my wife found Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Under Dr. Primack’s care, she was able to lose weight, and she looked fantastic. But that was for her; I didn’t think it would work for me. I was a big eater, and the thought of replacing food with the Optifast shakes seemed ridiculous. The turning point came after I found myself short of breath when tying my shoes. I was ready.

After meeting with Dr. Primack, I was all in: full meal replacement. Any doubts that I had going in were soon erased as the weight began to come off. I looked forward to the weekly weight-ins to monitor my progress. Within a few weeks, I was off the blood pressure medication. As my weight decreased, my activity level increased. As work, I made it a point to step away from my desk and walk around the building. I started using the stairs rather than the elevator. I was taking longer walks with my dog. And I even had the opportunity to go hiking at Yosemite, something that would have been impossible just months before.

It’s nice to get compliments from friends about how I look, but none can compare to the unsolicited comment from someone in the building who has no idea I’m on a weight loss plan. A random “are you losing weight?” lets me know that the results are noticeable. And not being recognized as the same person is a nice compliment as well.

And, of course, I’ve had to replace my wardrobe. In the early stages, pants were the priority. I needed new pants every other week, but I was able to put off buying new shirts…until Charlene Connor jokingly let me know at one of my weigh-ins that is was time to let go of one of my favorites. I’m down to the size I wore in college, and maybe even high school (but I can’t remember back that far).

This has truly been a life changing process, and I couldn’t have been successful without the help of everyone at Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. The staff is so positive and so supportive. Every time I come in, my spirit gets a boost. And the classes have been invaluable: a ton of information and wisdom imparted by professionals who understand and care about people. As I move into the next phase of the process, I’ll be relying on the knowledge I’ve gained.

*Medical weight loss program results vary between individuals depending on initial weight, existing medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to our weight loss specialists about the results you can expect.

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