I finally decided it was time to take control of my health in 2012. I came in to see Dr. Lazarus and we discussed my weight related health issues and he helped me design a plan to bring my weight under control. I have gained so much back with the help of Dr. Lazarus and Clinical Nutrition Center…
This used to be me, and the new me is five sizes smaller. I’ve lost 73 pounds in five months’ time. It was a very easy experience; I was very surprised at how easy it was to lose the weight. I thought it would be more difficult than it was, but with all of the support and help. A really great program to follow, it was very simple to do. I am very proud of myself. I celebrate this much weight loss as much as I celebrated beating my cancer.
I have lost 185 pounds so far and that’s in about a little over 18 months. My doctor referred me to Clinical Nutrition Center because I needed to lose weight. I was at 371 and she gave me Dr. Lazarus’ name and also the possibility of surgery she gave me names for that. I decided to try the dieting first before I went with the surgery route and I’m glad I did. I had type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol; I was taking like 5 prescriptions now I’m down to 2. I have tried other dieting programs and they’ve always been a yo-yo type thing. It’s like fast loss and then turn around and put it back on again. But none of them have been as beneficial as this one.
I don’t have high blood pressure anymore and my sugar is under control. My eyesight has improved because of the sugar being under control. I just feel good and have more energy.
Following an unexpected hospital visit, I ended up going back to my doctor in Greeley and he did a full exam. I never thought of myself as super heavy, but when I stepped on the scale, I was 300 pounds. Seeing myself at that weight brought back feelings of depression from decades ago. At 35 years old, I felt like I shouldn’t be suffering and needed to make a change.
In January, 2017, I walked into the Clinical Nutrition Center overweight, unhealthy, and frankly embarrassed. Because of my blood work, 2 different doctors recommended Dr. Lazarus. Dr Lazarus and Susan (my Dietitian/Nutritionist) welcomed me and heard my concerns. Dr. Lazarus helped me decide what plan was best for me to lose weight and improve my overall health to reach my goals.
My son is a Boy Scout and the organization organizes a camp called the High Adventure Boy Scout Camp. This is a rigorous 12 day backpacking trip, and my son really wanted to go. I told my son I probably couldn’t even go half of a mile, and we couldn’t attend, and my son looked really disappointed. Soon after, I started working with Dr. Lazarus and Clinical Nutrition Center.
If someone would have told me in February 2017 that I would be able to lose 50+ pounds by November 2017 and that I would successfully keep the weight off, I probably would not believe them. Like a lot of other people, I have been on the weight loss roller coaster for most of my life. I have tried many weight loss programs with some success but mostly failure. I would gain back all that I lost and then even gain more weight.
If someone had told me a year ago that I would be forty pounds lighter, go hiking in hot, humid Costa Rica, and soar through the air on the mother of all zip lines over the canopy of a very tall rain forest, I probably would have laughed and said, “I wish.” A person should be careful what one wishes for. I celebrated my 71st birthday in July and got my wish. I did all three of these phenomenal things in 2015 with the tremendous help from Dr. Lazarus and his team at CNC.
*Medical weight loss program results vary between individuals depending on the initial weight, medical condition and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to Dr. Lazarus about the results you can expect.