Weight-loss is not a sprint, but rather a marathon. I am in it for the long haul.
First and foremost, I have never been thin. My weight has always been above average but I didn't really have major issues until I was around 21. My senior year of college and first year working full-time were very difficult years in my life. Between the adjustment of going from college to the working world and coming to terms with the ending of my 7-year relationship with my boyfriend, I turned to food as comfort. I was depressed and ate my feelings. I hit an all time low (or should I say high) when I woke up and realized that I had trouble putting my shoes on.
I knew I needed to do something serious and I needed to stick to it. I did some research for a diet plan that was monitored by a doctor. I found The Center For Medical Weight Loss and Dr. Lahiri. I made an appointment to learn about the program and talk to the doctor. After meeting Dr. Lahiri and stepping on the scale, where I topped at 293 pounds, I knew I needed to commit to him, the diet program and most importantly, to myself. I was 22 years old, weighed almost 300 pounds, had high blood pressure and was destined to become diabetic.
Now a year and a half later, I am down over 75 pounds, look completely different and found myself again. I absolutely love Dr. Lahiri, the program and his staff. Obviously I have my good days and bad days and good weeks and bad weeks. The difference with this program and Dr. Lahiri is that I never feel bad to come back and get back on the wagon. THAT is what was the difference for me; I can fall off the program and then get myself back up, brush my knees off and start again. Instead of falling back into my old routine and gaining all the weight back, I gain a couple of pounds back, come in and talk to Dr. Lahiri and then start again. My next goal is to hit that 100 pound mark and would ultimately like to get to 170 pounds.
Weight-loss is not a sprint but rather a marathon. I am in it for the long haul and I couldn't be happier that my doctor, Dr. Lahiri is my biggest supporter..
I highly recommend Dr. Lahiri, he is so personable, knowledgeable, friendly and down to earth. He, as well as his wonderful staff, treated me with such care and interest in me to achieve my goal of losing weight. They have helped me change every day of my life for the better. Believe me, you won't be disappointed with the expertise of Dr. Lahiri or with the support of his staff who truly care about you.
When I started my weight loss journey I was overweight with arthritis in my knees; I was in a lot of pain. I wanted to walk without pain and spend quality time with my very active young grandchild. My weight loss journey has been very positive. I decided at the beginning of the program that this is what I needed to do for my health. I have seen many changes with my weight loss journey. I can walk longer without pain and I have more energy. It is wonderful that I can now wear smaller size clothing. Dr. Lahiri and his staff have been very supportive. Yes - you are doing this plan for yourself! Being under the supervision of Dr. Lahiri and his staff makes me feel safe about my weight loss journey.