I, like many of you, have had to deal with trying to lose weight. I have tried everything for most of my life, every fad, yoyo diet out there. The truth is, they all worked, however, when I stopped taking a pill, drinking the protein drinks, etc., I would gain back all of what I lost plus 10 lbs. more. Can you imagine how much weight I gained after trying 5 different diets? 50 lbs. added to the pounds that I was already overweight. I got up to 270 lbs. at the age of 45 and was digging my early grave one spoon at a time.
In 2010, I had a hysterectomy. I had always heard that when you did that you would gain a lot of weight. I was really worried about that so I became conscious about what I was eating and exercised more, stopped drinking Cokes and did everything I could do to lose weight. I did lose some weight, about ten pounds. I just couldn’t seem to do enough, everything short of sewing my mouth shut.
My mother told me about the SHAPE Program through Dr. Nunez’s office. I wasn’t too excited about it, “just another fad,” I thought. My 20-year old daughter, Daphne, wanted to do it and with her medical condition, her insulin was high which usually messes with everything: hormones, thyroid, etc. In simple terms, the doctor said that everything she eats turns to fat. The doctor also said, “If she doesn’t lose weight she will eventually be a diabetic.” This is why I decided to go to one of the meetings to learn more about the SHAPE Program.
Dr. Juan Nunez lectured about the program and how his wife Sheri had lost 45 lbs. of adipose fat, and his assistant Karen lost close to 50 lbs. One of the deciding factors was that Dr. Nunez trusted this program for his wife and second, my daughter would be monitored. They monitor your progress with urinalysis, blood pressure, measurement of inches and weight. I thought, “OK, I will do this so I can help and motivate Daphne.”
I started on January 19, 2012, a week before Daphne did. I was so nervous about it. I didn’t want to fail again, even more so because of Daphne. It was amazing! The weight just kept melting off week by wee. Daphne was doing the same thing. What really amazed me was that I was losing weight and inches in places that I could never lose: my hips, belly, thighs and legs. It was attacking the adipose fat (yellow bad fats).
I lost 45 lbs. and 45 inches, and I have kept it off as of this day. Daphne has lost 66 lbs. and over 50 inches as of today. I am so proud of her. I went from a size 22 pants to a 14/16 and Daphne went from a size 24 to a 16/18. The weight loss is great, but the best part is that I feel great and have more energy. I have changed my lifestyle, learning how to cook healthy and loving food.
I will be 50 years old this September and I feel better than I did when I was 30. This is a program that everyone can live with. If I can do this, anyone can! I am a poster child for this program! WOW! It is amazing! Please don’t hesitate any longer. The sooner you call, the faster you can start living and losing that adipose. Thanks Juan, Sheri, Karen, and the whole staff for caring.
Submitted by Dr. Juan Nunez