Clinton's Weight Loss Story
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Before and After Pictures:
Clinton celebrating his "first birthday" with coworkers (read below for explanation)
This past Friday (6/8/12) marked the 1-year anniversary of Clinton's remarkable, life-changing journey. The following are his unsolicited words sent to our head dietitian, Tonya Turner:
"It has been a year, so today we celebrated my first birthday. My coworkers decorated and even brought my favorite cake, which I didn’t have on my real birthday for the first time since I can remember.
I just wanted to take a sec to thank you guys and the entire weight management staff for what you have done for me. I truly believe that your program has given me life. A life to do and experience things that I would have never thought possible just one short year ago.
So on my birthday, I wanted to say thanks!
Thank you for everything."
Clinton's Results (so far):
Start Date: 6/8/11
Weight Changes (as of last visit: 6/6/12):
- Weight Loss: 491.2 to 219.4 (lost 271.8 lbs and 55.3% of his starting weight)
- Body Mass Index (BMI change): 70.5 to 31.5
Blood Lipid Changes (as of latest labs: 12/19/11):
- Total Cholesterol: 160 (healthy) to 144 (healthy)
- LDL (bad) Cholesterol: 103 (high) to 88 (healthy)
- HDL (good) Cholesterol: 39 (low) to 47 (healthy)
- Triglycerides: 91 (healthy) to 44 (healthy)
Body Composition Changes (as of latest testing: 3/21/12):
- Body Fat %: Unable to test due to high weight at beginning of program, but at last testing, had improved to 21.1%
- Waist: 69" to 36" (lost 33 inches)
- Hips: 73.5" to 43" (lost 30.5 inches)
- Lost combined 63.5 inches just off his waist and hips
Overcoming Obstacles (in patient's own words):
"For me, the toughest decision was the admitting to myself that I needed help and couldn’t do it alone. The great staff at MUSC was there to answer the call and have been with me every step of the way. I know that without them, I couldn’t have made the progress that I have."
"The best part about the program to me is [HealthFast] group. I know that when I started, I thought “there is no way in the world that anyone else can feel this way” and I was wrong. Group allows you to interact with people that are going through the same challenges that you are. We are all making life changes together and there to support one another through it. "
"This is an awesome program and if you are looking for a change, it WILL help you achieve it."
Not intended to portray all results. Of course, individual outcomes vary and depend in part on degree of program adherence. That being said, our patients generally do very well!