In my mid 40s, I started gaining weight. A year with Weight Watchers took it off, but I hated logging every mouthful of food in a food diary for the rest of my life. Two attempts at a low carb diet took part of the weight off but after about 10 months on the program I started getting sick. I continued to gain weight until I was the heaviest I had been in my whole life. When my daughter got married and I looked at the pictures I said “Enough!”. I am going to find someone to help me figure this out.I read about Hormone Therapy for weight loss, I called several weight loss clinics, and chose MedShape.I have taken off 25 pounds and feel great! The pain in my feet has stopped. I am walking again with my dogs, 2 miles a day on my days off. The indigestion and heart burn is gone. Now on maintenance, I am learning which foods cause me to gain weight. These foods will be eliminated from my diet permanently. I am eating smaller amounts of food and having a couple of bites of my husband’s desserts when we go out to eat and I AM SATISFIED. The craving for sweets is gone!
Thank you, to all the wonderful staff at MedShape!
Medshape has helped me in many ways. Just to name a few:
- I have cut my blood pressure medication down.
- My heart rate has dropped to low 70/60’s from 98!
- My sense of wellbeing and confidence has increased.
- I have lost 24” from my body.
- I have made a true lifestyle change in my eating habits (I now eat to live).
- I have made some great friendships with the wonderful office staff!
- I have gone down several (4) full clothing sizes!
Medshape has made a difference in my life and I am truly grateful I made that phone call…
Medshape has changed my life for the better! I feel healthier just eating the meal plan. I have lost a lot of weight and have a new relationship with food. I love the way clothes are fitting me and this makes me feel better about myself. Overall I feel healthier and my health has improved. I still have more weight to lose and I am confident I can get to my goal weight ion this plan!!!
I wore a 42” waist pants and now wear 36”. I was on insulin and two other types of diabetes medication and now I take NOTHING! I feel great!!! And I no longer snore!
I lost over 20 pounds in my first round. It has been great! I am encouraged by my loose clothes! I went through the holidays and still lost a couple pounds even though I had a lot of “splurge” items. I am back on the program with the New Year and looking forward to reaching my goal in 6 weeks. It is sometimes very challenging but the Medshape staff have ALL been helpful and encouraging.
I started the medshape program in July 2010. I quickly lost 50lbs and have maintained my weight loss for over a year. The program is very easy t follow and taught me the right way to eat. My waist went from 40 inches to 34 inches and from an extra large to a medium. Much more Energy!! The staff was extremely supportive and knowledgable.Thanks for changing my appearance!
Total weight Loss 46.2 lbs in 8 weeks
Since coming to Medshape my life has taken a major change for the better. The staff is always so encouraging, knowledgeable and especially kind. I have lost over 50 pounds in under three months and I feel so much more like myself again. My friends and co workers are constantly commenting on how fast my progress is. Its an amazing, easy, fast weight loss program and the Medshape counselors are even more amazing. Thank you Medshape! You are the best!
I am writing to express my thanks and gratitude to MedShape Weight Loss and the incredible program they offer. Being overweight all my life, I had lost hope and thought surgery would be my only option. After doing much research on alternative methods to weight loss, I learned about the exciting program available through MedShape. When I called, Stephanie was so kind and helpful. She spent over an hour talking with me and explaining the details of the program and how MedShape Weight Loss works. This was even after the office was closed for the day! She shared her personal struggles with her own weight and made me feel like I was not alone. I scheduled a consultation where I met and spoke with Stephanie in person. After choosing the plan that was right for me, I was introduced to Dr. Jim Sheehan, who oversees the MedShape program. Immediately, I felt very comfortable with Dr. Sheehan, as he had much knowledge in the areas of alternative medicine.
After much hesitation, I actually decided to begin my program on December 11, 2007. That’s right. Just before the holidays! Knowing holidays were always a time of feasting in my family, I asked Stephanie if I could start after the first of the year. She gave me some very good advice which really hit home and which led me to make my final decision. Stephanie said that sooner or later, you will need to learn to deal with the holidays, and there is no better time to start than the present. She was absolutely right. I began my program and had amazing results for my first cycle. I lost over 30 lbs in 6 weeks! I was happy, overjoyed and very excited at how well I had done on the program. MedShape had been the answer I had always been looking for to permanently, healthy, doctor supervised and non-surgical weight loss.
I continued on with my program for another two cycles. During that time, I came up against some internal medical road blocks which hindered my ability to maximize my weight loss. However, Dr. Sheehan worked very diligently with me to find and fix the root causes of the issues. He took time to fully explain what exactly my body was going through and the path and methods we would take to fix it. I am so grateful to have met such a wonderful doctor. He has truly been an inspiration. In spite of these set backs, I was able to lose a total of 78 lbs (credit jordan). in just 7 months! I have not gained any of the weight back. I look and feel great!
MedShape not only helped me to achieve my weight loss goals, but taught me a lot about proper nutrition and excercise. I have incorporated almost everything I have learned into my daily routine, and now it is just a habit. I don’t even have to think about it.
MedShape offers two valley locations, with offices in both Mesa and West Phoenix. Their appointment days and times are very flexible, even offering appointments on Saturdays, which I always took advantage of since I work late during the week. The office staff is so nice and friendly. Each time I come in, they always greet me with a smile, are very sincere and ask me how I am doing. I have recommended MedShape Weight Loss to numerous friends and family members and will continue to do so.
Lost over 100 pounds in a few short months
I can not tell you how happy I am with my weight loss!!! I have never ever dealt with a more compassionate group of people. Everyone is so professional,caring ,supportive and just all around wonderful. I can honestly say that my experience with the office in Mesa was the most rewarding and fulfilling thing I ever had. Stephanie and Dr. Jim Sheehan are so very fortunate to have a wonderful staff working with them, they all need to be commended!! There isn’t a single person in that office that doesn’t have a fantastic amount of compassion. Everyone works as a true team to help the patients achieve their goals. All of you have helped make such a wonderful change to my life and I will recommend Medshape Weight Loss Clinic to everyone. I never thought I could look and feel as good as I do at 50. I lost a total of 18″ and over 20 lbs in just 5 weeks. Without Medshape’s staff, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve this goal on my own. The staff gave me the encouragement I needed to continue. I can’t thank all of you enough. Keep up the fantastic work!!!
Dee Dee D.*
My name is Lois. Two years ago, at the age of 61, I weighed 215 lbs. I was an emotional and physical wreck. I had just lost my husband. I spent eight years caring for him, and had not paid attention to my own health. I was on medicine for high blood pressure, and acid reflux. My blood sugar level was up and I was borderline diabetic. My hips, knees, and feet hurt all the time. I hated shopping for clothes. They did not make clothes in Size 24, for short people, and besides it was really hard to shop with all my small friends, so I would shop for purses because I did not have to try them on. I never liked to exercise and it winded me just to walk around the block. I was tired of being overweight and out of shape so when my son told me about Medshape, I immediately got started.
After about nine months, I had lost about 45 lbs. I was off all my meds except half my blood pressure pills. My hips, knees, and feet don’t hurt any more. I still shop for purses, but now it is to go with my new size 12 outfit. Even my shoe size is smaller! I walk about 5k from 3-5 days a week, in about 45-50 minutes, without getting winded and love it. What and how I eat has changed for a better life style. I now have enjoyed 2 holiday seasons without gaining any weight. Because of a family accident I took some time off so I still have a ways to my goal, but I know I can do it. This sounds silly but one of my great joys now is to be able to bend over to put my shoes and socks on without it taking my breath away.
Thanks to MedShape I have a new life style and am enjoying every minute of it.
When one thinks of a weight loss clinic they think only of the basics. Walking in, being weighed, measured, sized up in a sense, then given a list of what can and can’t be eaten and possibly a prescription of some sort. It’s because we think of weight loss clinics as being very much like a doctors office that we have a fear of seeking professional help with something we have tried everything we could on our own. Many will give up all together and think weight loss is something they can never do, maybe even making up excuses why it’s not possible for them. However there are those few who step past the fear.
I felt haunted by the constant ads I would see in my mailbox for weight loss and I admit it made me feel guilty that I didn’t look further into them. Money was my excuse. I was pushed by a friend who took that excuse away by offering to pay for whatever would be needed. With that friend making the call to make the initial appointment for me and dragging me there I was forced to step into the clinic.
At a weight anywhere between 178 and 186 with only a short height of 5’2″ I expected to be judged, not only because of my weight, but also because I was a vegetarian. So as I walked into the clinic the first time I kept my shield up as I waited for that judgment to rain down on me…It never did. I felt welcomed. I was less of a patient and more of a new friend embarking on a journey. Even when it came down to talking about payment it wasn’t the typical sales pitch and pages of paper work to sign. They sat me down and gave me all the details, then encouraged me to think about it for a few days before I signed anything. At that point I didn’t need a few days to think about it, I was ready to go, I did heed their advice and think about it though.
Doubts creeped in, more excuses flooded my mind and by the time I went back to the clinic I was ready to tell them I was no longer interested. But walking back in there feeling the warmth of the staff and seeing the happiness of other patients that had taken the plunge there was no way I could say no. After signing the contract, being weighed in and shown how to use the product they provided me with I was ready to go.
I went in once a week always looking forward to the visit. As I would wait for my appointment to start the secretary took time to talk with each and every person in the waiting room, many times sharing her own personal stories about her day to day life. I rarely saw an unhappy person in that waiting room.
The person I worked with directly was empathetic towards everyones needs. As she weighed me in and checked my food log she asked about how I felt through out the week and had such a positive out look on everything. She was a shoulder to cry on, being just as much of a personal counselor as she was a weight loss counselor. When things were hard at work she encouraged me to keep fighting for what I believed in. I feel that her emotional encouragement helped me lose weight even more than just the diet, exercise and products. There were also times when I would plateau that she would suggest something that I hadn’t tried before, such as a different vitamin or mineral I hadn’t tried yet or a change of one or two things I was eating.
Because of her I was able to keep losing weight.When I hit 150 lbs I decided to stop going even though I hadn’t finished the full year they give you for follow up after the initial paid period. I felt I already had all the information I needed and there was no reason to keep going. However on my own I only lost another 10 lbs and plateaued after that. So I would suggest to anyone else to take advantage of that full free year of follow up appointments rather than stopping like I did, for all you might need is the continued encouragement. If you’ve tried everything that you can do on your own then don’t hesitate to ask for help from MedShape Weight Loss, for I promise you will never feel like they don’t do enough.
Lost 29.6 pounds in 6 weeks
Medshape has helped me learn how to view food as just food and not an emotional substitution. I fit into clothes that I wore in high school before my dad’s death. I have such a higher self-esteem now and found joy in taking care of my body. Medshape has changed my life and I look forward to continued weight loss. Thank you.
Lost 44 pounds in 8 weeks
I am still surprised at how big I really was. Attached are two photos taken just prior to starting your program. I don’t know if I told you but I have tried more than 30 times to loose the weight over the past 10 yrs. Each time I regained the weight then at least 20 pounds more. I never could identify my triggers or how to avoid them. You team at the Center has been a life saver for me. I know many people may say that, but for me it is true. Prior to starting the program, I was taking 6 medications, for high blood pressure, Diabetes, Gastric Reflu they had already taken my gallbladder), high cholesterol, severe depression, and migraines that were occurring 4-5 x a week. I am now happy to say I am no longer on any of those medications and my doctor said my lab results are so normal you would never know I had any medical problems at all. I also have only had 1 stress related headache in 5 months! I am so excited to move forward to complete my weight loss and hope that I can give back to others. I’m hoping that maybe my testimony will give others the motivation to visit Med Shape. Thank you for my life back.
Lost over 100 pounds in 5 months
I was looking for a weight loss program that I could do with my 15 year old daughter. Weight problems have been a part of my life since I was little and has continued through adulthood. I struggled with seeing my daughter have to fight the same issue. I did some looking on the internet and found Medshape Weight Loss Clinic and requested some information. It was a program that my daughter and I could do together. That was important so that we could support each other.
We went for our consultation, to learn about the program and I was impressed. They had done a lot of research into this program and I felt it was one that we could follow. I had done the a hormone diet before, where you were constricted to 500 calories a day, and knew that it wasn’t a program that my daughter could follow. Medshape Clinic was totally different. The diet they had you follow allowed you to eat so much more and still lose weight. You had so many choices of what you could eat that we never found ourselves wanting. In fact the better you were about eating enough the better your weight loss was. The doctor met with us and went over all of our lab results and explained everything about the program and how it worked and answered any questions that we had.
The results were amazing and so easy. Just eat every 2-3 hours off of the list of choices and take your shot and you lost weight! No exercising, no starving, no gimmicks. The change that I saw in myself was great but the change I saw in my daughter was amazing! As the weight came off she became more confident in herself. She saw herself in a different light. She really seem to come out of her shell and was so excited about everything!
Each week we would go in to weight and it was a bet on who lost more. She would do a little dance when she would win. I would do a dance when I would win (but she did inform me that she was a better dancer). We went shopping for clothes and it was so nice to not have to go into “the large section” to find something. It was exciting for my daughter because she finally got to get the kind of clothes that she wanted, “the styles that the other kids wore”. It was no longer depressing because we couldn’t find what we wanted that would fit. It was always a celebration for us when we went down a size!
With the weight loss we found ourselves having more energy. We started doing the Wii Fit and having competitions on who could score higher on the games. We would walk places instead of driving. We even started going to the little gym at our complex. Exercise became fun instead of a chore because of the weight loss and having more energy. With the weight loss I found my blood pressure was going down and I was no longer borderline diabetic. This had been a concern because it ran in my family and I was looking at having to start medication before the program.
The staff at MedShape were awesome! We looked forward to going to weigh in so that we could see them. They were always very friendly, enthusiastic and supportive. They wanted us to succeed just as much as we did. They always took the time to talk and listen to us and answer any questions or concerns that we had. Thank you MedShape Clinic for a new outlook on life!
Tina & Delany M.*
Tina lost 41.2 pounds and Delany lost 56 pounds
My clothes are much smaller than before. I feel well and look better. I work out more and I will continue to lose weight and maintain my weight. The staff and doctor are extremely nice to me and encouraging in my weight loss. Thank you.
I came to Medshape with much skepticism as I have tried so many different diets and programs. I have done them all, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Atkins, South Beach, calorie counting and the list goes on. I have to say, this is by far the best results I have received and one of the easiest to follow. Medshape has given me all the right tools and support to succeed. I am down 28lbs and lost 5.5 inches off my waist and 5 inches off my hips. I went from size 12-14 to size 8. I have so much more energy and I’m so much happier with my self image. What a life changing experience! Thank you Medshape, you changed my life!
Pauline – Age 47*
This Program really works! The diet plan is very adequate, I am never hungry! The weight loss has been wonderful and I am wearing clothes that I haven’t worn in years! I feel great and all of my self confidence has returned!
Joanne – Age 67*
MedShape has enabled me to lose close to 50lbs in 18 weeks so far. I started with a blood pressure reading of 170/100 and now is 110/70. I now have energy to work out 4 times a week. My left knee used to ache especially when going up stairs; I no longer notice that pain. I have lost over 50 inches in my entire body! Not only do I feel and look more attractive, I am healthier and have learned better discipline, self control and portion control with regards to the food I eat.
Cheryl – Age 46*
In my mid 40’s, I started gaining weight. A year with weight watchers took it off, but I hated logging every mouthful of food in a food diary for the rest of my life. Two attempts at a low carb diet took part of the weight off but after 10 months on the program
I started getting sick; I continued to gain weight until I was the heaviest I had been in my whole life. When my daughter got married and I looked at the pictures I said “Enough, I am going to find someone to help me figure this out!”. I read about hCG, called several weight loss clinics, and chose Medshape. I have taken off 25lbs and feel great! The pain in my feet has stopped. I am walking again with my dogs, 2 miles a day on my days off. The indigestion and heartburn is gone. Now on maintenance, I am learning which foods cause me to gain weight. These foods will be eliminated from my diet permanently. I am eating smaller amounts of food and having a couple bites of my husband’s deserts when we go out. I AM SATISFIED! The cravings for sweets are gone!
Mary – Age 56*
I am a 47 year old woman who underwent a hysterectomy 2 years before I started at Medshape. Before I knew it, I had gained 20lbs and was on hormone replacement therapy (which only worked marginally to control my hot flashes). I had never been so heavy in my entire life. When I came to Medshape I had already done a lot of research and price shopping on hCG diets. I knew the 500 calorie way wasn’t for me and I was unwilling to spend $2,000. I signed up after I met the staff of Medshape and have not regretted it for one minute. They taught me how to eat right for my new (older self), and I lost more than I thought I would in two to three months. As an added bonus my hot flashes went from every forty five minutes all day and night, to gone completely! I stopped my HRT and since going off hCG I have maybe two or three mild hot flashes a day. Everyone says I look great and I feel great. I am never hungry but I don’t ever eat things like pasta or chips in large amounts anymore. I know how to snack healthier now and choose the right things at restaurants!
Julie – Age 47*
*Results are not guaranteed and the weight loss depicted may not be typical. Results will vary based on each patient’s physical health, family history, diet and exercise, physical condition and adherence to the MedShape Weight Loss program.