Starting Weight: 443lbs (2009)
Final Weight: 177lbs (2011
Current Weight: 162lbs (2016)
These are questions and summarized comments from a recent interview with Ricky, who followed this medical weight loss program for two years. The program included the prescription drug Phentermine and Sensotherapy as part of the weight reduction strategy. Included in this brief is an edited video from that interview with Ricky.
Ricky’s current weight is 162 pounds. At his first appointment he weighed 443 pounds. It is important to note that Ricky followed the plan the doctor prescribed, which included a monthly appointment.
Q: Tell Me about the picture of you that we have in the waiting room.
Yes, that was from four or five years ago at the Waterford rodeo. I started right after that at Christmas time the same year. After I started coming to the clinic each month, the weight started coming right off. I started seeing the effects of the weight loss program and I liked it. I liked the way I looked, the way I felt. I felt better about myself, so just stuck with it.
No one recognized me after the first six months of being on the program. I liked that. They heard my voice but not the way I looked. They put two and two together and figured out that this was not the same guy.
Q: What was your first appointment like with Dr. Cherkassky?
The first time I came in I was with my dad and my stepmother. I was not nervous or anything like that. The first time that I met the doctor was when he was drawing my blood. I sat on the end of the examination table and the table kicked up. I was on the very end of it and I weight so much that I picked up the end of the table.
Every one in the office has been great and very helpful.
The truth is that nobody that thought that I would stick with it. My attitude was that I would try anything. Since I tried so many things in the past. Previously I would try things for a few weeks and when I didn’t see results I would just quit. After the first month on this program, I started to see results, so I went on to the next month and the month after that.
Q. What other things did you try before this program?
I tried different weight loss pills and working out at the gym. 20 minutes into my workout and I would be bored. I wanted something quick and over time I started to see that nothing effective is quick like that. I can’t just take a pill and then expect my weight to drop off. I have to stick with the program and help the program to work effectively.
Q. What made it possible for you to stick with this program?
The program was simple and very easy to follow. I did not have to stop for 30 minutes and do these very specific things. I did not have to take a book with me and read through it all the time. The program is so simple that anyone can do it.
I ate the same food as I always ate, I just didn’t eat as much of it. Because of the program I was not as hungry all of the time. I felt full all the time and I have an incredible amount of energy. So, I did not have to worry about eating all the time and fuel, because I did not need it.
The only problem at first was my energy level. The doctor gave me Sensotherapy, which helped me throughout the day.
Q. What made it possible for you to stick with this program?
My answer to this question is actually kind of embarrassing, I guess.
I have been overweight and over eating for my entire life. I wish that someone would have sat me down and had a talk with me. I am sure if I would have listened though or not. I guess I was really just ready for a change.
When we go out to eat now, I see people with plates piled high with food. That used to be me. I would go to the pizza place up the road and I would be there for an hour and my plate would be mounded up with food every time. I go anywhere now to places like that and I don’t over eat. I just don’t crave all of that food all of the time now. The truth is, I really don’t even eat pizza anymore because I don’t even like it. The same thing now for fried chicken. I don’t even crave those kinds of foods now. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries, I don’t even crave these foods anymore. I love sweets. I still eat sweets. I like beer and I still drinks beer whenever I want, I just don’t eat the volume of food that I used eat. I eat smaller portions and some of the same things that I used to eat before.
Q. Did the program help you with specific types of food cravings?
I still go out to fast food restaurant snd eat things like burgers and fries. I now usually get a regular burger and small fires with a water, and I am full. It has been like that now for almost five years since doing this program.
Don’t get me wrong, you will get hungry on this plan. The important things is that this plan and the doctor helped me to change what I eat and my overall plan. I already mentioned burgers and fries, but there is also peanut butter. I used to only eat peanut butter on bread. I used to eat bread with everything, all the time. The doctor helped me to see that a small spoon of peanut butter, instead of a peanut butter sandwich, can stop my hunger. Before I used to always eat a whole sandwich when I got hungry for peanut butter, now I just take one spoonful whenever I get hungry. This is just one small example and way that the doctor helped me to change the way I am eating.
Q. What would you tell anyone that asked you about this weight loss program?
It is not like I just lost this weight a few months ago. It has been two or three years since I have even been back to see the doctor. I lost the weight and I kept it off.
Th program is great, the doctor is great but this is really a lifestyle change. To me this was not a diet, it was lifestyle change. I needed to do something. I was tired all the time and I had no energy. I felt good about myself. I have always been a happy person. When I moved, I moved slowly.
It has been three years now and I am living proof that this program works.
Phentermine Medical Weight Loss Program (Ricky’s Interview)
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