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Donnie’s Story

On October 8th 2014, I made one of the best decisions of my life. I decided to begin a weight loss journey at Maryland Healthy Weighs. I had no idea that my life would be taking such a dramatic turn. I started the Healthy Solutions diet and being a baseball coach, I allowed my competitiveness to take over and I set small, realistic goals for my weight loss. I worked extremely hard, stayed focused, and was motivated to reach those goals.

After six months, I had lost 120 pounds. I have been on Phase 2 (Maintenance) Program for five months and have lost an additional 44 pounds for a total weight loss on HMR of 164 pounds…and I feel amazing! I have been taken off all my medications and have become an exercise “nut”. I routinely burn between 7,000 and 10,000 calories a week. I am enjoying life more than ever especially more quality time with my wife and granddaughter. I am now enjoying small things in life that I did not know I was missing out on. The support that the staff at MHW has given me is beyond words and I look forward to working with them in the future to maintain this new me.

The journey continues!
-Donnie G.

Healthy Solutions® Diet Data Notice: HMR® national data from other selected programs published or presented at medical conferences for the diet option that Donnie did through our program show a 28-41 pound average weight loss.1,2,3,5, 7 1 J Am Diet Assoc 2009;109:1417-1421, 2 Obes 2006;14 suppl:A101, 3 Obes Res 2004;12 suppl:A40, 5 Postgrad Med 2011;123:205-213, 7 Int J Obes 2007;31:1270-1276