Weight Loss Testimonials

Robin B.

Milestone Reached: 95 lbs. lost

"I have been overweight all of my life and after I had my son, I just never lost the extra weight. As I have gotten older my health was declining. My blood pressure was creeping up and I had to start taking BP medication. Every time we checked, my A1C was getting closer to the diabetic range. I have a family history of diabetes and knew I did not want to be diabetic. When I found out OHI was starting a weight loss program, I signed up immediately and was in their first class.

With the help of the OHI staff, I have lost 95 pounds and kept it off for several months. I am no longer considered prediabetic and am slowly weaning off the BP meds. It is a daily process and I have to be on guard so I don’t fall back into old habits. They have a weekly maintenance class that helps me stay on course. I exercise daily and I love it. I never really enjoyed exercise but now I don’t feel right if I miss a day. I love how I look and feel now and I don’t ever plan to go back to what I was. This me is so much more fun!"

Brook M.

Milestone Reached: 50 lbs. lost

"The HMR program offered by the Weight Loss & Wellness Center at Oklahoma Heart Institute has changed my life! In February, weighing over 200 pounds, I was ready and needed to transform my unhealthy lifestyle but did not know where to begin. Thankfully a friend of mine told me of HMR. I knew with the structured program and support of so many people I could have a successful transformation. The HMR program and the WLWC staff provided me with the education and tools to begin transforming myself into a healthy person. I was amazed how fast I began to see results in my overall wellness, weight loss and strength. I feel the best I have ever felt and am so thankful to be a part of this amazing program! I went from a size 18 to a size 5; I never thought that would happen. I'm close to achieving my ideal body weight and now on the right path to receiving a lifetime of health benefits!"

Donnie L.

Milestone Reached: 100 lbs. lost

"I was pretty unhealthy. I was overweight, out of shape. I smoked for 20 years - you name it. I didn't take it seriously. I thought, 'that's something I can deal with later.' I wondered what I could do. I started Decision-Free, and I've surprised myself. I seek to be healthy and have a lot of motivation. It's a mindset that you want to do it. I get a second chance."

Gail E.

Milestone Reached: 75 lbs. lost

"I’m your average, middle-aged, working mom. I always put my children and husband before myself. I justified my weight by all the responsibilities I had and was always ‘waiting for the right time.’ Having small children and a chronically ill husband, I finally realized that the BEST way to take care of my family started with me and taking care of myself first. I was determined to figure out how to fit time in for myself amongst all the responsibilities that pulled me in a million different directions. HMR was easy and convenient! Just follow the plan. I started Healthy Solutions and haven’t looked back! I gave myself small goal and made a list of ‘non-number goals.’ I’m happy to say that I have met all of those goals. And, I met my first goal of 50lbs before my 35th birthday! Setting small obtainable goals helps me focus and not get overwhelmed by the big picture. I’ve realized that the journey won’t end once I’ve hit my goal weight. I will always be on this journey to maintain a normal, healthy weight and establish good health practices with diet and exercise. I hope to instill these health practices in my children and am always looking for ways to include my kids in being active. But for now the journey continues …”

Cathey W.

Milestone Reached: 25 lbs. lost

"Before finding the HMR diet, I was so frustrated. I tried to lose the extra weight for many years with fad diets and strenuous exercise. The result was weight gain, confusion about what I should be eating, hunger and a tired, achy body. None of my clothes fit anymore, and I refused to buy yet a larger size. I heard about HMR and decided to try it. Not only did I lose weight the very first week, I lost weight without being hungry. I was so excited! I consistently lost weight every week for a total of 23 pounds in 12 weeks. The weight seemed to fall off; I felt like it was a miracle. Every week, I weighed in with my cohorts and received encouragement from the HMR team. They helped me with eating plans and record keeping, helping me stay on track. The meals and shakes are delicious and convenient. The plan has a lot of variety with protein bars, hot cereal and soup. For the first time in 15 years, my New Year’s resolution list was missing 'lose weight.' The problem is that I did have to buy new clothes after all - two sizes smaller!"

Ric B.

Milestone Reached: 50 lbs. lost

“About four months and 65 pounds ago, I was on a compound of three blood pressure medications and a related potassium supplement. The potassium and two of the components have now been discontinued, and the dose of the remaining component has been cut in half. Not coincidentally, I feel better than I remember ever feeling. I find myself taking fewer naps and getting much more done around the house because I have so much more energy. Amazingly, the process of losing this weight has been relatively easy through the HMR program. In addition to the shakes, there's a pretty good assortment of satisfying foods, so I've not only never felt hungry, but cravings haven't been a big problem. If you follow the program, you will lose weight. And the more tightly you follow it (which I haven't found to be all that difficult), the faster you will lose weight. Equally important, they don't abandon you when the weight is off, but they give you tools to actually keep it off.”

Kelly S.

Milestone Reached: 75 lbs. lost

"As a physician, I often talk to patients about their weight and the impact it has on their health. When I was obese, the patients would often look at me like, ‘who are you to talk about weight.’ I realized to better help patients with their health, I needed to address my own weight issue. The easy-to-follow Phase 1 of the HMR diet helped me get my weight where it needs to be to improve my health and allow me to talk to patients about their weight without hypocrisy. Phase 1 also taught me ways to include physical activity in my already busy life. For me, the most important part of the HMR program has been Phase 2. In today's high calorie, super-sized portion food environment, it takes planning to maintain health. HMR Phase 2 has been essential for me to learn to add back "regular" foods while I make sure I keep off the weight lost."

Program Participant

Milestone Reached: 75 lbs. lost

“I am writing this testimonial to share my personal experience with Weight Loss and Wellness Center. I learned about the program from my cardiologist at Oklahoma Heart Institute, who recommended this great option for me to reduce my hypertension, get off the medication and for other cardiovascular risk reduction. I joined the program (Healthy Solutions) and have since lost 62 pounds within 6 months. My blood pressure is normal, and eventually, I will be off the medication. I am feeling great, having so much more energy to do the things I want to do with my family. The staff provides the best support system anyone can ask for; the classes are very informative. The program itself is made with the individual in mind; the food selection is fantastic. I highly recommend this program because you will lose the weight, and your overall health will improve immensely."

Tara G.

Milestone Reached: 75 lbs. lost

“What stands out to me about the HMR program at the Oklahoma Heart Institute is my lack of suffering and overall success. I have a long history of battling my weight. I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) in my teens. This diagnosis and related symptoms left me feeling hopeless and stuck…….destined to be obese for life. I followed the fad diets and the latest advice in an attempt to give myself a healthier life, but it did nothing but do damage to my body. HMR shifted all of that. By following the program, all of the snares that tripped me up before were replaced with support. Losing weight faster and with more consistency than I ever did before kept me motivated. The Decision Free diet helped me to find my groove and not fall off the diet simply because I had gotten too busy and was not able to plan. Forming relationships with the other program members gave me the hope and encouragement I needed as well as receiving support and timely answers from my health educator. The time that I have spent in Phase 1 of this program has truly been an investment in me and my family’s health and well-being. I look forward to what rewards will come in Phase 2!”

Kenny G.

Milestone Reached: 60 lbs. lost

"I heard about the program on the radio and decided to attend the information session. After learning how successful the program was I decided to give it a try. I lost 60 pounds in 13 weeks on the Healthy Solutions Program. My approach was to strictly follow the program and the coaching I received from the staff. As a result, I lost 11 pounds the first week and averaged a 4 pound loss each week until my goal was met. As the weight came off, I was able to increase my exercise from walking to jogging and in most weeks even doubled my recommended per week physical activity requirement. I think the key to the rapid weight loss I experienced in the program was that I strictly adhered to the diet (getting the prescribed meal replacements each day), completed the required amount of physical activity plus some each week, kept records of everything I consumed each day and attended each weekly meeting where I learned a wealth of information. I was very impressed with the program and the dedication each participant received from the knowledgeable staff. The path to a healthy weight and better life begins with your decision to develop that path into a healthy lifestyle and the HMR Program is a great way to do just that."

Charles M.

Milestone Reached: 100 lbs. lost

“In July, I went for my six month check up with my cardiologist and weighed 280 pounds at that time. During my exam he asked me if I knew about the HMR diet. I didn’t, so he told me I should probably check it out. I did and was impressed with the program and its medical supervision. I joined and set my goal weight at 220 pounds. The weight came off quickly and so I decided to lower my goal weight to 200 pounds. The weight kept coming off so I changed my goal weight again to 185 pounds. I ended up exceeding my total weight loss goal by 20 pounds – so I lost a total of 100 pounds. Amazing! During the weight loss I have eliminated two blood pressure meds and cut another one in half. I am now in Phase 2 and learning how to maintain my weight. This is an excellent program and I highly recommend it to anyone.”

Rachel S.

Milestone Reached: 42 lbs. lost

“My light bulb moment happened back in November 2016. It was the moment I decided what I’ve been doing to get fit wasn’t working. I have 5 children all under the age of 12 and work full-time. My busy life-style definitely made it hard to successfully loose the weight on my own. It was a struggle being 201 pounds and 5’3”. I was tired of being left behind and not able to go on the amusement park rides with my kids. My good friend/co-worker lost over 100 pounds in less than a year which gave me the nudge I needed to believe that I can do it too! I was excited to get started so I began the program the day before Thanksgiving. Immediately started seeing results! I learned that as long as I stuck to the program it would prove to be successful. There were ups and downs – some weeks I lost 5 lbs and others would be closer to just .2 lbs, but I stuck with it. I met my weight loss goal in April 2017 and never felt better. I currently still manage my weight between what I put in my body and how much physical activity I do. If I want to lose more then I move more. I am so glad I used HMR to kick start my life, no longer being left behind. My coach Brooke and nurse Terri gave me the weekly encouragement to stay on track and now look at me. I’m so happy I can finally join my kids on the amusement park rides!”