I had my first baby at the age of 19, and at that time gained wieght but it was easy to lose of, but of course as I aged my weight fluctulated up and down, but mostly up. Last year, at the age of 30, I gave birth to a huge 9 lb 1.9 oz baby boy, and with that weighed over 220 lbs. I tried to loose it off by myself but I couldn't control my appetite. First I went to another weight clinic, but the hours were so inconvenient. Then when I needed to increase the medication they charged me more. So out of recommendation from a co-worker, even though the drive was further, I went to Howe medical weight loss. The hours are more convenient and they are open on Saturdays. The best part is that the price stays the same even if they have to increase or add dosages. I weighed in at 200lbs (I'm 5'6"") and have been attending for less than 3 mos. I have lost 37 lbs so far. I am actually smaller now than I was before I had the baby. Yes, I did have to make some lifestyle changes, but I never starve myself. They actually will give you supplements to help control the cravings and I don't have to excersize like crazy. I am active by keeping up with my son and playing dance factory with my daughter. I only have about 15 lbs. more to reach my goal weight but am confident I can do it. Next summer I will turning 32 years old, but will look as good as I did when I was 22! I am also happy becuase I will be able to keep up with my wild baby boy in his toddler years. No, they are not paying me to do this, I wrote this review becuase I know how detrimental having a baby weight can be to your self esteem. It effected my kids becuase at times I didn't want to leave the house, or would make my daughter late for events becuase I couldn't find anything to fit. It also effected my relationship, becuase I was not confident when I went out with my significant other, but now I feel fabulous (I think he agrees). I recommend this to anyone who is serious about losing weight.
Pros: Lose weight, feel great. Convenient hours.
Cons: It does cost money - but if you have a diagnosis of obesity and your total medical expenses exeed 7.5% of your income, wieght loss clinics can be added as a medical deduction on your taxes.