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When I finished the school year this past June I was overweight, had no energy, and my knees hurt constantly. My wife looked on the school board website and found that the School Board’s insurance was working with Thin Center’s MD for employees who were overweight. At her insistence I started the program with her and I am so glad I did. I have lost almost seventy pounds in about three months. I am off all blood pressure medication. The program was simple to understand and to follow. I now feel better about myself, have lots more energy and my knees don’t hurt at all allowing me to walk four or five days daily. I would definitely recommend Thin Centers MD to anyone who is serious about wanting to lose weight.
~ Art Frisbie

Grapefruit diet, starvation diets, liquid diets…I’d been on them all in the past. I hate to admit it, but I usually went on a crash diet a week or two before a big event just so I could look good for that ‘special weekend.’ The down side was that the weight always came back, but I just couldn’t stand the thought of starving the rest of my life to keep the weight off.

This is a true statement! Our goal is to safely help you lose your weight and teach you the eating habits to successfully keep it off.” “

I loved the program as it gave me the kick I needed to change my lifestyle and habits. The plan is very easy to follow with a great deal of support and motivation form Dr. Capasso and staff. I began the program starting at 198 pounds. I am now 164 pounds and getting thinner each and every day. As I began to drop the weight my energy increased which lead me to start exercising. I am now walking 3 miles a day.

I carry several cards in my wallet because I want to share with others my success. This program has really changed my life. They say “past behavior is a predictor of future behavior”. Without the weekly visits, and the monthly meeting with Dr. Capasso and the program provided by the Duval County School System and BCBS, I am afraid to define what my health would have looked like.

Thank You
~ Sally Frisbie

Dear Dr. Capasso and Sondra,

Just a quick note to express my deep appreciation for all you both have done for my tremendous weight loss journey!

When I first saw you a little over two months ago, I weighed 250 pounds at 5 foot 10 inches. That translated into a size XXL polo and 48 inch waist pant. Weighing 250 pounds also meant having to take Exforge, a blood pressure medication of last resort, as well as cholesterol lowering medications.

You and Sondra immediately got me started on the HCG diet program and my life will never be the same! Not only have my eating habits and food centered lifestyle dramatically changed but also my overall general health. As of two weeks ago, my general family doctor took me off the blood pressure medication and reduced my cholesterol medications! This will be the first time in almost ten years that I have been almost medication free!

And, I almost forgot – as of today, I have lost and kept off almost 60 pounds! That translates into a size medium polo and 34 inch waist pant! My ultimate goal is 175 pounds, a goal which I am absolutely positive I will soon reach with your and Sondra’s continued support.

Again, thank you for the incredible healthy weight management program and the extraordinary support you and Sondra provide. I truly feel I have not been in this effort alone!
~Bryant Frazier

Dear Thin Center Employees,

After three months of being a client of Dr. Anthony Capasso’s at Thin Centers MD of Mandarin, I have lost 33 pounds!! More importantly, my cholesterol level dropped from 230 to 155! One week after my blood was initially drawn, Dr. Capasso asked to see me about my high Cholesterol level. The Fresh Diet was recommended and Dr. Capasso advised me on the types of foods to eat and the ones I should stay away from. I am able to cook at home, eat at restaurants and continue to live a normal lifestyle without being hungry. I have followed this diet for three months and have seen tremendous results! I;s like to thank Dr. Capasso and the Thin Center employees for their guidance and support during my journey to a happier and healthier lifestyle.

~ Debbie Solano
Greenland Pines Elementary
260-5450 Ext. 174
National Board Certified – EC-Gen

I have been the typical yo-yo dieter for most of my life. I would lose 10 pounds, gain back 11. Each time that scale went higher than it was before, I would be discouraged – why even try? But when I saw the information about Dr. Capasso in our D.E.W. Employee Health newsletter, something prompted me to give it a try.

I started with Dr. Capasso and company in January 2010. While I have better months and worse months, depending on life activities, I feel I have been successful overall – much more successful than anything I ever done before. I have maintained a loss of 21 pounds. It’s still not where I want to be, and it’s a continuing struggle – I am come from a long line of “we love food” couch potatoes. But I look at where I started, and on my own I would be right back there now.

The monthly weigh-ins keep me (mostly) on track. Like most of us, I lead a super busy life and going every month sometimes seems like a hassle, but I know it has to be done. I am more aware of what I need to do, and even though I don’t always do it, I keep trying – because I know that if I mess up this week, I can regroup and get back on track. They are always supportive (even when I mess up) and even when I feel a little down about my progress, they keep encouraging me and offering suggestions – I leave feeling more in power, more in control, more determined to do things that I know I should do. We seem to always be coming up on some holiday season or another, and I know that with Dr. Capasso and company’s help, I’ll make it through.
~ Jana Jolly

I have dealt with a weight issue most of my adult life and participated in many weight loss programs with little success. Through the Duval County school web site under employee wellness, I found the Thin Centers MD program under the supervision of Dr. Anthony Capasso. Upon contacting Thin Centers MD, I requested a consultation and during this initial evaluation I received a body composition, measurements, lab work, an EKG and physical/consultation with Dr. Capasso. His approach to my weight problem was refreshing and motivating. I have been on the program since March 24th and have lost 38 pounds! During this time, I have used the vitamins provided and followed the meal plan that was prescribed for me. My energy level has improved and I am not craving for foods that I had on other diets. I have my goal in sight and through the support of Thin Centers MD, I am confident that I will reach it and then maintain it through healthy eating and exercise. I strongly recommend this program for anyone wishing to make that change in their life!
~ Janie Horwat

Reflections on the “Smart for Life” Program offered in partnership with the Duval County Public Schools and Dr. Capasso.

In January of this year, I was on the Duval County website and found that Dr. Capasso was offering the program, “Smart for Life” and his services for a discounted amount to Duval School employees. I called that day! That was the day that things began to change.

I met with Dr. Capasso and he reviewed my medical history which included problems with my heart and excess weight which was causing an elevation in my blood pressure along with blood work that was in the pre-diabetic range. Additionally, for the past several years, despite my own personal efforts, my weight was dramatically increasing, to the point that I was over 100 pounds overweight. This additional weight not only made me feel tired, it was causing joint problems, and it was just exhausting to move! It affected everything that I did. I felt trapped in a cycle that I couldn’t break. Finally, I felt a sense that now things may change – and they did!

For the past nine months, I was given support, encouragement, and a program that provided me with the resources needed to lose weight. I have lost almost 65 pounds and feel so much better about myself. I can move and now have energy after an exhausting day at work.

Excess weight affects each of us dramatically. The Smart for Life Program, along with the expert advice from Dr. Capasso, made the difference for me! I don’t know where I would be if it wasn’t for that program. I can’t say enough about how helpful it has been to me. It has been years since I had been able to lose any significant amount of weight.

I am now hopeful that I will obtain my goal weight and with the support of this program – keep it off. I am very grateful to Dr. Capasso for his interest in working with Duval Schools to provide a balanced and supportive weight loss program that can make a difference in the lives of so many teachers. I also am very grateful to Duval Schools for fostering such a wonderful partnership for its employees. This is a program that truly works and is needed by so many.

Many thanks,
~ Kathy Herlihy
Assistant Principal
Brookview Elementary

Kristy lost 103 lbs and 9 pants sizes in only 9 months!

The day I walked into Thin Center changed my life. I was very apprehensive, but I figured all I had to lose was weight so I gave it a try. Everyone that worked there was so nice. They answered all my questions and acted like my cheerleaders.

I couldn’t believe it. In 6 weeks, I lost 30 lbs. My triglycerides went from 181 to 75 and my cholesterol 235 to 178. I felt great and kept losing. I went from a size 24 pants to a size 16. I am still going and loving it.
~ Laurie

I am a teacher in Duval County. I decided to go talk to Dr. Capasso after watching a coworker dwindle away in from of my eyes. I went in for a consultation, but was still unsure about the program. Dr. Capasso and his team were so understanding and thorough in their explanation of the process. They answered all of my questions and made me realize, they could help me become healthy again. I decided to join on the spot.

I have been on the program for eight and half months. Since then, I have lost 98.8 pounds and 82.75 inches. Dr. Capasso and his team have changed my life. I have more energy and I feel better than I did when I started teaching ten years ago. I no longer take blood pressure medicine and my cholesterol level went from 297 to 114.

I have tried dieting many times before and like most people, I have lost weight and gained it back. I know I will be successful with Dr. Capasso’s plan because of its simplicity and the overwhelming support of his team.
Thank you Dr. Capasso!
~Lisa M

Dr. Capasso,

I cannot say enough about how much you and Thin Centers, MD have changed my life! With the help of you and your staff I have lost over 40 pounds in 4 months! I haven’t been this thin in over 16 years. Before I began this program my medical tests indicated “consistent with diabetes” and I knew I had to change my diet and begin exercising. I am expecting much better test results following the success of my Thin Centers, MD program. I have learned to eat smaller portions of healthier food, exercise at least three times a week, and enjoy life as a thinner person. Following your program has given me a formula to follow the rest of my life to remain healthy and active. Thank you and your staff again for a healthier me!
~Patty McQueen
Teacher, Duval County Schools

I started with Dr. Capasso on Saturday, January 14, 2012. I was 265 pounds and was hopeful that working with a doctor would make the difference in me being successful. You see, I have yo-yo on so many different diets for the last 20 years. I broke my leg 20 years ago, and because I believed I could not jog anymore and stress in my family life and job, I ballooned to a high of 265 pounds. Every diet worked the same way. I initially would lose 20 to 30 pounds. I would then hit a plateau, struggle and get discourage. The support goes away or is nonexistence and I quit and give up. I slowly return to the high weight until I try something new again.

This time feels different. With Dr. Capasso’s Thin Center, I felt like I had so much support from the very beginning. I filled out a questionnaire that helped him understand my health history. I brought in my blood test results from my doctor and they took an EKG. Then they determine the correct diet for you and your life style. I was put on the Fresh Diet. I eat lean meats, fruits and vegetables that I can buy at the store and cook myself. I have lost 38 pounds in 4 months which is a healthy weight loss. The great thing is that I am not hungry on this diet. On my blood test 2 months after I started the program my sugar was down from 103 to 83 and I am not taking half the blood pressure medicine that I took at the beginning.

The best part of this diet is that you get weekly support. I hit a plateau a month ago and instead of treating me like I was cheating or doing something wrong, they encourage me, modified my fresh diet to the fusion diet and I started losing again. I have never had a bad visit. Everyone is friendly, supportive and encouraging. What a difference from other programs elsewhere.

I like seeing Dr. Capasso once a month. If I am having problems, he will help me through it. Also, if I needed to see him sooner, I just have to ask. I feel so much better at 225 pounds. I am very hopeful that if I can continue this program, that sometime next year I will make my goal of 140 pounds.

This is a very important program for Duval County Teachers. Many of my fellow teachers are obese and could use a program like this one. Please continue it.

~ Leslie Lockwood
Duval County Teacher

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