Half the Man I Used to Be
Coach Roy Shipley from Soddy-Daisy middle school is half the man he used to be. “I remember when I was in great shape at 6
ft. 5 in. 300 lbs. playing college football. After my final college football game I joined the military.
I continued to stay in great shape until I left the military. From that day on I never saw 300 lbs. again.
“Having a busy life, I found it difficult to make time for myself. The more I allowed myself to get busy the more
my weight pushed up. I finally I reached 450 pounds and my life was out of control. I knew I was in trouble
when I needed help tying my shoes or just breath- ing. My health was heading in the wrong direction
quickly and I needed immediate help.
“I was desperate and had to find a way to get this weight off fast, but surgery was not on my
list. I found Inshape MD, a medical weight loss program in Chattanooga. I made the call and
scheduled a free consult with the owner Jack Silberman.
“After the consult I knew there was hope for me. I was so impressed with the medical staff
at Inshape MD. Everyone there made me feel so comfortable and confident that I could do this. They helped me believe in myself and accomplish my goals. We scheduled my blood
work and doctor appointment and off we went.
“Four weeks later I was already down 45 lbs. and I was beginning to catch my breath. Today, I am 1⁄2
the man I was when I left the military. I have now lost 157 lbs. and I’m under my college weight. This is the
best I have felt in 20 yrs. Now that I look back, my big- gest regret is why I didn’t start sooner. Thank you InshapeMDfor saving my life!”
Remember! You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Results May Vary: Causes for being overweight or obese vary from person to person. Whether genetic or environmental, it should be noted that food intake, rates of metabolism and levels of exercise and physical exertion vary from person to person. This means weight loss results will also vary from person to person.