By Scott, 48
I’m at that age where I want to be in good shape, and I want to feel good about myself. I work out all the time, I play tennis all the time, and I try to eat healthy. There were just certain areas of my body that I wasn’t happy with.
I’d always seen commercials about CoolSculpting, and I thought it would be a good opportunity just to see if it worked. I know some people who have done it, and for the most part, they’ve had good results that were quite noticeable, so I decided to do it.
I did the first treatment, and it was noticeable within a couple of months and for sure by the third month. I had a second treatment a month ago, and I noticed instantly from the photos they took (the before and after), then also just from people telling me, “Something looks different,” or “You’ve lost weight.” I can see it, 100%, in my sides, in the gut area and my whole body actually.
I know it was effective, and it’s working really, really well. I still have two more months before, technically, the fat is gone. I’m excited about that. But really, the main reason why I did it is just to feel better about myself. Because that was a specific area, no matter what I would do at the gym, it wouldn’t go, like the sides or the flanks (a word I hate), the back fat and just my gut in general.
I absolutely see the difference.
I also became more conscious of what I was eating and my workouts. I want to go out and drink with my friends. White wine is my thing. I’m not going to starve myself. But the whole concept of the CoolSculpting is always top of mind. When I’m faced with a food or drink decision, I ask myself, “Do I need it?” Of course, if I crave it and I want it, I’ll take it. I’m just more conscientious of the whole concept of, “Do I need it?” That really has helped me.
I really am more thoughtful in terms of what I eat, because it’s an investment, and I don’t want to waste my money and waste the time. There are many times I would have reached for the chocolate cake, so that has helped.
Sizing It Up
My clothes don’t fit anymore—that’s a problem. It’s a good problem, but now I have to buy all new clothes. I’ve always been a 36- or 38-inch waist. Since CoolSculpting, I’ve been wearing 34s, and they’re even getting kind of baggy. I don’t want to get too thin. My goal is to weigh about 200 to 205 pounds. So, I only have 10 pounds to go, if that.
I’m so excited about this whole thing because I was at my sister’s house, and my young nephew, who’s 22 and in great shape, says, “You’ve lost weight, Uncle Scott.” I thought that was a cool thing.
I don’t have a six pack, but I actually can see my abs for the first time. I still need to shed body fat, but I can truly feel the change in my sides and my back fat—I don’t really have a whole lot of it anymore. It really did target that area.
People do ask how I got here. I tell them I did CoolSculpting. “Clearly, it worked,” they say.
It’s an investment, sort of like braces or like getting your hair done all the time. I wouldn’t recommend it to people who don’t work out, because if you don’t work out, it may work a little bit, but it may not really achieve what you could achieve if you work out.
Brittney and the whole OrangeTwist team have been wonderful. I could not have asked for a better experience.