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“I’m Noticing Results”: My CoolSculpting Journey, Part 2

By Scott, 48

Last month, OrangeTwist heard from Scott just after he embarked upon his first CoolSculpting treatment. We checked in with him on the continuation of his journey. Read Part 1.

I’m about a month and a half into my CoolSculpting journey, and I’m noticing results! I think other people are noticing too—over the last couple weeks especially. Some are people who see me day in and day out, but then a lot of other people who haven’t seen me in a while will remark that I’ve lost weight. I’m happy about that. I’ve also noticed it in how my clothes fit.

I’m very honest and open with people. I tell them I’ve done CoolSculpting, and a lot of people are interested in it. I’m really looking forward to the next treatment because I have a cruise coming up at the end of August and that will give me plenty of time for the results to show. I hate that word “flanks,” but that side area’s been troublesome, and I’ve noticed that I’m starting to get that V shape, so that’s really making me optimistic about this whole thing. So I’m excited about that.

I’ve increased my cardio and other exercise as well. Playing tennis also helps. But I really think the CoolSculpting did help on the sides and the belly areas. I’m doing a lot of ab work too.

Making Other Life Changes

I love to eat, so that can be a problem. I just can’t rely 100% on CoolSculpting to get that lean look I’m going for. I’m much more conscientious of what I put in my mouth. I do have cheat days, trust me. I had pizza a couple days ago, and I normally would only have one piece and I had, like, three. But it was delicious. I don’t want to like starve myself, of course. I want to still live a normal, happy life with friends, and I drink, and I just am much more conscientious of what I do and how often I do it. So instead of having a mixed drink at dinner, I would have a glass of sparkling water with lemon or something like that. After the CoolSculpting, I’m more aware of what I put in my mouth. But again, I still have a life.

But CoolSculpting has truly, truly helped with the definition. You just can’t eat doughnuts and muffins all the time. You have to still do good eating and good working out and be conscientious of what you do. In the past, no matter how many cardio things I’ve done, that abdominal area has always been my nemesis. The CoolSculpting has worked.

I do think CoolSculpting has helped me with freedom in terms of what I do. Before, if I just cheated a little bit, I think I would see fat. Whereas now, after the CoolSculpting, the fat cells are gone in that area. I am just much more aware of that so I don’t want to expand the fat cells that are left. I think my biggest thing that I’ve learned from this treatment plan is that you can still be a fun person, but you just have to be aware of what you do because fat cells are still there. You just don’t want to eat so much that they expand.

I’ve been wearing the same clothes. This summer, though, I’m going to definitely start looking for new ones because I’m going on a cruise, and also especially after the second treatment—I have a feeling that it will only make things even better. To be honest, I’m really looking forward to this next session because, if it has anything to do with what’s happened so far, I think it’s only going to be perfect. Exactly what I’m looking for. That’s what’s getting me through this whole thing is knowing that it’s working and that this next treatment plan will even make it even better.

I’m excited to get the before-and-after photos, just to see what has improved in the last three months, then also in three more months to see what happens. It makes me know that something’s different.

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