Well yesterday was another great weigh in day at Benchmark Medical Group here in Windsor. I lost another 5 lbs, gained muscle and lost fat. It was a great day! I am now closing in on 120 lbs lost and inching towards those next two goals of hitting 211 and then 200 lbs. I can't begin to tell you how much energy and life I have coursing through these veins. Everything that I do feels so new. I feel reborn in every sense of the word. There have been so many changes that I thought I would share a few I have noticed lately.
Things I have discovered since losing nearly 120 lbs....
1 - I am cold all the time. I used to be a human heat machine but since losing all that insulation I am chilly all the time. I used to be a polar bear now I feel like an Arizona retiree.
2 - My taste buds have reset themselves. There are things I used to like that just don't taste good anymore and things I used to hate that now taste good. I suddenly have a taste for green pepper which I always hated. My flavor sensors have changed and I love it.
3 - My male anatomy. I knew it was there but we hadn't seen each other in over 20 years. Let's just say my aim has improved and my bathroom is cleaner than ever
4 - I am much much stronger than I used to be. I am so used to not having much muscle mass that sometimes I surprise myself. My grandson Zayden climbed on my feet when I was laying down and wanted me to lift him. I geared up for what I thought would take a bit of an effort and kicked my legs up...the boy must have flown six feet. Papa power!
5 - I fit in between cars in parking lots much easier. This is very handy when I deal with Todd's parking abilities.
6 - The clothes dryer. I have never used it because if I ever dried any of my clothes they would shrink a little and I never had any room for shrinkage. I now can dry the heck of whatever I need to because I have room to spare....mmmm warm clothes.
This life is getting more and more exciting every single day!
I have been talking a lot about my new life since losing 140 lbs but I can't help it. There are so many things that are exciting and everything feels brand new. I get excited about so many little things that most take for granted...like getting up without grunting. My body has never been something that has been a benefit or plus in my life except if people needed warmth or shade they could gather round me and I could provide that.
I also would have made a great flotation device in case of plane crash and as a hockey goalie as a youngster, my larger than average body took up a lot of net. Those were about the only benefits of my old body. I was always a hindrance and friends and family would have to adjust their plans to compensate for my slowness, largeness and lack of physical ability. Things have changed.
This weekend my wife and I went to Holyoke to lend a hand to my son and his family as they are moving into a new place. In the past I would have been able to drive the truck and make sure everyone was fed. This time I was actually able to be of help.
We worked for hours and I was able to actually lift and carry things and be an actual helpful worker. We worked for hours and my new body kept right up. I wasn't even sore the next day. This is huge stuff for me. I was actually a help!!! This sounds like nothing to most but to me it made me feel I had value and gave me even more confidence. This new life keeps getting better and better every day.
Thank you again Benchmark Medical Group. I walk taller because of you. There is no limit to what you can achieve if you believe in you. .
I have been blessed to be a Good Morning Guy for over 25 years. I love my job. I live my dream every day. I get to play music and make people laugh. I am so lucky to work with my 2 best friends Todd Harding and Susan Moore.
I love what I do, who I do it with and for. I have been married to my high school sweetheart Kyla for decades and we have 2 wonderful grown children and 3 grandchildren that are the light of my life.
I am a die hard sports fan and music junkie. Thank you for making my dreams come true on a daily basis
Weight Loss (cont.)
The team at Benchmark Medical Group is truly amazing. They were able to get me back on track after 10 years of migraines and feeling horrible. During that time I gained a bunch of weight and couldn't enjoy the simple things in life without getting a headache. I can't tell you how many doctors I saw with no results. Between Dr. Sandy and Dr. Jason, they were able to figure out the source of the problems and put the pieces of the puzzle together. Thank you to Benchmark for giving my life back.
Love, love, love Dr. Sandy and Dr. Jason. They are very knowledgeable and sincerely care about each patient that comes to see them. they have so many wonderful services available to help patients become their best selves. I have had different issues over the course of the 11 years that I have been coming to benchmark medical group. Through chiropractic care, traction, physical therapy, and nutrition I have been able to get back on track and thrive. The staff is just as wonderful. They make a point to learn your name and make you feel at ease and welcome. I highly recommend Benchmark Medical Group.
I had lower back pain and neck pain. I had gone to a chiropractor before for a couple of years (about once a month). It had helped but at times I would walk away and hours later have more pain than when I started. Since visiting CBP Spine Center I have not once walked out of there worse off. In fact I have felt much better! The combination of traction, laser, Power Plate and adjustments has improved my flexibility and reduced my pain almost to nothing. The adjustments seems just right. Both Dr. Jason and Dr. Sandy know what needs to be done each visit.
I come in because I feel better when I do. I feel like I have made a great deal of progress and that my overall Health has improved quite a lot. My pains have gone down quite a bit compared to when I first started. I enjoy the time I have come in to get treatment. Thank You!! CBP Spine Center is much better than just the traditional chiropractor of adjustments and some ice.
I knew it was time to do more to fix my back problem than I had been doing. I had been driving by CBP Spine Center for a long time wondering if they could help me. It was amazing when I walked in the door for the first time. There was a lot of people and a lot of activity. I knew this must be a good thing. Dr. Jason and Dr. Sandy do things different. They look at your problem and figure out what you need and how long it will take to correct it. Using traction and the Power Plate to strengthen and straighten my back has really helped. I enjoy all the people who work there. They are very nice and professional people. I want to Thank You All for giving me relief.
No matter what the reason for coming to Dr. Sandy or Dr. Jason they have a good idea just by looking at you, but x-rays will confirm that they are on the right path. I have never met a more professional or caring doctors. You're in good hands! Have faith in what they ask you to do and you too in time will walk straighter and feel a whole lot better.
I am a Hair Designer and gardener. I also enjoy golf but stopped due to the pain I hasd in my neck. I have tried several other treatments but CBP Spine Center is the only thing that made a permanent difference in the quality of my life and I am golfing again!
When I went in the clinic, I was hardly able to walk upright because of my back pain. I was a bit skeptical at first but I was desperate.
After some regular treatments and then workouts on a machine called the "Power Plate" I started feeling much better. Now I'm walking around doing normal daily activities with basically no pain.
I came in because...I knew the power plate would be exactly the machine to strengthen my core muscles in much less time than a typical gym workout. One day I plan to have my own at home. It is the one piece of exercise equipment necessary.
What a great, friendly, informed and supportive staff!
No chiropractor can beat the care and healing one gets at Benchmark Medical Group and Dr. Jason & Sandy Haas.
I came in because I wanted to improve my health through a strong and healthy posture. Part of my personalized program to improve my posture included physical therapy on the Powerplate. The Powerplate is used to help strength not only the core of the body, but strengthen muscles and increase flexibility. The use of the Powerplate is unique and cutting edge for health care. The plate adds a new twist to PT and intensifies the workout. Sharon is a wonderful physical therapist who quickly becomes acquainted with each client and their needs. Sharon provides a positive, fun and encouraging environment. The staff healing Sharon carries through on her philosophy. They are knowledgeable on the purpose of each exercise and how to adjust the exercise to meet personal needs. I feel that physical therapy and the use of the Powerplate were an important fact of my program. The improvement in my posture would not have been as quick without the physical therapy.
The Power Plate is a life saver; before I started my body ached all over. I was tired all the time; my diabetes was out of control. Now my body doesn't hurt, my diabetes is in control. I feel so much better. (A New person)
I came in because my back and neck had been hurting since I was in high school and I'm 60 now. The pain stopped in my neck completely after two weeks. My back took several months, but it was a great relief when it happened.
Working out on that machine feels good, the time goes fast and it's fun. It doesn't seem like you can get much accomplished in such a short workout session, but the results were obvious quickly. Even when I came in tired, when I stepped on that machine, I felt plenty of energy to get the exercise done. They say it puts you in a good mood and it does. That's hard to believe, but no matter what mood I was in when I came in, I always got off that Power Plate feeling better.
They helped me understand how to lose weight at last, and having access to the Power Plate during losing weight was fantastic. I lost lots of inches all over my body. I was especially thrilled at how slim my legs and stomach got. It also shook my jowls right off the bottom of my chin. Jogging and swimming can't do that. I look much younger than my years because it tightened up my face so much. It does that for everybody who uses it. It's hard work, but so worth it!
It's amazing how strong you can get. I've never had strong upper body muscles and I can do things now I've never done in my life because of the strength in my arms. And I can maintain good posture sitting because of how much it strengthened my back. That's important after spending the time and money to come here for the help.
Oh, and you won't believe how much your balance will improve, important for all of us getting older. Actually if you are younger and like to hike or dance, the balance you gain will help with that too. It actually has you vibrating off in three different directions at once. I told you it was fun. I can't wait until I can come back and work out on that thing!
If I could have one in my home, I would. As soon as I can afford to continue working out on it, I plan to come back here as long as I can drive myself in here. If you've never been on one of those things, you are in for a real treat.
I can remember back to when I first came in this office and looked over at the people on the Power Plate wondering what on earth they were doing. You are very lucky to be standing there, about to embark on a fantastic journey of health, well-being and look good. It's one of the smartest things you can do for yourself.
I came in because... I was recovering from back surgery. Laser treatments speeded up my recovery and prevented scar tissue from forming around the incision. It didn't prevent all scar tissue formation, just reduced it, which is a big deal for anyone recovering from back surgery. Too much scar tissue can be as painful as a herniated disk. Laser increased blood circulation around the area lasered, and that promoted the healing process.
I came in because... I was injured in a motor vehicle accident. I was in extreme pain and I had severe muscle spasms and lots of swelling. The K-Laser treatments have helped to reduce painful swelling and it has helped to reduce my muscle spasms. I have seen an improvement in my overall pain level and an increase in my movement. The K-Laser treatments have freed me from taking more narcotics, steroids, and muscle relaxants. The K-Laser has been therapeutic and a great asset in my recovery.
I came in because... I was run over by a car. Besides the wonderful Chiropractic care I received at Benchmark Medical Group I also get laser treatments. I have broken bones in my left hand and muscle and ligament and tendon damage in my right hand and arm. Bre and Shari have been amazing and listen to all my concerns and I feel that my healing has gone so fast because of the laser treatments and I recommend these treatments highly thank you so much for caring.
I came in because...I was having pain in my right lower back and when I used a heating pad to relieve the pain, instead, it appeared to increase the level of pain.
Bre is cheerful as she greets each patient. She performs the laser treatments, requesting feedback to ensure maximum results. Though she is young, she has a professional attitude that commands my attention. Open time, I had a question that requires confidence in the privacy of the health care for an individual, and she ensured me, she would keep the inquiry confidential between the doctor and the two of us.
I sincerely, appreciate Bre, Cheerfully, and professionally, servicing my pain management and needs every time I come in for treatment.
I came in because... I was suffering from severe back pain to due to Osteoporosis. After hearing treatment with the K-Laser, I received almost immediate relief.
Later that month, I flew to North Carolina, which resulted in me having to walk from the west side of the Denver airport to the east, pulling luggage. I could not have accomplished this prior to the laser treatment.