MNCOME stands for the Minnesota Center for Obesity, Metabolism and Endocrinology. We help people with weight management through education and medication. We also take care of diabetes and other endocrine needs.
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It took me some time to be truthful with myself and own my obesity. For the first time in my life I understood that it–- obesity-–was the enemy, not my life or me. I knew I had to have help; I relied, and continue to rely on, my faith in God. I also wanted to have medical guidance.
Whether I hit a plateau or gain weight during this maintenance challenge I am in, I make adjustments and remain focused. Maintenance is the greater challenge for me; although food may no longer be an addiction, the reality of weight control and healthy living depends on my decision making process.
I first started at MNCOME after a conversation with my primary care provider. I had told him I wanted to lose weight, but I would not diet, so he referred me to MNCOME.
Meeting the goals I set with my educators and Dr. Gonzalez has been a gradual process, which is okay with me since weight loss and management are ongoing. It has felt relatively easy to keep moving forward in this process because of the support and encouragement I receive.