POSTED: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 9:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 4:41pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — NBC33 News does not endorse this weight loss product.
Millions of Americans have weight problems but it's hard to get that weight off. That's why one local couple is posing as an inspiration for hundreds in the area.
Patty Christopher and Geno Gambino have lost over a hundred pounds combined and decided to help others with their business.
"We change people's lives," said Gambino, founder of Waist Away, LLC .
Patty and Geno change lives and it started when they decided to change their own.
"I wanted to be invisible,” said Christopher.
They were both extremely over weight and after one trip to an amusement park, they knew something needed to change.
"We were too fat to ride the roller coasters.”
After trying the HCG diet, their lives changed forever.
”I lost 35 pounds in 40 days and we got to ride that roller coaster with our kids and we were very excited about it," said Christopher.
"I lost 30 pounds in the first 40 days then we decided we wanted to help other people to do the same thing," noted Gambino. “We wanted to help other people to do the same thing.”
Tebora Tabor is one success story that’s come out of the Waist Away office.
"I started February, 2012. By December, I lost 75 pounds and that revolutionized my life," said Tabor.
Now they are not only just a weightloss business, but an inspiration to others.
“Do you know what it's like to have somebody come up to you and hug you out of no where, walking through a store somewhere or something like that, and say thank you for helping me, thank you for letting me play with my 3 year old kid again,” said Gambino. ”They say thank you for letting me get my wedding ring back on. That is emotional that is heartfelt."
Now 150 pounds lighter, they hope to use their story to not only change lives but make a difference.
"My biggest goal is to be able to help million people," said Gambino.