Medifast Happy Afters 2013 Winner - Cynthia McBurney

Cynthia McBurney - Lost 42 lbs!

Color her HEALTHY!

Jewelry Designer  •  Vancouver, WA  •  Age 60

Cynthia McBurney - before Medifast

*Results vary. Typical weight loss on the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan® is 2-5 lbs per week for the first 2 weeks and 1-2 lbs per week thereafter.

  • Cynthia McBurney
  • Cynthia McBurney
  • Cynthia McBurney
  • Cynthia McBurney

Medifast Faves:

Peach Oatmeal »
Caramel Crunch Bar »
Beef Vegetable Soup »

Fave Feel-Good Movies:

Chocolat, Hairspray, & Mama Mia!

Recent Reads:

Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed

Fave Mantra:

“The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” (Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu)

Fave Team:

The Portland Timbers

A model businesswoman

Cynthia says, “Since losing my weight I have so much more energy than I did before! I think the biggest change is that for a long time I sort of stayed clear of going out and shopping and being involved with color. It’s fun again to see what’s new and fresh, to be out in the marketplace. And now I’m a much better model for my jewelry.”

Going out and enjoying new color palettes in fashion really engages my creative spirit!”

Pluck of the Irish

Cynthia’s a true creative spirit who designs gorgeous Celtic-style jewelry collections for her own company. When she closed up her brick-and-mortar store after 18 years, she wondered what was next. A longtime friend who owned her own Irish shop in New Jersey encouraged her to try selling her creations wholesale, and now Cynthia has 47 retail clients—including two accounts across the pond.

Daughter knows best

“My brother is getting married soon. I went shopping with my daughter, and she was holding up things for me to try—including this Audrey Hepburn type dress in sapphire blue. I told her, ‘I can’t wear that,’ and she said ‘Why not? I think this is your style—don’t keep thinking of yourself as 40 lbs heavier.’ She was right: I tried it on and it looked great.”

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