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David Johnson

David Lost 205 lbs*!

I have been taught the skills I need to maintain a healthy weight for the rest of my life.

Eyes followed me on the airplane as people silently hoped that the morbidly obese guy wasn't going to sit next to them. Chairs broke under my weight. I split a pair of 62-inch pants before a business meeting and had to miss it because I couldn't find a store that carried my size.

I was depressed. I attempted to lose weight a dozen different ways but would only lose 25 pounds, at most, before returning to my heaviest weight - or more. I was completely illiterate about food and overwhelmed by contradictory advice and claims.

I had become a bystander in my own life, so I decided to make a commitment to myself. Medifast came into my life when I was ready to take a leap. I committed to losing the weight so that I could go sky diving!

With the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan, I knew that I was receiving balanced nutrition. A friend supported me as a Health Coach. I started to distinguish physical hunger from emotional hunger. I lost a total of 205 pounds* and have been taught the skills I need to maintain a healthy weight for the rest of my life.

I share my story with others in hope that they will be inspired to take control of their bodies and lives. I also took the biggest leap of all - from an airplane! I was able to go sky diving - my ultimate goal!