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!