As a father of two wonderful boys, I wanted to be certain that I would be around to see them grow up. But, at 34 years old and 260 pounds, it didn't seem promising. For motivation I joined a bet with five co-workers, who are also significantly overweight, to see who could lose the most weight in a year.I've tried counting points programs, low-carb programs and weight-loss medications and none of them worked, so I wasn't sure how I was going to win this bet.
My wife showed me an article in People magazine about a group of people who had lost weight using a range of different diet techniques. At the end of the article the table showed that Medifast compared to the other products had the largest weekly weight-loss claim and the method seemed pretty straight forward. So, I gave it a try. While the other guys who were on a frozen, microwaveable diet food plan only lost a few pounds, I lost over 70 pounds with Medifast in 8 months and left the others in the dust!
I started Medifast in January weighing 260 pounds. Within two weeks I lost over 9 pounds and was able to fit into my dress shirts again. After 8 months I currently weigh 190 pounds! I have lost a total of 70 pounds and I feel and look fantastic!
Being overweight affected my personal life in many different ways. As I steadily gained weight over the years, there were fewer and fewer clothes that would fit. I was constantly fatigued and before I lost weight, I would blame it on my grueling travel schedule. I average about four flights a week and I was the guy no one wanted to sit next to on the plane. I was miserable until I started Medifast.
Since my weight loss I have more energy with my children and around the house then I ever have before! Home improvement jobs have been a breeze and I even attended a swim party, and didn't hide myself!
My favorite story to tell was when I was two months into the program and I went out with a group of college friends, and one of the guys yelled, "Hey look! It's half of Jason!" I think I smiled for the rest of the night.
I believe Medifast works with any lifestyle because it is easy, and it works fast which helps you stick with it. My most significant accomplishment was the change in my lifestyle. I know that Medifast has given me the opportunity to change my eating habits and succeed through long-term weight maintenance.
Thank you Medifast for offering what I call a 'no gimmick' product. It is simple nutrition and eating habits that set the stage for a lifetime of success with weight management.
*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.