I had been big for most of my life. As a busy mother of three young children, I never focused on myself, but being overweight affected every aspect of my personal life. It was the first thing I thought about when I had to go to the kids' school or to a work function with my husband. I tried to dress thinner, but I couldn't hide the weight. I was miserable and avoided taking my kids to the pool or to amusement parks. I was just uncomfortable, and felt guilty for denying my kids those joys.
I tried every diet available, but I felt like none addressed my love of carbs. I was drained and depressed. I needed to do something - my weight impacted my family too much. A friend of mine told me about Medifast after her doctor suggested it for her. I researched Medifast, talked to my doctor, and decided to do it with my friend.
I felt better after just one week on Medifast. I felt like the "carb haze" lifted and my world was brighter. I had more energy. After just one month on Medifast, people were telling me all the time how great I looked! Now that I've lost weight, my blood pressure is down and my BMI is healthy. I ran a marathon in my fastest time just one year after starting Medifast. I feel like a new woman!
Since losing 65 pounds* with Medifast, everything about my relationships has changed. My husband lost 60 lbs* and feels amazing! I love that we support each other while getting healthy! My kids love how active we are and I do not hesitate to do fun things with them anymore.
Results vary. Typical weight loss on the Medifast 5 & 1 PlanŽ is 2-5 lbs per week for the first 2 weeks and 1-2 lbs per week thereafter.