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Shannon Roberts-Musch

Medifast has been, and still is, a Godsend!!

I am so thankful for Medifast!!

I have lost over 40 pounds and been able to keep it off! I feel so much better about my appearance.

It has given me back the self-confidence that I had lost. It is great to be able to look in the mirror and be proud of the way I look. I have more physical energy than when I was overweight. I notice that my knee pain has subsided and I can comfortably walk longer distances than before. As an added bonus, my weight-related blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels have decreased with my weight loss! It is also quite an ego booster to hear, "Wow!! You look great! You've lost a lot of weight! How did you do it?" I encourage others to try Medifast and experience the difference it can make in their lives.

I hesitate to say this, but at first my desire to lose weight was external. People who are close to me had made discouraging remarks about my weight. It hurt so badly, that I was determined to succeed at my weight loss. When I spoke with a doctor, he bleakly told me that it would take about a year or more for me to lose the weight. I felt so discouraged. I wanted to lose weight now and in much less than a year's timeframe. I felt rather hopeless. In the past I had tried various diets, slowly lost a little bit of weight, only to gain it all back and more.

As I was driving my son to school one morning, I heard a female disc jockey on the radio enthusiastically speaking of her weight loss. She had lost a significant amount of weight in a relatively short amount of time. She described the Medifast plan and how easy it was to follow. I thought to myself, "I might as well try it, too! Nothing else is working...I feel fat, ugly and sluggish...I have nothing to lose but weight!!" The next day I ordered a Medifast 4-week package. I began the diet on May 1, 2005. I weighed 180 pounds. By June 23rd, I had lost 20 pounds!! I was so determined that nothing was going to hinder my weight loss. The Medifast diet had already exceeded my expectations!! I lost another 20 pounds and began the maintenance phase of the plan. I am so pleased that keeping the weight off has been so easy. I may decide to lose another 10 pounds in the near future. I am confident I will succeed as I have thus far.

In my college years I was a size 4/6. I now wear a 6/8. Through the years, excess weight had "snuck up" on me. I got married, gave birth to my son, etc. My husband is a United States Marine (that in itself is very stressful!!). He is a BIG man, 6'8" and 215 pounds. He can eat and eat and eat!! I have always cooked in quantity to feed this person!!! To my determent, I also ate almost as much as he did! My weight continued to climb, but I kept on eating. I often ate for comfort and the pure pleasure of it. Eating was fun!! I was addicted to all kinds of junk food. During the many, and often long, military deployments, eating was not just a necessity but a stress reliever.

I am no longer controlled by food. I feel much better now that food has its proper place in my life. Medifast has been, and still is, a Godsend!! Thanks Medifast for helping me regain my self-esteem and physical well being.

*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.