I made a pact with myself: If I lost weight in the first five weeks with Medifast, I would continue. I saw results in the first week!
I returned from Iraq in 2006 and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My social life was non-existent; I didn’t enjoy being in public because I felt uncomfortable with the way that I looked. I stayed on the couch all day playing video games. I only ate once or twice per day, but I ate large quantities of food, and the weight started piling on. I had a 42-inch waist and wore XXXL shirts.
My wife started researching weight-loss options. When she discovered Medifast, she had a difficult time finding anything negative about the program. I was inspired by other people’s success stories.
After realizing that we were spending $600-750 each month on fast food, I agreed to try Medifast for five weeks. I started my weight-loss journey on July 6, 2009, and saw results in the first week!
On February 1, 2010, I reached my goal?I was down 114 lbs in just eight months! I started the program weighing 304 pounds and now am a svelte 190 pounds. My waist is 32 inches and my shirt size no longer has Xs!
My family and friends can’t believe how much weight I have lost with the help of Medifast. Friends that I hadn’t seen since starting Medifast didn’t recognize me! My family would call every week on my weigh-in day to see what my loss was.
I feel like I have motivated people to look at weight loss as a lifestyle change. Medifast is not a bandage; it’s a new way of life and I am living proof it can be done.
*Results not typical. You should not expect to experience these results. Typical weight loss on the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan is up to 2 to 5 lbs per week.