I had been big for most of my life. As a busy mother of three young children, I never focused on myself.
Being overweight impacted 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—her doctor suggested it for her. I researched Medifast, talked to my doctor, and decided to do it with her.
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 lbs with Medifast, everything has changed in my relationships. 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; I do not hesitate to do the fun stuff anymore. Last summer we had passes to a water park; I’d put on my bathing suit and have a great day!