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After turning 30, I started to notice slowly that my weight was beginning to creep way past a number that I was comfortable with. I had always been a bigger framed girl growing up, but I would have never been classified as someone who had a “weight problem”. I grew up playing many sports and always was able to eat whatever, whenever I wanted. I also have always been very committed to exercise. Despite my efforts with exercise, the weight continued to grow and grow. I knew that I had to do something, but I wasn’t sure exactly what I was doing wrong. Everyone I talked to said that it was my diet that had to change. I decided to make the attempt to do that on my own.
I had tried any and every diet out there that you can think of. I took strange pills, visited my doctor and tried to convince him to give me a prescription diet pill, bought books of different fad diets, and even tried some of the other popular replacement meal programs that claim you lose weight in a small amount of time and are still able to keep the weight off. Nothing worked. In fact, by the time I went through all of those efforts, I no longer needed a belt and the pants size I had been in for years was no longer large enough. That was the point where I knew that I needed to try something completely different and I needed help.
When I walked into Medifast back in March, I admit that I was terrified, embarrassed, and had no clue how this program would be different than any other. I was skeptical that I would ever lose the weight and this would simply be my new life forever. Everyone I have worked with has always been so positive which was something I needed because my weight had left me feeling so unconfident and unsure about everything in my life at the time. They assured me that if I followed the plan, the weight would come off! It was difficult at first, but my body adjusted faster than I thought. Most times, I never even felt hungry after enjoying my Medifast meals.
I have been following my plan for the past 9.5 months and I am down 71.5 pounds! I never thought that would be possible in a million years. I have actually joked with people that I believe I am too small now, but the most important thing is that my self-confidence is growing, and I am finally HEALTHY again. The support I have received from Medifast has truly changed my life. As I transition off the plan, my coaches are there for me every step of the way as far as educating me on what the best food choices are for me. I firmly believe that now that I know how to eat properly and will always have the support of the Medifast team when I need it, I will be able to maintain my weight and continue to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Thank you Medifast! I couldn’t be more grateful for your open arms, lack of judgement, and commitment to helping me to succeed!