A little over a year my husband and I pushed our wedding date back so many times that we were engaged for over two years. We said we were doing it to save money, but we had to face facts: we didn’t want to get married while we were both obese. We wanted to start the next chapter of our lives as a healthy couple.
I struggled with my weight for over 15 years. While I was always outgoing and social, the heavier I got, the less I wanted to be around people. I didn’t want to attend special events because I didn’t want to have to find something to wear that made me look less obese. My relationships were struggling, as I was impatient, irritable, uncomfortable, and just overall miserable. My work was struggling, too, and I was in and out of employment, suffering from a lack of confidence in job interviews.
I tried a few different diets, but none of them gave me the support of Take Shape For Life. My doctor recommended the program after treating me for another sinus infection. He said that if I didn’t lose weight, I would continue down a path of sickness and disease.
After one week, I could see results. And it took no time for my entire family to be so impressed with my weight loss that they all joined me. I can exercise without pain, walk up stairs, and walk my dog without shortness of breath. All my relationships have improved, too, as I am no longer irritable and impatient. I lost 108 pounds* in a little over a year.
I married my husband one year after we started the program. We had lost a combined 203 pounds*. Our wedding day was perfect, and we proudly display our wedding photos around our home, showcasing our weight-loss success.
*Results not typical. Typical weight loss on the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan is up to 2 to 5 lbs per week.