Thanks for saving me from a certain cupcake death!
I have always been an active and healthy person until about three years ago. I can blame my weight gain on many things like my job or my lower metabolism. But, the real truth is I just ate my way to an enormous weight. Suddenly, my cholesterol was sky high never had that before. I ran out of breath just walking around the neighborhood or even up a flight of stairs. I knew I had to do something, but was just so tired of measuring and counting everything I ate for other diets, that I felt overwhelmed.
Until one day…
I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen for a few months. She had lost so much weight, I was almost afraid to ask her if she was ill. She noticed the surprised look on my face and said “Well, I’m glad you noticed!” We had a conversation and she told me about the OPTIFAST® Program. It got my attention right away. I saw her again about three months later and she had lost even more weight and looked so confident and healthy.
I decided right then that I wanted to feel that way about myself. I set a date for March 1, 2011 to start the program. I knew I had to have the correct mind set, similar to someone that wants to quit smoking. I also knew this program would work, having seen my friend’s accomplishment.
Eighteen weeks later, I am down 50 pounds and went from a size 20 to size 12. I feel like a million bucks and found that following the plan was the best decision I have made in a long time. My cholesterol has come down enough that no medication is needed! I can now take nice walks without running out of breath and I enjoy taking them!
The OPTIFAST® staff is excellent and my wonderful husband has been very supportive. I am so glad to be able to tell my story and hope it influences someone to seek help from Mercy Medical Center.