Coeur d'Alene, ID
Weight Lost: 136 lbs and counting
"When facing the milestone of my 30th birthday, I took a long hard look at my life; I had been experiencing back problems, knee problems and various joint issues since my teenage years and decided it was time for a change. Out of frustration and pain, I finally talked to my doctor who recommended the OPTIFAST program.
After attending the free information session offered at the clinic, I gave myself the best 30th birthday present of all - I signed up for the program. I had great apprehension and doubtfulness but it became clear very quickly that this could work; I lost 11 pounds the first week!
From there the weight started falling off. I was gaining more energy and even started kickboxing a few times a week. The program was so easy and the support group was wonderful. At one of my check ups the doctor asked how I was doing and it dawned on me - I had a whole new life. I can ride my horse again, ski, run, ride my bike, hike for miles, keep up with my kids and most important of all LIVE!!!
I lost 136 lbs and reached my goal weight in February 2006. I have maintained my weight loss for over a year thanks to the knowledge of eating habits and lifestyle changes that I learned from the OPTIFAST program. Thank you OPTIFAST for changing my life and giving me the freedom to be the person I really wanted to be."