Success Stories

 Denise Brown Story – My Story

I was a police officer for nine years and on those busy nights, racing “call” to “call,” it was so much easier to stop for food at a fast food restaurant or a convenience store. When I got my dream job working for the State against domestic violence, I was eating just as poorly, but for a different reason. I was living in an apartment by myself, away from my family during the week, and food was my comfort from loneliness, sadness, and boredom. Through all these years of eating poorly and not exercising, the pounds began to pack on and my health was in jeopardy. My doctor informed me that my BMI was considered obese and my cholesterol levels were dangerously high – it was time for a change. That’s when I found Take Shape For Life through a friend who had lost over 50 lbs in just three weeks on the 5 & 1 Plan! I started the 5 & 1 Plan myself, and found great success! After just five weeks, I had lost 25 lbs and after 12 weeks, I’d lost 42 lbs! My energy was through the roof and I was constantly motivated by my continued results. I am grateful for the weight that I’ve lost, and kept off, but I’m even more grateful for having my health back.  





Ted Hasse – My Story


I started with the Take Shape For Life 5 & 1 Plan in July after a period of declining health. I woke up one night unable to breathe and was rushed to the Emergency Room. I was sent to numerousdoctors who all said I was obese and needed to lose weight before I had a stroke, heart attack, or full-blown diabetes. I also felt tired all the time and couldn’t do the things my kids wanted me to do with them. I was embarrassed to be seen in a swimsuit, so I didn’t go swimming on family vacations. My wife found out from a friend about Take Shape For Life and she helped me to start the Program! I noticed results within the first three or four days! I have lost a total of 132 lbs and feel better now than I ever have. I have increased physical stamina and endurance and I love to exercise now. My previous medical conditions are non-existent. I feel almost 20 years younger! 







Julie VanBelle – My Story 

I tried just about every diet available. Some of them worked for a short period, but I never lost the cravings. I found Take Shape For Life through online research and just knew that it would work for me! My mother decided to begin the 5 & 1 Plan with me, so we started together. In my first week on the Program, I lost 7 lbs, and in just one month I had lost 21 lbs. Right from the start, my outlook on life was making such an amazing turn for the better. I’ve lost a total of 143 lbs with Take Shape For Life and my self confidence has made a complete turnaround. My energy level has shot up, and I really enjoy doing the things that I wasn’t able to do before, like ride my horse or shop for clothes that fit and look good! My husband of 26 years could not be more proud of me, and my two grown sons just break out in big smiles when they see me so happy and healthy. 


I can’t thank you enough Take Shape For Life!______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 



Patty Pangburn – My Story 

I started the Take Shape For Life 5 & 1 Plan on March weighing 280 lbs. I have always had problems with my weight and my daughter, Julie, has too. We grew sick and tired of being overweight and decided to go on the 5 & 1 Plan together. It was the best decision I (we) have ever made. I’ve suffered from high blood pressure and cholesterol for 25 years, but since being on the Program, both are now under control and are in healthy ranges. I have lost 120 lbs total on the 5 & 1 Plan. I am now able to wear a size 8 jean! I never believed that in my lifetime I would be able to wear a size 8. My daughter and I have both been on the Program for the same amount of time and neither of us has ever felt better!




 Raymond Velazquez – My Story

I went on the Take Shape For Life 5 & 1 Plan weighing 280 lbs and in just five months, I lost 80 lbs! Since then, I’ve lost another 20 lbs to reach my goal weight of 180 lbs. Not to mention that after just one month, I was able to get rid of my high blood pressure. After losing 100 lbs total, I’ve become a marathon runner, and have maintained my weight of 180 lbs. I am very glad that I was introduced to Take Shape For Life and Medifast Meals. My life has been turned around and I feel like a new person!  






 Rhonda Huskey – My Story 

Take Shape For Life has completely changed my life. My family was always overweight and rarely ate properly, so right from the beginning, I learned bad eating habits. I would usually just eat once or twice a day, so my body would hold onto the food like it was starving. Then I would go on a diet, lose a few pounds just to gain them back again. Then I got married and had three kids, which made it even harder to lose the weight. It was then that I heard about Take Shape For Life from my friend Shannon who had lost 63 lbs in less than four months. At first, I was unsure if I would be able to afford it, but then my mother went on the 5 & 1 Plan and had enormous success! I saw “the light,” and started using Medifast Meals myself. To date, I have lost over 57 lbs and have gone from a size 16 to a 6! I now have the energy to run after my three kids, and my husband is seeing me like when we first were married. Thank you Take Shape For Life. I will be eternally grateful for the awesome changes in my life.




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