I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I discover an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..
For myselfto get healthier, raise these kids and see my grandkids to be...
For me! For my health! For my grandchildren! For my profile picture; I just walked 5 miles with my granddaughter...together! Before, I could not even walk in walmart...lol..
Me, myself, and I..
I got myself into this situation and I needed to get myself out of it. Luckily I do have support from a wonderful boyfriend. (seems odd to call a 54 y/o man a boy though).
I did this for myself for many different reasons and I never once have regretted it, I love my new life!..
I had GBS first for me because I was disgusted with the way I felt. I was uncomfortable in my own skin, I hated getting dressed, I hated looking in the mirror, etc... second I did it for my kids. They need to have a positive role model and there was no way I could be as physically active as I wanted to be at the weight I was..
My 7 year old told me my legs are getting skinny, like his. I love that kid! :o) then he told me to go run around the block or do some "aquatic" excersises to get skinner...
I have not had.
Yet but will in 17 day but I am having it for me and my kids I want to be able to do things with them like ride a coaster and run and play I want to enjoy them while they are young it will not last long they grow so fast..
I am having my.
(DEC. 9) for Health... That's No. 1. I believe without it, I'm dead much sooner than later. But I identify with your other reasons as well. I want to take my kid to an amusement park, I want to fit in seats and live sized for a "normal" world...
ULTIMATELY IT WAS FOR MY HEALTH AND LONGEVITY...SECRETELY A PART OF IT WAS TO LET MY EX HUSBAND WHO LEFT SAYING I WAS JUST TOO FAT TO LIVE WITH EVEN THOUGH I WAS THE SAME SIZE AS THE DAY WE MARRIED...IT IS TO TELL HIM...KISS MY NEW SKIINY ASS DUDE....YOU KNOW...THE ONE YOU CAN'T HAVE NOW...BAH HA HA HA HA....
SSSSHHHHH THATS JUST A SECRET...HONESTLY...I WAS GONNA DIE IF I DIDN'T DO SOMETHING...I WAS WAY TO BIG, BUT HE WAS A JERK FOR LEAVING. I AM A BETTER WOMAN ALL THE WAY AROUND NOW, JUST MY WAY AROUND IS SMALLER NOW..
After having one of the worst weeks since having.
, after having a EGD for a stricture and spending 4 hours having IV fluids at my doctors office because of dehydration and.
Deficiency, I met a very nice woman, during our conversation she told me she had GBS because if she didn't.
Her husband was going to.
Her. I began thinking who did I have my.
For and was it for the right reasons. I did have my.
For my husband and my daughter, because I want to be around for them, I want to grow old with my husband, I want to see my daughter graduate high.
, college, get married and have children of her own. I had.
Because I didn't want my mom and dad to bury another child. I want to be able to do things with my family that up to this point I have not been able to do because I was self conscience of my weight..
Even though I have had issues since my.
And have bad days, I still feel I have made the right choice, and I am making this journey ultimately for myself...
Great post... I am having the.
For me. I am tired of living in this body that doesn't match my mind. I want to do all these things and I can't move or this or that hurts. I am fortunate not to have any co morbid conditions...but with the family history of diabetes and high blood pressure... I would have it soon enough if I didn't start putting me first. That is hard for a mom, to put yourself first.
I am also doing this my sons too. I lost my mom to cancer when I was 5 months pregnant with my first son, I was 24. I don't want my teenage boys to be without a mom. I know choosing my health and putting me first will make all of our lives better. :).
I am having the.
For me. I lost a friend a few years ago at the age of 40 due to comorbities and some stupid choices he made. He wanted to have the.
So bad and encouraged me to seek help in having the.
Also. His death was a wake up call. I am heavier that he was by about 200 lbs and I am 36. I want to live to be old like my grandparents not to die young like a cousin and my dad...
I had it only for ME. If anyone else benefitted from it after the fact, then good, but I wasn't worried about what anyone else thought. I have to live in my body, so it was completely for me..
I'm getting the GBS for myself and for my daughter. I have some health problems so this is the way to help me with them and to get my life back. I want to beable to be here to see my daughter grow up and beable to do more then what I can now. Also my boyfriend asked me to marrie him a couple of weeks ago and I said yes so now my other goal is to beable to fit into a nice wedding dress that I love and I look good in...
What a great question ! I don't think I ever thought about it like this. At one year out I no longer think about what I was or wasn't just a year ago. I never really feared dying as much as I hated not living an active full life. It must have been that because it is all I think about now, getting outside and just going..
55 and without a thought on the matter? Go figure!.
There is no doubt in my mind that I did this for my health. It may be a selfish answer but if I dont take care of me who else will? My son was a motivating force behind this but nonetheless it was for me. No one should have to live their life's in fear, hiding behind who they are, dieting and dieting just to fail, have a relationship only w/ food. This choice was solely for me and my self-respect and I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat..
I did the.
For me. The doctors really didn't give me much of a choice since they had tried everything else. I was not that overweight but it was were I was carrying the weight. I was so uncomfortable sitting, I was miserable and I knew it wasn't going to get any better. I also did it for my husband and my daughter. They are always asking me to do things with them and I make up excuses not to.
My husband said "if you are scared don't do this for me because I love you regardless of what size you are". That made having the.
Alot easier because I knew it was totally for me..
Yep, a great post!.
I finally made the decision to have the.
For me - I was tired of being in pain and missing out on life because I was so uncomfortable. Dying early wasn't really my concern; continuing to live in ever-increasing isolation was. I was so tired of being embarrassedin picturesnot being able to do thingsnot being able to find clothes or shoesetc. I was sick of isolating myself from friends and family. I wanted to live my life again..
Although I didnt do it for them, my family very much supported my decision to have the.
My daughter (then 16) was probably my biggest cheerleader for GBS. She wanted me to be able to shop with her and do things with her. My son, a kinesiology major, also supported me when I talked about wanting to have the.
(he is really into health). My sweet husband has always loved and accepted me no matter what my size, but he was worried about me, too. Now that Ive lost over 150 lbs, he keeps telling me how hot I amI just realized that before the.
He used the word beautiful instead of hot. Hmmmmm.
Because of my weight, I had stopped getting together with my friends. Last year I wouldnt go on the womens retreat because I didnt want to take my c-pap and I was afraid of embarrassing myself trying to walk around the camp. I didnt have the energy to go out with friends and getting dressed for a night out was depressing anyway. This year I went on the retreat and I now love going out with friends!.
At work, I am supposed to be the face of the company but I hid in my office when I weighed 300 lbs. Now I am not afraid to be out and aboutIm even going to finally let them film me for some informational pieces about the company (would NEVER have done that pre-surgery)!.
So, although I had the.
For me, my entire family, my friends, and my company have all benefitted..
I'm 58 and single. I'm having the.
On 19 November because:.
1) it's my best shot at curing my type II diabetes and keeping my eyesight, kidneys, feet, etc. Oh, yeah, there's also the HPB, GERD to be eliminated as well..
2) I've pretty much socially isolated myself because of my weight and I don't want to live the rest of my life like that. There are places I want to go and things I want to do. I don't want to permit my weight/health to hold me back any more..
3) I want to be comfortable in my body again. I want to tie my shoes without losing my breath..
4) I want to wear clothes that I like, not just clothes that fit or that cover up my bulges best..
5) I want to live long enough to create a mountain of beautiful artwork to.
I fully expect this.
To have an enormously positive affect on the quality of my life. That's why I'll happily tolerate a little pain and soreness, the struggles to re-learn how to feed myself in a healthy way, and discipine myself to walk even when I don't feel like it...
I am having it done for me dont know when yet but should be sometime in Jan. 2011. I am just ready to get back on the road to a better me! I am hoping ti be able to have a baby. as I have been trying for 10 years to have a little one. My husband loves me for who I am no matter what but he will sure love me even more down the road. He has always seen me as a big woman. To get my health back and to be in shape as well! To get back my life!!!!..