Today is seven months since I started Medifast. Wow! It went by fast! I'd been a little reluctant to use a meal replacement diet- I'm an RN, and I was afraid it would not be medically sound. The research I did on MF reassured me, though, so I decided to give it a try. Here's how I've done thus far:
When I started:
Weight: 252 lbs
Upper Arm: 16"
Weight: 190 lbs (-62 lbs)
Bust: 40" (-8")
Hips: 42.5" (-7.5")
Calf: 17.5" (-2.5")
Upper Arms: 12.5" (-3.5")
So I'm down 62 lbs and 27 inches. I've also been able to successfully be weaned off high blood pressure as my BP is normal now. My GERD (Acid Reflux) has been gone completely since about three weeks into the plan. My personal favorite NSV is that when I walk now, my thighs no longer rub together and get all chafed.
In the past 7 months, I've "cheated" about once a month and gone out to dinner with a friend- burger and fries, steak or Indian food. I'd probably be down another 10 lbs if I hadn't done that, because going off plan *does* knock me out of ketosis and it takes me close to a week to get back there.
And it's not nearly as hard or depriving as I'd been afraid it would be. A lot of the bars are good (Chocolate mint is downright delicious!) and a couple of the shakes are good too. Just discovered the Parmesan puffs, OMG yum. I anticipate it will be a challenge to stay on plan during the holidays, but I'll just jump right back on. I actually *like* MediFast. I'd recommend it without a moment's hesitation for anyone wanting to lose weight. The only down side I've seen is I have lost a good amount of hair, but thankfully mine was very thick to begin with, so no one but me has noticed. (And that's not just MF- any rapid weight loss will do that to you.)
Sorry to toot my own horn here, but I just wanted to share my success story- which is still a work in progress, but one I know I will see through to the end. If you've just started MF or are thinking of starting it, feel free to PM me if you have any questions.