Monday, July 12, 2010

Free Month of Medifast Giveaway

It's my birthday coming up real soon, and I wanted to do something special that might give someone else a hand on their weight loss journey. So I asked, and Medifast answered that yes, they'd provide a FREE four-week starter kit of Medifast food for a giveaway on my blog! (I know some of you don't really care about the Medifast stuff, so feel free to skip and come back later for 'other' content! But I am excited to offer this!)

So here's the deal. I've been on Medifast for 19 weeks now. I really like it. It's helped me with my binge issues and I've dropped 39 pounds. As I've said before, it's not a magic bullet and it's not right for *everybody* but I do think it can be very helpful for some who have a lot of weight to lose and need the structure. So if you think you'd like to give Medifast a shot, enter this giveaway by leaving me a comment. Here's the rules (my rules... not made by Medifast, but by me):

1. I would like this gift to go to someone who has not tried Medifast before.
2. I'd like you to be 100% ready and committed to following the program for the full four weeks. I'd hate to see such an awesome prize wasted, so if you enter, be willing to stick with the program!
3. Please understand what Medifast is: you eat 5 prepackaged meals every day and one Lean & Green meal that you make yourself (which consists of lean protein and vegetables and healthy fat). You can have one allowed snack also but you really do have to cut out ALL the other crap... NO junk, NO extras. Read about the program here and decide if it's something you want to do.
4. You may want to consult your doctor to be sure this plan is okay for your circumstances. Check here for contraindications.
5. USA only (this one IS a Medifast rule... they've had issues shipping to Canada recently. Sorry!)

Leave me a comment telling me a little about yourself and why you want to try Medifast. Your comment MUST include a way for me to contact you, whether it is linked to your screen name, a link to your blog, or an email address. If you link to your blog I will probably take a look at it, because I am going to try to pick someone who I think this will benefit.

The person who is chosen for this giveaway will receive by mail, free of charge, a box of  143 Medifast Meals which retails for $299.50. I will also offer to personally mentor this person via email to help them succeed with the program. There are also message boards for support that I will introduce you to. I am hoping this will really help someone who needs it. Yes, this is a way for Medifast to advertise, but for me, it is coming from the heart. I do care about you folks.

So leave a comment to enter. A winner will be chosen on Tuesday, July 20th.

*FTC-required disclosure: Medifast provided me with its products for my personal use for free. Medifast states an "average weight loss of up to 2 to 5 pounds a week."*

101 comments:

Paula said...

Wow, this offer could not have come on a better day! I've been following your blog for probably over a year now and have SO seriously considered trying Medifast after seeing your success, but as with so many people, the cost is a real hurdle. I do not have a blog(although I have seriously kicked around starting one!) for you to read, but I can tell a little about myself. We share alot of the same life story-my parents both also are gone, my mother struggled for many, many years with mental illness and I've dealt with the loss of a child. I was able to successfully lose 30 pounds 3 years ago, but slowly have gained it all back plus a little more right now. Have been searching for awhile for something to spark that conviction that I can do this and succeed at it. If you choose me, I would be more than happy to discuss more with you then. I can assure you that I would give this my full concentrated effort. Thank you for such a wonderful offer, someone will be thrilled.
PKK-Nascar24@centurytel.net

Lisa said...

This is a really awesome giveaway! I don't generally enter a lot of giveaways because there are so many that enter that I figure I don't have a change, but when I read this I thought it was such a great opportunity that I can't pass it up!!!
All of my family is fat. My immediate family, cousins, aunts and uncles etc! So I kind of just accepted that I will alwasy be fat. I have tried losing weight and I would lose a little here and there, but it wasn't until traveling from Georgia and the seat belt on the plane wouldn't fit on me that I knew I had to change. I put my coat over my lap and prayed that the flight attendant wouldn't see that my belt wasn't fastened... and I cried. My husband is super supportive of anything I do and has been great to eat what I do. But I would love to try medifast to see if it might be the solution that I need. I have lost about 20 lbs since february. Its a loss, but a slow loss at that.
I believe that this giveaway could be the answer to my prayers. I have been trying to find away to push myself a little futher and harder! I am completely ready to take on the challenge and do whatever I have to do to lose (the weight that is :)
My blog is http://www.that-darn-fat.blogspot.com/ and my email is lisat0618@gmail.com.

Roxie said...

Wonderful give-away, Lynn. While I am not interested, it could be a valuable start or restart for some one.

elisaannh said...

I have been working on my weightloss since last September. I have a total of 150 pounds to lose, with a 68 pound loss to date. I am close to a mid-point, but because of my lifestyle, I can see that it will take another full year to lose the remainder of my weight.

I keep a daily blog here:
http://thelittlebowl.blogspot.com/

My lifestyle is living with my husband on a truck 24/7 for 5 weeks at a time (then a 5 day home-time break then back on the road). I have been cooking on the truck and preparing as healthy meals as I can with the limited amount of fresh foods we can carry on one run.

What I can offer is dedication to blogging everyday about the experience, which I think would work living on a truck. I have been enjoying your blogging about it and it has peaked my interest. Nothing will stop me from reaching my goal, but never want to stop trying different approaches to get there.

Miss Klutzy said...

This would be great. I lost a lot of weight a few years ago, and then gained about half back during the past year while I was finishing grad school (working full time AND school full time). I thought that as soon as I finished school I would be able to easily get back on track but something has been eluding me. I have been reading your blog for over a year now and I have to say I am amazed at your courage to put it all out there and I am SO SO happy for your success thus far. I think that for me, doing the Medifast plan for a time might be exactly what I need to get back into the habits I used to have. It would be perfect to have to portioned meals while I am working long days, and I already cook dinner while I am home so committing to the Medifast meals at work and a lean N green meal in the evening would definitely work for me. Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

LOVEOFMYLIFE1924 said...

Hi, I'm very interested in joining this giveaway. I have been on and off of this weight loss journey for almost 8 years. I have tried Weight Watchers, Atkins and numerous other weight loss plans. I have lost weight and conveniently gained it back when I binge on foods that are not good for me. I am a mom of 2 a 3 and 1 year old and I am trying to feed them healthy foods and learn how to eat better myself. I can't afford Medifast but, since following your blog I have been wanting to try it. I have a blog lovesofmylife1924.blogspot.com or my email is whitakerjm1@yahoo.com
Thanks for the consideration.

Dan.Beth.Miranda.Hayley said...

WOW!! All I have to say is PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME!! LOL

You have been an inspiration and I totally would love to try Medifast! I am been trying a new lifestyle change, see my blog at http://bethsjourneyfromfattofit.blogspot.com/,
and you can follow what I have been doing. GEESH it is such hard work.

Thanks
Beth

Wifey said...

What an amazing give away. I would love to try it out. I'm 5'3" and teeter between 205 and 215 lbs and have for years. I lose a little, gain it back. Three years ago I lost 42 lbs on WW and gained it all back, it has been so frustrating for me. At this point I'm just eating wholesome foods and trying that way, but I eat such a large volume of food, it doesn't seem to be helping too much.

DH and I have been TTC for 2+ years now. We're working with an RE and it's all on me, my DH's stats are perfect. I'm diagnosed as Unexplained. Everything is in normal ranges, blood work, hormones, tubes, etc. I just don't get a regular monthly cycle and I can't help but think it has something to do with my weight.

My e-mail address is wifey678@yahoo.com and my name is Jami.

Shawn said...

This would be a great gift to the lucky recipient. I have loved watching you succeed in your journey, even when the scale didn't move or go the right direction. I love that you see Medifast as a tool, and not something for the rest of your life. I love that outlook. I need to do something to truly turn my life around, but have been hesitant of the cost. This would be a great way to find out which products are doable and then focus on using those for the longer haul to keep my journey going. (who wants to pay for something that they don't like, but how else can a person try the products without doing this?) I would love to start on a journey of improving myself, so that I can then work on improving my family. (my weight holds me back from doing too many things with them, and my kids are resentful of it - they are 13 and 10) I am ready to start a new page in life, fully committing to doing what I can to make the changes needed. Thanks to you and Medifast for giving someone this chance at a new start. (ssheets72@gmail.com

Karen said...

I would love to win this. This is so generous of you and Medifast. I have really been struggling to get my weight under control and I have binge issues, also. I have lost 30lbs and kept it off but originally lost 70. but it just crept right back on due to binging. Feeling a little hopeless. My email is mommyatlast3@yahoo.com

~Oct said...

Although I've contemplated trying Medifast after following your blog for a long while and seeing your great results, the price has caused me to shy away from giving it a shot. So thank you for the potential opportunity to give it a try!

Background on me: I've lost over 100lbs with a low carbohydrate diet which I started June 1st of 2008. For the past year things have slowed down significantly and hard as I try I seem only to be able to maintain. Perhaps I'm in a rut, perhaps my body is just so used to my way of eating that it's settled in. I don't know. One thing that I do have is plenty of willpower and motivation. I NEED to lose another 50 pounds and maybe Medifast will get me out of the rut and rolling again.

I think you know my blog so know that whether I lucky enough to be chosen as your winner or not, you are always welcome to drop by. :)

~oct
octracia.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Wow what a wonderful give away. I just started Weight Watchers so I am not interested, but it is a wonderful chance for someone..

Cinda said...

What a chance for a fresh start for someone!! I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I currently weigh over 300 pounds and can't seem to get started. I think the preplanned meals would be a great way to get the start I need. My mom died at 35 and my dad at 48 - and neither of them were overweight. I am currently 45 - have passed the age where my mom died and am quickly approaching the age my dad died. I have a beautiful 4-year-old son, and I am so afraid of something happening to me and him being without a mother like I was. I appreciation the opportunity to try Medifast and love reading your blog. Thank you - cindajo@gmail.com

spunkysuzi said...

What an awesome give away!! Too bad they're having problems shipping to Canada. We have to have all products in french and english on the labels and a lot of manufacturers have problems with that.

Sarah said...

WOW! I have been contemplating Medifast for awhile now but finances have prevented me from jumping in! I have been following you for a few years now and I am so happy about your success. I have lost 50 pounds and kept 40 off for almost two years but I need to lose another 50. I have been reading your success on Medifast and am very encouraged by the fact that it has helped you with bingeing. I fight that monster too and if it weren't for running I'd have probably gained back all and more of my weight lost. I would be very interested to try Medifast. I had success with Optifast but Medifast sounds more reasonable with the lean and green option!

Schemstad said...
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Schemstad said...

I am sad that its only for people who haven't tried it. I have used Medifast before and LOVED it!

I lost 40 lbs and was doing great until I had to stop for financial reasons :(

I could give you mymedifast blog / link if you want to consider me :)
Tammy
(schemstad.at.gmail.dot.com)

Trisha said...

Hello! My name is Trisha. I have been on this journey for some time and have tried a few different plans. Medifast is 1 that my doctor as well as my therapist have discussed. I am trying to get healthy again and come to terms with who I am. I have accepted that I can not do it alone so I blog, I do therapy, I depend on my hubby and family. This would be a wonderful opportunity for me and I would be very greatful. I weigh more now than I ever did with any of my four pregnancies. I can be reached at www.butterbuttchronicles.blogspot.com

beerab said...

I definitely have been wanting to try Medifast for a while, specially after seeing your success. I have been on this life change for at least year now and have lost 43.5 lbs and would love to use something like Medifast to help me lose the last 56.5 lbs that I would like to. I have just been wary on spending $300 a month on something I'm not sure would work for me. :) Seeing your success makes me think that Medifast might help me out- I am definitely someone who would be dedicated to the program (and of course share the experience with anyone who wants to read my blog) if I were to receive the free month :D

Thanks! www.thistimeits4real.com

Eva Burns said...

I have been thinking about doing medifast since my good friend started a few months ago. We did Weight Watchers together, and she decided to try Medifast, while I continued with Weight Watchers. Since then, she has lost 34 pounds, while I continue to struggle. Being able to try this would be a lifesaver for me!

Aimee

Leslie said...

I'm definitely interested Lyn, for many of the same reasons that brought you to Medifast. I can do a couple of days on my own but then I fall off the wagon, try and have something "normal" like a Kashi Bar, and it just sets me off. I've actually been looking at the Medifast website and considering giving it a try, but have been deterred by the cost to get started. So, I would love the opportunity to give it a four week trial and if it's a fit for me the way it's been for you. Thanks for this opportunity!

BTW, what's the date of your birthday? I'm the 22nd.

Amy Jo said...

What a great prize! Now's my chance to plead my case, eh? :) I've followed you for about two years... you were actually the second blog I ever read. I left the States and moved to China for a year in attempts to heal a ravaged marriage. I'm only 25 years old and facing divorce. I am 60 lbs heavier than when I first married. My weight is ruining my marriage. Not because of my appearance; but because of how it's changed me. My hubby's a beach guy. He could live in the sand. I used to be the same way. Now, suits terrify me and I shoot him down every time. I loved to hike, play tennis, dance... and I feel so heavy and uncomfortable that I avoid it (even though I know deep down I'd still love it!). I am afraid to be intimate because I feel ashamed. I am afraid of meeting new people, having new experiences together. I can be dedicated. This is my moment - the next few months are going to decide whether or not he can be with me for the long haul. And I need to make some big changes.
As a side note... I have said this before, but I adore you. You are so honest, open, and willing to grow. You rock!

SeattleRunnerGirl said...

What a great and generous idea, Lyn! I'm not throwing my hat in the ring for the drawing, but I'm excited for whoever wins and to hear about their progress!

Angela said...

This is a really great idea, I've always wanted to try it esp. after hearing about how it has helped you so much. I'm trying to lose weight in order to be healthy to have a baby. I eat good the majority of the time and exercise but am frustrated, sometimes to the point of tears, with trying to figure out what food combinations work best in order to produce results. I just want to be able to be at a normal weight in order to be able to have a baby. This would be my first and I'm really nervous about the weight thing, but don't want to keep holding off for another year since I'm already in my 30's. You have been such an inspiration to us all, thank you for everything.

Incidentally, I live in New Zealand and we cannot get Medifast here, which makes me so sad that I can't even get it if I wanted to. HOWEVER, we are coming to the U.S. to visit family this week for a month and I would absolutely love to have the opportunity to do this and improve my life so we can be in a good place to have a baby for the first time:)

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow, Lyn, what a dream come true for someone! Thank you for being such an inspiration to me and to so many others! I'd LOVE to start on Medifast, but money is holding me back. You and I have such a similar stories, you have been such an inspiration to me! I read about your mother and cry b/c it is so much like my own story; I read about you and your wonderful little girl and I smile, b/c my own little boy healed me too, of so many things (and like you and your little girl, we also have July birthdays!) I'm at the end of my rope, nothing else is working and my own doctor recommended Medifast. My own healthy eating and exercise plan stopped working, and like you, I am struggling with knee and foot pain and migraines while trying valiantly to keep up with my little boy. I have 100 pounds to lose and promise to be 100% committed! Thank you for being you, I am so proud of all you have accomplished! Hugs, Maria (bobmaria521@aol.com)

Scale Junkie said...

A little bit about me? I've been overweight my whole life, need something, anything to jumpstart my weight loss. I've been trying to lose the same 200 pounds for the past 10 + years and have been blogging about it for the past three or four years...I need a change, something drastic, not sure if this is it or not but something has to give. You know me :)

Thrice Blessed said...

A little about me, I am a homeschooling mother of three children, one with special needs.
My all time high weight was around 282, might have been up to 284 if at one point, I don't know what my waist size size was, but I know my 24-26 pants fit tight.
I started and tried many times to lose weight, sometimes with a measure of success, but never lasting. Then on December 2nd, 2009, something clicked in my brain and I knew I had to make a change. I started this journey at 276.2 pounds, with a waist size of 46 inches.
As of May 5th, 2010 I had lost 33.7 pounds.
Then someone very close to me betrayed and hurt me, and my reaction was to get off track. I went back up to around 255, since then I have been struggling to get back on track, a few good days, followed by a few horrible days, then again with a few good days. I've managed to come back down to 242.5, the weight I was on May 5th. But I am struggling to get any lower.
I am really hoping that I'll be able to make further progress with or without the medifast, but I think a month on the program would really help me get a solid start once again.
I have some size 16 capris I haven't worn for years, that I'd like to wear this summer, but so far I still can't get them up past my hips! Maybe with Medifast I will be able to fit into them before the warm weather is gone.
I definitely am ready to stick to the plan if I win it, I would have gotten something like this a few weeks ago, but I can't afford it. A month on it free would give me such a head start, and then I could return to the calorie counting and exercise regimen I've been on since December 2nd, 2009.

You can see my blog here: http://thriceblessed-lessofme.blogspot.com/

You can also contact me at hoamsch1@yahoo.com

Laryssa said...

I don't want you to consider me for this giveaway (if it worked for me, I wouldn't be able to afford to continue on Medifast after the 4 weeks if I won and that would crush me) but I just had to comment. What you are doing here could mean a lifesaver for someone struggling with their weight.

Kudos to you!!

Elisha Dew said...

I've debated Medifast (and other meal systems like NutriSystem and Jenny Craig, etc.) for a long time. Part of my resistance is the cost, and part of it is the fact that I'll still have to feed my family, that I'll feel left out, etc. Right now, I'm feeling very dissociated with them, in that I don't *want* to eat what they're eating, because they are apparently set on being unhealthy. At the same time, it's still a huge hassle to buy and cook two sets of meals.
It's funny, you know, because I seem to have so much knowledge. I know how everything works, and yet I can't seem to get a handle on actually doing it. All the smarts in the world aren't doing me a bit of good, except to tell me that I should know better.

I would be willing to give Medifast a concerted effort. I'm willing to blog about my experience on a regular basis and share my honest opinion (I am nothing if not honest :) ).

You can visit my blog at mythunderthighs.com (I'm Elisha - there are a few other ladies writing there, but I'm the primary author).

Lanie Painie said...

You are a wonderful and generous person to think of giving to others on your upcoming birthday. I am cheering you onward!

clickmom said...

Oh Lyn, I can't believe what a wonderful gesture you have just put out there. From now on on my birthday I am going to do something nice for someone else too. I couldn't possibly use the medifast due to my multiple food allergies, but just wanted to send a birthday hug and a cyber pat on the back for your generosity and caring. I'm right behind you in the weight loss game and watching and listening to your journey with eyes, ears and mind open.

Lynna said...

Hey Lyn,
Even tho I started Medifast 3 days ago, I'm writing anyhow. I decided to do this even though I am unemployed, have applied for disability, and am dipping into limited savings to do this. Yes, I am motivated to lose this weight and get healthy no matter what it takes. How many people with disabilities and using a wheelchair lose 100 pounds... I want to inspire others that they can do it! I'd love to have you for a mentor and would deeply appreciate the financial relief. (I'm doing Medifast based on seeing your results. I hate the "oatmeal" too! LOL)

Jo said...

Lyn, I am not interested in the Medifast, but I think it is a great idea for a giveaway, and very generous of Medifast. I see that you have many deserving contestants and I hope to be able to follow the "winner."

Holly said...

Wow,it would be amazing to win this.. I've been following your blog (quietly) for awhile now.. I always considered myself a functional fat person until about 6mths ago. I was 9 mths pregnant w/my second child and weighing in at 350lbs. It was the first time I truly felt unable to function because of my size. I only put on 15 lbs w/this pregnancy but my body just couldn't handle it anymore. I'd always known I was big but until then I didn't realize how big. I'd convinced myself that as long as I saw people out in the world that were bigger than me, than I wasn't THAT fat. Well there were becoming less and less of those people :( My daughter is now 4 months old, and while I've lost the 15lbs of baby weight I still feel awful.I have to climb to the 3rd floor several times a day holding the carrier and whatever else needs to come upstairs and it takes me so long to do it because I have to stop for breaks. By the time I put my youngest to bed at 7pm, its all I can do to stay awake. I feel like my oldest daughter is missing out on so many things because now I am too tired to play with her...I don't want to be THAT mother, I'm 30 years old! I've heard my daughter's friends tease her about my weight and its kept me home sometimes, because I don't want to embarass her. We've started taking evening walks, but its just not enough. My 4mth old is a very demanding baby and I need a program that tells me what to eat, when to eat it, and portions it out for me. We joined a CSA so we could incorparate more fresh veggies into our diet, but I need to do more. I need to get healthy for my girls, for my husband (although he loves me whatever size, he just wants me to be happy with myself) but mostly I need to do it for me. I have wasted 25 years of my life being heavy...

Thanks for your consideration

ariadne19@gmail.com

Memória said...

I would love to win this! Thanks for this giveaway. I am 100% sure I would take this medifast diet seriously. I am job-hunting and really need to get back down.

Perrin said...

I would like to throw my hat in the ring although I see you have tons of great stories to choose from. I found your blog as I randomly searched for weight loss blogs. I am turning 40 next week and spent all of my 30's at over 250 pounds. I am so done with it. I can't do all of the things that I want to with my kids..I just don't have the energy. I am totally committed to changing my life as I turn 40. A friend of mine just lost 50 pounds on Medifast and I finally got her to spill the beans about what she is using. I am dying to give it a try as nothing else is working for me. Please please consider me! Perrin from Washington State
perrinstephens@msn.com

Stephanie said...

What an incredible opportunity! I don't envy you having to make the decision as to who wins.

First things first:

1. I have not tried Medifast before.I am currently doing a similar program and think it would be interesting to see how the two compare in terms of taste and effectiveness.

2. I am already 100% committed to following this program for 4 weeks (longer actually) and understand what to expect.

3. I understand I will be expected to eat at 5 prepackaged meals every day and one Lean & Green meal that I make myself.

4. I don't fall into any of the contraindicated categories and my doctor will be on board.

5. I live in the US.

For more about me, I'm a 50 year old mom who wants to get healthy to be there for her daughter and husband. I hate not being able to play with my child the way I want. I have tried everything to lose weight except laxatives, bulimia and surgery. I am a professional freelance writer, and you can read my new weight loss blog at stephanielosesit.wordpress.com.

Thanks again for this opportunity!

Lori Ann said...

I am about to start Medifast - my package should arrive tomorrow.

I would love to be entered in this give-away!

I have been sort of practicing on Medifast for the past three days in order to prepare and I am doing really really well - no desire to cheat at all.

I am in the middle of a big life-change - lost my job of 22 years and I need to reinvent and remarket myself. I know I can do it. My blog is just beginning and it is to document my changes.

Please take a look.

I have a 7 yr old son and a wonderful husband and an overall happy life.

Good thoughts and thanks for considering me!

Anonymous said...

I follow about 30 healthy living/diet blogs and I've never entered a give-away. Either I don't really want the thing offered, or I know tons of people will want it, and I'm leery of the online my-need-is-worse-than-yours contests.

Here's the thing: I'm not desperate for this. In that, it's not my one hope. I know that eventually I'll conquer my weight. However, I have been overweight my entire life. I'm now 28, and I just found out I'm moving to New York for a brand new start and a brand new job in September. It's a great opportunity, but I'll have to wear suits every day, and the thought of not even being able to find them without getting them custom made is a little nerve-wracking.

I know that once I have the job, I'll have a great salary, and I'll be able to afford a plan with more structure. But I'll be honest, I'm not doing so well without it now. I feel like I just don't know what to do. I've never done something that worked, so I can't really apply it for myself yet. I know that eventually, I'll be able to do this on my own. I'll have the money. I have the will power, and I have the right attitude. But I won't lie, it'd be really nice to go into my new job not worrying about fitting into the airplane seat on the way there. Feeling a bit confident, feeling like I have the out-of-control area of my life in control... feeling like I'm ready for whatever's next.

I don't know if this makes a difference, but while I don't currently have a blog, I'd definitely be willing to blog about my experience on Medifast, to show what I've learned, and hopefully help another.

And hey, if I don't get it, I'll just get it on my own in a few months. No biggie :)

~Meghan
wanna_make_a_bet@yahoo.com

onedayinmyworld said...

I would sooo love to try the MediFast program. I keep trying to re-group on my weight loss but never know where to start. I am my on worst enemy. I have taken care of a sick husband this past year, a daughter who was sick the entire school year, another daughter who got sick with pancreatitis, and my special needs son...guess what? didn't take care of myself as well as I should. I am not whining! I LOVE taking care of my family but now I need to take care of my physical self. I weigh 230+ pounds...Did I just type that?:) I am diabetic but not on meds. I have chronic pain from fibromyalgia and I finally want to try again to gain some control of this situation because right now it is controlling me. Recently, had a physical and got the green light to try a walking program and other stuff but feel overwhelmed...I love your blog and the motivation you offer.
Ree
reeannclark@gmail.com

Jamie said...

Wow, so many entries. I would love to actually give Medifast a shot. I have been tossing the idea around for awhile just can not afford the 300 a month for it. I have lost a lot of weight while spending every second in the gym. But, gained it all back. I am down 40 pounds now but have been stuck at that weight for the last 3 weeks. I can't seem to get it budge again. I would love to win this in order to jump start my weight loss again. What a great give away
icanhealmyself.blogspot.com

Melody said...

What a great giveaway. I started to really follow your blog when you started Medifast. I wanted to see how you liked it and how successful you would be on it. It has been so fun to see the changes in you, and not just in your weight. I would be so grateful to be able to try this program. I have struggled with my weight, the yo-yo syndrome, for 20+ years. I am getting worried now, because I am losing hope that I can ever lose the weight and keep it off. I don't want to give up! I need to break the binge cycle, which you have been able to control so well while on Medifast. I am getting ready to make some big changes in my life and it is to get myself back on track emotionally, spiritually and physically. I've put myself on the back burner for too long. Winning this giveaway would be a great beginning for me on my journey to becoming healthy again. Thanks!

Betty With Sunglasses said...

This would be wonderful. I started a new job and I'm ready for a new me. I've been over-weight my whole life...tipping the scales 10 years ago at 350. I took about 100 off and have been stuck for years. I need to start moving in the right direction again! I have a great life. But it's been a rocky road getting here. I've lived a life of drug addiction, homelessness, joblessness, single motherhood, and gave a child up for adoption. I've over come so much. I've been clean for over 13 years, I've raised a wonderful teenage boy, I've kept in contact with the family that adopted my other son, I've met and married a wonderful man and now am a step-mom to a great 10 year old boy. Alas, I just haven't gotten the weight off. But I'm ready...I'm so ready. I hope you pick me, but if not, I know that this may just be my time any way!
Good luck to all!

Ahdra said...

Wow…what a gift! Thank you Lyn, for thinking of this. Here’s a bit of me, don’t know if it is the best fit considering so many others, but here goes. I crossed the 200# mark, sometime last year, and am probably close to 210# now, after spurts of gains on my way up from 140# at the time I got married in Aug. 2003. Never, ever thought I’d see those numbers. It has been a stressful 7 years, not necessarily because of my marriage, but other associated factors, and I cope with that stress by eating. I have so, so many times found your words articulating and providing insight to my own struggles, since I found your blog several months ago from DietGirl. For one example, parent struggles, specifically a bitter, cruel mother whom I had to draw a line with a few years ago. About the same time, we had a miscarriage…a rough one…and several months later decided to adopt first, something we had always wanted to do, then maybe have bio babies later. We adopted two little ones (18 m.o.b. and a 5 m.o.g.), from Africa in 2007 and while it has been the greatest joy of our lives so far, it has also been very, very rough in many ways. I feel as if we are finally getting to a point now though (due to one finally learning how to sleep well through the night and the other having some therapy needs addressed and seeing some good progress), that I finally have enough mental/physical energy to focus on getting my health back. I have tried a few ways of losing weight, since I started gaining more over the last 2 years, none Medifast, but I haven’t made sustainable progress. However, I feel like if I could just get a good start at getting the scale moving down, it would help with the mental inertia that I have struggled with so much in the last year. I’ve thought about Medifast as I’ve read your posts over the last few months, and have a good friend who is seeing some great results from it, but it is just too much for us financially. I so desperately want my health back, not just for me, but for my kids…I hate that I’m so tired and crabby and don’t want to be active with them. I also hate that I get so angry inside when my good and kind husband (he’s never once commented on my obvious weight gain), wants to do something mildly active together on a rare weekend away from the kids. Anyway, that’s probably enough for now. Peace be with you as you make this decision and may you have a spectacular birthday this year!!!

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Betty With Sunglasses said...

I forgot my email:
mom4apc@aol.com
Thank you so much for all you give.

purple_moonflower123 said...

What a great giveaway! I would be willing to give it a try actually and blog about my experience. I'm down to my last 50 lbs and I've been stuck. I think that this would be a good way to get back in gear.

Kim said...

I'd love to be the one to win this prize!!

I've been working towards a healthier lifestyle for years now. By making changes in my eating and working out I managed to take off over 70 pounds. Then, over the course of 2009 I gained a healthy chunk of that back. (around 30 pounds) :( There were all sorts of reasons it happened. I got sick in January and didn't feel better until the Spring. Then the kids were sick. All of that time spent comfort eating and not working out like I had been. In the summer I broke my foot and wallowed in the depression of seeing all of my hard work undone by ME.

Ugh.

I've been trying to get myself back on track all year, and I've chipped away, one pound at a time, (and have currently stalled out.) I guess the best news is that I am determined to never give up, no matter how long it takes just to get back to where I was. (and then I still have to think about the rest of the weight I'll need to lose to reach my end goal.)

Anyway - I'd love to win the Medifast prize as a way to focus my efforts, and jump start my body back into weight loss mode. Given where we are as a family right now, I would never be able to justify the costs of Medifast on my own, but would be happy to blog about my experience if I am chosen.

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win, and get some much needed help on what seems like a never ending battle!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Lyn, long-time lurker although I do comment occasionally. I would really love to win this giveaway. I have been reading your blog for quite some time now and like a lot of your readers, I AM you. So many of your posts and thoughts I could have written myself. I have been very happy watching your success with Medifast as I know how hard you struggled shortly before starting it. I struggle too, a lot! I would love to commit to this (I have never done Medifast before). I have so many of the same issues that you have dealt with (binge-eating, etc.) that I just know it could help me. While I don't have a blog, I would be more than willing to write about my experience with it. Contact info is: btypgrcks at yahoo dot com Thanks so much, Lyn!

silent breeze said...

I'm not writing for a chance to win the giveaway, but to tell you that your posts from the last few days have been so inspirational! To see how far you have come gives me hope that I can be successful too. Keep up the fantastic work.

Katie Ann said...

That's such a cool thing to get to do for your birthday. :D I would oh so love to win this, as I've been wanting to try it since seeing your great results, but haven't been able to justify the cost quite yet. Winning a free month would give me the opportunity to see how well it works, since I'm sure I could follow it. I struggle most with trying to find the time to plan/make healthy meals. I think having this would take care of most of that. After having my dad die of a heart attack when I was 18 and my father-in-law having one last year, I know that my husband and I need to do something to get healthier. I know he'd never try this unless he saw my results. I don't have emotional/psychological attachments to food, just the discipline to pick healthy choices.

Anonymous said...

Just this past weekend, inspired by your success Lyn, I was ready to sign up for medifast. I went to the website to order when I found that they don't ship to Canada. I know there is a rep from the company who sometimes posts here, and thougt i'd ask...is it a temporary problem that they're having (one which might be remedied)?

best of luck to whoever wins--what a great opportunity! Happy birthday Lyn!

Neesha said...

Not wanting to win the month of medifast, but I think this is an awesome thing you are doing. :)

Pirate Alice said...

Wow, I've been following your blog for several months now and I've toyed with the thought of ordering Medifast, but after having been laid off I've been playing catch up on so many other things. I would really like the opportunity to win this. Thank you!

PurplePoizon said...

Hi Lyn~
When I saw this, I had to comment. I would love to give this program a try! I have currently lost 45 pounds, I'd like to overall lose 120 total. It's been getting much more difficult lately, this would be a help I need!

Julie said...

This is an awesome give away. I am so disgusted with myself right now, I could cry. I weigh 224.6# as of today and I would be more than happy to live at 150#. I have determined that I need to do this for me and if that involves cooking something for my family and eating something different for myself than so be it! I need something that allows me some success and that in turn will motivate me more.
My blog
http://wineatthefinishline.blogspot.com/

MissKat said...

I really enjoy reading your blog, and for your daily inspiration. I would love to try Medifast, as I've seen friends have great success! :)
Kat

JLNCollies@aol.com said...

I SO need this. After being laid off in 2004, nearly losing my home to foreclosure & suffering a number of personal losses, I hit a multi year downhill spiral where food was my only comfort. Since I have gone through "the change" the metabolism just doesn't work like it used to and nothing seems to work to get the weight off. The scale doesn't want to budge. BMI puts me at obese and I know many of my physical problems are related to carrying too much weight. Gaining all this weight has taken not only a physical toll, but an emotional one as well, since I feel like my weight is keeping me from finding work. My confidence has taken a huge hit and I feel trapped like there is no way out. I would really like to get my life back and be able to get my weight back where it belongs. Thank you for considering me for your offer. I would be truly grateful if picked.

Anonymous said...

You are sweet, Lynn to do this. Here's a quick story for ya....I was never overweight! I had my 5th child...still..back to normal weight. Then I had to have a hysterectomy, which has suddenly put me into an "obese" catagory for the first time ever!!! I DON"T RECOGNIZE MYSELF!!!!nuslegI am used to an eating lifestyle and do not know how to change it!!! I think Medifast would really benefit me to learn to eat "with purpose" Thanks a bunch...love your blog!!!! Lisa E...toddandlisah@aol.com

Rebecca said...

Lyn - I would love to win! I have been gaining this year while trying to lose more and losing my footing on 40 pound loss. I need some help! I discussed Medifast with my dh a few weeks ago, but the cost kept me from ordering it. Pick me!

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Kisha said...

Lyn,

First of all, thank you for being so kind and making this giveaway possible for your readers.

I have been a longtime reader of your blog, commented here and there, but nothing regularly. I read, every post, however-I look forward to seeing them pop up in my reader.

I feel a kinship with you that I haven't felt with other weight loss bloggers. Your words about binges, despair, out of control, stuffing down the emotional pain-I understand it all.

I am currently 28 years old and 285 pounds. I have spent my life being a broken person, and watching the numbers on the scale go up and up each day, month, year. I finally am at the point where I am healing emotionally, but my body is not cooperating. After reading about your success with Medifast, I have wanted to try it so badly. I feel like it could really help me get out of the cycle of binging, and find a way to make my body match the current happiness in my brain. The reason I have not tried it on my own is financial-my husband has seen me try and fail at so many other weight loss plans, I feel like if I had the chance to try Medifast for a month and prove to him that I can stick to it and have success, it would inspire him to agree to help me on the rest of my journey with Medifast.

I am a blogger (http://www.kishafloren.com) and would definitely pass on the love-I'd like to share my thoughts about Medifast with readers and maybe help someone else get to a happier, healthier place as well.

Kisha said...

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More even than the Medifast, I would love the chance to be mentored by you. So many of your posts resonate so deeply with me-like I could have written them myself. I'd love the chance to connect with someone who understands-so many times in this life I feel so alone.

Sorry for this rambling mess, I obviously didn't plan my comment beforehand, and I just feel so strongly that this could help me that I couldn't even focus my excitement. Just the thought of a chance of finding something to finally help me break free of this weight and enjoy my wonderful life brings me to tears. Thank you again, Lyn.

Much Love, Kisha
kisha.floren@gmail.com

Jenna Hart said...

I am a newer reader to your blog and I am so inspired by you and your journey. This is a very generous giveaway! I would love to be chosen to try Medifast. I have been considering doing this program for a while but the cost has been holding me back. I am a 29 years old and I have 3 year old daughter and I want to be able to participate in her life. I gained 70 pounds after I had her. This weight is holding me back. I decided I needed to take my life back and started my own journey into weight loss. So far I have lost about 20 pounds but I have been stuck at my current weight of 265 lbs. for a while. I can't seem to get past this weight and think that Medifast could be just what I need! As many others have said, I too, would definitely give my all and stick with it for the 4 weeks. I am not really a blogger due to time issues but I could post updates every couple of days on how I am doing with the program. Thank you so much for a chance and a huge thank you for writing this blog!

Trina said...

Hi, not really sure why I'm here or why I'm posting. I don't really expect to win. I never do. I just know I'm tired of crying, I'm tired of killing myself in the gym only to gain. I'm tired of bieng hungry, I'm tired of bieng unable to afford anything that could help me. I'm tired of wishing I was dead when I look at myself naked in the mirror. I don't really know what else there is to be said or that I can say. Everyone has a story and I'm not going to compete with who has the saddest story.

I would love to try it. I give my all to all that I do. I can't afford medifast and so other than this. I never will

Www.droppingthepound2009.blogspot.com or
Childofgod1969@gmail.com

Diana said...

What a great opportunity for anyone who has the dedication to change their lives.

I would love to have the opportunity to give this a try. I have followed your blog and successes. I admire your persistence with the Medifast plan. It really seems like a sound product.

I am currently on Weight Watchers. Been doing it for many years and always going up and down. My weight is creeping back a pound at a time. Currently, I'm back at 206. That 200 mark is such a high hurdle for me. I'd love to conquer it.

My birthday is next month. I'll be 55. I'm getting very depressed. I'm suffering from the empty house syndrome. Both my kids have moved out and starting their own lives. It's now just my husband and I. Honestly, it's amazing how much the only thing we had in common was the kids. Now it's just him and I.

I need to find my happy place again. I need to get "me" back in control. I need to jumpstart my weight loss again and find that self-love, self-worth and self-confidence I once had. I need to get back on track with my weight loss journey. I feel like I'm in a rut and need something new and exciting to renew my determination to lose the weight for good.

I would give Medifast an whole-hearted try. It might just be that spark to light a fire within me and give me the self-worth I deserve.

I haven't blogged in a while, but I promise to start a new blog from Day 1 and do daily updates. I would use all the support you can give and any and all resources that are available to me. This is the new start I need. It would be exciting! I hope you will consider me for your giveaway. This is a great opportunity for whoever you choose.

Thanks for considering me.

Diana

Email: dyanc41@aol.com

Lisa said...

I am ready Lynn!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to start Medifast in two weeks when my husband gets paid, but have been putting it off for $ reasons. I was going to do it to help qualify for WLS, but then got to seeing your sucsess and thought I might give it a try INSTEAD of surgery. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win!!!! :)

- Lisa
www.inweighovermyhead.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

My name is Linda. I am 52 year old. I am a loving first time grandparent and a mom of two grown kids. I have been reading your blog for quite some time now. I can't begin to express how much your words inspire me each and every day. I wake up each day, and truly look forward to reading about your journey, wishing I could follow in your footsteps. My story is like most, I am not so unique when it comes to weight loss struggles. I have never been able to beat this disease. One failed attempt after another, but I have never, ever given up. My highest weight was 41l pounds. I presently weigh 392.8. I am watching my life slip away day by day. Everything that is near and dear to me is in jeopardy. My job is presently accommodating me to work from home, but I am so worried that I will not be able to go back to work in 4 months because nothing has changed. Out of desperation, I am going thru the preop steps to have lapband surgery. I don't want to go to this extreme, but I feel so very desperate to save my life. At the same time I am petrified to have the surgery and die on the table. But if I keep going like this, I will die too. I just really need help and need to do something very different and drastic to save my life. I just can't go on like this. Life is passing me by and if I continue on this road I am on, well, my life will be cut very short. I just had my first grandchild last August. She is the most precious baby. I want to be able to take her to the park, to be here to watch her grow up and be part of her life. My mother died in 1993 from a stroke related to her morbid obesity. My biggest fear is that if I don't get this weight off now, I too will not be here much longer. I have successfully lost weight various times. In 1998 I lost over 100 pounds following a weight loss program that removed sugar and white flour from my diet. I did really well and lost 111 pounds in about 10 months. When I relapsed back into the sugar/carbs, I put the weight back on plus some. I can't believe so much time has passed since then. Diet after diet, trying so hard to get my life back to no avail. I now understand that this has to be a lifestyle change in order for me to see permanent change. I have watched you really get your life back because of all the hard work you have done over the years. But I also know that when you started on the Medifast program, it gave you what you needed at the time, a tool to take that next step into your journey. It gave you structure around your food. Lynn, that is what I need, structure around my food. I need to be able to just open a packet, eat it and move on. No mess, no fuss. I can't be thinking about what am I going to eat next, or have too much variety right now. I need to keep things simple. I have been praying for a way to financially be able to afford to do Medifast. If you choose me, I promise that I will give everything that I have and stick with it the whole time. I want to save my life. I have a wonderful husband who has stuck by me all these years. If it were not for him, well I just don't know. I am tired of not being an active participant in my own life. I don't want to spend the rest of my life stuck in a wheelchair. I want to feel what it feels like to walk without pain again. I want to travel, and help others. I want to stop talking about it and do it. Food needs to not have so much importance in my life, and with Medifast, I think it would be my ticket out of this hell I live in, day in and day out. I need to start from ground zero. I do believe that this program can help me change my life. The Medifast program will give me the tools and opportunity to get my life back. If you choose me I will not let you down. I will work hard and follow the program to the letter. I know that there is no such thing as perfection. But it’s not about want anymore, I need to do this. I am willing to give this program 110percent so I can get my life back. It’s been a long time since I have had these feelings of hope.

Kind Regards,
Linda
Lovetotest@aol.com

coursecorrection said...

I just ordered my medifast 2 week plan yesterday after reading your blog for a while and then saw this post. I guess technically I don't qualify for the giveaway since I wouldn't be a 'new' customer, but thought I'd comment anyway. I took your giveaway as a sign that I made the right decision.

Your post's really gave me the ability to get over some of my blocks (I should do this on my own, the plan is just a crutch etc etc). My life is so crazy right now, that I really do need the crutch. thanks.

coursecorrection said...

I just ordered my medifast 2 week plan yesterday after reading your blog for a while and then saw this post. I guess technically I don't qualify for the giveaway since I wouldn't be a 'new' customer, but thought I'd comment anyway. I took your giveaway as a sign that I made the right decision.

Your post's really gave me the ability to get over some of my blocks (I should do this on my own, the plan is just a crutch etc etc). My life is so crazy right now, that I really do need the crutch. thanks.

BrendaKaye said...

What a wonderful idea! I am amazed as you must be at how many people this battle of weight is affecting. It is such an emotional and personal battle, yet one we can all empathize with each other in. I am not writing to be included in the drawing (Wish I could, but I am allergic to alternative sweeteners), but wanted to say happy birthday, and thank you for encouraging others!!

Renee said...

WOW - the responses to this post are amazing! Lyn, best of luck choosing a winner. We're excited to hear the results!

Renee
PR Coordinator, Medifast, Inc.

Janet said...

What a generous give-away, thank you!

I have never tried Medi-fast but have been considering it based upon your, "real person" experience with it.

Weight has always been an issue for me, and having to prepare meals for my family usually leads me to binge. 17 years of, "I'll start taking care of me tomorrow" has me in a place now where I have roughly 150 pounds to lose. Very sad...

I have been following your blog for almost two years and I am often inspired. I identify with so much of what you say and am always grateful for how honest you are.

I hope you feel/know the support that floods your way through your readers, and especially from me.

Thanks again!

jcbridge@aol.com

Cori said...

I found your blog not too long ago and have really enjoyed reading your posts. I would love to try Medifast after seeing your success. I am at the beginning of my weight-loss journey and am excited at what the future holds. I am the proud Mommy of 3 kids, one with special needs. Over the last 6 years, I have been so so wrapped up in taking care of her and her needs alongwith my other 2 kids that I haven't made time for me. And nows the time...it's time for me to remember that just because I'm a Mommy, I still need to make time for me. I want to be a healthy Mommy. I want to have energy to play with my kids and be the best Mommy that I can be. I want to show them a healthy Mommy. This would be a great "jump start" for me to get me on the right track!

Kathy said...

Tough choice! I dropped into your comments to enter, but there are so many deserving readers who really need this chance. How will you ever decide? I vote for Linda, the new grandma. :)Kathy

Anonymous said...

Hi, Lynn. How very generous of you to think of a gift for your followers on your birthday!! I would love to try Medifast, but have found it cost prohibitive for me. I think it would be a good fit for me because my struggle with food is very similar to yours as far as loving healthy food, eating healthy food, and still being driven to binge. I covet the relief you've gotten! rkirk@juhlbrokerage.com

Jennifer said...

Hi! I found your blog by researching Medifast food reviews. I live in Alaska and I'm planning on starting the Medifast program August 11. That's the day that the last of my summer visitors leave and at which point my work/social calendars calm down to where I know I can devote my focus to starting a new program.

Anyway, I've been overweight for my all of my adult life (I turn 31 at the end of July) and I've tried to eat right and exercise like my doctor tells me every year at the checkup, but I just can't seem to make it happen. I've recently lost 10 pounds, so I'm down to 195 from 205 (I'm 5'5.5") and that's down from a high two years ago at 225. I know I'm on the right track, but it seems like it's so slow to get there.

I've wasted another beautiful summer up here unable to keep up on hiking trips and scared to go too far because I'm afraid I won't be able to get back. I have made the decision that I need to get in shape for next summer. I can't afford to spend each winter hiding indoors only to spend all summer trying to take off the winter weight since winter is 9 months long up here and summer is 3 months. Mathematically that just doesn't work :).

Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway and I will be returning to your blog. It's a good read and inspiring. Keep up the good work.

Jackie said...

Hi,

I found your blog while looking for a good recipe for my farmer's market fresh lima beans and then I just couldn't stop reading.

I recently began seriously altering my diet and life style, which was basically sedentary, because I want to feel better. I have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), fibromyalgia, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which have made weight loss and exercising difficult for me, both because lupus and fibro cause fatigue and pain and because my PCOS has made me insulin resistant. Despite that I've lost twelve pounds so far and I am sticking with my diet and exercise routine, because I know that the more weight I lose, the better I'll feel and the healthier I'll be!

My weight also has quite a bit of emotion tangled up in it, because I gained about 48 pounds after Hurricane Katrina, which caused my family to lose our home and all our possessions; we moved six times in less than six months, so we were eating a lot of convenience foods, but I was also binge eating on ice cream and chocolate to help cope with my depression.

The rest of the weight I gained was from my pregnancy, which I didn't really mind, because my doctors told me I probably couldn't even get pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term if I did, so I was happy to have a little extra weight from that and my sweet, baby girl! Fortunately, I've been able to lose that weight on my own.

I still have about 49 pounds to lose and I seem to have reach a plateau with my weight loss, so I'm very interesting in finding a solution to kick start my weight loss again.

Thanks for this opportunity and for sharing your weight loss journey in your blog (and the recipes).

PfeifferGrad03 said...

This is an awesome giveaway! Kudos to you and Medifast. I'm a 30 yr old, newly engaged, grad student by night and banker by day. My highest weight was at 297. I am currently about 25lbs gone. But that cane be give or take depending if it's the scale at the gym or the scale at my house :) I decided this year after turning 30 to finally face my fears at the doctor and go for the physical exam I had been off since I moved to where I now live back in 2003. Long story short, my fears of the gene pool plus being overweight gave me the answers I kinda known I was going to hear. Long story short, I have been watching portion control, working out about 4x a week, and drinking water. I know it's a long journey but I didn't get this way overnight either :) The proverbial lightbulb has gone off in my head...I just need something to spark my motivation between balancing work and school.
Thanks for your openess on your blog. It really does help to know that many of us struggle with the same issue :)

Anonymous said...

Awww, Lynn, this is awesome! Thanks for doing this. You have such a generous heart! My hubby tried Medifast for a few weeks in May to jump start his weight loss and it was great. We've since both gone low-carb (primal/paleo style) and each lost 20+ lbs since Mothers Day. The Medifast was such a great way for him to get things started and we still snack on some of the meals & snacks. I love the parmesan cheese puffs and mint chocolate bars - mmmmm. What a great idea! (oh and btw I don't need to be entered in the giveaway -we have a big box of stuff still - just wanted to comment!)

Anonymous said...

This giveaway is AWESOME !!! I have been following your blog for a really long time & I know for so long there didn't seem to be a change until Medifast. I couldn't believe how it was working for you !! I struggle with my weightloss. Ive been going to zumba, going to the gym & it just seems like it is all in failure. I cant seem to find that happy median where I know how many calories to eat, or which program to follow. I struggle everyday & just wanna give up but Im tired of being overweight !! I am a mother of 3 girl teenagers and I dont want them to wind up heavy like me & my mother. Please consider me for the giveaway. I would use it & follow it closely & update you with pictures, even start a blog just for the program. Thanks for being such an inspiration !!!
Michelle
mdplovesmap@aol.com

Lisa said...

I have been reading your blog now for a while as a "lurker" and really empathize with your journey. I am about 100 pounds overweight and it has affected my whole life for years. I have tried so many different things and feel frustrated and hopeless, but I've been following your story and it has inspired me. I would love to try Medifast. There are so many comments here that I bet it's going to be hard to pick a giveaway recipient! --Lisa W.

Lisa said...

I realized that my comment didn't have my email address. It is lawinfrey1@gmail.com. Thank you!!! :)

Cynthia said...

I've been following your blog for some time and have been impressed by how well you've done on the Medifast! I particularly like the fact that you seem not to be physically hungry on it and have managed to control your binges as those two issues are my own Achilles heel.

My high weight was 262 and I've lost some, and seem to be able to keep the 20 pounds off, have for several years, but I just can't seem to get further along. At 53 years old, I'm having trouble with a right knee I injured back in high school and I'm becoming increasingly scared of losing my mobility, which is also limited by bad ankles and feet. I really need to get the weight off and I am tired of living in pain.

I would be more than happy to commit to a month of Medifast eating. If it would help control my hunger, that might be just what I need to get rolling and just plain BELIEVE in myself again! I need HOPE!

I like my green veggies, so lean and green meals would be no problem. I am used to eating fairly simply and healthily already, it just doesn't seem enough to keep me from either eating too much healthy food, or the occasional binge.

The really sad thing is that from 1999 to 2000, I lost 62 pounds in a year and got under 200 pounds for the first time in a long while. Then my mother died unexpectedly while caring for my father who had a malignant brain tumor. I lost my mother and I was just at sea. And then, just three months later, lost my dad. I distracted myself with work and couldn't grieve properly and it ended by me losing my good habits and eating myself all the way up to 262 pounds again. And I've struggled ever since to lose it.

You can find my email on my contact page on my blog.

Spaghetti Cat said...

Lyn, you may or may not know I have already done Medifast, and the low carb lifestyle helped me tremendously. I am so glad Medifast has given you such a great gift to share with someone else! I hope it helps them as much as your blog and me trying medifast did!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lyn, this is Maria/Anonymous who already entered the giveaway. Just wanted to say, I'm a writer, and I would love to start a blog about my experiences with Medifast as well. Thank you again! You continue to be my inspiration, girl!

Christina said...

Hi Lyn -

I've been reading your blog for awhile now and was excited to see this post. I'm happy that Medifast is working for you and I would love to give it a try. I just joined a gym recently and am doing my best to eat healthy, but working full time and being a mom and trying to work out sometimes makes it hard to cook a healthy meal for EVERY meal. I've been curious about products like this before and would love to give it a try.

My email is graphicck@yahoo.com and my weightloss blog is: http://iwillnotfail.blogspot.com/

Blessings - Christina

exfatgirl said...

Wow, what an amazing, generous offer! I would love to be able to try Medifast! I have lost a lot of weight on my own, but I started to gain weight back after losing two pregnancies a year apart. Now I am tired of gaining and have been working so hard to start losing again, but what used to work for me just is not working for me anymore. I am ready to stop turning to food for comfort, and I think that the structure that Medifast offers will help me overcome this, much as it has helped you work towards overcoming it yourself. Losing two babies has been so, so, so tough... but I know that eating and gaining weight won't change what has happened to me. I can move forward and do what I need to do to help ME!

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Anonymous said...

I have special digestive issues that make it hard for me at times to eat correctly. I suffer from severe bloating, constipation(sorry, TMI) and pain. My husband still brings home the type of food that I cannot eat, even though he knows it makes me sick.(he really is a great guy, just doesn't quite understand) I need to learn to just not eat it, but it is hard. I also have problems with "stress eating" or "emotional eating" which I really need to overcome and I know that eating the right things would help with that. I think if I had something with structure, like Medifast, that would make it easier.(i'm a very scheduled, structured type of person) My husband and I are on the run, nonstop from the time we wake up until well after midnight(usually more like 1 or 2 in the am)every day, and finding the time to PRE-prepare our meals so I have something healthy on hand is hard to do. I've thought about doing Medifast before because the fiber/protein ratio seems perfect for my issues, but I cannot afford to pay for the food and then have it end up not working. I am not obese by any means...I actually only have about 10-15(ideally) pounds to lose, but I have been struggling with this same 10-15lbs for years now. I do excercise regulary and I really think Medifast would be the thing that would help me finally win not only the weight battle, but the digestive issues battles as well. I would be MORE than willing to stick to the program 100%. Thanks!
Heather

SlenderSwan2B said...

I have been on vacation and we just got home a few hours ago. My mom has no wireless (boo-hiss) and slow as molasses computers in the house so no blog reading. I just caught up on your blog and after reading your KY story and then the others and reading through this you made me tear up. I love reading your blog and I am so glad that I can be a loyal reader of yours. I lost a little bit before x-mas but then over the trials of life (husband laid off) I have allowed a portion of it back. Reading your posts about your shorts made me realize that I need to get back down. Yesterday (my b-day and my 5 yr olds) I realized I needed to get back down. First is because as I was loosing I felt good. I actually wanted to wear a sz 16 dress that I can't even remember what I bought it for and wanted to wear it to. Second one was because of the side boob/back fat roll. That side boob is what pushed me to start dieting 9/09. Apparently I failed miserably at that. I would love to try medifast and be email buds with you. But I do know there very well may be someone that really needs this as well. I thank you for considering me (ie allowing me to comment to enter)

www.slenderswan.blogspot.com

Barb said...

Lyn,
Thank you for your blog. You are such an inspiration to so many people, and I am so happy for you that you are becoming free of so many burdens – both physically and emotionally. You are beautiful!
I would like to enter your Medifast drawing please. I am a 43 year old woman who weighs 252 pounds. I have been heavy my whole life and I am so very tired of it. I’m tired of being invisible. I’m tired of holding myself back from so many things because of the fact that I feel too embarrassed of how I look and how I think people will respond to me. I am the only one in my family who is heavy and that really bothers me. I am missing out on so many things with my kids because I am physically unable to do things, and because I am too self conscious. Being a single parent that breaks my heart for my kids.
I do not have a blog, but my email address is tuttissister@gmail.com
Thanks so much for all you do Lyn!

Annie said...

I read your blog daily - you are such an inspiration. I would love to be able to try the Medifast program - it has done wonders for you. I am stuck in a rut and can't seem to get out right now. I keep hoping for something to push me towards my goal. Again - thanks for your blog!!!

Anonymous said...

I go read the medifast website everytime you post something about it...I debate...I can't afford it...I can't afford not to...talk to my husband...we can't afford it we say...but we can't afford not to....I called him in to read post about the give away and he laughed...I bought a raffle ticket for a new truck yesterday because my son's turning 16 in 4 months and we can't afford a vehicle for him so he said why not "you" someone has to win....contact: alexn@comcell.net

Lynn said...

I have considered Medifast, this will definitely help me.

Michelle Lord said...

I just found your blog today. I have been struggling with my weight for years and now my 49th birthday is coming up August 1 and I am the heaviest I have ever been at 268. If I do not lose this weight now I do not think it is ever going to come off. I have a knee that needs replaced, I am tired all the time, and the money just has not been there to try a program such as Medifast. I could so use this boost right now, as I have been so discouraged and in a funk that I know this would be an answer to my prayers. Thank you for the opportunity to try to win and good luck with your continued weight loss, as you are quite the inspiration. michelle lord - mlordmt@charter.net

jaenkes said...

Wow - I seem to keep coming across Medifast and the great results. I would love to enter/win this! Thanks for doing this! :)

The Countess of Nassau County said...

I've been stuck at the same 10 lb. range for years. Nothing has been able to push me off it. Maybe this will help.

After having my kids I moved into plus sizes. Now it depends on the cut of the clothes if I'm a missy or a plus, I'd like to be a missy again. Maybe this could be the push I need.

Sarah said...

I've followed your blog for some time now. Four weeks ago I started trying to lose weight. I started at 320, and am now down to 310.6. I'd love to have a chance to try what's worked for you.

Nicole said...

Am I too late to enter? I just found your blog today, and I'm already so inspired. I've just started seriously trying to lose weight and I'd love a chance at this.

This comment should link to my blog but I can always be reached at nlomelo@gmail.com.

Thanks for this opportunity and, the contest aside, thanks for your wonderful posts. You look great, and I wish you the best of luck.

Anonymous said...

I'm a single mom of two. I only have one child at home with me now. The other is away at college.

It's really time for me to get serious about my weight loss. I'm 35 and I can tell you it's getting harder to lose it. I think this program would be good for me because I do better with structured, regimented weight loss methods. But in the past, I've always had many others to cook for - people who didn't necessarily appreciate lowfat eating. Now, it's just me and my 11 yo daughter. I could totally cook for her and then enjoy my Medifast meals without so much strain on my purse!

I will be honest in saying that I only *want* to lose another 30-45lbs. But those lbs would mean the world to *me*. Money shortages make it difficult for me to buy for even 2 people so winning this contest would be a godsend.

Thanks for the opportunity. Keep up your good work!