All of us at Medifast California want to take a moment to celebrate and congratulate one of our Medifast California members on a job well done! Marilyn Nelson, a client of our Sacramento Center, lost over 110 pounds three years ago. In addition to her incredible weight loss journey, Marilyn has successfully maintained her weight for over 2 years with the support of Medifast California’s Stay Fit Maintenance program.
Marilyn, a popular Northern California radio personality, began her radio career in her Missouri college town and eventually moved to Sacramento, California in 1987 to further pursue her passion for radio broadcasting. After working with other morning radio shows as a traffic reporter, she joined Sacramento’s KYMX Mix 96, which she has called home for over 15 years.
She joined her local Medifast Center three years ago, after finding that her weight had crept up over the years. “How did I get so heavy? I guess my bad habits finally caught up with me after years of eating the wrong stuff and too much of it,” Marilyn adds. “As my weight began to climb, so did my denial. I simply couldn’t ignore the problem any longer.” Marilyn discovered that Medifast had opened new offices close by and signed up for the Jump Start 5&1 plan.
Marilyn found the plan simple and supportive. Working with a certified Weight Control Counselor helped Marilyn stay on her plan, which included eating five delicious Medifast meals, one every two to three hours, and one Lean & Green meal, which consisted of a lean protein and non-starchy vegetables, and could be eaten at a time that worked with her schedule.
After successfully losing her weight, Marilyn started the Stay Fit Maintenance Plan where she continued to work with her Weight Control Counselor. Her counselor helped her to gradually reintroduce healthy foods, like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains, back into her diet. Her counselor also taught her essential weight maintenance skills, such as portion control, behavior modification and other practical tips to help her keep the weight off. The Stay Fit Maintenance Plan also features Medifast California’s new Thrive by Medifast meal and snack replacements that have been specially designed for use in Maintenance.
The Medifast California plan combines delicious and simple-to-use meal replacements with the support and accountability of a long-term maintenance program that helps its clients make a smooth transition from weight loss to maintenance.
“Before my journey with the Medifast Centers began, I would shy away from most activities,” said Marilyn. “I was self-conscious, had lost a lot of self-esteem and just didn’t have the energy or desire to participate. Since losing 110 pounds, I finally have my life back.”
In addition to her passion for radio, Marilyn now enjoys experimenting with new and healthy recipes and living life with her husband, two teenage girls and dog.
For more information on any of Medifast California’s weight loss programs or to find a center near you, you can schedule a consultation at a center near you. We look forward to celebrating the beginning of your weight loss journey with you!