In March, we paired with the Jimmy V Foundation to help raise funds for cancer research as part of our March Fly Away Contest.
Then, we randomly picked one person who donated to win 2 tickets to the men’s final basketball games in Arlington, TX including hotel, flights, and a fun pre-party concert by Darius Rucker! Marlene Williams was the winner and boy did she have fun!
Here’s how she felt in her own words as she prepared for the trip. Stay tuned for her follow-up once she returns home and has time to reflect on staying on plan on her trip, going to the game with her basketball all-star son, and giving one ticket to her mother who is in her eighties and a basketball hall of famer:
“On the eve of my journey to Dallas, I am so very excited to be the winner of the Medifast fly away contest. I’m so excited! I wanted to take a moment to share my story and hopefully inspire others.
I am slowly but consistently losing weight and I have now lost 26 lbs* and about 20 inches. Everyone has been so very encouraging, even when I fail to lose a pound or follow the program just right. I’ve learned that we all fail, but we all can choose whether to stay down or get back up. Medifast has helped me soar to new heights with my appearance and my confidence.
A goal of mine has been to eliminate diet sodas. With the help of the Green Tea and White Grape Peach, and Strawberry Lemonade Flavor Infusers, I have almost forgotten about Diet Cokes! I am walking almost every day. I’m not running a marathon any time soon, but would like to work up to that goal one day, perhaps.
This trip is be a real highlight of my life and an unforgettable memory for me and my family, especially my son. My son, a former all-star basketball player, has been very encouraging of my weight loss and inspires me to be healthy.”
And don’t worry — my suitcase is filled with five days’ worth of Medifast Meals to keep me on track!
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
*Typical weight loss on the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan® is 2-5 lbs per week for the first two weeks and 1-2 lbs per week thereafter.