“Taking My Life Back” with OPTIFAST

By Guest writer
Wednesday - May 26, 2010

I got fat. Somewhere between high school graduation and raising a family, I let myself go. I ignored my own health and lifestyle choices…eating on the run and not staying active. My job was stressing me out. It was all I could do to stay on top of the monthly bills. A series of family crises and career interruptions piled on.


My rude awakening was when I almost didn’t wake up. I was only 40. I stopped breathing and my kids could not wake me up. That event put the scare in all of us. I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, borderline diabetes - all related to my weight. Every one of my health problems was because I had gained so much weight.


My doctor told me my weight would kill me. That is worth repeating: My weight would kill me! I was only 40. I had children, I had plans. It’s a pretty raw moment when you accept that you have to ask for help. It is also a very powerful moment when you accept that help. At first, I was embarrassed and ashamed. Those feelings were rapidly replaced with hope and determination. I found the team and the support I would need to help me TAKE MY LIFE BACK.

And that is exactly what I have done and you should too. I picked up the phone and called the OPTIFAST weight loss program. I could tell from that very first phone call that I had at last, found a solid, livable plan. The weight loss journey was underway and I was in good hands.


Over the next several months I made remarkable progress. The health improvements came fast. I was breathing easier, had way more energy, felt fantastic and more than anything, I was IN CONTROL. I never missed a day of work. Joining my kids in activities was fun for them and for me - way more fun than sitting on the bench. My confidence grew as my waistline shrank. What a great feeling!


Here is my message to you: No matter who you are…male or female, old or young, somewhat overweight or really overweight, the very best thing you can do for yourself AND for those you love, is to be healthy. Don’t wait until you “don’t wake up”. Being healthy starts with being at a healthy weight. Your health is by far the most important investment you can make. Stop waiting for tomorrow…..start now. Pick up the phone and call the OPTIFAST TM program at Island Health Weight & Wellness….373-8002. I’m living proof. I’m Mike Ford and I lost 120 pounds over five years ago and I look and feel younger every day!


CALL 373-8002 NOW!



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