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Michael C. lost 50.0 lbs.*

Michael C.'s After Photo

*Expect to lose 1-2 lbs. per week on Nutrisystem.
Compensated customers. Weight lost on
prior Nutrisystem® Program.

“Good times for a good eater“

I grew up in a typical New York Italian setting. Family get-togethers were about the good food and good times. Growing up, I was always told what a good eater I was, too; friends were amused at how much I could eat. It was my way of getting attention. Plus, I just liked food.

Weighty issues

As an adult I have never been happy about my weight. When I joined the military back in the 80's, I couldn't even go into certain branches. I have tried every diet known to man and even made up a few myself. My favorite line to tell people who were worried about my weight was, "I'm the healthiest fat person in the world. All my numbers are perfect. I'm going to die in a car crash!" That sounds just great, doesn't it? I coped through humor. But after saying that one too many times I decided it was time to lose the tonnage.

One proud dad

It was worse when I retired—that first year of retirement was fun! I also gained 30 another pounds. Continuing at the rate would put me in an early grave. I decided to go for it and try Nutrisystem. The weight just melted off: I lost 12 lbs.* with Fast 5 alone, and within four months, I lost 50 pounds* and learned so much about serving sizes along the way. Now my daughter hugs me while watching TV and tells me how proud she is of me. I'm proud of her, too—so we can both be proud of each other, thanks to Nutrisystem!

Hometown

Bumpass, Virginia

Dieting Motivation

To see his daughters get married someday and watch his grandkids play.

Favorite Nutrisystem® Food

Lasagna with Meat Sauce

Dieting Tip

"Drink lots of water before eating; it will help fill you."

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