After learning about Med-Fit from a coworker and sitting on it for a couple of months, I went in for a consultation to see if their services were something I could use to truly get going on my weight loss goals. Feeling overwhelmed with figuring out where to start and weighing 245 lbs. (more than I had ever weighed before), I chose to sign up for a 12 week group class session. I am very glad I did and it was worth the cost. Each Thursday evening after work I drove over to Med-Fit to meet with others in a small group setting with a kind, intelligent, honest, nonjudgmental leader who is a Registered Dietician, Nutritionist and Personal Trainer. Each week we received new information to build our knowledge about a variety of topics. The program focused on detailed topics such as healthful eating to both lose and maintain weight, why drinking enough water matters, recognition of our own motivating reasons to lose weight, understanding how to deal with our individual internal and external challenges in the process, and how exercise fits into the process. Focusing on one main topic each week made it all more manageable. Janelle answered all of our questions in a low-pressure setting. We received a week's worth of nutritionally and medically sound weight loss food products to supplement our meal intake each week as well, which really helped jump start weight loss in a safe way. I was not used to consuming three meals plus three snacks each day, but now I know I feel better and have more sustainable energy through the day and am less likely to over-eat when I do. The convenience in using the products to get me started was helpful for me even though I was skeptical at first about doing so. The all around emotional support and encouragement was one the important factors about the group setting that leads to recommend it. I don't think I would have made it this far on my own. We could share as much or as little as we cared to in the group setting. The accountability of showing up each week mattered to me. The information received over the twelve weeks has helped me see a healthier way of eating that focuses on lean protein and vegetables while I am still actively trying to lose weight. I'm several weeks out from the end of my 12-week class and I am still motivated to keep losing weight on my own by building healthier life habits. I weigh 218 lbs. today. I'm not perfect and I have some days in which I consume more calories than I should, but I have the tools to get right back on track when I don't make the better food choices thanks to everything I took home from this supportive learning experience. I have several more pounds I plan to lose and I am more confident now that I can keep moving forward in this process.