So now what? God showed me who I was in His eyes. But when I looked in the mirror, well it didn’t match! What I did have , was a new hope. So I began to work on things.
I weighed an enormous 308 pounds! How did I get here? Years of depression and emotional eating. Several neck, back and joint injuries. Extreme emotional pain that led me into comfort eating. What a mess! How am I ever going to get to the picture God just gave me of who He sees me as? So many things yet to overcome.
The journey began! So, in between that February morning and now, life has been a roller coaster ride to say the least. But finally, just within the past few months my husband and I have seen a light at the end of the tunnel. We are finally planting some roots and feeling like things are on a stable and secure path.
18 months ago I came across a terrific site online that helped me to begin exercising at a very slow but steady pace. It allowed me to count calories and had ways of motivating me to stay on track. I did well with it for a while and managed to take off 45 pounds in 5 months. Then the roller coaster started up again. I was forced into getting a full-time job so that we could make ends meet.
The job I took was very stressful and did not allow a proper break or way of eating that could be healthy. I gained 22 pounds back within the next 8 months! I suffered yet one more injury ( this time at work) and was in chronic pain. I was getting all kinds of horrible treatment from the company I was working for and by the end of my doctors visits found myself out of a job.
Then toward the end of this horrible adventure a MIRACLE happened. I met with some people from the Healing Rooms ministries and they prayed for me. My entire skeletal system was completely healed! No more pain AT ALL! I had been in chronic pain since my first back injury at the age of 12! That was 35 years of pain. NOW COMPLETELY GONE! I knew I had to lose the weight now. Quickly, so that I would not re-injure myself.
So, now let’s go to six weeks ago. My wonderful sister had been watching some friends of hers lose weight. There was one couple that was making a lot of money in the process too. So, my sister after 8 months or so of watching decided to find out more and give it a try. Well, within 3 days her depression left her, her energy level was flying, and her weight was down by like 8 pounds! Then within 3 weeks she had lost 20 pounds. People were starting to ask her what it was that she was doing. She became a walking billboard and decided to get into business for herself.
I became her first customer! I mean it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that she was on to something here! So I too became a client and a Health Coach. That couldn’t have come at a better time as I now needed a job. Now 3 weeks later, I have lost 18.2 pounds (today was my 3 week weigh in) . I’ve never felt healthier, had more energy or had an easier time losing weight. I’m on my way to being healthier financially, physically and mentally through the most exciting and encouraging and supportive program that I have ever experienced.
I no longer have doubts about how I’m going to get there. It’s coming to me. And quickly!