In 1997, I weighed in on my doctor’s office scale at my heaviest—294 pounds. By the end of that year, I was at my “lightweight” fighting weight of 180. Today I weigh 162, which is more or less “normal” for my 5’7” frame.
Losing 100+ pounds has been possibly been the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
Yes, I feel better physically and routinely have crazy good health reports, but more than the physical benefits of extreme weight loss, I have too-many-to-count reasons and am not going back.
Now I have boundless energy. I explore new places and frequently push myself out of my comfort zone. I have newfound confidence in my ability to accomplish my goals. And as a result, I’m more fun to be around because all of the bitterness that once impacted relationships has vanished.
Indeed, all of the feelings of self-hate that I’d been struggling with since my childhood have disappeared. Basically, after living a life convinced that I was a failure — a FALSE belief which God revealed to me through His Word—I’ve been able to remove the limitations that I once placed on myself and have released the strongholds that once kept me captive.
This has been the biggest benefit of all. My belief that with Him all things truly are possible.
As a result of this belief, I experienced a total transformation—heart, mind, and body—and in that order.
The experience of losing 100 pounds has given me plenty of time to reflect on what transformation means, and how I was miserable not so much because of my weight itself but because of the lies I allowed myself to believe and the patterns that resulted from living those lies day in and day out.
It was in my darkest hour—in my own personal hell—when I finally heard God speak to me.
The day I graduated from college, my father passed away and two weeks later, this Pennsylvania-girl relocated to Florida for a job. I felt hopeless and helpless—I was miserable and all alone—or so I thought.
In the wilderness, God pursued me and spoke clearly to me. He comforted me and showed me the life I was living was one of hurt, anger, bitterness, rejection and fear. He revealed to me encouragement, grace, love, and healing. As a result of His persistence, I changed my ways to align with His. My new ways of thinking and living honored Him and lead me to a life of unconditional love and acceptance—of myself and ultimately others.
And I want this for you, too.
I invite you to join me Saturday, January 30 @ 11:00a.m. EST for “It’s Time for a Breakthrough”—a workshop where you’ll learn several faith-based action steps to keep you continuously motivated and ON-TRACK to hit your goals…starting today!
Space is limited so register NOW to begin your journey.