I am SO GRATEFUL that The Lord led me to Grace & Strength! I had become hopeless that I would ever lose all the weight I wanted to lose. I became hesitant to commit to any diet or change because I didn't trust myself to stick with it for the long haul. I had started and stopped, lost and gained so many times. I was right, I wouldn't stick to it for the long haul. I had proved it over and over. I needed serious help.
I never really struggled with weight until my thirties. Last fall, I had a wakeup call when I heard my Rheumatologist tell me that she thought it might be a good idea to start a diet. She felt that losing weight would help my lab numbers and joint pain. After hearing those words, I was embarrassed and upset that I had not been taking care of myself.
I have nothing but the highest Praise for the Grace and Strength program. I've done countless other diets and I lost weight on many of them but when I reached a good weight my attitude turned to thinking I was "done dieting". I never dealt with the root issues – my wrong thinking, the idolatrous desire for immediate gratification, the emotional garbage that drove me to eat when I wasn't hungry! So it was always just a matter of time before I returned to old behaviors.
Seems like all my life I've been able to eat anything I wanted without thinking much about it...and never really gaining any weight. Even after having four children I was always able to reclaim my body. Well, soon after entering my 40's I began to notice I wasn't quite as slim and trim as I used to be. I failed over the next few years at keeping off the excess weight and finally came to a place where I realized I needed that extra push and some accountability.
For years I have struggled with a vicious cycle of defeat. While I have been active and athletic for my entire life, I allowed myself to gain weight over the last decade and used some of life's major events (having 2 boys, work and travel, etc.) as justification for that weight gain and un-healthy lifestyle.
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