Grace and Strength came at the perfect time, God's timing. I am in my 50s and have my share of health issues and life struggles but through it all I had Jesus as my Savior and a wonderful family. At twenty-five I was diagnosed with a thyroid condition. I can say that is when it started, the battle with weight gain and fatigue, but it was also complicated by poor eating habits and a lack of proper exercise.
Sept 29, 2013 marks the launch of my journey. Now 6 months later, God continues to transform me from the inside out. I've spent my lifetime seeking worth in my accomplishments and what I could do for others. I was captive to self doubt. My weight was a barrier to relationships. I was self conscious about my size, shape and lack of physical fitness. It impacted my relationships with my husband and children.
As a homeschooling, working, mother of six Julia thought she was way too busy to be healthy, but today her life is a testimony that we can accomplish so much more than what we believe. Be inspired: Julia's Story - I had always been pretty fit and healthy until recent years. Series of challenges (both tragedies and joys) had me running to food. Military deployments, miscarriages, Grad school, adoption, moving – you name it. I was happy - I ate. I was sad - I ate.
In her testimony, Melissa talks about the negative thinking that comes with being overweight for many women. She even says that she believed it was her cross to bear in life. ...but look at her now! Even though we're thrilled that she lost over 75 pounds, we're even more excited that she is free from those self-destructive thought patterns and is beaming with a confident radiant smile that is shining from the inside out!
Sheila's Story - Last spring, I was broken. I was going through an unwanted position change at work causing a lot of pain and turmoil in my life. My relationships were suffering. I was angry and searching for reasons. As many people do when there is stress, pain and turmoil in one's life, I turned to food instead of turning to God. While I talked a good game and acted like I was ok with the changes in my life and that I had turned to God for guidance, I see now it was all an act.
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