In today's post, we interview one of our Alumni - Gillian Bernard. Be encouraged as Gillian shares her personal story and find out how she's doing today - several years after losing over 90 pounds with the Grace and Strength Lifestyle Diet! *
As I sit here and ponder all that the Lord has done in my life over the last six months, I am amazed at how He used Grace and Strength to change me. God has worked in my life through this program to change me not only physically but both spiritually and emotionally. I have spent my entire adult life feeling trapped in an oversized body.
I am not 100% sure how to start my story...Like many of you I have always struggled with my weight, then at some point in my 30's I lost the struggle and things got out of control. I loved food and I loved eating, but I overindulged all the time. If I was happy, sad, stressed or bored I would find a reason to eat. I would stay up late and eat ice cream out of the container, pretending if no one saw me then it would be ok.
I am here to tell you that I was completely entangled in captivity to an unhealthy relationship with food. I am 24 years old. I would say that for the first 22 ½ years of my life, I never thought about the consequences of the food I was putting in my mouth. Now, I always was overweight and I loathed that aspect of myself, but I never understood the deeper bondage brought on by my addiction to food.
Wow. As I write this testimony the words nearly fail me. I cannot even begin to describe the transformation that God has worked in my life through the Grace and Strength Program and losing weight. It took me approximately 1 year to lose nearly half of my body size and go from a size 22/24 to a 4/6. Tears come to my eyes as I write 4/6.* I never thought I would be that girl, the one who could lose weight and be successful.
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