Beth's Story: I began Grace and Strength like so many people did. I watched a friend who was part of the program and I saw her weight seeming to melt away. At first when I talked about it with her I thought "that sounds too hard!" But as I watched her continue to shrink and her confidence grow I started thinking "maybe." As my weight reached an all time high and it felt hard to leave the house because of feeling uncomfortable in my own skin I realized that it was also hard to be overweight.
What I wanted was another diet plan. What I wanted was to take another stab at not failing, again, at keeping the weight off. I didn't expect to gain anything. This was all about loss, right? Instead, I gained a group of women who went to their knees for me, a total stranger, when I confessed after my first four days that I felt like I was losing my mind. Detox from processed foods, sugar and diet soda is no joke!
Finding pure joy in giving to others is my gift. I put on many different hats to serve others; like my husband, children, school children, friends, school organizations, community organizations, church organizations, etc.! When I needed a "pick me up", I would find a different hat to put on by looking to what I could do for someone else. I spent time giving until I was so exhausted and that I did not take care of myself.
What did my life look like before Grace and Strength? I was doing pretty good. I kind of watched what I ate during the week, celebrated the weekends by eating candy, cookies, pizza. Anything goes because it's the weekend. My weight started creeping up the scale. Ok, what diet should I do to get those pounds off? I can do anything for a week or two. Starve myself, eat this plan for a few days, double up on my exercise, sure. Gained the few pounds back, cycle continues.
Jenna's Story: Everyone has "that place, or I sometimes call it "that thing." It's that thing you don't want to truly turn all the way-all the way over to God. Probably because you're afraid He'll ask you to go further than you want to go (or to let go of more than you want to let go...give up more than you want to give up). If you're afraid to commit to this program because you don't think you can do it, but you're desperate to try...you're in just the right place! The hardest part?
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