I had the pleasure of coaching a wonderful woman, dear friend and super mom, Lora! When Lora and I first met, we had many things in common. She was my daughters Occupational Therapist at the hospital. Since my daughter was a very frequent visitor at the hospital...it was like we were instant friends. Our daughters had very similar issues but with very different diagnosis'.
My journey with Grace and Strength begins with God. Eight months prior to being introduced to the program I buried my little brother due to heart disease and my mother was diagnosed with diabetes. The wake up call was loud and clear, and the flashing red lights were blinding- I NEEDED to change. Having a brother pass away at the age of 29 scared me to death! I didn't want to be next! I was asking myself, "Where do I even begin?" The task of weight loss seemed so daunting. It was paralyzing.
My mom once told me that, because of my Spina Bifida, the doctors told her that I would never walk. Then once I began walking, they told her that if I became overweight as an adult that I would become wheelchair bound. As an adult, I was always fairly fit even without the benefit of what little exercise I could do due to my physical constraints. But once I got married, I slowly started to gain more and more weight. I got the "happy fat".
My journey on the Grace & Strength plan started in mid-September of 2012. It has been one of the most life-changing, educational experiences of my life. Let me start by saying that I was a HUGE skeptic. I watched a friend have tremendous success on the program and still had many doubts. My poor coach put up with so many questions and doubts and arguments from me! As we say in the south, Bless Her Heart!
I have had the pleasure of coaching Stacy, one of my old college buddies through her journey with Grace and Strength. It has been such an amazing experience to watch her change from the inside out through these last five months. To see a shy and timid friend transform into a strong and confident woman in just five months in incredible. She recently won Teacher of the Year at her school and was also offered a brand new literacy coach position.
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