When I encountered Grace and Strength I was at a place in life where I feel I was being broken down to be built back up. For several years I had been in the pit of severe clinical depression, and as that cloud was lifting I was starting to see how God had worked during that time to reveal strongholds in my life I would have seen or addressed without the illness.
I have struggled with my weight and self-image for years. I tried diet pills and any other weight loss I could find. Every time I would lose weight I would go back to my bad habits and gain it all back and then some. Frustrated and ashamed that I could not keep my weight off, I started hiding from people not wanting to been seen.
I had been looking at Grace and Strength Lifestyle for quite some time, but couldn't commit financially until I had [had] enough of this extra weight that I had gained in the last 7 years.
Jill's Story: Everything in my life felt out of control. I worked at a frantic pace and got further and further behind. I felt marginal as a Christian, wife, mother, friend and educator. The more I was swallowed up by responsibility – the more I swallowed (pun intended) and the number on the scale continued to rise. Disappointed by the fifty pounds I had gained, I joined Grace and Strength solely to lose weight. Thankfully, God had a different plan.
Karen's Story: Earlier this spring I realized that I was dreading the warmer weather and all that meant; more time outside, shorts, bathing suits, heat and all that goes with the nicer weather. I realized that over the past 3-4 years my weight just steadily came on and since it was over time I was ok with it. Until I thought about dressing for the season. Putting on less clothes opened my eyes to what I had allowed to happen. I knew that I needed to change something.
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