I had struggled with weight off and on most of my life. For me, it started when I was about 6 or 7 years old. I struggled with it through high school, and into my adult life too. There are no words to describe how difficult this was for me. On the outside, I looked happy even though I was walking around with so much baggage (which is really what the weight was about).
The things that you have struggled with are the things that God can use to bless and help someone else. So, here I am. I am here to solely bless you and help you with whatever you may be struggling with. I struggled with weight, but it was much more than what I was eating, like it is for so many people. There was a reason I was running to food as a comforter. I was able to uncover the reason when I was 25 years old, and once I knew what was the source of my pain, I was able to really expose the wound and let God heal it. That is exactly what we will do together on this site. We will find the root problem (because there is a root to every issue we may be experiencing). We will expose what is really behind it. Then we will allow the wound to heal.
“The things that you have struggled with are the things that God can use to bless and help someone else.”Really heal. Until that happens, one may try to change a diet or start an exercise routine, but as soon as a trigger is hit (like stress, anger, or depression), one can easily run back to food. Food is not the real problem here. Now, I’m not saying that it gives you a free ticket to eat whatever you want. No, that is the opposite of what I believe. What I am saying is that there is something much deeper going on.
The world says that diet is about 80% what you put into your mouth and 20% about exercise. The revelation I received while studying the Word of God is this:
A person’s diet consists of:
- 50% is spiritual/emotional health
- 30% is what you put into your mouth (food)
- 20% is about exercise
So, what this means is that we will work on getting spiritually and emotionally healthy before (or at the same time) as we make other changes to our lives, like diet and exercise. But, I believe with all of my heart that until real heart changes are made, that it will be difficult to really lose the weight and keep it off for good.
As I started my healing process 5 years ago, I had tried every diet known to man. I even made some up myself. None of them worked. It was during a college class that one of my psychology professors really hit a tender spot. You see, at that moment, I was married to a man, that we will call Gregory. Gregory was an okay guy at first. He showed signs here and there of anger issues that I should have ran away from. Instead, after dating for over 4 years, I married. This was the biggest mistake I ever made. You see, right after we got married, he started cheating. And when I would catch him cheating, he would beat me. Everyone always asks, well why didn’t you just leave? That is so much easier said then done. It was not that easy. My vehicle was registered under his name. My bank account was a joint account with him. We had moved away from all friends and family. I was all alone and couldn’t share what was really happening because I didn’t think I could get away alive. Etc. Etc. I will share more as to how God, and I mean solely GOD, delivered me from that horrible life.
The deeper I got into my healing process, the stronger I started getting emotionally. And you’ll never guess…. the weight started melting off!
I will share my heart with you. I will share my hurts with you. I will be REAL. If I ever say something that you do not agree with, please remember that I am not trying to offend anyone. If I hit a nail in the head or come across blunt, please do what one of my spiritual parents have always said. “Put what I have said that you may not understand up on a shelf. Later on, it may make sense and then you can use it if you need to.”
(Also, if there is a specific question or topic that you would like to learn a little bit more about, feel free to email me. I would be more than happy to help you in any way I can.)