The past few weeks have been momentous for me, and I have had to step back to regroup several times. When this happens, I often find myself reclusive, frustrated, and mentally reaching for answers, solutions and resolve. I've not liked how it's felt but rather than look at it as a place of uncertainty, hopelessness and pain, I'm choosing to look at it as a place to remember all the "w-h" questions that brought me to where I am today, and the opportunity to help others along the way.
I've been over weight ever since fifth grade and things just got out of hand when my husband and I dealt with infertility issues, the loss of our foster daughter and possible adoptions. I remember always surveying the room to see if I was the fattest girl there. I remember finding the biggest baggiest hoodie sweatshirt that I could wear or the nearest pillow to hide behind on the couch. I remember going to the swimming pool or the beach covering my swimsuit with a t-shirt and shorts ...
Being over weight can hold you back from a lot of things in life. Not just physically but emotionally and spiritually, too. When I am blessed with a new client through Grace and Strength, one of the things I like to find out early on is what she looks forward to being able to do once she gets to a healthy weight. In our small group we talk a lot about being "made for more than this"...more than this life of being tired, unhappy, unhealthy, etc.
I find myself in a familiar situation. Unemployed. It is not by fault or choice, it is what it is. The last time I went through this, I was ill-equipped to deal with the emotional and physical drawbacks of such a traumatic experience. I felt pointless, helpless, unwanted and unnecessary. I had become a statistic. It was in the midst of this experience that I discovered The Grace and Strength Lifestyle.
On the fence about joining Grace & Strength?? See what our clients are saying about us as they go through this Christian diet program/lifestyle change! Each week, coaches get the chance to meet up with their groups through an online chat called Go To Meeting. We can usually see each other, chat and learn from one another. Sometimes, if people don't have webcam availability, they join over the phone and can participate that way! It is a wonderful way to build a cohesive group...
Ready to Start Your Journey?
Are you ready to show YOURSELF some LOVE? Making your well being a priority is not about being selfish. This is about putting yourself first so that you can love and serve others well. We want to see you find wholeness, health, and freedom in every area of your life! We want you to love yourself!
If you are hesitating over a choice of a suitable program, check out how it works.Learn More!