I praise God for the Weigh Down Workshop! It has delivered me from over 300 pounds of excess weight, not to mention saving me from years of health problems. From the age of 10 years old, I began to rapidly gain weight due to my love for food. Coming from a family with numerous health-related problems that stemmed from obesity, I knew I had to make permanent changes. I tried every diet that I could find and listened to anyone who even had marginal success at losing weight, but nothing ever lasted more than a few months for me.
I was hopeless and very depressed. I was almost resolved that being overweight was just what I would always be. Then, at my lowest point, I had a friend tell me about Weigh Down. While shopping at Wal-Mart one day, I saw Gwen Shamblin’s book “Rise Above.” This book changed my life. I always thought I was a religious person, but as I began reading more books from Weigh Down and taking Weigh Down’s classes, I realized how much more there was to God than what I had given Him credit for. Soon, I developed the one thing I never really had, a real, personal relationship with God. I learned thru this program how to pray about everything and this began to build my love for God, which made the love for food seem ridiculous. Through Weigh Down, I also learned to let go of a passion for television soap operas and overspending. The more I fell in love with God and learned to change myself, the more I realized how judgmental I had been my whole life. God has now turned a judgmental heart into a heart to help others in pain. And now, many years later, I am more blessed than I could ever have imagined. I have a peaceful and blessed marriage, 2 beautiful children that I was told I wouldn’t be able to have, an amazing job with much favor from my bosses and the most amazing, godly friends. I am so thankful for Weigh Down and for its founder, Gwen Shamblin. I have been blessed to learn from her pure example of how to have a true and ever increasing relationship with God.
To hear more of Maggie’s story, watch Remnant Fellowship TV–“How to Make Your Weight Loss Permanent”–You Can Overcome Season 3 Episode 1