All my life I had been addicted to food. At a very young age I was already sneaking leftovers in the kitchen after supper. I remember lying in bed at night thinking about what I was going to eat in the morning. At the age of 10 I read about bulimia in a magazine and decided that it was a wonderful idea. I joined the swim team and the track team for the main purpose of losing weight. I was completely focused on weight loss and getting skinny all the time. The result was the opposite! I started crying out to God in prayer to help me lose weight at about the age of 12. I went to churches that offered healing and deliverance had people pray over me to be free of the addiction. I kept it pretty much under control until I got married, but by the time I had given birth to my 5th child, I had ballooned up to a size that I could no longer camouflage with loose clothing.
Praise God that He led me to Weigh Down!!! Through Weigh Down was able to lose over 40 pounds and have kept it off since 2001! I am thinner than the day I got married after having 7 children! God has totally set me free from bulimia, dieting, exercise addiction, depression and so much more! Food does not control me anymore! There could be a table of all my favorite foods in front of me, and I have no desire to eat it if I am not hungry. I have no desire to binge anymore either. The thought of it disgusts me! Through the powerful Bible studies from the Remnant Fellowship Church and Weigh Down Ministries, I have found a heart thumping relationship with God! I LOVE God’s word, and IT is my nourishment. My joy and delight is finding the will of God and doing it. His ways are perfect!!! My favorite pastime is helping others find this relationship with God and encouraging them in these classes.
In John 8:31 Jesus says “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the TRUTH and the TRUTH will set you FREE.”
To learn more about being set free from eating disorders, watch Remnant Fellowship TV – “Recipes for Weight Loss” – You Can Overcome Season 1 Episode 5