In January 2006, I felt like I was at the end of all hope. I was depressed, isolated, and overweight. My marriage was in shambles. I knew I wasn’t being the parent I should have been to my kids, but I couldn’t muster up the energy to change. I would eat and eat because I thought that would bring me comfort, but I was just more and more uncomfortable. I made a few lame attempts at dieting, but it just seemed so pointless.
My sister had done the Weigh Down Diet years before, and I had read the book, but at the time, I didn’t join the program. I guess I wasn’t desperate enough. That January, she decided she was going to start a class, and she asked if I wanted to be in it. I just remember feeling like this was my last chance, that if I didn’t lose weight this time, I never would.
I got much more than I bargained for! I just wanted to lose weight, but I learned a new way to live life! I thought I was a Christian all those years, but I didn’t realize what it really meant to have a relationship with God: that He will communicate His desires to us, and He will be pleased with us if we serve and obey Him. I was brought up on the idea of doing good deeds and obeying God, but what I never knew was that He LOVES me, and wants my LOVE in return.
I have been so blessed! I have lost 75 lbs, my marriage is better than it ever was, and I know how to get the energy and wisdom to teach my children. I thank God that He allowed me to understand what it really means to follow Jesus Christ, and that at Remnant Fellowship, I am surrounded by other examples of how to live this life!
To be set free like Josie, sign up for the same class that got her started Exodus Out of Egypt – Change Series.