I’m 53 years old. I didn’t always have a weight problem but after the birth of my son 26 years ago, I went through pretty bad postpartum depression. I began to gain weight at that point.
Over the years, I have tried every trick, gimmick, diet there is. Twice I was able to lose weight. Once, shortly before I ended my 17 year marriage, I lost about 60lbs. I had no self esteem during that time, and was trying to regain some control of my life. Sadly, I wasn’t doing it a healthy way. I was eating so little, but spending up to 4 hours a day in the gym. I was running from my life, but wasn’t dealing with issues. I gained it all back plus some.
The last 2 years, I developed arthritis in my knees. I was in such pain all the time, and got to the point, I didn’t want to move anymore than I had to. I could literally feel inflammation in my body. My hands were swelling, even just while sitting at my desk at work! I knew I had to do something, but honestly, I just didn’t know where to turn. So I prayed. I KNOW that my Father hears and answers my prayers. And I know that He wants my temple to be healthy and whole.
Ok, now it’s getting interesting. And that is when my switch flipped. I knew this was what was going to work. I KNEW it!!!
I started thanking God for the answer to my prayers. But as awesome as His answer was, I knew I had to be the one to do the work! We made the plan to start Jan 1. The week before New Years, we went shopping. I cleaned out the pantry and the fridge. I bought things I had never heard of!! And then I told my husband this….we’re starting tomorrow, not waiting til Jan 1. I didn’t want this to be a “resolution “. So, on Dec 31, 2017 we started. Yep a whole day early!! 🤣 I was just ready.