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The Pile of Health & Wellness

Updated: Jul 27

Today I was cleaning out some stuff and saw my pile of “Health & Wellness.” I call it my pile because it’s a 20-year pile of dreams, hopes, trials and errors. Twenty years of struggles and attempts of change.

It’s 20-years worth of diet programs, workout plans, health and wellness articles, and logs of success and failure. I’ve got it all. Every program imaginable. From cabbage soup in the 90’s to recent plans of Keto. I have done extensive research on every single one (and tried them all too).

I obsessed with losing weight. I obsessed with losing weight for the wrong reasons. I spent 20-years searching for approval and acceptance, thinking that weight loss would give me that.

It wasn’t until just a few years ago that I finally learned the answers. The answer wasn’t in the articles I printed off the internet or books I ordered online. The answer was in my Bible.

The answer is Jesus. Turns out I was already perfect and he accepts me just as I am. I don’t need someone else’s approval. I only need His.

I organized my papers and put them away. I don’t need them anymore. I just need more Bible, more prayer, and more Jesus. He will give me the plan for me to be healthy. He will help me take care of my body and give me the strength to follow His plan. I just have to listen.

My Pile of Health & Wellness

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD . “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

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About Me

After 20 years of dieting, frustration, self-confidence and body image issues, I found myself as a contestant in a transformation contest. I stepped on stage in a bikini and dark tan and won 5th place. Walked off stage, started eating, and gained 50 pounds in a year. I felt so defeated, lost, miserable, and out of control.  

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Matthew 17:20

"Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

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