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My name is Gail... I'm 42 yrs old... I live in Daytona Beach, Florida.

I have 2 boys (men now) 19 and 23 yrs old. My 19 yr old still lives here at home and my 23 yr old is married to a beautiful angel and together they have blessed me with a beautiful little angel girl who is now almost 2 yrs old.

About my weight:

Let me just say this.. right off the bat... For ME... weightloss surgery is NOT an option. Never has been... and NEVER will be! I am WAY too strong to need to go that route. I have proven to myself over the last few years that I do NOT need it. I can do it on my own. (well with Jesus and the help of my christian friends!) I feel... for me anyways... that weightloss surgery would be like cheating. I know there are some people who have simply waited too long to get it together and are now laying on their death bed so to speak and would most likely die if not for weightloss surgery... and of course for those people... I'm glad the option is available... but there are just far too many others out there who CAN do it on their own who are choosing to take the easy road. Just my opinion... but for me... and for most... weightloss surgery is down right cheating.

Altogether... over the last few years... I have lost 119 lbs... and the one and most important thing I have learned along this journey is this:

We ALL seek to self medicate. My "drug of choice" has been food. But now, through doing an online course called The Lords Table written by Mike Cleveland with Setting Captives Free, I have learned that I have had it wrong for all these years and I am now FREE from the bondage I had been in for so long.

I am now FREE... from the sin of overeating!

That does NOT mean that I think I won't ever fall here and there... it just means that I am now... for the first time in my whole life... cured from the sin of daily overeating.

I have learned that food, friends and other "stuff"... will NEVER fill the emptiness I have been trying to fill. NONE of all of that... has ever worked... I now know that only Jesus can ever sufficiently and completely... SATISFY.

Jesus is in the satisfying business :) and so I have kicked overeating to the curb and have bought in to what Jesus has to offer me... lock, stock...and barrel! :)

When...and only when... I set all my sites on HIM... I am able to abstain from the habitual SIN of overeating. ...and any other habitual sin.

To God be the glory forever and ever! Amen !

Talk to me and let me tell you more about how I went from being miserable and unhealthy in EVERY way... to CHOOSING to live an Abundant Life of VICTORY... in Him.

Hope to hear from you soon... and until then... God bless... you and yours!!! :)

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