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Hi everyone! My name is Sharon and I live in Tucson, Arizona. I'm a Christian, a mother and a grandmother, in that order. I've been a single parent for most of my adult life so I never took time out for me. But when my children grew up and left the nest, I was faced with "ME" and the possibilities my future held and I didn't want to go into that future fat.

I had been set free from drugs and alcohol at a young age so I KNEW Jesus had the power to help me with my weight loss, ...
Hi everyone! My name is Sharon and I live in Tucson, Arizona. I'm a Christian, a mother and a grandmother, in that order. I've been a single parent for most of my adult life so I never took time out for me. But when my children grew up and left the nest, I was faced with "ME" and the possibilities my future held and I didn't want to go into that future fat.

I had been set free from drugs and alcohol at a young age so I KNEW Jesus had the power to help me with my weight loss, but I had asked him repeatedly over the years to help me and each time, I'd rise from my prayer closet and head straight to the twinkies and milk or the couch. Part of me was afraid for God to move in my life because I was scared that I'd some how mess it up, ya know? In the back of my head, I had convinced myself that even if He helped me, it wouldn't be long before I'd get lazy or depressed and just screw it all up by resorting back to my old habits. I guess the bottom line was that I just didn't believe He could help me because I was helpless, so why even bother. The more weight I gained, the more depressed I became. The more depressed I became, the more food I'd eat. The more I'd eat, the more weight I'd gain, thus the vicious cycle continued for more than 15 years until I hit a whoopin 252 pounds!

One day, as my youngest was preparing to graduate and leave the nest, I remember asking God, ONE MORE TIME, to help me. At that point, I honestly did not care whether I lived or died. I hadn't cared in a long long time, but I was so desperate to lose weight, I figured I had absolutely nothing left to lose so out of sheer desperation I became as transparant and open with God as I could and I told Him, "Lord, if you'll help me lose this weight, I'll give you the only thing I have left, which is my future. I'll go wherever you ask me to go and I'll do what ever you ask me to do. But you gotta help me cause I can't live like this any more. " This time, when I finished praying, the Lord spoke to me and said, "Babysteps, what are you willing to do?" That was it. He needed to show me that what little I could do, He would bless and I KNEW, just like the widow woman with the small jar full of oil, and the boy with the 2 fish and 4 loaves of bread, that if I'd JUST DO what I was willing to do, Jesus Christ would meet me where I was and bless what I couldn't do. So I committed my weight loss to Jesus Christ in February 2006 and one baby step at a time, He has helped me drop over 100 pounds. He brought people into my life to teach me about water and other people in my life to encourage me to work out. Then he led me to this website where I've learned how to eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle. It really is a lifestyle change that will keep us thin and I believe that it has only been through Jesus Christ that I've been able to make this transformation.

Jesus, I can't even begin to thank you for all you've done for me. Thank you, so much for changing me. Thank you for giving me a new lease on life. And thank you, in advance, for all you're going to do in me. I trust you, completely because I've seen your hand at work first hand and I KNOW there's nothing you can't do. Now help me, my King, to lead others to you, so that they can experience your love and power for themselves. In Jesus name I pray...Amen.
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My goal is to get healthy and lose weight. How simple can that be, right? Hmmmm. I began my journey March 4, 2006 and would like to be at my goal weight of 125 (or close) by summer, 2008.

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I am a Christian and believe that we have to surrender things to Christ in order to gain control over them so I did just that. I wanted to lose weight but was very unmoving and LOVED to eat (still do) so I surrendered my eating habits and my lazy habits to Him on February 25, 2006 and boy, what a change I''ve seen. I have been exercising more than I've been dieting. Although I do watch what I eat, I've asking Christ ( the ruler of my world) to take away the food desires I have and He has been most faithful to doing that. I have been addicted to carbs for decades and since I've asked Jesus to help me, I haven''t had hardly any cravings to eat cookies, cakes, pastries, etc. I also asked Him to give me a desire to walk and exercise and since March 4th, I've been walking 4 times a week, any where between 2.5-5 miles a day and have been increasing that with each week that goes by. So far I've lost 101 pounds, but Jesus just keeps reminding me that it took a long time to get

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I'm a mother and grandmother and I live in Tucson, Arizona. I attend an Assembly of God Church here and am heavily involved in different ministries. Seeing what Christ is doing with my weight has made me realize that if God can do this amazing miracle, He can help me accomplish my other miraculous goals such as working as a missionary in Africa and getting completely out of debt.

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KITTYKRS
9/8/2014 3:50:28 PM

Congratulations on your weight loss. I know you must feel better and have an unlimited energy level as well!! We serve an AWESOME God!!

I feel like I have been at this most of my adult life, but know it has actually only been the last 20 years. I decided on April 5, 2014 I wanted to make the commitment to get my weight under control once and for all! Here it is 9/8/2014 and I am down 28 pounds. It doesn't sound like much, but trust me it is!! I've dropped 2 blouse sizes and 1 pants size and I'm loving myself more everyday. My diet consists of mostly vegetables, fruit, fish and poultry and everything organic. My goal is 150 pounds. Since I need to eat like this to maintain a healthy life style I haven't set a "final date to achieve my goal. My God is in control here and with His help I will achieve it. My energy level is through the roof, which makes me very happy.

Congratulations again on your weight loss!! Keep it up!!
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MSBEKANATOR
8/25/2014 7:48:17 PM

Your testimony is awesome, kinda got teary eyed reading it! Thanks for being so inspiring! Added you as a friend, hope you don't mind. :)



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NEWTINK
8/23/2014 4:57:29 AM

You have done so AWESOME .. Congratulations on being a motivator.



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8/22/2014 8:06:43 AM

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CAROLJ35
8/21/2014 8:57:23 PM

WOW!!! WHAT A TESTIMONY! i READ EVERY WORD OF IT, TOO!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! AND YOU LOOK GREAT!!!



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