What a Journey We’ve Had!

The Journey Continues . . .

Before
After

flag_icon“Rich, in his obesity, suffered from depression, borderline Type II Diabetes, excruciating joint pain, low self-esteem, and a sense of hopelessness. Every diet tried would only last for a short time until a slip-up made him “fall off the wagon”. As a family, we tried to motivate him to get control of his health, but for years he just wasn’t ready. This was extremely hard to watch. Rich did not know that God could be a powerful part of recovery from compulsive overeating, and would help, if asked. Until reading a pivotal book about someone with these same struggles, Rich also did not realize that there are many tools to help a person manage to eat healthy. He learned to keep a food diary, avoid all sugar, and white bread. Pizza is a huge trigger of an eating binge for him. He learned about accountability-no hiding stashes of candy! In 2011, he lost over 100 pounds, trained for and ran the Marine Corps Marathon on two titanium hips! We are all very proud of him and thankful to God for his success. Rich knows he must exercise every day, and commutes to work on his bike every week. Food addiction is a daily struggle, and Rich has bad, stressful days at times, where he eats the wrong stuff, resulting in overeating. But with God’s help, and always getting back on track, he has managed to keep the weight off for two years. This caring, accomplished and very grateful man would like to help others who also have problems with managing food intake. He would like to share the relief and serenity he has found with God’s help.”

The Journey Continues . . .

"Avoidance of suffering is natural, [but as a compulsive overeater] I am alert to my tendency to try to escape..[isolate and overeat]. If I just go to my knees and experience the painful emotion, I will then feel lighter, after giving it to God. We are healed of suffering, only after experiencing it to the full." Marcel Proust
"True miracles are created by men when they use the courage and intelligence that God gave them." Jean Anouilh

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