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This isn't a blog on exercise....(whew)...It's about moving not just your body but your soul and spirit FORWARD again.
You see, you need to take action and bring all of you with it!
You need to rise up and walk! Get up on your feet almost from the beginning of this diet. You have to get up and walk to diet success, it won't walk to you, and....You need to rise up and bring all of you with you! So that you develop yourself as you go.
It is scary because we've lost ourselves!
Obesity caused me to lose myself in the food. When I began to come out of that, I had no sense of self-identity and I looked around and really had no clue who I was or what I wanted in life. I'd been living to eat, now what? And, what if someone sees this????
Some of you will have a voice with others. Some of you will help others. All of you will draw others to your success. But what happens when people come? You get scared and run away! Or you call me and say, "Oh God, you have to help me, this gal needs help"...
So how do we gather ourselves back together?
Well, we don't diet and wait for the other foot to drop, stay in hiding til we're sure! We get up and go with it now. Get in community and contribute, and give yourself. Put it out there. Form your story, find your words. Share what works and what doesn't. Develop yourself! You don't want to be skinny-lost.
I know, I know you are scared to put it out there. But when you do, YOU DEVELOP YOURSELF.
Come out of hiding.
I don't want you to be a skinny lost person. Lost and lacking a sense of identity. God has so much more than skinny-lost for you! You were made for purpose!
Reminds me of this song
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George Bernard Shaw wrote: " This is the true joy of life, BEING USED UP FOR PURPOSE" He goes on to say that we then see ourselves as a force of Nature instead and I paraphrase, "a selfish little clot whining".
Being Used up for Purpose and Being a force of nature...I found those words grab hold of me. So far out of 4 chapters of the Purpose Drive Life, those two points resonate with me.
I feel the purpose God has given me with Find Your Food as well as "She said Yes!" is a force of nature placed within me. It ignites every day...and it's made ma a force of nature!
I have such a passion for people to get their freedom from food! I especially see God's people getting free so that they can again pick up their gifts and callings and SERVE with PURPOSE!
Sometimes things are all happening and it's not that I lose my purpose I just get slightly disconnected as my focus is elsewhere...The best thing is when I have these moments of clarity...Like right now. My Passionate purpose is to help people get out of Problematic foods and get back their energy and life and purpose...
One thing for sure...GOD placed this purpose within my heart and life. He little by little would ask me, "what about my women of faith?" "what about their food?" ...Over and over I heard him. At first I didn't know what in the world I would say. But then I got the words, "She said Yes"...Yes to life, Yes to health and Yes to her future.!
So now, I simply issue an Invitation. I invite you to say Yes!!!
"Go and walk through the land in every direction for I am giving it to you" Gen 13:17 NLT
It all starts with that 1st step.
God says Go! We have to step!
For me, that's not too hard...because I'm a "Go'er". Because long before there was a "go!" I'd been feeling the "pull"...I knew that I knew that I knew something was coming. God keeps it hidden until he has convinced me on the inside...He pulls me.
"What about my women in the church?"
"What about them Lord? They are your women?"
Have you ever seen or sensed something SO big only GOD can pull it off!
That's how that felt....Women of faith in the church. Me sharing about food and faith and healing, hope and freedom obesity and metabolic disease? That seemed pretty big to me. What church, what bible group? Who would give me a opportunity?
Well it turns out a friend introduced me to her friend and the door OPENED...which led to the words all come together.
"She said Yes!"
Which led to this invitation to take other women on a journey
This morning 8 women who have been sponsored by the Everywoman movement at C3 Church will meet with me, and they will link arms for a 10 month journey into a whole new place. Women who are ready to say "Yes!" to their life, their health and their future!
I am ready to go...
God has plans to give us a future and a hope, as Jer 29:11 says. In our obesity many of us have lost our hope and have given back our future...Obesity is like that, it takes and weighs us down and robs us...obesity is caused by addictive foods that make us addicts. Obesity leaves us in shame...then we pretend to be vibrant and alive for Jesus...and we are SO not really there.
Changing our food, removing problematic food, addictive food, processed, high in carbs food will literally change our lives...and soon our hope is restored and we again have the confidence to rise up for that future!
New day, New door...who is with me?
"She said Yes!"
It's all about rising up to say yes and then going towards a new day and weight loss.
My "Go-Man" bible character who I will lean on this year, because He said yes...well it's Abraham...
He got up and went!
I'm pretty much like that too. When God reveals I go towards it. I begin my journey and because I've seen, I've got faith to MOVE...
This morning as I wander around in prayer with my heart open wide...peeking in scripture, I come to Gen 13:17. After multiple trips around the land, camping He came to a place after these words and settled...
Every place He stopped He built and alter and dedicated himself..
I was thinking on those words when my eyes dropped down...
"I'm giving it all to you"
What if ALL that you carry in your heart were to come true? Would you want to receive it as a gift, or a vision? Would you want it handed to you or would you want to work for it? We're RARELY transformed from a gift, but a journey that causes us to earn...well that's life changing...Gifts? Those are things given by a giver, who picked them. Secretly I've got a lot of gifts from someone who doesn't know my style or taste...But for the sake of giving, gave me something that isn't me...or a good fit. But when I am given the GIFT of Vision and purpose...Find Your Food or She said Yes! That gift was a concept that I was able to then GET UP, GET MOVING, I'M GIVING IT, NOW ON YOUR FEET AND GO!!!!
I'm up and moving, oh I'm going alright, into my 13th month of Going-With-God's vision...It's kept me focused on the right foods, I've met a multitude of wonderful people. I've seen REAL change in clients. I've met amazing leaders in the LC field. I've changed. God has given it all to me and I've worked hard to hold it, cherish it and keep it close, re-dedicating constantly...
Finding my food gave me purpose....Help others find their food...well actually that's part of it. A few women of faith have been sitting around the table with me. With hot coffee in hand, we've all come to find our purpose again and for us...we're seeing how FOOD COVERED THINGS UP or was it our SHAME about our food issues or weight that covered it all up...
When I changed my food, it LITERALLY changed my ability to control food and hunger. I removed problematic foods and that lowered my blood glucose and that allowed my body to stop secreting so much insulin...Insulin along with addictive foods was keeping me hungry, craving, never satisfied and in the carb-cycle...
Over the course of one year, my life dramatically changed with weight loss and new energy and finally new purpose...God whispered, "Mentor Others"...and gave me these words,
"Find Your Food | Find Your Life | Live!"
Over the course of the next year I mentored and coached others. Everyone has been so successful because we all removed sugar and starches! Over 50lbs of weight loss for most of my clients...wow!
Then...then God whispered again, "what about my church?"
That has led to "She said Yes!"
Truthfully, eating right has restored my CONFIDENCE, and my CLARITY! I have heard God again and instead of saying NO! I've said Yes!
what about you?
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Speaking out of what God has placed on the inside of me...
This, "She said Yes!" was placed deep on the inside of me. It's a call out to the women in the church, "say YES!" Rise up and say YES! To your life again, your health again and your future...
DO NOT just lay it all by the way side.
You see that's what I did. I picked food over faith time and time again until FOOD was SO MUCH BIGGER THAN MY FAITH...
The controlling nature of problematic foods got strong and stronger till it was in control. It ran my life, my weight and my control. Unable to fight it, I just gave into it. To be honest I didn't pray about it anymore. Why would God help me again? I'd thrown away a lot of GRACE extended to me for the pizza or donut...
Yet some how at a moment I wasn't expecting or deserving of God orchestrated the perfect scenario, the opportunity to diet with someone I love deeply and would do anything for. My cousin! We link arms and did it for each other. It's been 2 years.
I now eat foods that empower me, not OVERPOWER me. I have said YES! to God and his purposes again. Now the most amazing opportunity has arisen out of this horrible place I was in, an opportunity...for Others to SAY YES!
Over the last 2 weeks...
3 women have said Yes!
3 women have come to the table...
3 different women of purpose
with 3 different roles
All of them called by God for his plans and purposes, each stepping up to the FYF table.
They said yes!
Yes to the Vision of Find Your Food!
Last night, I spent the evening with a woman of God, called by God and ready to deal with her food.
3 days ago I sat with a woman of God, and asked her to our table. To believe again, to step up again and bring what nobody could BRING to the table...Equipping
Last week I was on a phone call where I invited a woman of God into a friendship, Keto-sisters.
All of them are or have dealt with food and their desire for Health and Freedom...
This vision for the women of GOD to take back their lives, health and calling has been weighing on me...
Women of God! Take back your Life! Your Health! and your Calling!!! I want to scream it...I want to be relieved of it's weight on my heart...I want to see it happen...It follows me around like a puppy...It pulls on me deeply.
Women of God! It's time to rise up and TAKE BACK YOUR GROUND!
I've been lamenting about this for months as my running buddy and I negotiate training for a half marathon at the crack of dawn. I've poured this out of my heart over and over. She knows it all to well. But now, 3 women have said YES!
A door was opened and now the trickle begins...A whisper rises up in me.
Women of God Take back Your Health, Your life! Your Calling!!!
Take back your marriage! Take back your giftings! Take back that friendship!
Those words tumbled out of me in responce to an email from a gal who reached out...a woman of faith who had let her fitness and food go...
You see God carved out this place in my heart and placed his heart in there. His heart for those who have lost track of their weight, their fitness and their faith and confidence in themselves.
God carved out a place in MY heart and placed a vision within me to REACH out to those people..
He sends me in to share HOPE and HELP!
Eating good food, whole food, foods that don't overpower but empower...has given me back my energy and confidence and with that, I've taken off.
Removing sugars and starches and going lowcarb because that's where a good portion of the sugars are in those starches: potaotes, rice, bread, pasta...it turns to sugar in your bloodstream and brings out the insulin and that's where the problems Lie!
Getting free of the carb cycle, Eat, Hunger, Tired, Eat more, Stay Hungry, Exhausted...go..eat...more...
I've seen countless people change their lives, and return to confidence and life all by changing the foods they were eating.
We are offering a 2 month Season Special to support those who want to hold on to their diets now more than ever with the holidays approaching..
"Part of the forerunner mantle is an anointing of preparation--to build by the Spirit for future realities we couldn't possibly know how to prepare for in the natural. Just ask Noah, Joseph, Elijah or Paul. They established works by the Spirit that impact us massively even today, when they had very little understanding of the scope of their labors." Jon Hamill, Elijah List Jan 11, 2008
Find Your Food has a voice and it's slowly rising up to call people back to better food. Food that supports the energy needs, that supports health and releases from problematic foods that cause obesity and food addictions...
I know that God is not only raising me up, but asking me to bring others along with me. We're in a health crisis all over the world now with Obesity and Diabetes and all the complications. There are leading voices in the world today that are pointing to changing food to change our health. I am part of the global movement of people who sought out weight loss and healing from metabolic issues and have found it.
God has called me to Find your Food...As it evolves, I say YES! To my life, my health and my Future! I have a message that is taking share for the church, for my brothers and sisters of faith.
Just as we now know that we know tobacco causes cancer and disease and is bad for you, one day we will KNOW THAT WE KNOW the same about sugars and processed foods...One day...
Don't wait til it's too late. Don't wait til the one day you get the diagnosis. Look at your body if it's over weight or obese and you cannot skip a meal...You have a problem and with a change in foods, you can improve your situation. Don't wait another day...
Interested in my coach? Contact me, Findyourfood2@gmail.com
Lord....clarify my voice...clarify my calling....be my God
I kinda feel a little John the Baptisty...(I cannot believe I just said that out loud)...
Prepare the way...A voice crying out in the widlerness...
A voice that speaks about high fats in a low fat world. I voice that speaks about rising up and changing the food so your life REALLY changes...that wilderness...
To my sisters of faith...My brothers of faith...Those of you weighed down by WEIGHT, OBESITY and ILLNESS...
Those of you who have given BACK the calling and giftings of God. You were slipping off the field outta the game because the uniform doesn't FIT ANY MORE...
Those of you who quietly slip home and eat to comfort, entertain or hide...
Clarify my voice God...make it plain...make it clear and let it rise up and out of me.
THERE IS HOPE & THERE IS HELP!
God spoke to me almost a year ago right now..."FIND YOUR FOOD | FIND YOUR LIFE | LIVE!
It's the message my heart carries. It's the call on my life.
I will do this...in the wilderness, in places where I am avoided. In places I'm misunderstood. I will do this because it really works and has happened to me and many others. I will stand and believe for you over and over and over...
Lord, clarify my voice...
"God wants to speak through you differently than anyone else"
~Mark Batterson Draw The Circle
Have you lost your voice?
You see...I hear your choked cries. I see you pass on speaking up, sharing or providing guidance that you carry. I see you handing back your gifts and callings...YOUR VOICE...because you've disqualified yourself.
In the quiet I hear God all the time say..."What about my church? They're stuck in food, and disease, they don't know how to change this. These words will cause a rustling and a movement...
Some are HUNGRY for a change instead of food.
I was obese, lethargic, depressed, and sick. I was caught up in a food cycle, eating carbs and out of control. The fight was real. The defeat very clear. Food had me! I quietly started to disqualify myself, my voice and my calling. I slipped into a food coma more and more...pulling it over me like a wet blanket...It was all just too hard to fight.
One day through conversation I agreed to a Lowcarb approach with my cousin and to take it seriously. It's not only saved my life, it's GIVEN ME BACK my life and my VOICE!
Now, I CALL OUT TO YOU!
Time to FIND YOUR VOICE AGAIN....
Yes, to LIFE, Yes to HEALTH and Yes to your FUTURE!
Contact me if I can help! Findyourfood2@gmail.com
Faith comes by hearing....So what am I saying? I'm saying YES!
I was getting the bike in the living room set up this morning, very very early....Getting ready to stir myself up for some Crazy Faith! How do you stir yourself up? Exercise is so utterly empowering for me...Granted I've had to get up early often to squeeze it in...and I do better if it's close by (no excuse)...I know this....faith means I need to apply my belief with action! It says, "oh yea that works well for me, LET'S DO THIS....riding a bike in the living room stirs up my faith...crazy i know...
Crazy faith? (Faith is just belief in the action you are taking) Saying YES! To my life again, my health all over again and my future...when I'd given up! If riding that bike in the living room stirs up a faith that supports these declarations of Yes, then I'm in....Crazy I know...
Eating a high fat diet (because I have faith in it) in the absence of bad carbs brings a lot of weight loss, a lot of energy and is totally counter culture....Crazy I know...But I am way past belief on this one, I'm an apostle of it...
I said yes!
It starts with Yes!
This isn't about riding a bike at dawn. It's not about exercise in general...It's about KNOWING yourself, and STIRRING UP FAITH....We'll all do that differently from season to season in our lives, but what's important is KNOWING HOW and having CONFIDENCE it works.....
You don't walk alone. I'm on this path too. You don't face failure by yourself, I quietly stand with you, I've had to face it too. You don't have to make the step of faith forward alone. I made it, you can too.
You don't walk alone. I didn't either. 1 person stepped with me. I step with you. There is a very quiet, but very real shift occurring...a shift to place of prayer.
I've been mulling over this shift...I've felt it coming. I often only find peace is when in prayer these last few days. It's a shift. I've come to a place of prayer...for you. I step softly here and with the deepest desire to see you have the breakthrough you need. To see your life with food change. To see the revelation needed COME... I know if you link arms in prayer and make it a point of prayer, God will turn lights on and graciously be there for you.
You are not alone in your fear, your shame or your hopelessness. I've been there and step back into that, so you don't have to be alone. Take my hand, step with me to a place of prayer.
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I took a deep breath!
It was going to really take FAITH for the next steps...
It's one thing you when sense something is coming, it's quite another WHEN you begin to see it...
Find Your Food | Find Your Life | Live!
How in the world do you find your life?
How do you Live!
Slowly ever so slowly "She said Yes!" is coming into view. It's a presentation...a powerpoint, slide upon slide is playing in my spirit...
She said Yes! to Life
She said Yes! to Health
She said Yes! to her Future
God has stirred my heart and whispered to me, too often, "what about my women in the church"...I sigh and say, "They're you're girls, God"...Who will go? I know I should say, "send me"...and my missionary buddy says, "if you KNOW then you need to go"...
Oh the dragging of feet...But that still sweet voice whispers all the time. My running buddy will tell you this theme isn't far from my ramblings...
There is a presentation forming in my life...coming together...and it will open doors and women will come, see and step back up and say Yes!
I know this...and I'm sorry I couldn't say, "send me Lord"...I'm in a better place now...which is why I can begin to see. I've known God can make a way where there is none. And I know God has a place for this and I surrender this to him...
To my hurting sister. Overweight, tired and probably sick with metabolic problems. My heart goes out to you but more importantly I carry a solution from God in my hands. I reach out to you with HOPE and HELP
Find Your Food | Find Your Life | Live!