“The Hardest Easiest Thing I’ve Ever Done” ~ What kind of crazy oxymoron is this? Let me explain…
It’s taken me 50 years to come to the end of myself. My food addiction started when I was 8 years old. I remember going on diets with Mom who was trying to help me shed pounds. This lasted until I took the reigns at 17 years old with my first diet plan with a very popular weight loss chain.
I was desperate to lose weight! But nothing I tried had lasting success. I could lose it but it always came back with a few more of its friends. I always just gained more and more.
From pills to patches, shaking things on my food and all the popular weight loss plans out there ~ I tried it. I tried everything shy of getting the newest craze of gastric bypass surgery, which was where I drew the line. I felt that if God wanted me to have half of a stomach, He would have created me with one. I knew that wasn’t the answer. Even my doctor suggested I get it. That was when I changed doctors!!
I even went so far as to do a liquid/powder (add water to your meal) very low-carb program with only one meal a day that consisted of real food. To me, that was very drastic and I spent a lot of money doing it.
And while all of this was taking place, I begged for God’s help. I did everything in my power to do, to lose weight to no avail. The only problem was that I didn’t stop what I was doing long enough to listen to God and His plan for me. I was too busy trying to do it myself. To fix myself.
My heart was too crowded for God to step in. So He let me go my own way.