I had someone tell me the other day that they could never do what I did, no matter how hard I tried because I was young and weight loss is easy for me… No as much as I could tell them about how I tried to lose weight over and over again and failed… It is true that i do not know the struggle of menopause, debilitating arthritis in my joints, extreme foggy brain or the struggle of weight loss after five babies… But my mother has. She never felt like weight loss needed to be a focus for her. She was a comfortable size 14 and felt fine. She thought that the pains of her toxic body was just “getting old” Well in the preface of her book Appetite for God, she tells her story…
“What a difference one year can make! At the age of 57, I was a size 14, frumpy, fatigued, achy and feeling old beyond my years. That year, my doctor advised me to update my will and see a specialist. Arthritis had slowed my activity to the point that walking down the stairs was a major effort, and bending over to tie my shoes was impossible. I was a little concerned, but it had been so long since I had experienced health, I didn’t realize how sick I was.
I believed my MD when I was told; “It’s menopause. Women of a certain age gain ten pounds a year as their bodies and metabolism slow down.” “It’s to be expected,” said my chiropractor. “We’ll loosen you up with weekly visits.” But the adjustments didn’t help.
I thought we were healthy eaters, but our family bonding all centered on food built from sugar and fat. Having been widowed three times, our family has been through many sudden changes including financial hardships, but we also have a powerful bond built by the need to be close for each other. Part of our bonding occurred when we regularly gathered together for comfort food with pies and rich desserts being a sweet specialty. Our family was known as a circle of fabulous cooks, who knew how to entertain and please with food.
The beach picture is my daughter Anna Joy, for whom weight loss has been a total focus of life since the age of ten and the death of her cherished stepfather. I tended to blame her out-of-control weight on genetics—my gestational diabetes and her resulting metabolism combined had produced a size twenty-two, 289-pound high school senior who was miserable and dangerously obese. I had no clue what to do for her. I wrote checks to every weight loss program I could, as we careened through the “lose-20-gain-30” cycle of dieting that left my precious daughter depressed and hopeless. We began talking about stomach stapling surgery.
That’s when Eunice Ray talked to Anna Joy about a 30-days to Fit program, the foundation of our current 40-Day Program. Anna Joy was persuaded, but the timing was bad for me. I had just left a stressful job, was launching a new writing venture, and working hard to maintain a single-mom household on a limited budget. Why was Eunice adding more stress to my life right now?! My heart ached for her desperation. I agreed—but only for 30 days, and not one day longer! I loved my bread and fast food desserts after a hard day of work, and could only think that I was signing on to misery one more time.
I couldn’t have been more wrong. With a protein shake in the morning, I was out the door in two minutes with a satisfying meal. The protein tasted great, and I realized quickly that not only was our grocery bill dropping dramatically, but the diet was so simple! We were saving much more than the cost of protein supplements because we were no longer buying processed foods.
Then a miracle happened. Around day seven of the 30 Days, I rolled out of bed and headed for the kitchen and coffee as I have done for many years. At the bottom of the stairs, I screamed for Anna Joy. She came running, thinking I had fallen. “Anna Joy, I just walked down the stairs without painfully holding on to the rail!” I had not done that in years. Something very dramatic was happening in my body. At the end of the second week, we both did a simple seven-day cleanse, and the weight loss accelerated. I was experiencing more youthful energy, clearer thinking, and NO arthritis pain. I could get dressed without struggling to move and was beginning to realize just how sick I had been, because for the first time in years, I understood what healthy feels like!
My other daughters got on board, and when my son-in-law dropped seventy pounds, his dad and sister joined in, along with about thirty others for whom our extended family has shown the way.
We have been enjoying the lifestyle you will learn about in this program for almost two years now. Anna Joy, who is now a beautiful size 10, calls it our 30-YEARS to fit lifestyle. Simply using a vegan protein and antioxidant rich nutrition supplements have literally transformed our family. Genetics do not control or dictate a future of hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. We have taken control of our future health, and it is amazing, easy, affordable, and permanent. I tell everyone I meet our story and I can show you how to achieve a new level of health and wellness too.”
Appetite for God is an amazing tool! It give a 40 day system to clean up your diet. It combines scripture and science to give you the best results. It has 10 Days of learning and cleaning up, and 30 Days of daily devotions and call to action to get healthy! You can order them on her website http://www.appetiteforgod.com