Briana misplaced 65 kilos with self-discipline and religion. She prayed to God for steering and was led to make use of strolling, fasting, and more healthy consuming habits to succeed in her wellness targets. Fasting additionally helped her heal previous trauma and ache.
When did you begin your journey?
I began my journey in June, however I didn’t begin being constant till August/September.
I’m 27 years previous, and I’ve all the time had a difficulty with being chubby. I knew it was time to alter after I hopped on the dimensions at 25 years previous and noticed I weighed 300 kilos! Not solely that, I’m solely 5 ft, six and a half inches tall. By the grace of God, I managed to get right down to 280-290 lbs, however I stayed there for nearly two years. That’s till I got here to God with an open coronary heart and open ears to obtain a revelation about what I wanted to do.
I mentioned, “Lord, I don’t need to look or really feel like this. Please assist me.” I defined my points and issues to Him, and actually, after my prayer, He put it on my coronary heart to begin strolling.
In March 2020, I began strolling in a car parking zone after hours. The outcomes weren’t prompt, but it surely was in regards to the dedication. I additionally started to journal my feelings, targets, and what I ate. Then God led me to begin fasting. This humbled me vastly and confirmed simply how clogged our our bodies will be with processed meals. I additionally noticed how a lot meals had a maintain on me.
On the time, Covid was additionally getting horrible and taking folks’s lives. I didn’t need to be a sufferer or at excessive danger of being affected by it. With this in thoughts, I made my targets. I stayed in prayer for steering.
I got here into July 2020 weighing 295 kilos. By December 2020, I weighed 240 kilos! I misplaced over 40lbs in approx 5 months from prayer, fasting, and disciplining myself on methods to eat higher. I now have an understanding of learn how to not eat for pleasure however eat to stay. I realized learn how to benefit from the small issues in life. I Thank God all the time for all the pieces, and I hope my story and transformation bless somebody!
Inform us extra about the way you modified your consuming habits?
I fasted, generally dry (No meals, no water) and generally with water solely. I additionally prayed and reduce down my consumption of quick meals! I used to eat out each time I felt “hungry,” which was normally 3-4 occasions a day. I additionally stopped snacking, no juices, chips, soda, and so forth. Simply water if I used to be fasting. Once I would break quick, I might eat issues to nourish my physique, comparable to fruit or salad.
What did your exercise routine include? How usually did you’re employed out?
I began by strolling for a least half-hour a day in a car parking zone after hours. If there was a day I didn’t stroll, I made certain to a minimum of go stroll twice per week.
What’s your present weight?
I at the moment weigh 235 kilos.
How lengthy did your transformation take?
With prayer and fasting included, I began seeing a change in 60 days. General, my journey took about (5-6 months).
What’s the largest lesson you’ve realized up to now?
One of many largest classes I’ve realized is that I have to eat to stay as a substitute of all the time consuming to take pleasure in. In Matthew 4;4, Jesus mentioned, “Man shall not stay by bread alone however by each phrase that proceeds out the mouth of God.” I heard this quite a bit in church companies and sermons and would casually nod to this saying till I discovered myself at warfare with myself whereas attempting to shed weight. Crying as a result of I wasn’t being handled pretty, lastly, whereas in prayer, it hit me that I wanted to begin fasting. I didn’t quick to starve myself however to scrub out all of the trauma, junk, and ache I had sustained from coping with the problems of life. I wanted to lower so God might enhance and present me learn how to eat proper and maintain this temple. Fasting humbled me and quieted my flesh to let the Holy Spirit lead me.
What recommendation would you wish to share with girls who need to shed weight?
Begin right now! Journal your journey. Pray, take your time, and don’t look again. Keep dedicated.
Is weight reduction surgical procedure a part of your journey?
No, I didn’t have surgical procedure. I’m not towards it.