In the past I have tried many diets, losing a few pounds some years back then I would gain a few back. On this particular morning I woke to hear a voice that said "Glenna its time to get healthy" I turn to view my wall as the voice that was so audible and said "OK" to the voice of GOD. This morning I decided that yes, I would change the way I ate I would cut out all the things I so loved and if you knew me you would know how much I loved cookies, cakes, Ice Cream, and candy, oh my it was my everyday pattern to have lunch of Fast food, then to go get my sweet fix of a pint of ice cream , a candy bar, then I would want something salty I was just one sweet after another , Pizza hut lunch buffet meant I would have a salad then 6 or eight pieces of pizza along with the pasta, as I write this I am thinking how many thousands of calories I consumed in a day!
I began to search for healthy foods and what each benefit was of that food. I think the voice of GOD I heard that morning was preparation in August I started feeling my heart skip beats one Sunday afternoon then they went away however the next morning those skipped beats woke me up I told my husband I would go to our family doctor to see what was going on he wanted to schedule many test I came home called the cardiologist to get a appointment which I had to have a echo, stress test, overnight pulse oxygen, and heart monitor,the results the Dr gave where as follows I had 190 some skipped beats on the monitor, three leaky valves, I had a good ejection fraction of 60. His words to me was and I quote "you have a angel on our shoulder" at this point I had only lost about 30 pounds
I still continued on my lifestyle change dropping a pound or two a week, the Dr wanted me to have a repeat heart monitor in 6 months so in May of (2013) I had wore the monitor and returned to hear the news. The Doctor came in and said I couldn't be more pleased with your monitor your heart only had 13 missed beats I say Praise GOD!! the Doctor says the weight you have loss has taken one million miles for every ten pounds of weight loss that your heart didnt have to pump, again I must say here Praise GOD!
I have been asked if I have had Gastric bypass, lap band, some have just asked how ? with each how
I tell of GOD's voice , the other day I was telling one of the tellers at the bank and she said I wish GOD would do that to me , this bothered me that maybe she thought he couldn't wouldn't etc
I came home looked though my prayer journals and in Nov 2006 I had started praying that GOD would help me to lose weight I looked at all the times I prayed this ...I can only say I know he spoke to me and I know what he has done for me , the bible says ask and you shall receive , I pray that I can continue to keep this healthy lifestyle and tell others of the wonderful love of JESUS and how he can and will move in each ones life.
As I write here its 2014 I just went for my re check with the echo this past Wednesday May 7 2014
I will see the cardiologist May 21 for the results
My Cardiologist was happy with my weight loss and my ejection fraction is still 60 the valves hadn't changed which is good I will continue to reach my goal which I am around 38 pounds from where I need to be
Its now June 2015
I returned again to have my echo and test results from the cardiologist
My Dr. said again you have a angel on your shoulder
I must say I PRAISE GOD for his hand on me
my valves were not leaking as bad along with no
Carotid artery blockage
my Cholesterol is down
I am at a stand still in my weight loss journey
however if this is where GOD has me to
stay then this is where I must learn
now to manage to stay
on my healthy eating
I almost forget to say this weight loss journey
has been a very spiritual journey
I have heard the voice of GOD
many times along the way
My body his temple
May GOD blessings be on each of you
PRAISE GOD from whom all blessings flow !