Grace and Strength

Tomorrow is my first day on the Grace and Strength diet. The first two days are “load” days. I will be getting the hcg in my system and preparing my body for a very low calorie diet. In order to do that, I will be eating basically junk. A lot of junk. After that I will move on to phase 2, the actual diet part of the program, and stay on that phase of until I lose the weight that I need to lose. When I get to my goal weight I will move into the maintenance phase.

I talked with my coach, Anna, today. I am always amazed at how God works in our lives. I cannot imagine that there could be a better coach out there for me. We have so much in common and she just gets me. It was just a confirmation that this is exactly what I’m supposed to do at this time in my life.

I had my mom take some before photos for me tonight. I am not feeling super great and my nerves were worn very thin so they are not good pictures at all. I’m going to try to get better ones, but those may just have to do. I’ll post them as soon as she e-mails them to me. My aunt took some pictures of me at my cousin’s wedding Saturday night. If those turn out good I’ll use them instead.

I’ll have all my beginning stats probably on Friday. In all honesty, I’m struggling with putting them out here. I said I would, and I will because I need the accountability, but it feels a little like Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter. Once those numbers are out there, everyone will know. I may as well be wearing them on my chest. I’m going to have to just post them and then forget about them until the next post when I see the numbers start going down and then maybe I won’t feel so bad about it.

I would appreciate lots of prayers during this journey. I’m ready to move out of the prison that I’ve been in for so many years and move on with my life.

Blessings and good night!

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YOU are awesome!! You CAN do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you… on the Lord in your time of need…he IS with you ALWAYS!!!

Remember, YOU WIN!!!!


Heather Walker

Cathy, My manager at work told me about your incredible journey! I have struggled with weight most of my life and am excited about learning more about how you have taken off the weight and are maintaining the weight loss. I would love to find a mentor to help me start my journey…
God Bless

Hi Heather. Thanks for visiting. I have struggled with my weight my entire life and still do. The Grace and Strength program has changed a lot of lives and I highly recommend it if you are in a place where mentally, emotionally, and physically you are ready to make the changes necessary. It is a tough program, but losing weight is always tough. There’s no such thing as an easy fix. I honestly was not there. I didn’t get to stay in the program until I met my goal because I had some major financial expenses that came up and then my finances changed in a big way. Since leaving the program I haven’t stayed on the maintenance plan and I’ve gained 20 pounds back.

There are plenty of people who have done the program and maintained the weight loss, so they are much better examples than I am. That’s one reason I quit blogging about it. I didn’t want to give the program a bad reputation because it really does work if you work the plan!

In several of my posts there are links to the program’s website and I encourage you to check it out. If you can afford it and you are in the right place mentally and emotionally I would say go for it!!

I wish you the best!