Transformation Story


Have you ever just “had enough”?  Just.done.  Yeah, me too. 

So I figure you have two choices. 

1) Give up and give in. 

2) Make a change. 

I was at this point in my life in the fall of 2018.  I have been overweight most of my adult life. No matter how hard I “tried”, I could not lose the weight I wanted.  I was so tired of losing 10-15 pounds, stalling out, then gaining all or most of it back.  I figured I may as well give up and give in to being overweight the rest of my life.  Just get comfy in these large baggy clothes, and hope I didn’t look too frumpy. 

Then I saw the transformation of a friend (Lorrie Lasse) on Face book.  I hadn’t known her for a very long time.  She is the aunt of my daughter-in-law (sweet Rebekah).  We met at the wedding and became Face book friends.  Then I saw how she had lost 40 pounds and looked like a different person!  I reached out to her to see how.  And of course, after she told me, I still put it off for a few months.  Until I came back to that “had enough” point in my life and made a different choice.  I NEEDED A CHANGE!! 

We were awaiting the birth of our first grandchild and I was overwhelmed by anticipation and joy!  We could enjoy many years with this young lad (and hopefully, more to come!)  As I mentally added years to my life (I’m 61 years old now), I was very apprehensive about being an active and involved grandparent.  I observed my aging parents (now in their 80’s) and their decline in health and energy, I decided that NOW was the time!  I signed up!

I started March 3, 2019, one week before Gideon was born.  Following the plan and taking advantage of the coaching, educational materials, and community support (on Face book), I lost 60 pounds in 7 months! 

I work at a food pantry, and one day as I picked up a 50# bag of potatoes, I had a co-worker snap a picture.  Yeah, I used to carry that much extra weight around on a daily basis!  Hard to imagine, though it was no wonder my back hurt and my knees bothered me.  Before I knew it, I had more energy, I slept better, and my clothes were so loose!  I actually replaced my entire wardrobe by the time I finished! 

But even beyond the weight that was lifted, I realized I had carried around so much self-doubt and shame.  My confidence and self-esteem really brought a new level of joy into my life.  Some of the NSV’s (non-scale victories) I experienced were:  Increased energy, better sleep, decreased back pain, being able to wear zip-up knee boots, wearing a size 6 (!), and just enjoying shopping for clothes. 

I don’t tell this story to brag on myself.  This plan was so great that I would love to share it with everybody who needs a change!  I am so excited about my transformation that I want anybody who is interested to experience it as well!

This joy and excitement is also how I feel about my spiritual journey.  What a transformation that has happened in my life (and continues to) when I “had enough”, and chose to make a change to follow Jesus.  Every time I get to a barrier point in my life where I need to change, I have discovered that if I choose Christ, a transformation takes place. If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation!

1 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

This plan of salvation and grace is so amazing that I would also love to share it with everybody who needs a change! 

 I thank God for His grace to me to follow this health plan for transformation and for my health coach and support team!  And I thank Him for His grace for the spiritual and eternal transformation. 

Amazing grace! Do you need it?


  1. January 14, 2020 at 10:23 am

    […] Continue doing it. In my recent health journey, I learned this – As I have continued my lifestyle of eating habits, I will continue on my healthy […]


  2. Mandy Farmer said,

    January 14, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    I connected with your statement about wondering if you would be able to enjoy your grandchildren. I can’t even hold an infant these days because of my pain. I am frustrated that these medications make it especially hard to even maintain the weight I am at. We get the majority of our groceries at the food bank. Mikaela and I noted one day, it’s no wonder poor people are overweight, they have on processed foods to eat. I have added a movement program to my regiment which is all I am able to do at this time. Can afford any support groups. Pray with me that I will make the healthiest choices that I can. Thanks for writing on my blog. It’s a great piece. Continue continue Continue


  3. kandygrams said,

    January 14, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Yes, I know most food bank food is highly processed. We have a Healthy Pantry Initiative here where we try to have lots of fresh produce, and have signage on good foods to choose. #1 – sugar causes inflammation, which causes weight gain and swelling and pain. Cut out sugar and most carbs and that will help. I know with your health issues, there is more involved, but cutting out sugar will help everybody.. Praying for you to have good choices!


  4. Mandy Farmer said,

    January 15, 2020 at 11:11 am

    I do pretty well for being a sugar-holic 🙂 limit bread to half a slice of seed bread a day. Use stevia instead of sugar. But there are days this doesn’t happen. They to eat just veggies and cottage cheese for lunch.


  5. kandygrams said,

    January 15, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Make sure you get enough protein daily, and drinks lots of water!! 🙂


  6. Mandy Farmer said,

    January 15, 2020 at 2:02 pm



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