I cannot wait for y’all to read about this Success Story. Libby was a dear childhood friend that I grew up with. She’s now an international missionary and on a journey to steward her health well. Read and be inspired!!
the last 16 years of my life I have been living all over the world! Currently I live in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in
Central Asia. I call Kyrgyzstan my
home. It has been here Daddy (God) has
been changing my life! I am an “M”
(Missionary). I work for my Heavenly
Daddy. He is my boss!
-How long have you been on this journey?
health it was August 2012.
–What was the turning point for you? (What made you decide it was time to get
out of control until I was around 15 years old.
At this time my hero (my grandfather) passed away and this really
affected my life. I became lonely and
depressed and I took food for my comfort.
Within a year I gained over 150 pounds.
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan and I got very sick and it took me almost 2 weeks to get
over it. I was miserable! I knew at this point that to come back to
Kyrgyzstan full time I had to get healthy.
I went back to the states with a focus to do that. I went gluten and sugar free, but it only
lasted until winter. In January 2013 I
decided to visit a nutritionist that only works with organics and focuses on
your body’s needs. I worked with Dr. Ley
for 6 months and during that time I started as much as possible to eat clean,
but I was still struggling to lose weight.
During the 6 months I only lost 7.7 pounds.
first thing I said was I am not healthy enough.
I really prayed and asked Daddy to lead me where He needed me! He led me back to Kyrgyzstan and I felt like
He was saying, “trust me and I will help you do it FINALLY!”
NO SUGAR, NO WHITE ANYTHING, and no chemicals or preservatives. They also believe in physical activity! I was totally adopted in and within two
months I had already lost 35 pounds. Now
I cannot ever eat sugar or anything with preservatives without getting very
sick! My system took about 3 months to
total detox, but now these toxic substances make me very sick.
life! I still have about 100 more pounds
to lose but I know now I can do it!
lost 99 pounds as of 3.30.2014.
–Clothing size difference? I was
a 28 and now I am a 16.
–Any other medical stats that changed such as cholesterol, blood pressure,
blood sugar, etc.?
children. At this time I have been
healed of the PCOS and I was told in March I could in fact have children!
–What is your workout routine/schedule like?
–What eating plan or food choices do you follow?
homemade products such as soaps, shampoos, and toothpaste.
Apple Cider Vinegar in 16oz of water every day.
another major help was a huge support system.
The family I live with and my school family have cheered me on the
entire way. The most important help has
come from Daddy. He has held my hand the
entire time and I feel His grace everyday to push on.
-What words of advice do you have to give those who are ready to get started?
be able to turn things around in regards to their health or that may be
and once you take the first step all the other ones get easier and easier! When I stated in October I could not even
walk half a mile without wanted to stop, but now the sky is the limit! I did have a hard time giving up the
addiction to sugar, but after two months there was no need for it in my
life. Even my eczema cleared up.
–How do you make time for fitness/healthy eating in an already busy schedule?
slower here. Yes, my schedule for a
local family here is very full, but I find I have to make time. If I don’t, I feel terrible physically, spiritually, and
emotionally. I try to spend 2 hours a
day really focusing on myself. During
this time I am doing what I want to do…it can be exercising, reading, listing
to a message or music, walking in the park, watching a movie, so on and so on
(this time never revolves around food)!
The next 22 hours of the day I allow Daddy to lead them. Of course I also try to be in bed by 12am
every night! I have also found that
sleep is very, very important to weight loss too!
Always remember to follow
Daddy! He is the best in teaching us
what we need and do not need in our lives.
When I was 32 years old I told Daddy, I want to move back to Kyrgyzstan! I believe He said back to me, “I cannot use
you if you are not healthy!” Now I am
striving to be as healthy as I can so HE can use me for His harvest fields.