Weight Loss Success Story of the Day: Proud mom of 7, Olevia lost 112 pounds and has a testimony to share about not just losing weight but how God brought her out of an abusive relationship and food addiction. She wants to help other women through telling her transformation story. Check it out!
“It is amazing where a bad relationship and low self esteem can take a person to and what mental and emotional abuse can do to someone. However, what is even more amazing is what the power of PRAYER, FAITH, BELIEVING IN GOD & One’s self can get you. Yes, a few years ago I was a Broken woman, a woman who’s husband cheated, lied and use mental and emotional abuse to control her. I allowed Satan to come in my home and make me feel that GOD didn’t LOVE me. I was a emotional eater. Food was my addiction and yes that was my sin as well.
In 2011, I weighed 278 pounds but I didn’t see myself as having a weight issue. I didn’t realize it until I was at my heaviest and weighed 282 pounds. I will never forget July 20,2012. I went home to a family friend’s wedding and a picture was taken of me. When I saw it, I cried so bad because in spite of and due to bad marriage I was in, I had let myself go. I am a mother of 7 kids (5 girls & 2 boys). I didn’t want to die due to my health and weight. I knew that I needed to change not just for my kids but to save my own life.
I have done almost everything from Diet Pills, LA Weight Loss, Metabolic Weight Loss, Quick weight Loss…you name it. I have even tried not eating. I learned about food control and portion sizes and how important water and proper rest is for you. I started exercising after I had food intake under control. I found out that you can’t do one without the other, so I started walking a few days out the week. Then a good friend suggested we join a gym. I joined 24 hour Fitness and that gave me life. I was shy, so I went late at night when no one was there and I cried, but I didn’t stop. Now, I have fallen off my weight loss journey many of times but I always pick it back up. I am happy with me now. I recently joined the gym again and now with a lot more help I do Herbalife as well now to help me with my weight loss. I learned that food can be just as bad as a drug addiction if you don’t educate yourself. You can tear your body down and tear your life apart with food addiction. I try to go to the gym at least 3 days out the week. Also, I am about to start lifting weights. It is a battle. I have lost 112 lbs in 3 1/2 years. My current weight is 170 pounds. I don’t have a goal weight. I just want to be able to NOT shop in plus sizes clothes again.
There is something about the POWER OF PRAYER. When you believe and have faith there is NOTHING GOD WONT DELIVER YOU THROUGH. I say this because someone out there is living my old LIFE. You want out of that relationship but you are scared to go. You think you’re the only one with weight issues and you feel no one will understand. I am here to share part of my TESTIMONY to tell you that if you give it all to GOD and believe in him know that HE WILL DELIVER YOU THROUGH. YOU CAN MAKE IT. I always told myself THAT I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH THROUGH CHRIST THAT STRENGTHENS ME.
I just hope my story helps someone to NOT GIVE UP. ALLOW GOD TO GUIDE YOU TO HELP YOU AND KNOW THAT PUSHING AND BELIEVING IN WHAT THE LORD SAYS WILL SEE YOU TO YOUR GOAL. MY JOURNEY CONTINUES!!”