Dear Overcomer,

I'm so glad that you've made the decision to allow us to come along side you on this journey. We don't  take our responsibility lightly and are 100% committed to your success.

This highly interactive and introspective program will lead you on an intimate walk with your Heavenly Father, as you learn the necessary steps to help you achieve your healthy weight for the rest of your life.  

By the time you're done, you'll understand why what you've been doing before has not been working; how to make exercise and healthy eating a habit and how to stop taking back what you keep submitting to God. Thank you for trusting us with this intimate part of your life.

MEET THE MENTORS

Laura - Mentor in Chief

I started my weight loss journey in March 2014 at the highest weight I've ever been. I was miserable and I had tried countless diets in the past before I found this program. I like that the program is a simple, focused, Christ centered plan that is also a full support system. I am having a lot of success releasing unhealthy extra weight, and am halfway to my goal. To date I have lost 42 pounds on this journey. My hope is that I will be able to offer you Godly support in our small group and my prayer for you is that you will rely on the Lord and grow in Him as you participate fully with the group and do the challenges. I will walk right alongside you on this day journey, not as a trained professional, but as someone in the trenches with you also on my way to reclaiming my own health, wholeness and seeking a closer walk with the Lord. ~Laura

Meet Nikki- Mentor and Creative Media...

For years I've struggled with losing those last 10-15 lbs.  Fortunately because I enjoy  exercising I've managed to remain "thick" in size (or so my late grandfather used to say), but never really getting into a healthy weight range for my height.  Participating in the Weight Loss God's Way Ministries has shown me that God must be in EVERY aspect of our lives--to include weight loss.  It is with God's strength that I have lost those difficult 10 lbs!  I want to help and encourage others, no matter how much weight you desire to release, it can be done in partnership with our Heavenly Father.  Let us together continue this journey of working toward healthier lifestyles and ultimately glorifying God with our temple.~ Nikki

 

Meet Janet...

My name is Janet, and I am a mentor in the 21 day challenge. I'm 58 yrs old, married, 2 kids, 2 grandkids and too many rescue dogs. Born and raised Okie. I have struggled with my food since childhood. I lost my weight twice but gained it back both times. I had been in a Bible Study class but could not get past the 200 pound mark. Thanks to the challenge and the Haven program I am making progress towards this goal and no longer feel that it will never happen. My favorite statements are God is good. The battle is the Lord's. He is doing for me what I could not do for myself.

Meet Sara...

Hi! My name is Sara and I live in SW Washington. I am 63 years young; I say that because since joining the 21-Day Challenge last fall and completing the Haven program in May, I’ve released 27 pounds and I honestly feel younger than I did in my 50s!

All my life I have struggled with my weight and I’ve tried every diet on earth but never with permanent success. I work full-time and my husband and I raise hay and beef on our little farm. I have an almost three-year-old very energetic granddaughter whom I dearly love. It was a daily struggle to keep up with everything. More importantly, I knew that by not taking care of myself, I might not be able to do what God has called me to do in the future. There just had to be a way with God’s help to become healthy and stay that way! Then, last September I learned about the 21-Day Challenge and I thought I’d give it a try. I found it was perfect for me because of being on line, which fit my busy schedule and it connected me with a wonderful group of women who pray for, support and encourage one another. I love that the Challenge is based on Biblical principles and practical ways to understand and implement them. Although I am still a work in progress, I have been given the wonderful opportunity to mentor and encourage new ladies coming into the Challenge. I am excited to see what the Lord is going to do in my life and in the lives of others over the next few weeks. God is so very faithful and I praise His Name for giving me both the will and strength to finally experience victory in my health and to share it with others!

Meet Julia...

Hello, my name is Julia. I am single and a retired registered nurse. I am also the proud mother of three grown, adopted children, a daughter and two sons.  I am a happy empty nester and am really enjoying my retirement.

After retirement, I had time to really concentrate on myself. I saw that my health status left much to be desired. Despite being on medications to control my blood pressure, my blood pressure was borderline high and my cholesterol was also borderline high.

 I believe God led me to Cathy Morenzie and her program, just at the right time in my life. I had desired to change my eating habits and lose weight in the past, and had tried several other programs without much lasting success.

My association with Weight Loss God’s Way and The Haven program began in 2015. I participated in the 21 day challenge and absolutely loved it. I found something in these programs that was missing from the other programs. Cathy freely expounds on the love of Christ and teaches that deepening our relationship with Christ must be our first priority.  Because I understand more fully how much God loves me, I love and trust God more.  Because I know God loves me just as I am, I am able to love myself more and make decisions that honor His temple and allow me to release weight.

Not only have I lost 22 pounds, but my blood pressure and cholesterol level are in the normal range. Even though I still want to release more weight, I have so much more joy and contentment in my life right now. I am so happy to see what God has done in my life and would love to encourage others and share that happiness with them.

OTHER SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS

Meet Brenda - Editor and Mentor

My name is Brenda Fagan. I live in Urbana, Ohio. I've been battling my weight since childhood. I'm 62 years old, married 43 years to my honey, Bill, the mother of two sons and a daughter, and grandmother of 5 granddaughters and one grandson. I've been employed at Wittenberg University in Spfld, OH for 24 years as an academic department assistant. I'm a lifetime member of Weight Watchers, getting to goal 9 years ago and struggling unsuccessfully since then to stay at my goal weight. 

I'm excited to join the Healthy By Design team, not as one who "has arrived", but as one who joins others on the journey. I Cor 10:31, 

"So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 

Preston Squire - Support, creative media, marketing, publisher, web master and awesome husband