My name is Geraldine Viglas. Most people call me Gerri. I live in the tiny state of Rhode Island, USA with Steve, my husband of 23 years and my two dogs, Mickey and Minnie. My husband is my best friend and is my biggest supporter. We have 4 children and 9 grandchildren to date. My grandchildren were a driving force for me to start seriously looking at my health and weight because -after God – they are my heart.
Some things I like to do for fun are knitting, crocheting and reading books especially while sitting at a beach, or on a boat. I also like sitting with my husband and my dogs by the fireplace on a cold winter night. But I love spending time with my grandchildren most of all.
I am a Bookkeeper by trade but worked in a high school for many years essentially tutoring students in every subject, but mainly Math and Science. Anything to do with Math generally makes me happy;) I actually “retired” from my school job 5 years ago, but quickly came out of retirement (about a week!) to work for my husband’s newly started construction business. In addition I took on several smaller bookkeeping jobs.
I have been a Christian for many years and have taught Sunday School to many different age groups as well as led many women’s Bible studies over the years. It is one of my favorite things to do. I have had my share of hills and valleys, yet have always walked with God through those life struggles – the high and lows….except for…. my health and weight journey. For some reason, I thought I had to fight that battle alone?
So it came to quite a surprise to me when I stumbled on the 21 Day Challenge in Weight Loss God’s Way and discovered that I could and should give God that battle as well. I will forever be grateful to Cathy, her ministry to women and for the Weight Loss God’s Way program for teaching me that God must be in this journey with me to regain the health and weight He designed for me. I released 70 lbs that first year but what I gained was far greater! I discovered that I had been a Christian bound and chained by lies from the enemy and was actually living a defeated life because I was believing and walking in those lies! Through Weight Loss God’s Way I learned so much of God’s Truth that counteracted those lies and set me FREE indeed! Now my greatest passion is to share that TRUTH with anyone and everyone who will listen:)
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