IMG_3869I wouldn’t eat Christmas candy until the family gathering on December 21. Then I ate one piece of white candy, one piece chocolate,  one cookie, and one cookie candy. According to the plan the Lord gave me I can have desert, but only half. Since in my past I would binge on candy by the handfuls, I concluded that one piece of each kind is a half serving.

My usual weigh-in day is Sunday, but Saturday I decided to just take my punishment and get over it.       I expected to gain 2 pounds or more. Taking a deep breath, I stood on the scales.

What? It can’t be. No, this is not right. Try it again. Get back on the scales and look. No, it can’t be true! Back on the scales again. Wow!

I lost another pound. What? Even though I ate candy for desert after every meal this week, I lost weight. How can this be? I made my goal. . .to weigh what it used to say on my driver’s license before I got convicted for lying and changed it. I have now lost 71 pounds. Amazing. Thank you Lord for helping me.


Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 NIV

The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand. Psalm 37:23-24 NIV

My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:2 NIV


These shirts are from my heavier days. They’re too big for me now, but I still love them.

The Santa Diet: Milk and Cookies.                                                                                                      If I followed this diet I could be just like Santa, you think?


About deborahcrocker

I am a retired public school teacher. I have been married for 44 years to my high school sweet heart. We have two grown children and six grandchildren. For many years I have written my prayers in order to maintain both my focus and as a release from my stresses. These prayers are written in the form of dialog with God. I write my concerns, questions, and then write the answers just as they came into my heart. This website contains the conversations I had with God concerning my constant struggle with my weight and my compulsion to overindulge in the pleasure of food. I have gained, lost, and regained over 60lbs several times throughout my lifetime. I am now in the process of surrendering this addiction to God’s control and I know He will give me the victory. I believe that God speaks to all of His children in different ways. With me, He speaks both in my heart and in my dialog writings. ”My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27 It is my hope and prayer that these dialogs will both encourage and bless you throughout your own journey of breaking free from your addiction. I hope that you will also begin having your own personal dialogs with God. He will speak to your heart as well.I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and that He rose again on the third day so that we may have a “new” life both here on Earth and later in Heaven. I also believe that my overeating (gluttony) is a sin (addiction) that has held me in bondage with a constant struggle for most of my adult life. This addiction, like all addictions, has prevented me from living a life to my fullest potential. I have always felt controlled and defeated by this overwhelming compulsion to overeat. This compulsion, at times, has damaged both my confidence and my potential. John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly. BUT I know that Jesus Christ has come to set me free! HE IS THE ANSWER! As I surrender the control of my life and desires to His direction and His will, He will set me free from all addictions! He promises and He will make you free too! John 8:36 Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. VICTORY IS COMING!!!
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to AMAZING SHOCK! WOW!

  1. Becky Wayne says:

    Debbie, you look so cute and sweet. Better-than-candy sweet!

  2. Thank you Becky. To all of you, I want to say something. After posting this, I awoke in the night realizing that I am not eating the candy like I did on the 21st. As a matter of fact, I have given a lot away to whoever.

    The candy, chocolate included, is just beginning to lose it’s appeal. I am beginning to crave water. I’ve been focusing on trying to get in my eight glasses. Now that is really hard. But the water tastes better than the candy. It is cleaner tasting. Green beans with potatoes and rotisserie chicken. Now there is some good eating.

    It seems that God is changing the desires of my heart so that I desire what is good for me. I feel as though I have been set free. I am healed from the desire to overeat. I am so thankful to God for hearing my desperate cry when I weighed 241. He knew exactly what I could handle. He has set me free, delivered me from compulsive overeating , and is in the process of healing my body. Thank you Lord Jesus.

    Love to you all and Happy New Year

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s