Taken 2010


Taken May 2013

These are a couple of “Before” pictures. Yes, I did gain weight from 2010, another 30 pounds and reached 241 pounds by May of 2013. But God didn’t give up on me, even when I gave up on myself. Since May 2013, I have now lost 62 pounds. Compare the picture of 2013 to my new profile picture. See the physical documentation of my deliverance from excess weight with God’s help. I feel that I am in a process of being healed. As you witness my progress, choose to give God your struggles as well. He has the answer and brings our victory!
For many years I have written my prayers to maintain focus and as a release from  stress. These prayers were written in the form of conversations with God. I wrote my concerns, questions, and then wrote the answers just as they came into my heart. This website contains some of my conversations with God about the constant struggle with excess weight and my compulsion to overindulge in the pleasure of food. I have gained, lost, and regained over 60 lbs. severval times throughout my lifetime. Now I am 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 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 counseling sessions with God will encourage you in your own journey of breaking free from addiction. I hope you will also begin your own personal conversations with God. He’ll 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 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.


41 Responses to About

  1. Geralyn Hampton says:

    Hi Deb,
    Y’all do not know me, but I am a sister in Christ like yourself who also struggles with her weight. I am good friends with Jan Meador. We met at a HOLY CONVOCATION in 2003 and have talked over the phone and internet ever since. One of these days I am going to surprise her and visit. I have been on Weight Watchers since last Feb. I am down 25pounds, but am stuck in a rut so to speak. I want to eat my old way but know in my heart I can not. I am suppose to track all I eat, yet I don’t . I will be going to be weighed in tomorrow Tue. they have a whole new program they will be sharing, I am anxious to learn more, but do not want to obsess about my weight. I use to go to a very good meeting, but it turned out the teachers was into witchcraft and new age garbage, so I changed meeting, this group is kind of dead. I miss my original group.
    I just figured I would gain after Thanks giving. Please pray that I would get serious again, and track all I eat. I will be praying for you, God Bless,
    Geralyn M Hampton…. from California

  2. I will pray for you. Just try to let go and let God. I don’t diet at all. I just try to wait until my stomach growls before I eat anything. I am “dieted” out, therefore I refuse to weigh and measure, or eat veggies all the time. My husband and I tried the low carb diet recently, but we both gained back immediately after returning to our normal way of eating. A friend, whose wife had gastic bypass, told me, “It don’t matter what you eat, just eat a lot less of it.” That is mainly what I am doing. I allow myself a sweet now and then. Yesterday, I only ate one M&M and it satisfied me.
    Mainly, the Lord told me, “Eat only three meals a day, and half servings. Consult Me about everything!” So that it what I am trying to do. When the temptation gets really bad, I pray a lot, type on the blog, and chew gum. I also drink a lot of hot tea. I will pray for you. Concentrate on seeking God about what to eat, and donate the “fee” to God’s ministry. Watch and see what God will do. The main thing is submmission to His will and the surrender of our desires. We have to die to self-gratification. Also, I have learned that if I wake up empty, I have lost weight. Therefore, I try not to overeat at night. Read Psalm 32:8. Allow God to lead you. Know that He will.
    I will pray for you. Let me know of your success. I expect to lose weight during this holiday season and that will be another gift from God. It will also be a gift that I give myself. You know what, this act of obedience brings me more confidence in my prayer life because I am also concentrating on obedience to God. I am not always obedient, but I am trying and God is blessing my efforts. When I know I mess up, I always pray and ask God to forgive me and help me start over. Pslam 51.
    God’s Blessings to You,
    Debbie Crocker

  3. Congratulations on your continued weight loss! Keep up the wonderful work!

  4. Hi Deborah, thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post on my new year’s resolutions, fitness being one of them. Fitness and fat loss! Congratulations on your weight loss, it’s very inspiring. 🙂

  5. talilly says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog and the comment. I am encouraged reading your story. I will be visiting again. The blessings of Jesus be upon you.

  6. daleenc says:

    Hey Deborah, I nominated you for a writing challenge. https://kidfarmer.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/writing-challenge/ Good luck and I can’t wait to see your post!! 😀

    • Thanks Daleen. At this time we are visiting grandkids in Oklahoma, so I won’t finish reading the post until I get home. It might not be until after the 4th of July that I can do this.
      It does look like a fun challenge, so thanks.

      • daleenc says:

        Have fun in Oklahoma!!! It’s a beautiful state, isn’t it?? Doesn’t really matter when you get to it, just have fun with it!! 🙂

  7. emmyloo42 says:

    Thanks for sharing your story here – at this point, I can only imagine reaching my goal weight, and it’s inspiring to know that it can be done!

  8. Hi

    Thank you so much for finding my blog and liking a post. Hope you come back again soon

  9. Hi

    HI have nominated you for the starlight bloogers award. Its purely voluntary but if you would like to participate here are all the details


  10. atimetoshare says:

    Hello, Deb. I decided to follow your blog, because you have given me some hope that I might be able to take off some 50 pounds of extra week in the last 8 years. I’ve also struggled with dieting for all my life and I get so frustrated at times. Now that I’m over 70, all this extra baggage is tiring me out. I still lead an active lifestyle. I work as an instructor of drama, writing and public speaking, but most of my time is spent sitting down. I know my metabolism has also slowed down so that doesn’t help. I am looking forward to reading your stories and maybe gain some insight on how I can accomplish what you have. Thanks for reading my post as well.

  11. Nice to find your blog and e-meet you 😉

  12. Hi

    I have nominated you for an award. Sorry if I missed if you were award free but if you do want to take part you can find the details here


    • Thank you so much. I don’t think I’m award free. Don’t know how that rumor got started. Ha ha!
      I am honored that you think well of me. I am behind in my award blog posts and I was just working on one in the car while Hubby was driving. Ha ha!
      We are out of town now, so it might be a few days before I write a response. I hope that’s ok.
      Thank you so much, I am honored. I appreciate you. I enjoy your posts too!

  13. voulaah says:

    I just discover your blog and I’m glad to follow it to have your last publications
    I hope that you discover mine too and follow it
    How do you think about my last post: https://femmeetinfos.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/15-routines-beaute-pour-se-sentir-bien-dans-sa-peau/
    I hope to read your comments

    • Dear Anita,
      I would love to read your blog. I need to figure out how to change the language from French to English so I can read this. I will subscribe and maybe some of my tech friends can show me how to get it translated. I am interested in beauty both inside and outside.
      God made us all beautiful.

      • voulaah says:

        thank you very much Deborah, you can follow me
        I will doing research for the translator, so all bloggers can reand my publications

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  15. Thank you very much for sharing your health struggles and your faith so openly. I am a Christian as well, and my background is in healthcare. I challenge you to view your health issue, as a medical issue, one that can be transformed with continued lifestyle changes, and yes, FAITH and keeping your heart open to God’s love. I nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can check out my recent post about it.

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