I am Kathleen Jeffers, and I am on a Journey…not just any journey…but a Journey to transformation. 8 months ago I was not the person I am today… I had a disease…
I now had the desire but no idea how. Exercise certainly did not appeal to me as it did my husband. Although, at this time my husband was closing in on loosing 50 pounds, and still going with just exercise. I was on face book and I saw a message from my niece, Fawn. She was saying she was going to work with this lady Audra and help her loose over 100 pounds. As soon as I saw that I started to cry. I am too late. I wrote as fast as I could to Fawn saying, ”What about me? I need to loose weight to. Will you work with me?” She wrote back and said “Aunt Kathleen, I just happen to be arriving from LA to visit grandma next week…lets talk!” So we did. We sat out on my moms deck and she told us her plan. She made us look her right in the eye and make a commitment to her…As I looked her in the eye and said “I will do this!” I had no idea what I was getting myself into. The next day she was at my house with garbage bags. She was cleaning out my cupboards, my fridge, my freezer and every other hiding spot I had in the house. She left none of my comfort foods.
Let me tell you, I felt like I was stripped of all my security. I was lost. She left me with one box of whole wheat noodles, one jar of sauce and fruit and vegetables. As soon as she left, I stood at my cupboards and cried! Looking back now, I thank God she was strong enough to do that. She did it not to a stranger, but to her Aunt Kathleen! Sometimes…we have to be stripped of all of our securities before God can do a great work in us….
But God had other plans. He wanted to chose who he wanted in my group. He wanted me to give it over to Him. It was only by me letting go that God could work. He started to bring the people that he wanted in my life. They just started appearing. I would be working at the gym and one lady asked me to please work with her on losing weight. Another God brought to me at the pool. she wanted to lose weight. My friend came back from vacation and I called her and told her we were ready to start up again…the first week as we were praying I stopped and looked Janette in the eye and said, ”Look around! We have exactly 6 people here! " I realized at that minute that our ways are not His ways. He handpicked our group of ladies. He knew who needed to be together and formed us into a family. He has blessed us every week.. We have not only lost weight, 40 pound as a group in 5 weeks, but we are growing spiritually and emotionally.