I just wanted to say thank you and let you know how much you helped me, not just in losing weight but so many connected areas. I realize losing the weight isn’t the answer to all my problems, but is sure is nice to have one less problem. I know it is a permanent thing because I now see myself as a healthy thin person, not an overweight person.
Also, your suggestion to contact Cynthia helped greatly. Meeting L. and having something and someone to strive for really made the difference. When I first came to you on April 27, a Saturday, I weighed 202, and had a 41 inch waist. The reason I made the appointment was on the previous Saturday I had gone to a dinner and someone took photos. I looked at my face and was sick, my face was fat and saggy. I’m proud to say that as of today I weigh 170 and have a 36″ waist. My goal is not to lose any more wt. but to reduce my waist to 34″.
I now feel confident in almost all areas of my life, esp. meeting new people and (in) business. My clothes now fit and I’m almost to the point of buying the next size pants down. You made a comment to me and I wasn’t sure at first, but you were right. I really didn’t think I could have a loaf or bread and it last for a week. I used to gobble it up, not anymore. That is also true of all the other foods such as wheat thins, cookies, pies, cakes.
You were also right when you said to go slowly and build a new job, habit or relationship not on a foundation of sand, but one of solid stone. That’s what I’m trying to do….
I set a target date of Sept 27, 1991 to be at a 36″ inch waist (I’ve actually already reached it). It also is the date to have a job in a stable [company] or utility or agency. I realized I was totally incapable in handling the situation, so I turned it over to God….
I also went to Father Hickey at Corpus Christi. It was very helpful. He gave me several techniques for emptying or releasing my mind of negative qualities. He also suggested I take 30 minutes a say to go to a quiet place and just relax, don’t think about anything. And he gave me some good pointers on how to pray.
…Again I just wanted to thank you for making such a difference in my life. I can’t wait for the day very soon I can call you and tell you where God has guided me to work and who he has selected for me to develop a great relationship with, thanks.