I Chose To Break The Cycle: The Lezlie Ponder Story
“Wow Lezlie. You have really gotten BIG.” “I wonder what happened to her?” I have been teased and talked about concerning my weight. I wore the smile well on the outside while on the inside my heart just kept breaking more and more with comments that were made.
I have tried so many fad diets including Slim Fast, various Diet Pills, Starvation, Cabbage Soup…. and lastly Bulimia. It was then that I cried out to God and asked Him to help me. The path that I was on was leading to one of self-destruction and I couldn’t continue on this rollercoaster ride.
GOD heard me when He sent MyTLCJourney (My Total Life Change Journey) now Plant Based Simplicity. At a time when I was crying out to God for help in the area of my life of losing weight but fearing that I would have to do it alone. I didn’t have the strength to do this by myself. He allowed Temara to call me with a vision she had for MyTLCJourney and she began to share it with me.
If I gained weight by putting the wrong things in my body, then if I made the conscious decision to put the right things in my body, truly something should change.
I began Plant Based eating on December 30, 2017 after witnessing the amazing results my dear friend was having with eating Plant Based. I had tried everything else, why not this? I told myself, if I gained weight by putting the wrong things in my body, then if I made the conscious decision to put the right things in my body, truly something should change.
Something Did Change
Something did change! It was my outlook on life, my energy levels, my skin complexion, my attitude, my clothing sizes, my determination just to name a few. I have not had any problems with Asthma, Sinus Infections, Eczema break outs, or Atrial Fibrillation (irregular heart beat).
The journey to healthier living wouldn’t begin until I made the decision to change.
The journey to healthier living wouldn’t begin until I made the decision to change. I could either allow the words of others to cripple me or I could take back power and do this for me. I have witnessed how unhealthy eating and poor choices in my family has left many family members with various diseases such as HBP, Kidney Failure, Diabetes, Blindness, and other heart conditions. I refuse to just accept these conditions as “it runs in the family.”I chose to break the cycle. I am so thankful for our Plant Based Simplicity CommUnity. My life will never be the same.
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