Close Kept Secrets to Weight Loss Lesson #15

By: Tami Close

Close Kept Secrets to Weight Loss Lesson #15

The simple aspect of breathing is the most incredibleexperience. Each day we get to breathe and be grateful that weare alive. Take a moment and take a deep breath and thank Godfor your extraordinary life. He has great plans for you. Youknow this, don't you? The opportunity is just waiting for you.That's why it's important for us to get on with our lives, ourpurpose, and to live each day fully expressing our love forourselves. Your weight loss goals are right here and so is yourpurpose-to feel alive with the riches that God has given us.

I want to share with you why life is so meaningful to me. Mydaughter, Lindsay, just celebrated her 21st birthday and camehome from college to mark this occasion with family and friends.As we all know the 21st birthday has significance attached to itas it's our entrance into full adulthood and all that it bringsto us.

My ex-husband, my daughter's friend from junior high and I tookLindsay out to dinner. We laughed and shared stories of theirteenage years. During the course of the conversation, weremembered the traumatic events which surrounded Lindsay'sbirth. My ex-husband then retold the story of how she came intothis world.

These experiences I'm going to share with you are condensed. Youcan get the full view in my new e-book, Close Kept Secrets toOvercoming Illness, which will be on my website soon.

I was six months pregnant on March 4, 1984 and awoke thatmorning with intense pain in my leg. I called my doctor and hethought it might be a blood clot, but wasn't too concerned so Igot in the shower as I didn't want to go to the hospital withunshaven legs. Interesting where my focus was? While I was inthe shower, I began to feel faint and quickly lied down on thebed. After this episode, we decided we better leave immediately.Upon arriving at the ER I began to feel faint again. I told thenurses and they instantly wheeled me into the trauma room. Icould hear them working on me, but all of the voices felt as ifthey were light years away. They shouted, "We're losing her andthe baby's heart rate is dropping." I can't describe the peace Ifelt and I only wanted to go to sleep. I felt no pain as I wasslowly leaving this world, but God had other plans for Lindsayand me. Once they administered a blood thinner, I woke up anddidn't quite know what had just happened. Unbeknownst to me, thedoctors had told my husband at the time that we could both dieand to be prepared.

What followed was a long sequence of events, but I was able tocarry Lindsay another month. She was born on April 6, 1984 afteralmost four days of labor. Yes, four days!! She was born twomonths early weighing a strapping 3 lbs. 11 oz and was 18 incheslong. What a gift from God.

I tell this story to illustrate that God has plans for you andme. I believed in God, but wasn't fully connected to him 21years ago as I was deep in my own struggles with worry and fearand continued that way for several years. It was through anotherpainful time nine years ago when I was very ill that I began toknow Him on such a deeper, profound level. Releasing mychildhood stuff was the catalyst for the change in which I sawthe world. Through this experience I realized He had a dream forme. It took some time for me to appreciate what living in faithmeant, but now I am immersing myself in it as I help others withtheir weight loss goals and adoption of healthy lifestyles. Thisis the dream He has for me. Thank you God!!

Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them-- Josie Bisset

What is God's dream He has for you? When are you going to startliving it?

Love yourself as God loves you. Connect to Him and watch how allthe right people show up for you in your weight loss adventures.I'm so glad you were born.

Love and hugs,

Tami http://www.tamiclose.com http://www.closekeptsecrets.com

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