Greetings! My name is Jenny Zogg. I live in Southwest Wisconsin. I am looking forward to getting to know you! This is a blessed life!
I grew up the "little kid". I was small, and really didn't like to take the time to eat at all. In high school, I was involved in plays, musicals, cheerleading, and I sang in front of crowds all of the time. Because of that, I was conscious of my weight. I was a "thin eater" but for vain reasons. I wanted people to look at me and see a girl in control of her life. I had no idea that I was not The One in control!
I got married when I was 20, and had two babies by the time I was 23. My doctor gave me Phentermine after each baby, and I managed to keep my weight down that way. I talked that doctor into giving me Phentermine for the next several years. I was not fun to be around at all. I also became immune to its affects, and actually gained about 40 pounds while taking it!
In 1997, I was 40 pounds overweight, but totally in denial. I thought I looked great for a mom of two. Then my father passed away, and instead of going to God for comfort, I went to food. I would put the kids on the school bus, and plan my day around food. I would buy one bag of candy for the family, and hide one bag away for myself. I didn't want anyone to know just how much I was eating. I ate all day long. Food was my love. I loved it more than God, my kids, and my husband.
I ballooned up to 290-lbs in just a short time. I stayed in that range for 14 years. It was a horrible, miserable life. I hid myself away from the world, because I was so humiliated. I started getting “sick,” hurt all over, and felt like I had the flu all of the time. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, etc. I was on anti-anxiety meds, meds for depression, Tramadol for pain, and a muscle relaxant. I would go to bed at 8pm and get up the next afternoon. Some days I never got up. I just stayed in bed all day. I had two teenagers, but I was not a mom. I was someone lost in her own misery, not caring about anyone but herself. I honestly thought I was going to die, and secretly hoped I would.
One day in 2008, I brought out my Weigh Down Diet book and started reading it again (I had played around with Weigh Down for years, but never "got it"). I lost a few pounds, then gained them right back. A few months later, the Breakthrough Series came out. I asked my husband if I could take it. He said no He said I had spent enough money trying to lose weight. I waited a day and asked again. I told him I would never spend another dime on weight loss if this didn't work. He agreed, and off I went! I lost 30 pounds during the first 8 week session! I kept taking it over and over. I took it 5 times and lost 90 pounds. I went on to take the other Weigh Down Classes and lost a total of 150-lbs! To say my life has improved is a gross understatement. My life was SAVED!!! I have restored relationships, and a love for my family and friends, and everyone that I never knew I could have! My husband loves God as much as I do, and we both praise Him every day for bringing us into this life!
I can't encourage you enough to take that first step and enroll in a class. Whether you are new to Weigh Down or not, just let go. Give up control, and dive right in. You will never be sorry you did! If my life can change so drastically, then so can yours!
I want to help you in any way I can, so please let me know if you need anything!
With all my love and respect,