It is Time for Me to Be Honest

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  1. Cathy Metzger says:

    Congratulations Sheila! You just sparkle!💖💖💖💖

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Cathy!
      Thank You! I appreciate you always being a cheerleader and encouraging me in every way. This is a lifetime journey, but one worth taking as God continues to do His work in my heart. I love you, sister!

  2. Cammy Bisceglio says:

    So now I’m sobbing. Partly because I know the frustration and torture of having a food addiction but also because I am so very proud of you. You are a warrior. Your faith is strong and constant. Your light shines bright on all who know you. Love you Sheila!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      My Sweet Cammy,
      You are one of the most inspirational women that I know. I have seen you time after time defeat the odds of everything that has been placed in your path. I am so proud of all that you have accomplished and continue to do. His presence truly shines through you and I am so thankful to call you friend and sister. Love you Cammy!

  3. Sue A. Marsh says:

    Thank you for your willingness to share such a private part of your life. I am over the moon that your numbers are normal. That took work and self control. I admire your strength and desire for wellness. What a testimony for others. I love you.

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      My Sister,

      You don’t know this, but you are a big part of this equation. When you were diagnosed with cancer I realized how much I had taken my physical body for granted. I didn’t physically have cancer but I had a soul cancer that was in desperate need of help. You had cancer that you couldn’t do anything about, but trust, pray and believe God for healing and I am so very thankful for our prayer being answered. I have to fight my soul cancer but I am praying, trusting and believing by God’s power this battle will be won so I can live to see my daughter get married and have her babies and you and I can grow old in our sisterhood together by God’s grace. You are an inspiration to my heart and soul! I love you!

  4. Lureta says:

    Congratulations Sheila!!
    Such an amazing accomplishment. When we determine to push forward despite the obstacles and trust God for strength, we can do great things!! Keep up the great work and keep giving to others. Blessings

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Thanks, Lureta! I appreciate your encouragement and you keep doing the same! God is with us no matter what and don’t listen to the whispers of the enemy. We know he is a deceiver and a liar! We know who our HOPE is and He is GOOD!

  5. Melissa says:

    Congratulations Sheila! Emotional eating is truly a hard addiction to recover from because it is different than alcohol and/or drugs. You have to eat so there is not complete avoidance like other addictions. You are having to make good choices at least three times a day! Thankfully our Lord wants us to succeed and He is there for you at times when your will-power feels weak. He will be your strength! God bless your journey!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Melissa! Thank You for your kind words. It is hard, but I am so glad He is strong when I am weak. I appreciate you and your encouragement. I will come back to this on the days it is hard to remind myself of His goodness!

  6. Susan Evans says:

    Wow, you’ve lost 60 pounds! That’s frieken’ awesome! Keep going, girl! I bet you feel a lot better already!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Thanks, Susan! I have a long ways to go, but you are right I do feel so much better. I know God has a plan and a purpose to use this for His glory!

  7. Toni Ryan says:

    My dear sweet friend, you are an inspiration to so many, including me. If you are going to keep a secret, this is a good one to keep. I am beyond thrilled for you! Not just for the weight loss, but for the better health and how this journey is blessing others through you. If good news were money, you’d be a wealthy woman!
    Thank you for sharing this incredible journey with us!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Toni!
      Thank You for always encouraging my heart. The good news is God has made me richer than I ever deserve. God has surrounded me with incredible people like you! Anyone who knows you or has read your blog understands the gift of your heart. Love you sister!

  8. Karla says:

    Hi Sheila ❤️I love you!! Kind of going through a similar journey with my weight. I fell into a deep depression 2 years ago I let myself fall into a habit I didn’t like. Now trying to get back into walking trying to do 5 miles everyday. I have my ups and downs too but I just wanted to say You Go Lady!!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Karla,
      Thank You so much for sharing! I love you too! It is so easy to find yourself in a trap, isn’t it? I’m walking about 4 miles a day at the moment because the weather has been too nice to be a gym. I’d rather be outside any day! I bet those pups love it outside. They are beautiful! I’m praying for you Karla and Go Girl!!!

  9. Heidi says:

    That is awesome! I’m so proud of you and what a perfect message for ALL of us who struggle. God is in control. ❤️

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Heidi!
      You are always so kind! I’m glad God is in control, obviously, this has been a long time coming, but His timing is perfect! Much love to you and your family. Stay warm in Alaska 🙂

  10. Melanie says:

    Sheila, thank you for sharing this and congratulations!! Food addiction is such a struggle and oh I can so relate to treating myself like a dog with rewards. Working on winning this struggle myself and know witb God all things are possible! <3

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Melanie!
      I appreciate your encouragement and honesty too! Together we are better friend! God is good even in the midst of trials his love flows endlessly. He has taught me so many new things about myself and the gift of grace. I’m praying for your victory too!

  11. Megan says:

    This is incredible! I love your honesty, Sheila! SO proud of you, and journeys like this only get better by the day 💕

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Megan!
      I have come to the point if I can’t be honest and authentic I am not honoring God. Truth is what sets us all free and you are right the journey does get better every day! Thank You for your encouragement. I appreciate your kindness.

  12. Kim says:

    Sheila, this is so inspiring! I’m in relatively decent shape but I struggle with sugar addiction and treating myself just like you spoke about. I’m so inspired by your ability to keep going and to keep #givingwhileliving. This is just so relevant to so many people and I’m top of the list!! Great post.

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Kim,
      Thank You! I have come to the conclusion that the enemy has wanted me to keep this weight issue all to myself. Isolation breeds loneliness and the ability to hide. However, it is a false security because the fact is everybody sees you. The enemy hates it when we bring our issue into the light because nothing is hidden anymore.

  13. Congratulations, Sheila 🎉This is fantastic news. Thank you for letting us share in your victory!

  14. Be the Sparkle! I love that! Thank you for being so transparent and sharing your journey! I, too, am a sugar addict and the struggle is so real!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Thank You, Shannon! You are right about the struggle. It is real! I’m thankful for God’s unconditional love and helping me to claim my victory one pound at a time. Praying for you too!

  15. Kristi says:

    Congratulations! I love to hear stories like this. It takes effort on our part, but God will see us through all of these trials. Yay!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Kristi!
      Thank You so much for your encouragement! I am so glad we have a patient God who never tires of wanting to see His kids work through and win their trials!

  16. Bethany says:

    That’s awesome! That is really quite an accomplishment. Praise God for how he has helped you to accomplish this!

  17. Ann (Neethu) says:

    beautiful written … what caught my attention was “God doesn’t demand perfection.”
    But it does take a tiny step if willingness from our side to be in balance with our God given life.

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Thank You, Ann! You are right it does take personal action because if everything was done for us, I don’t think we would appreciate all the things we know only God can do!

  18. Lauren says:

    What an amazing accomplishment! Thank you so much for sharing!

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