Hello my name is Val Holder I am 44yrs old. I have been struggling with my weight for years. The Struggle is Real. But I found myself trying all kinds of diet like weight watchers, soup diet, taken away all carbs and nothing work. I was just gaining more weight. And I would be so tired, fatigue all the time, feeling sluggish, just weighed down. I was so tired of feeling that way. When my Doctor would bring it to my attention I would tell him No..I'm not doing it.

Isaiah 26:3-4

3) Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee.

4) Trust Ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength 

I prayed that God would renew my mind and help to trust in Him and Him alone. I had to change my mindset and once I did I decided that I do need help loosing weight. So I made an doctor's appt. and I told him to put me down to have WLS. I was ready for a change, to get my health back live my life to the fullest, just as The good Lord plan.

I had my first surgery back in December 2013. I had Vertical Gastric Sleeve. I started having complication bout some months ago where everytime I would eat it would hurt my stomach real bad. So I went to get it checked out I had endoscopy done and that's where they saw that my sleeve had narrow to a close. So my food wasn't going through like it should. So my surgeon told me he could repair it. So he schedule me to have surgery to repair my sleeve. So u got the date and it was May 24 2016. So my surgery was a success. So as they started bringing me broth to sip on as I took 2 sips it literally like to killed me. It Hurt so bad I was in so much pain. So I told my nurse that I could not doing it. So she was like we will try later and I was like Okay! So later they brought more took I sip could not doing. I was taken down to have upper GI done. I'm like y'all really trying to kill me. I told the tech it's going to hurt and he was like just try and take one sip. I'm like Mannnn! So I did one sip and that's it. So I get back in room and surgeon was there. I'm like what's up he said you have a bad leak and you will get really sick if we just keep waiting. I'm like I don't think I'm going to make it. I really thought that was the end. And he gave me that look like and said some people don't make it. I just broke down and cried. I was scared cause I had to go right back into surgery that night. Mind you I had just had surgery that morning and know I'm going right back again. But To God be The Glory!!!!!!!

He brought me through it once again. But I feel so good I'm almost 2 months out less than a week and I'm down almost 30lbs. Wow right! I'm so proud of myself. I started out weighing over 400 lbs to weighing in at 287. I'm will reach my goal and I'm so thankful to my tool. I look at my situation I was giving a second chance and I'm focusing and striving for execellence. I'm looking forward to meeting people and encouraging and inspiring others. I pray that this will help someone. I would love to be a speaker at a conference I feel that I would benefit from this. Thank You????

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