We loved watching our family grow, being involved with our church, and sharing our heart for adoption, but, at the same time, we noticed our own health was declining. We were stretched beyond what we ever imagined, and food is what we used to help us relax or reward ourselves for making it through another week.
Our biggest desire in moving to Idaho was to sell our property in California, live mortgage-free and be able to bring Duane home. We figured that we would be able to have a good amount of money to set aside to help us find or build a family business. Instead, we found ourselves in a place of just trying to survive. Duane was working in CA while I was home in Idaho with our children. Duane was not able to be the husband and father he wanted to be and I was certainly not winning any Mother of the Year Awards. It was a long 6 years of struggling, praying and looking for something, anything that would bring Duane home to Idaho.
When I heard about this program, I knew that I needed to do something to lose weight and this sounded so simple…even too good to be true. I called Duane and asked him if he was willing to give it a try and he said, without skipping a beat, lets do it!
We began our journey in Feb 2012. We had no idea that it would be a complete answer to our hearts’ cry. That not only would we gain our health back but that it would be the very thing that God used to make huge changes in every area of our lives. I was so excited that the program actually worked! It was easy to follow, even for a busy homeschooling mom like me, and I was feeling great. We were so amazed by the changes we experienced in our personal lives that we couldn’t keep it to ourselves. Sharing with others was just a natural outpouring of what God was doing in our lives.
In the first few weeks, I had so much energy from learning how to fuel my body every 2.5-3 hours and Duane’s sleep apnea – all the waking up gasping for air and snorning – was gone. It was around this time when Duane said that he needed to come home. He had said this many times before over the years, but this time he was serious. He gave his notice that he’d be leaving the end of June 2012. I was excited and scared to death all at the same time!
I cannot tell you how thankful we are that we stepped out in faith and jumped in with both feet! You see, when we moved to Idaho and put our CA home up for sale…it didn’t sell for 1.5 years. It wiped out our savings and we didn’t make 200-300 thousand dollars like we had thought we would. Instead, we made a couple thousand dollars and split it with Duane’s parents. The amazing part is that a tired, homeschooling Mom of 9 children was able to get healthy and help others do that same and be able to bring Duane home from his full-time accountant job with the Mercy Hospitals to be a coach with me. Who would have imagined that God would take us from our crazy, busy family life in California to being two health coaches in Idaho?
So here we are. Just a great guy that married a crazy lady who had a dream to have a large family, to adopt children and be able to give more than we receive. We are not extra special…we are just ordinary people who LOVE BIG & DREAM BIG & serve a God who LOVES to do great things with those who are willing!
Take a look around our site and get in touch with us if you have any questions. We’d love to share life with you as you journey towards health whether it is physically or financially or both!
May God richly bless you above and beyond your imagination as you begin to dream again and allow God to direct your path!
Duane & Tricia ♥
Tricia is a wife of 19 years, Mom to 9 children (6 bio & 3 adopted from Ethiopia) who has gone from surviving to thriving, helping others find health in their body, mind/heart, and finances. She’ll come alongside people to dream big again and to step out in faith and LIVE!
Having gone from her husband traveling all week, every week, to living a life they once only dreamed of…she now desires to give hope & support to those who are dissatisfied with their current situation.
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