Christine Zinzilieta, Josh’s mom, found Weigh Down for the first time back in 1999. In 2008, she returned to Weigh Down when her son Josh was in the 7th grade. At that time, Josh had no weight to lose, because he was very involved in sports as a child. Josh says, “But when I quit playing baseball, I continued to eat the way that I always had. With no physical activity, I gained weight very quickly – my body didn’t need all of that food.”
Josh was blind to his own weight gain, saying “It wasn’t until my Freshman year of college that my eyes were opened. I was on vacation when I looked in the mirror one night and it just hit me. I was 225 pounds, prideful, and full of anti-authority and greed. I was lustful and searching for the praise of man in all things.”
Josh shared this with his friends and some adults on that trip, and began putting into practice what he had been shown many years before. “For the first time, I started listening to my body and waiting for the growl. Whenever I felt like eating but wasn’t truly hungry, I would go to God and pray or read my Bible – just like we have been taught to do.”
Josh and his mom started an Exodus from Strongholds class and signed up for All Access. He says that having access to Weigh Down teachings around the clock was huge for his success. In just 4 shorts months, from January 2014 to April 2014, Josh lost 65 pounds by following the basic principles of Weigh Down.
Josh encourages all the youth to stay on All Access and listen to talks about suffering which leads to humility and being under authority. The Strongholds and Breakthrough classes along with Weigh Down Basics were instrumental in his transformation. “All Access it is a must-have. I’m always making sure that I’m listening to something that is going to point me up. Even the music from church is super important because it helps keep you focused on God!”
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