A Painful Childhood of Teasing Led to Years of Dieting & Exercising
At the tender age of 8, Angel Dych was teased as a child because of her weight. Growing up in Indianapolis, her neighborhood “friends” mockingly called her “Fat Angel Food Cake.” Angel says “That experience started an alarming awareness of an overweight body and lack of acceptance in society.”
Her childhood reaction to this body awareness and peer pressure resulted in years of trying to control her weight through dieting and exercise. Dieting became frustrating. With each diet, her weight would yo-yo. When she would lose weight, it was never permanent.
With Marriage Came 30 Extra Pounds
Angel had a boss who told her about Weigh Down. She had noticed her demeanor had changed. She was more at peace and she was losing weight. Angel asked her, “What are you doing? She said the magic words – Weigh Down! I went right out that night and bought the book.”
When she became and adult and got married, all diets went out the window. She explains, “Glen was a good cook, so our home was filled with rich homemade foods which awaited me on my arrival home from work each day.” Angel’s exercise routine soon got lost in the responsibilities of married life.
Within a few months of my marriage, she quickly gained 30 pounds and started grabbing her husband’s clothes because hers wouldn’t fit anymore. It was at that moment that she cried out, “Where is my Weigh Down Diet Book?!”
Weigh Down to the Rescue
I remembered I could eat regular foods, and not have to exercise and lose excess weight! Soon after she started Weigh Down classes.
As a result of following the principles of Weigh Down, Angel lost 40 pounds and has kept it off ever since. “Basically, the Weigh Down principles taught me how to transfer a love and focus for food over to a deeper love and focus on a relationship with God.
No More Dieting or Arduous Exercise!
“Weigh Down saves me time since I don’t need to workout to keep the weight off. The ironic thing is I am more active than before, but it is not a regimented exercise plan. Weigh Down also saves us money since we eat less and our food bill is cut in half!
Everyone who follows Weigh Down agrees with Angel, “What other program gives back time, a thin healthy body, saves money and sets the mind free from weight control?! I am thankful for Weigh Down, a total package deal – it just works!”
Greater Conviction Brought Them to the Remnant
“Conviction and wanting more of it were the reasons we joined the Remnant church! It was something I hadn’t experienced before, I wanted to be a part of it! We moved to Brentwood in 2015 to be closer to more conviction and get closer to God and the Saints here .
“I’ve found a consistent, seamless love for God and man. There is inexpressible appreciation and joy from morning to night. I have no more mood swings or expectations!”
Staying in truth over the years, originally it was the Constant Encouragement CD’s, now through All Access has been key. “I continue to fall in love with God more through Gwen’s lessons like The Love Relationship, A Selfless Marriage and How to Have Childlike Heart. These carried me through the desert. It was like Gwen handing me a flashlight in the darkness.
“Listening to truth at every turn helped me stay in God’s will – in step with His beautiful Spirit. Gwen’s books Rise Above and the Exodus Devotional: Laying Down Your Idols gave me the answers I needed to refresh my mind.
“The resource that has had the most profound affect on me is The History of the Love of God. It has shown me the path to salvation and what is required for a chance at Heaven. The History of the One True God prepared me for its impact. These two books have exposed the lies and strategy of the evil one and carefully explains who God is and what He likes. My appreciation for God is beyond belief because of understanding this True Love that only comes from God. I want His will to rule as Sovereign on earth as it is in Heaven.”
A Beautiful Marriage & Deep Friendships
Back in 2002, Jean Kurtz and Jill Sharp were Remnant pillars in Indy. Angel says, “I’m so in love with all the Remnant members living near Indianapolis including the Purdy’s and Beth Smiley. These friendships are a deep comfort that came from our love for God and the conviction we all experienced together.”