The Survivals of Jewels

Learning to thrive through sharing my true stories, healing through God, healing through crafts, helping others, and helping others gain better health. Please note, names have been changed for protection.

About Me December 22, 2012

1111My name is Julie. I am currently single with a grown son. I am a Christian and love the Lord whole heartedly. I have lived all over the world and endured many trials and tribulations. I am a complex person. My blogs are in general to heal and learn to cope with my past and live a better life now. Although I tend to learn from my mistakes, I find myself repeating the cycle without knowing it until somebody says something.  

My life consists of many forms of abuse. Some forms I didn’t even know existed until after each situation was ended and I was able to talk about it. The crux of everything is this ultimate search for happiness which I am still learning what that is. All I have known is abuse and I am 37 years old. I have fleed situations, lost weight, tried medications, changed living situations and beliefs in order to find happiness. Although I am trying to stop the cycle of abuse. I have an overwhelming urge to help the forgotten. This is where I desire my career to go.

My life also consists of many illnesses both physical and mental. I am a heavy set lady and believe that as I get thinner, my health will improve. All of my health, physical, mental and emotional.

I really don’t think there is anyone left in the world that could handle me, but desire strongly to find true love and companionship.

So, I keep falling from faith, losing my focus in life. Which, in turn, I fall into the same cycle of bad health and bad relationships. My biggest question in life is…HOW DOES ONE BREAK THE CYCLE OF ABUSE? Whether from others or myself.

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12 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Debbie Says:

    Thanks for taking the time to post all the medifast recipes!!!! Very helpful!!!

  2. Mandy Pratt Says:

    Hi Julie! We met tonight at GSM and I just want to say it was great to meet you! Thanks for being so open and honest 🙂 looking forward to checking out your recipes! Do you have a coach? I ment to ask tonight!

    • I do actually. She is in Wisconsin and we communicate by phone. I also communicate with a dietetic technician at Medifast daily for recipe approval and other info. Good to meet you too. I hope my site helps you.

  3. Shelly Says:

    Hi Julie,

    I just wanted to say “Thank You” for all the wonderful recipes you post and for bearing your heart and soul on what must be an incredibly difficult journey. As a fellow sister in Christ and a sufferer of past abuse I know how easy it is to get a little stuck in the qwagmire of life. I think one of the hardest things for me on this journey is feeling like maybe I’m not worthy of having a healthy life, to be able to enjoy life to the fullest….and sometimes depression sets in and then I start to think….meh…why bother even trying…you’re just going to fail…again. BUT….I have to remind myself daily that those are the whispers of the father of lies, who wants to keep me from being victorious in any part of my life! I noticed that you are in Oregon (I was just down there). I’m up in the Seattle area but am in Oregon quite a lot. My family live in the greater Portland area (I grew up in McMinnville) and my coach is in Hillsboro. I would love to keep in touch and have signed up to receive your blog notifications. Maybe someday we can meet up or at least keep in contact and encourage one another. I’m a coach as well but haven’t pursued building a group yet since I still seem to struggle though Phase 1. I did get half way to my goal when a major life event brought everyhing to a screeching halt and I gained most of it back. After several attempts to get back on program, and failing I believe that your recipes will make it easier for me to stay on program this time! I was really getting tired of the same old stuff and with some of the re-formulations of alot of the Medifast foods, many of my once favorites are now foods that I think are yucky! Anyway….long message I know….sorry…I’m not for short & sweet (although I am personally short AND sweet…..lol)! Bless you and again, thank you!!

  4. jayne Says:

    Love your site do you hAve any Chinese recipes. I really miss it thanks God Bless You.

  5. Christina Breeden Says:

    I was very impressed with your site, your story and how you share yourself. It’ not an easy thing to do. Im positive that you have been an inspiration to MANY others through your journey. Anyway, I hope you are doing well. God Bless you. I will say a prayer for you right now that wherever you are, God is speaking to your heart and blessing you.


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