Hello and welcome to my website ! I am so happy you are here and I hope that you will find joy in being a part of this community. I also pray that you find the BREAKTHROUGH you are looking for.
I wanted to take a second to introduce myself and tell you a little about ME! ☺ My name is Ceanne Johnson and I am 40 something. I am a wife to my wonderful husband Dean; together we have a wonderful BLENDED family, and yes, it took many years to get the blended recipe right ☺. Together we have five kids, and the most awesome dog. We are both involved in ministry, he is a worship leader, and I share with women just like you, who might be looking for more freedom in your life. To give you an idea of what life was like a few years ago compared to now, I am going to share with you something that is NOT easy for me to share, but I think and hope that it will speak to SOMEBODY who needs it at this moment in time. I have been struggling with FOOD ADDICTION and BODY IMAGE since childhood, when I was told to “EAT” instead of sharing what I was going through.
As a child, I was:
• Abandonment by my father. (I have to say, later he came back into my life and was an amazing dad and grandfather !)
• Abused spiritually, emotionally and sexually.
• Moved every year of my elementary school.
As I child and through my teens, and early adult life I felt:
These were all lies I choose to believe and base my life on. Of course, this was all subconsciously. However, I lived in the belief that I was a worthless victim, and somehow I didn’t deserve good things.
Because of these beliefs I:
- Turned to food for comfort.
- Had many short-term relationships, jobs, and moved around a lot.
- Settled into a relationship with an alcoholic who hit me, cheated on me. I stayed for two years.
- Married another alcoholic who was not only emotional abusive, but also abusive when it came to exercise. He would force me to eat healthy and exercise, even when I was physically unable to.
It took years to realize I was BROKEN, and I needed to somehow fix myself, or be fixed. I ended up a single parent with two babies in diapers, no job experience, no income, and no car. I had a little savings from my summer job and was able to get an apartment, but I remember having no furniture. We would eat on our suitcases and sleep on the floor. Later we were adopted by a charity and were given beds, and other necessities. Someone gave me a double stroller and I pushed that thing almost everywhere we went. Through this heartache I found Jesus, and accepted Him as my Lord and Savior. After that my life began to change. It didn’t happen overnight, and to be honest, I chased after HIM, and I pursued healing and restoration. It was during that period of my life, I met my husband at church.
Did I mention we were both still VERY broken.
We became best friends, and a year later we got married. He had two daughters, and I had my two sons. We were in marital bliss until:
• Our blended family became toxic.
• I got really sick with chronic sinus problems.
• I became controlling and co-dependent.
• He started working mass hours, drinking and sank into pornography. Somewhere in there we had another child, OURS, which kept us going for a few more years. In 2008 I was done and I asked for a divorce and we sold our house.
Fast Forward …
Diagnosed With Diabetes
I was sitting alone when I was told the news that would alter my life forever. I was going through the divorce with my youngest son’s father, when the nurse came out and told me I was diabetic. I had gone to the doctor thinking I had another yeast infection, or perhaps a bladder infection, I expected to leave quickly with a prescription, instead I was told I had a high level of sugar in my urine, and there was a high chance I was diabetic. I sat in the lightweight gown, the one that leaves you half way exposed and waited for my results. When I was told I was diabetic, I was also informed that there was no cure! I felt alone and exposed, I could not believe it! I cried for days in denial. I was given medication and a blood glucose meter so I could check my blood sugar 3 times a day.
I was horrified that I had this disease, and I had to live with it forever, However, I didn’t have any other choice, then I remembered that I did have another choice.
Even though I am not a doctor, I was educated enough to know that the body has the ability to cure itself when given the right foods, water, and rest. Years before, I had chronic sinus issues. For six months all I could do was sleep, until I decided to do a fast, and only drink water. This healed my body. I was pretty sure I could do it again. I did some research and came to the conclusion that I did have a choice.
- I could accept what the doctor was telling me, and live a lifestyle faithful to a medication regimen. Which included all the side effects and risks involved in taking medications.
- I could possibly reverse my diabetes by eating right and exercising.
I Choose Number Two
For Me This included:
- Loving myself.
- Eating healthy whole foods.
- Fasting, juicing, drinking smoothies, and eating a Vegan diet.
- Hiring a personal trainer and working out on a regular basis.
- I was able to get my blood sugars under control and reverse diabetes.
Somewhere I got off track, and after a year of eating relatively healthy and working out and feeling better. I started eating the Standard American Diet again, and my blood sugars went up again. ☹ While I was divorced, I lost my dad to cancer, was involved in more dysfunctional relationships and I decided I was tired of being a victim …
It Is All About Mindset
While I was divorced my mom invited me to a real estate investing conference in San Diego, it was there I learned about the importance of mindset and self-development, as well as using the Word of God to declare the truth of Who I Am. What we set our minds to and focus on is what we become. While much of this journey has been relating to personal thoughts regarding self-image, and personal worth, I have also discovered that Low self-esteem, FOOD ADDICTION and my old beliefs tie deeply into my relationships, daily choices, as well as the money I make.
Choose Life…. I am totally BLESSED – which leads to my where I am now. Today, I am a health coach, and I am back to eating clean and exercising every day, making smart choices in my life. I choose life every day! God also did a miracle in my life, after four years of being divorced to my youngest son’s father; AND us both growing and changing completely, we reconciled and have a healthy wonderful marriage.
Take Your Life Back
I am NOT perfect, not even close, but I continue to work on myself DAILY! Since becoming a coach and surrounding myself with amazing people, my life has never been the same. I work hard towards my goals and I will stop at nothing to be successful. Without all of this, I would not be where I am today or who I am today, and for that I am forever grateful. If you connected with my story, I want you to know that there are so many benefits to eating healthy, and exercising but to also to thinking healthy. If you are ready to take your life back, follow me, I have a plan that will not only give you your life back, but move you towards a life of living out your dreams and passions.
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