Patricia Kraatz is making progress in both her physical and spiritual life thanks to The Daniel Plan and Saddleback Church. One-time “Miss San Diego,” Patricia shares her story, progress and the link between her physical and spiritual health:

When I first heard about the Daniel Plan, I got so excited to get started.

Why? Years ago, life was good; I was mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy. Not only was I “Miss San Diego,” but a graduate of Naval Boot Camp. However, while in the Navy, I had a freak accident which severely injured my back. As the years went on, my daily pain changed every part of my being. I not only gained weight, but I lost desire to live a functional lifestyle.

Aside from my physical health, my life spiritually and financially seemed to suffer for more than ten years. My physical health became a deterrent to my spiritual health.

Thankfully, my spiritual health has been growing over the past few years. This realization of leading a healthy lifestyle to honor God is motivation enough to begin this journey. For instance, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your body.”

I know it won’t be easy, so having accountability while working The Daniel Plan is a wonderful opportunity. I am truly grateful to Pastor Rick and his vision for a healthy church!

By the way, I have already lost six pounds while eating more…this time eating healthy food! With God’s power, even when I’m surrounded by bad food, I don’t even think about consuming it! This has been a life-altering transformation! I swim an hour a day, burning over 400-500 calories and my body is noticeably transforming!

What ways are you seeing transformation in your life since working The Daniel Plan?