Ester Powell will share her life-changing, life affirming testimony at the Sister Keepers’ No Greater Love Conference on Friday, January 27th night’s Living Beyond Sunday: Faith, Finances, Food, Fitness, Fashion segment.
Hi, my name is Ester Powell. I am a 63 year old woman who has battled with obesity for quite some time! I was once very sick and could barely go up a few steps without giving out of breath. I was taking 22 pills a day, constantly doing different diets trying to lose weight and even did diet pills. Eventually, I began to have heart issues! I was in the hospital twice, and once my potassium had dropped so low that my heart almost stopped. That was the first time I was in the hospital. In January 2011, I decided to try out Zumba with Tekeema Parson, and soon after, I began to eat healthier, with the help of her Slimdowns! I went to get my Zumba license in October 2011.
I believe in being Spiritually and Physically Fit. Now, I teach Zumba at Best Chapel F.W.B. Church, in Snow Hill, on Tuesdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and go straight to Bible study. Since then, I have been taken off all my medicine except one pill! I have gone from a size 22/24 in women’s clothing to a 14/16, and some 18s!!!
It’s hard sometimes to stay on task, especially being a Pastor’s wife, and having many people wanting to feed you. That is when willpower sets in! With the help of God and my family, I will continue to strive for a healthier me. I thank God for my husband, Pastor James Powell of Best Chapel, my daughter, Antonya Bracey, my son, Ricardo James, my church family, and many more who are there for me – to motivate and encourage me! My focus is to motivate and encourage others to see that if I can do it, so can you!
The No Greater Love Conference is the annual Sister Keepers Conference that will be held Friday (6-9 pm) and Saturday (9am-5pm) On January 27 and 28. It will held this year at the S.C Youth Center located at 1506 West New Bern Road, Kinston NC. You can register or contact the organizers at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sister-keepers-no-greater-love-conference-2017-tickets-30992084158