Monday, July 21, 2008

where in the world?

i'm excited to say that since we began the blog, we've had visitors from:

- The US (several states, mostly in the south and on the east side)
- Canada
- Australia
- The Phillipines
- Israel

Just last week we had an average of 31 unique visitors per day, and the most we had in one day was 65!

Talk to us! Where are you from? How did you hear about us? Are you new to FP4H or have you been a part of the program for a long time?


  1. I'm from Palm Beach County, Florida. I am not a member or involved in any official capacity, but would love to find a group near me. Your new look (materials and website) are fantastic!

  2. I'm from Western Canada. I did FP online after my second daughter was born, reached my goal, and kept it off until my third pregnancy! I've had some big changes in my life the last few years, and self-care lost its priority. When I went to look for a new FP Bible Study, I was so happy to see the new materials! I should be getting them anyday now!

  3. So glad you've started a blog! I'm a leader in Vero Beach, FL and this will be a great way to get the latest news. Thanks so much for all your work on the new program. It's going to take a little while for this old dog to learn the new tricks, but I know it's going to be great!

  4. Pine Grove Baptist Church in Centre, AL order our new material today. We are also excited and I have already viewed the leadership DVD and have started praying that God will change me. I have been leading first place for a little over a year yet I still hold onto some bad habits. Hopefully our program will restart on August 10th. Glenda

  5. I'm thrilled about the total re-make of the program and am looking forward to receiving my group starter packet soon. I have led FP on and off for about 6 yrs. I'm hoping to start again in September.

    Carmine S
    Pittsburgh PA

  6. I am from Ohio. I recently started First place. I am also blogging about my journey losing weight and putting God first place in my life. Feel free to check it out!


  7. I'm from Ft. Worth, Texas. I taught First Place "back in the day" 13 years ago. During those 2 years I lost 60 pounds.I was in a very abusive marriage and First Place was my "safe place".

    During the past 11 years "Life Happened". I got divorced and eventually remarried. During this time I ran from God feeling like such a failure and dissapointment.

    It took me years of healing from God before I felt "worthy" enough to teach again. Afterall, I was fatter than I had ever been in my life! (I gained back all the weight I lost plus 40 pounds). Who would want to learn about healthy eating from me?

    God continued prompting me and and healing me from the pain of my past. I finally decided I needed First Place back in my life, whether I had a few people in a class or it was just "me and God".I was starting First Place again!

    I started leading a new First Place class at my church in the Spring of this year and since then I am down almost 25 pounds. We have the Fall session starting in a few weeks and I can't wait!

    I started a blog in May writing about my journey with God as He transforms me from the inside out and the outside in!

    Feel free to stop by for some encouragement, a laugh or a cry! As my life now as a wife, mom and step mom is never boring!

    Thank you First Place for all that you have meant to me in the past and today!

    ps...I love the new look!

  8. Next week will be the first meeting of the First Place group at my church. I decided to start a FP4H group because God had already laid it on my heart that the only way I was going to lose the weight I needed to was through Him! I've already lost a little over 10 pounds but my overall (4-sided) health has grown immensely! I just finished Carole's book and was totally inspired!

  9. G'day from Australia
    I have been leading First Place Groups since 2002 and love the great new First Place 4 Health kits. I have lost 15 kilos(33 pounds) and halfway to my goal weight. I have learnt so much about the spiritual, emotional and mental health part of the program on my journey over the last 6yrs. Its a privelidge to witness lives changing for Gods glory and i cant wait to see what is around the corner with members getting new kits. I think its going to be an awesome season of lives changing. I love the new website too and all the leadership helps eg publishing tools and forms. Thanks for all the hard work you have all put in to making First Place 4 Health a lifestyle change. God bless you as you continue to serve him.

  10. Hi! I'm from southern Rhode Island. I picked up the old version at a christian fair this summer and can't wait to get the new member kit. I'm going to follow the program and would love to start a group in my church!

  11. Can you do First Place 4 Health without a group? I need something but the nearest group is an hour+ away. I'm not ready to start one myself yet either. Thanks

  12. Hi I am an australian that also have lost 15kg. But my journey is still a long way ahead. I been with your program since the old box days through the green bags now to the FP4health. I am now leading a group in Townsville. I am so excited with FP4health and the journeys that is going on it is so cool to see a blog going.
    bye Toni

  13. I am from Central Florida and learned about you by buying your FP4H book from Crossing Christian bookstore online. Read the book,loved it ,and had our first group meeting at church today.

  14. Charolette:

    Congratulations on your new group! I'm a Networking Leader in Vero Beach. We're getting together a Leaders Meeting for February 28th. Come join us! Here's my email:


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