Describing herself as u0022fat and almost fortyu0022 Carole Lewis joined the initial First Place group at First Baptist Church of Houston in 1981. There she learned to give Christ first place in her life. First Place has since become one of the most successful weight reduction programs in the nation spreading to all 50 states and more than 12000 churches. Participants have lost 50 100 even 250 pounds! But First Place is about more than losing weight; it's about gaining a life-changing relationship with Almighty God. Readers will learn how this carefully constructed plan for winning the fitness battle will help them to discipline themselves spiritually as well as physically strengthening both body and soul. Includes many personal testimonies the nine commitments exercise basics food exhanges and sample recipes.