The greatest evils are the ones that infiltrate our lives without our knowledge, and a bad relationship with food can deal as much damage as any weapon or disease. Having been diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, Reverend Zenzile R. Legend knew something had to change, or she was risking a premature death by her own two hands.
Flawed, Favored, & Fabulous: Chronicles of a Former Fat Girl is a deeply personal book about Legend’s own weight loss journey and the lessons she has learned along the way. It took Legend over thirty years to learn how to become thoughtful in her eating habits. After research, trial and error, and fluctuating body image, her relationship with food changed for better, and her relationship with God and herself flourished in ways unimaginable. Legend transformed not only her diet and physical appearance, but her perspective on self-worth, inner strength, and having trust in Christ to release us from our vices.
By integrating mind, body, and spirit, Legend has formed valuable lessons, strategies, insights, and instructions within this work that will help anyone who is struggling to lose weight and rebuild their self-esteem. Life should be fulfilling, but we must play an active role in ensuring our own mental and physical wellbeing; we must begin choosing ourselves over our temptations. In the end, the only thing standing in the way of you evolving into your best self is you.
Rev. Zenzile R. Legend is a gifted teacher, an anointed speaker, and an experienced life coach. In 35 years of pastoral ministry, Rev. Zenzi has been used to heal, deliver, encourage, inspire, strengthen, empower, restore, challenge, and uplift thousands of people.
Although she was raised in Oakland, Rev. Zenzi left the Bay Area for 10 years to pursue a degree in Communications at Howard University in Washington D.C. Upon graduation, she went on to receive her MDiv from Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, NY, and then was called to plant a church back in Oakland. Recently, her dramatic weight loss broadened the scope of her life’s work to include helping others to get healthy and to evolve into the best version of themselves in mind, body, and spirit.
Rev. Zenzile has committed herself to modeling a personal relationship with God that is not only fulfilling but transformative; she is passionate about the fact that “it’s not about religion but relationship.