A Taste Of My 2013 COMEBACK! - iwilldoit2

A Taste Of My 2013 COMEBACK!

Lynn SpeakingMy name is Lynn Lingenfelter and up to this time in my life, I've had more than my fair share of challenges. My challenges, like most folks challenges, comprised physical restrictions at times, overcoming situations both mentally and emotionally as well as plenty of spiritual growth occurring and all of it whether I wanted it or not. Here is where I am right now.

As I’ve been thinking and working on my article this week, it’s hard to believe all the things that have happened to me over the past few years.  Life was great and I was on top of my game in 2008.  Then two weeks before my 41st birthday, I began to notice my sight wasn’t quite right.  My speech became slurred and my mind couldn’t focus.  By the time it was my birthday on October 20, I was admitted to the hospital with stroke-like symptoms.  Until it was all said and done, I had lost my speech, sight, memory, my muscles were depleted, my ability to swallow ceased, my comprehension was gone, and what the doctors called “tracking” of my vision was like blindness… my brain couldn’t work right.  It was the left side of my brain that ceased to work right.  They continued to test, prod and probe me, and at one point even said that I had cancer.  They didn’t know what to do with me.


I have to admit fear gripped me that I might be dying (again), and I wouldn’t see my wife and kids anymore.  I was powerless to do anything about it.  As time went by and through a final Brain biopsy, I learned I had PML, (another deadly virus that was rare & much worse than AIDS with no treatment) my fear turned to frustration.  This couldn’t be happening.  Evey was always strong, but she felt helpless too.  I was sent home from the hospital to die. As members of the family came to visit, it stirred us to start fighting back… knowing my Purpose was not near complete.  Progress was very slow and my health declined even more because of the brain damage, before it got better.  I wasn’t much help for a while.  I tried to do things my way and hoped that God would work with me. And He did!!


Fast forwarding to today, beginning of 2013, over four years from the onset, I believe I have been made whole.  That didn’t happen until I came to grips with God.  I was missing contributing to my family and my Spiritual growth long enough.  These are the most important things in my life.   But my ways aren’t necessarily God’s ways.  Once I admitted that my life was truly in God’s hands and surrendered completely to Him, He began to open my life up that I needed to get out-of-the-way of His healing of my Mind, Body and Spirit.  This was a total reality check for me, and through this, I believe it has allowed my latest healing transformation.  God’s grace is abundant and I am truly living in victory.  I even feel like Lynn again. Lol!!  Whether I am healed or not, I do know this, I know the Healer, the great Physician and walk with Him moment by moment every day. I now humbly share my message of hope to all who would hear it.

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory...for ever and ever.”  Ephesians 3:20-21  NIV

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog for today. If you LIKED it then like below or tweet, Google+ Pinterest? You know what you are doing. I look forward to contributing here at iwilldoit2, my wife Evey blog site bi-weekly, to help encourage and support people like you who are  looking to get healthy and fit. Please feel free to comment or ask questions or however you want to communicate. I would love to hear from you.

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  1. Again this is just a small taste of my crazy life!

  2. Dean Hutchinson says:

    Once again, you never cease to amaze and inspire me. I have had many struggles ever since my first joint problems manifested in November of 1991, but my problems pale in comparison to your’s Lynn. God bless you for all that you do and for being such an inspiration not only to me, but anyone who has had the honor of learning about you and your will not only to survive, but to be victorious. I consider myself blessed to call you friend and brother.
    Love and God’s blessings to you,

    • Joseph Gabriele says:

      Lynn you just continue to blow me away from the first time I saw ” Body of Work” and now again ! Anytime I feel like I am getting a raw deal I need to look no further than I guy who just continues to overcome obstacles like a hurdler in the Olympics!!!! Never thought back then there would be a thing called Facebook where I could be friends, and interact with someone I hold in such high regard ! I your story and others went beyond anything Bill Phillips could have ever envisioned back in the original MM days . But thanks to him, you and so many we may have a shot at turning the health and fitness of this great country around. In the words of my Starjumping accountability partner …. ” KEEP GOING & AMAZE YOURSELF ” ! ~ Joseph

  3. Kathy Brown says:

    Lynn and Evey-
    I am so glad to see that both of you are doing well. We think of you often. Congrats on this amazing website. You both are such an inspiration.
    Keep doing what you are doing…you are transforming the lives of so many!

    • Kathy, we really appreciate you stopping by and sharing your words of encouragement. As you know, Lynn and I are living our purpose and helping folks ‘get and live healthy and fit’ now just as we did in the past with our studio. But this time as Speaker’s and Writer’s and we are very excited about it all. THANK YOU for all your support.

  4. Hey Lynn, fellow Penn Stater here. (1986) 🙂 I followed BFL and Transformation a few years back and recently became familiar with your story I think on Facebook. I had not, however, visited your wife’s site until today. I am happy I did. I lost weight and was in my best ever shape after BFL, but as usually happens, something went wrong and I gained it all back….plus…..you know the story. I am trying to find my way back. Followed Weigh Down principles for about 6 weeks but only lost 3 lbs.( simply put, that is only eating when your stomach growls and stop eating when almost satisfied) So…I am back to do this again. Being well over 40 has presented challenges to my weight loss goals. I workout 6 days per week and plan to get a better handle on my food intake. Just wanted to say thank you to Evey. I need to be back in control again. The fat has to go! 😛

    • Lori, great to have you here. Yep it’s good to be in control and lose the body fat. I will be starting a 12 week transformation group as of next week YAY and you could join us:) There will be a Member’s Only page right here on this site and that is where this whole 12 week Group Transformation will be happening. So be sure to be watching as I will be blogging all the detail later this week!

  5. Johnnie Lorren says:

    Lynn and Evey, Bob (a T.com runner-up) and I are almost 68 now, and have followed your story since we began with BFL in 1999. We met you in Denver and got your book. We just re-watched the “stories” video Bill put out a few years ago, and thought again about you guys. We now have a ittle cabin in Florida (Sanibel Island) and thought we’d see where your gym was….I see it is sold (?) – But we want to tell you that your experience with God is inspiring to us, and we know your testimony and ministry have helped man. God bless you guys. Bob and Johnnie Lorren

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