Posts tagged How to lose weight
The Battle of Weight: How I Lost 300 Pounds

“Why don’t you just do something about it?”

Ever wonder why some people have crazy awesome transformation stories and some people, well, they just don’t? 

I mostly just wonder why I can’t be the one with THE transformation story. 

Well, what you probably don’t know about me is that I actually have lost over 300 pounds!  Yep, you read that right, 300 pounds.  You see, instead of THE transformation story, I have transformation stories, as in plural—more than one.  So no I never weighed 400 pounds, but I have managed to spend the last 30 years gaining and losing the same 20-40 pounds.  Over and over.  And over.  Again.

So what gives? Why do we battle? Is it really because we don’t know what to eat and how much to eat?  Is it really that we don’t have time or can’t afford to be healthy or go to the gym?

Or is it that, well maybe if we are honest with ourselves, we don’t really WANT to.  Ouch.

When I was in medical school I had two (skinny) guy-friends who just couldn’t relate to what I was saying about my body, my eating, and my fitness.  In complete honesty and genuine ignorance to my struggle they stared at me confused as I blubbered on one day.  And then as if premeditated, the onslaught began as one of them said the innocent words I’ll never forget, “Well, why don’t you just do something about it?”

Oh no he did-ent?  Ugh…he did!  They did. 

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The Struggle To Be Skinny: What Does God Have To Say About It?

I want to be skinny.  There.  I said it.  I mean who sits around thinking they WANT to be overweight.  I know I sure don’t.

For years I obsessed about this.  I beat myself up time and time again.  And if I’m honest with myself (and you), I still take Satan’s bait on this one from time to time.  Sometimes when I’m overweight and, hear this, sometimes when I’m actually quite thin and fit I fall prey to the enemy’s body image lies. 

For those who struggle with body image issues, our thought life related to our weight can be all consuming.  For some, that looks like a number on the scale.  It may look like a certain pair of jeans that MUST fit.  For others, it’s eating just the right number of calories in a day.  Or maybe it’s that thigh dimple that shows each time you sit down.  The obsessions can take all shapes and sizes—just like our bodies. 

Early in time before the fall of man, Adam and Eve walked in a garden of perfection, get this, totally naked.  Can you imagine?  I try and sit sometimes to ponder what it must be like to have total freedom in your body, to just walk around with no thought as to what you look like and what others must be thinking about what you look like.  I really can’t even go there.  And then, food enters the picture to ruin it all.  Ok, not exactly, but it helps me feel better to blame it on the food.

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