Good morning everyone! I hope you all got at least something out of my message yesterday. I know it may have rubbed some the wrong way but often times that is just what is needed. Jesus turned over tables, Paul chastised the Churches for their backsliding, plenty of Biblical examples to show where sometimes a swift kick in the butt is what we need. I know I do! Anyway, thank you all for your support and now for something different…
Your probably looking at the picture above going, “What in the world is this?” Well today I feel it is me. See I am a 46 year old man with a problem; a food problem. I weigh 375 pounds (was as high as 400) and no end in sight to my issue. I have tried everything only to fall backwards again. Low carb, liquid diet, calorie watching, special shakes, blah blah blah I have done it all and up to this last year my body took it like a champ; not any more.
I’m “chemically” great; all blood work and related tests are always normal. However, with all this weight I know my heart is suffering. I can feel it as I walk, sit down, move at ALL, etc. Even more so now with my artificial hip as the recovery process is taking so much longer because of all this weight.
Not to mention I have a Disney trip just 5 months away and I’m scared to death I’m just going to slow everyone down…I just don’t know what the answers are. Some in my life say, “if you want it bad enough you’ll do it”. Well, that usually comes from someone skinny that has never dealt with food addiction and oh, that is total BS. I assure you that I want to lose this weight more than anything in this world right now; there is something that just keeps coming up and my will power sucks. Can anyone relate?
I have been asked to fill in for a local church and give a sermon at the end of the month. All I can think about sometimes is, how in the world are they going to take this fat guy seriously? He can’t even be disciplined himself to control his weight! I know that assuming the worst in people but I just can’t help thinking it.
So what now, what do I do? Well, starting to talk about it is the first step I guess and that is why I’m writing this today. Maybe if I confess it with my mouth, God will take over in this area of my life as well. Do any of you struggle with this as well? What has worked for you? I would love to hear from you in the comments below or you can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great Sunday my friends,