🙏 Real Talk ðŸ™

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 damar19911996@gmail.com

Have a great Sunday my friends,

In Christ,

David

Author: David A Fischer

Just a regular guy trying to get more like Christ every day!

10 thoughts on “🙏 Real Talk ðŸ™”

  1. A good friend of mine was about your weight four years ago. He now weighs around 190 maybe 200. He went to a weight loss clinic and paid them thousands to be on their program.They told him what to eat, how much to eat and so on. In a nutshell they controlled his life….for a little while.

    Money out of his own wallet along with the realization that he was cutting his life short proved to be his motivation. It worked for him. Not saying it’ll work for you but if this is something you have not tried it’s something to think about.

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  2. Good Morning David, (same name as my hubby by the way, 🙂 ) I am so grateful you found my blog. Thank you! I can’t wait to learn more about you and your quest toward healthier living.

    Using Biblical principles I strive to live an excellent life for our Lord and encourage others to do so. As Christians, we are exhorted to “be holy for I am holy” in 1 Peter 1:16. It’s not easy but it’s doable in small sensible steps. Human nature however wants instant gratification. Well, what does that teach us? Nothing! Health is a slow and steady journey just as living a Believer’s life is. I’ve written extensively about this practical application journey over 5 1/2 years. (Even written a book about it.)

    I wanted you to know, while working for doctors, that I had a couple of patients who were well over 500 pounds. I urge you David to Love the Lord your God more than food. Please read: Philippians 3:19, 2 Corinthians 5:17, James 4:4, 1 Corinthians 10:23 I’ll be here for you to encourage you toward excellence. Blessings back,

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