Monday, March 18, 2013

Remodeling the Temple

For many health reasons, it is necessary to lose weight, poundage, mass, and otherwise remodel the temple of God.  When reading secular books on the subject, they usually suggest making a list of motivational reasons, having to do with mirrors, self esteem, and the opinion of others.  I hate to blatantly appear more mature than most, but really, such reasons strike me as childish or adolescent.

I decided when I was 8 years old to remain large to take myself out of the running for "most sexually attractive", and thus save a lot of trouble.  My thinking refined over the years and I decided that if a man wanted to marry me he'd have to love me large.  Mr. P does.  Blessedly, he will also love me smaller, as we  will go for a healthier life. 

Usually, Mr. P and I change our eating habits together, but at the moment he has other things going on and I'm doing this on my own, sort of.  Some of the following reasons are borrowed from The Beck Diet Solution Wright Loss Workbook by Judith S. Beck, PhD.  It's based on the system of Cognitive Therapy developed by her father, Aaron Beck.


God's temple will be healthier. It's a reasonable sacrifice.

My diabetes will be less severe.

My arthritis will be less severe.

If I need physical help, I won't be a fat, old person.

More physical stamina

Better blood pressure

Better cholesterol

More energy

More optimism

My stomach won't be the first thing greeting people.

I'll have accomplished something really difficult.

I'll feel in control.

1 comment:

Kippy SoMature said...

amen :) with spring coming, you can take some walks, no? treadmill at the gym? :) step by step - He will lead you and guide you! Hooray for remodels!!!!!!
He satisfies - :)

For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
colossians 2:9-10