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Topic: Good and Bad (05/07/09)
TITLE: Weight on the Lord
By Nancy Higginson
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I have never been a thin person. Yes, I know it is not good to be over weight. Yes, I know how many calories that donut has in it. (Same amount of calories as the one you are eating, but since you are thin, no one seems to feel the need to point that out to you) With programs like “The Biggest Loser” and celebrities touting how they lost 30 pounds of pregnancy weight in six weeks, weight loss and America’s weight problem seems to be in the forefront of many people’s minds. But, does a person being overweight really give anyone the right point that fact out to them? Do people really think that, as I zipped up my plus size jeans this morning, I didn’t know I was fat? Of course, those who well insults in parking lots or feel the need to critique what is on your plate, don’t think. If they stopped for just a moment to think about how their words could effect someone they wouldn’t say anything.
I once had a doctor who wanted me to lose ninety five pounds. He said I could “simply” lose tens pounds a month for six months and reach the goal he set for me. I guess doctors don’t need math, let alone compassion, for medical school. He told me to get more exercise. I asked what exercises should I do, or not do, with my medical condition. He told me, great exercise advice for someone in chronic pain, “if it hurts, don’t do it”, well that leaves out anything including laying in bed. He did not stay my doctor much longer. With the support of my family, I managed to almost reach the weight loss goal the new surgeon set for me before that surgery could not be put off any longer.
Sadly, thirty of the fifty five pounds I lost have come back. I have some new goals in mind, little steps, not giant leaps. I do not need anyone to analyze the contents of my plate, or remind me I’m fat as I walk through the parking lot. I do not need a doctor to tell me how easy weight loss is, or to be given nutritional advice from a co-worker as he eats he third bagel of the morning. What I need is to give this to the Lord. To ask His help in this never ending battle.
“But those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up like wings on eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Is 40:31 NKJ
I shall wait upon the Lord, I will pray every morning that He guides me in this battle.
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