Is God Telling You to Exercise or Lose Weight




I know I need to shed a few pounds.  Everybody talks about diets and the gym. Now it’s my turn, yet I would rather not.  After talking to a colleague today about her newest plan to lose weight, I thought about some recent research that claimed that people who slept more were slimmer.  Well, of course!  If you are sleeping, you’re not eating.  Not rocket science, right?    My friend’s theory was to only consider eating within 8 hours during the course of each day.  Again, if you purposefully limit your food intake to a certain number of hours, that should help matters.   All of this takes will power, though.  Here is where I get stuck.  I have a theory, though.  If I get down on my knees in prayer 1/3 of my waking hours, of course asking God for a svelte body, that would help me lose weight.  Right?  It would keep me from checking the refrigerator and pantry for snacks, too.   “Leave me alone, I am praying!”  And, see how the pounds are just sliding off?  Seriously, God loves me just as I am.  I stopped trying to look like the movie stars. It’s not in my genes.