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Would you give up a year of your life to be thin?

This was from my purpose driven life calendar:

We all need mercy, because we all stumble and fall and require help getting back on track. We need to offer mercy to each other and be willing to receive it from each other. God says, “When people sin, you should forgive and comfort them, so they won’t give up in despair” (2 Corinthians 2:7 CEV)

It reminded me in life we all have many struggles and weight another one of them so don’t give up in despair dust your self off and jump in with both feet!!! cc


Mon. Jun 25, 6:37am

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would you give up a year of your life to be thin?

I once read a question that went like this: Would you give up a year of your life to be thin? Well that took all of a second to answer of course I would… then a few thoughts raced through my mind… I wonder how many years I’ve already givin up by living an unhealthy life style or how my more years will be cut short if I don’t change my habits? … and then the irony hit me … I’m now 100 pounds over weight and if I started today it will take a good year of solid dedication to lose 2 lbs a week and get back to 137 lbs… it means starting to focus on me and what I need to do to achieve this… I love my husband and want to be a help mate and lover not a burden so I’m taken action today! Feel free to join me on the journey and with God’s help and our commitment we can achieve our individual goals together!

Monday, June 25, 2007, 7:26 AM

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Lets Be Realistic !!!

If someone is 100lbs overweight you are already giving up 1 year of your life, if not 2 maybe 5 or even 10.
100lbs can shorten your life because of diabetes, stroke, heart attack, or maybe you don't even die early, maybe you lose a limb to diabetes, or maybe you can't walk or talk because of stroke. That is the reality of obesity so wake, up, stop relying on your almighty and get started, because maybe just maybe you can get your life back

Monday, June 25, 2007, 8:10 AM

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I’m sorry if my personal recognition of needing more then my own will power offended you, and as you so bluntly put it (I have woke up) and realized I needed to do something which is why I just joined this site, looking for others who have and are struggling with weight and have or are facing serious health issues because of it. You are very correct in your assessment of health risks for someone 100lbs overweight but as far as your suggestion for me to stop relying on my almighty as you put it, well the truth is I never have relied on him and I think its time I do so that’s a choice I choose to keep but I appreciate your words of encouragement and wish you luck with what ever your needs are for being on this site.

Monday, June 25, 2007, 10:23 AM

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Keep trusting the Lord Jesus Christ

Proverbs 3 5-7
5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
7 ¶ Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
You keep trusting in the Lord and read the Bible everyday. He will direct your paths if you read and talk to him.
I know, He has helped me so much.

Monday, June 25, 2007, 11:46 AM

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Can I chose which year I get to lose?

Monday, June 25, 2007, 1:36 PM

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Talk About a Misleading Thread Title

If I knew what this thread was before I had stumbled into the religious section, I never would have come.

Why does EVERYONE need to preach.
Eat less, exercise and lose weight , there you go.

Monday, June 25, 2007, 2:47 PM

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2:47 PM

Religion has become the national disease. It has infected every corner of our lives. So f***ing sick of the endless sanctimonious preaching too.

Monday, June 25, 2007, 3:23 PM

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Sorry if I offended or wasted your time

Not trying to preach was sharing a personal realization that I didn’t gain the weight over night and that it won’t come off by thinking it away, it was a realization of how many years I’ve wasted and the fear of what could come if I don’t take action now. It was that realization that finally got my attention and scared me enough to finally take action before it's too late. I will not apologize for what I believe but if my saying so offended you and you feel it wasted your time for that I do apologize because that was not my intent and you are correct to lose weight I need to Eat less and exercise more but for some that’s not enough and that’s where I choose faith because I do need more so thank you for your suggestions and I hope you are also successful in achieving your goals.

Monday, June 25, 2007, 3:56 PM

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What an eye opener it shocks me that some people find words of hope and encouragement a waste of time or even offensive and label it preaching how sad I just hope everyone who is struggling with a weight or health issue can find what ever strength they need to win the battle because it’s not always easy. Good Luck everyone!

Monday, June 25, 2007, 4:23 PM

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Eat less, exercise and lose weight....if it is that simple..why are you here? This is about encouraging each other!

Monday, June 25, 2007, 4:47 PM

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