Jan 16

011609 WeightWell, I am going going public with this. The following is tip #4 from my Weight Loss Tips post.

4. Go public, ask for prayer, blog about it, tell friends and family what your goals are so they can provide you support.

Public commitment brings accountability.

011609 Waste MeasurementSo I am overweight. I am 5′ – 7″, my waist is 43″, and I weigh 185 (down 5 pounds this month already). My highest weight was 205 about 10 to 15 years ago, which was shortly after I got married. Susan’s food was so so good!

The Ideal Weight Body Calculator tells me for a 5′ – 7″, 51-year-old male adult, the medical recommendation is 121lbs to 160lbs. I am of medium build, so I think my weight should be 150 to 155lb.

So please pray for me and keep me accountable to this commitment. I am not making my goals public at this point as I need make sure they are realistic. Please feel free to post comments of encouragement. Click on the “Add Comments” button at the top left of the posts and it will give you a form to post in.

I feel like I lack temperance in eating, plus I want to be a better steward of my body which is the temple of God. The plan is to post my waist and weight measurements regularly, and post the meals that I am eating and give some feedback on how my program goes.

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2 Responses to “Public Commitment Brings Accountability”

  1. 1. Primitive Christianity Says:

    Hi Bob:
    Just about 10 days ago I downloaded and listened to a good message on The Sin of Gluttony. Such messages can be a help also, although they are very rare!
    I am glad to see you make this commitment, even though I did not even realize you were overweight.
    Forward!
    Mike

  2. 2. Bob Mutch Says:

    Hi Mike; I am 30 pounds overweight but because I have broader shoulders and wear loose sweaters it doesn’t really show. But more than an overweight problem I have a problem with intemperance. I feel like my metabolic rate is high for my age. I am hyperactive and my sister that is in the know claims I am ADD.

    So for me being overweight is the fruit of my intemperance problem. So while this program will deal with the fruit of the problem I am also looking at the root of the problem and looking for direction from the Lord.

    I have been changing my eating habits for the last three years and have stabilized my weight. Susan and I both have made a number of lifestyle changes and are both more serious about our health.

    To deal with my chocolate and sweets problem I quit eating sweets for over a year. Then about two months ago I started eating chocolate in small measures and I am at the point now where I don’t need it and don’t crave it.

    It is always easier to abstain for some thing then to be temperance. As I didn’t seem to have the strength to be temperate I abstained and then where I have victory in abstaining I then moved into being temperate. So this was one of my big victories in my struggles with intemperance.

    So I don’t know where this will all take me but my desire is to glorify God in my body and what ever I eat or drink to do all to the glory of God.

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