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running on the assumption KatAutumn is telling the truth, she should probably just watch her diet and begin some form of non-weight bearing aerobic exercise. Swimming and rowing both fit the bill.
8/30/2008 12:15:41 AM
The people who say things like "get off your fat ass and exercise" have obviously never been overweight. It's not helpful. You don't tell an alcoholic to "get off your drunken ass and stop drinking" and expect that to work, there's a little more to it. In AA people find comfort in a 'higher power' to stop drinking. I personally think it's a load of hooey and people are merely relying on their own power. But, if this women is an overeater and chooses to use prayer to replace comfort eating, it could work. It's just sad that she thinks it will be because of God instead of her own behaviour.
8/30/2008 12:16:48 AM
I'm betting you actually lowered your blood sugar with a combination of diet, excercise, maybe medications AND prayer, thereby masking the ineffectiveness of the prayer.
I can fly using prayer... and an airplane.
8/30/2008 12:17:29 AM
"I have exhausted every possible human effort, and it will take a miracle for me to lose weight."
Chop both of your legs off. You'll be at least 20 pounds lighter.
8/30/2008 12:58:06 AM
Here's a thought, and you might even agree with it.
Instead of eating, pray. (or do something actually usefull)
8/30/2008 1:13:07 AM
A change in diet and regular exercise are your friends. You should hang out with them more.
Prayer will be no help at all.
8/30/2008 1:18:14 AM
Good for you, LBF. However, for me, an insulin pump seems to work best.
As for my weight problem, I practice Tai Chi for an hour every morning and take an occasional nice long walk around the neighborhood.
8/30/2008 1:57:55 AM
Ahh, I love this. It's too hard for god to help all the thousands of starving kids in the world but he'll get off his ass because you want to drop a few pounds?
I've been a fatass most of my life. I'm around 5'7" or 5'8" and weigh in at around 205 pounds on a good day. But now I'm watching what I eat and I'm working out and guess what? It's working for me.
Put the fork down and get on a bicycle and ask god to do something worth while like help ease kids' hunger pains by giving them something to eat. Or for that matter, next time you want that extra chili dog why don't you use the money and make a donation to the Red Cross?
8/30/2008 2:03:31 AM
Allegory for Jesus
A parable of Love and Mercy, for children.
"Raising her hands to ask for the mercy of the Lord, to remove her from the wretched cycles that had cast her into the depths of obesity, did she pray for Yahweh to give her the gift of a normal physique, to escape from the afflictions and stigma associated with her current portliness. And lo, Jesus said unto the genuflect lady "let there be weight loss!"
And lo, an 28-year old axe-wielding maniac was manifested in His holiest light, and prompted to unleash his child-like glee upon the prayerful women with many a chop and slash, by our Lord. And yea, that man did vanish back into the forest, to continue to serve the Lord.
After three-fold and twenty-two days had passed, the woman, recovering fitfully, attached to bizarre contraptions which anger and confuse the Lord, yet are the tools with which He does his work, had, in the fitful dreams of the weeks hence, lost nearly 17 pounds due to neglecting to eat, having finally had the demon of hunger cast out of her.
Hallelujah! Praise him!"
8/30/2008 2:06:23 AM
So God won't heal amputees but will lower your blood pressure, something that you could do by yourself.
8/30/2008 2:10:40 AM
I pray that your fat ass shrinks a little bit, as it would be a miracle. There, ya happy now?
(I'm going to feel really, really bad about this later, but I just had to.)
Kat: If you really want us to cut her some slack, maybe you should try to get this quote deleted. A lot of the times, the commentors don't read or care what the other people have to say, especially if it's in defense of the person. Now I read, and I cared, but that joke was more important to me than anyone's feelings. Does that make me a monster?
Why yes, yes it does. Thank you for noticing.
8/30/2008 3:26:24 AM
You know what works even better than praying for losing weight? Walking. Or is that too much trouble?
8/30/2008 3:35:58 AM
So please join me in prayer, and let's get ready to see one happen.
OK, here goes;
Dear Lord, please bless this banana cream pie which I am about to dive into . . .
8/30/2008 4:38:11 AM
Cut out soda. After the caffeine shakes stopped in a day or two, I started to lose weight easier. Even if you can't do much exercise, try any movement at all. Even if it's hand weights and you do some sort of reps while sitting - something low impact to at least keep your heartrate up.
Seek professional help. I know my doc was helpful with those very first steps instead of just saying "run some laps, tubby." Good luck. If prayer helps you keep your focus on getting healthy, go for it. Pray to Jesus, rub a brass buddha, whatever helps keep your head in the game.
Not as fundie as many others.
8/30/2008 4:45:52 AM
Try drinking plenty of water. At least one full glass before every meal. Try walking, even casually, instead of driving. Don't eat anything an hour before bedtime. You may want to get involved in some low-strain physical activities before working up to harder ones.
8/30/2008 5:01:25 AM
Sorry to say that two hands clasped in prayer is not an exercise. Being a diabetic myself (yet not insulin dependant) I know what you've going through.
Diabetes has a habit of attacking in phases, mainly through worry - try yoga.
8/30/2008 5:10:50 AM
Get your ass to the gym and stop wolfing down those twinkies.
I lost 100lbs in a year, and I didn't do it by just sighing and wishing. I had to exercise a whole hell of a lot and eat healthily and in healthy portions. It takes effort, not just wishful thinking!
8/30/2008 6:19:16 AM
8/30/2008 6:43:38 AM
Okay, and while you are praying get a tredmill. Or start swimming. Or start working out.
God helps those who help themselves.
8/30/2008 7:21:43 AM
Jesus asked me to tell you to go on a diet.
8/30/2008 7:25:11 AM
Sorry, praying will not do what exercising and changing your diet will.
8/30/2008 12:32:36 PM
"Dear Lord, please steer Lovebirds from the Hostess cup cakes and guide her towards the vegeteble isle. Tempt her not with Dunken Doughnuts, but deliver her from Honey Buns.
In Sweet Baby Jesus' Name..AMEN!"
8/30/2008 8:56:47 PM
Snopester in Exile
Try prayer and fasting.
8/30/2008 9:49:05 PM
more praying = less eating
You might have something there. Good luck with that.
8/31/2008 12:27:04 AM
Well miss, weight is, in large part, influenced by genetics. Of course diet and exercise can help in that regard, but there is always a limit beyond which you simply cannot go. It is also fallacious to assume that weight is a barometer for health. A person who weighs 190 pounds is not unnecessarily more fit than a person who weighs 260.
8/31/2008 1:22:04 AM
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