The Christian’s Secret To Winning The Weight Loss Battle – Free No Risk Plan


“Imprisoned in every fat man a thin one is wildly signalling to be let out.”

 We’ve all heard versions of this quote by old English writer Cyril Connolly.   Days past, when thin, I met the sister who’s louder, more persistent and nasty. Thus the adjusted quote: “Inside every thin woman is a fat broad insisting to be let out.”

Truth be told, both voices duel bipolar style, in a constant battle to be heard, duking it out in the arena of my mind.

In this corner in the black trunks with tummy control panel, weighing in at sad pounds we have defending heavyweight champion… Fat Broad Deb. In the white trunks, the contender, weighing in at happy pounds, former lightweight champion… Skinny Broad Deb.

They argue nonstop…

Skinny voice: Tomorrow I will do 50 crunches, jog, eat all green foods. I will be healthy, fit and full of energy.

ice creamFat voice: If I can’t even have an ice cream cone with my grandchildren, what’s there to live for? What if I put green food dye on my ice cream?

Skinny voice: Food is for energy. I will use it like fuel saladand not eat what my body does not need. I am not hungry. I am satisfied.

Fat voice:  I’m starving and will surely die soon if I don’t have something decent to eat. I need satisfaction like fries, chocolate, cheese-cake. Without such pleasures, why get out of bed?

I promise, I do have a secret weapon that’s worked in the past and promises to work every time. I’ll get to that, really. But for now, back to the Whine Fest along with a short rant.

Now, can I honestly stare you in the computer screen and say “I don’t care what I look like?” No. But I can say, “healthy is the new hot, ” at least at my age. Lucky for me my hubby’s a dear, saying “ you’re just fat between fat3the ears.” Funny thing, ears are not what’s popping over my belt.

Speaking of acute belly abundance, every time I suck and stuff I think about the people who pay to have their fat removed via liposuction. Why? Have you ever thought about it? Duh! It’s a fuel source. People should be vying for my fat. It could provide heat through several winters, or, better yet, transform into a usable source of biofuel. We could take a road trip with a map tracking miles driven on our own fat. I can see the headlines now – WOMAN’S FLAB FUELS CROSS COUNTRY TRIP. Instead, we pay tons of cash to doctors who remove it with a beefed up Hoover vacuum. We don’t even get to take it home in a baggie. Just what do you think happens to those hefty bags of fat? Just saying. Rant over!

Jesting aside, both voices are liars and both speak some truth. It’s easy to find a healthy diet and exercise routine – they’re out there… pick one already. The problem is actually doing it. I talk a great diet and can chat about jogging while in the Yoga Lotus Pose. But the only times I have ever been successful at losing a significant amount of weight… God helps me. And, when I falter and the weight returns? He helps me again. No matter how many times I gain and lose like an accordion, He responds to my call for help.

That’s right. The secret is prayer. It works. I’ve tried to lose weight on my own for years, then I finally bring God on board and He transforms my thinking. I just can’t seem to go it alone. I still have to do the work, but He gives me the strength. prayer

If you were hoping for an easy fix, you just got it. Rest in Him. Pray. Trust. Have faith. He will encourage you even when there’s a sneaky inner voice whispering defeat in your ear while placing a heavy foot on the scale.

Praying through weight loss is certainly not a new concept. To help get you started I’ve posted a couple of great articles in agreement. I encourage you to check them out. Just remember, this is between you and God. He knows your relationship with food, what needs to change, where you are weak. Who better to have as a personal trainer?

Here is a good prayer to start.

A Prayer to Lose Weight (author unknown)

Guide me lord, as I strive to lose weight You are my light and my anchor, and with you I know all things are possible.

Help me this day to make healthy choices and give me the strength to fight against destructive cravings that negatively affect my health.

You said, “The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. As I bow before you today, raise me up help me towards my goals.

I have been taught that anything that replaces God is an idol. Help me to reject any unhealthy habit in which I seek false comfort. For you are my one true comfort and salvation.

In your name I pray, Amen.

11 thoughts on “The Christian’s Secret To Winning The Weight Loss Battle – Free No Risk Plan”

  1. You are so right about God being able to help us with anything we take the time to ask of Him, even diets. Getting healthier is good, but your hubby is right…. you are only fat between the ears where all this good, funny and inspirational writing originates. 😉

    1. Well Natalie, the story underneath is that I reached 5 pounds over my high end of the healthy scale. So, before I have ill health effects, I’m praying for help. And, you are so right about it applying to most any habit.

  2. I love this! It is crazy how many decisions we make and leave God out of them. I think I needed this. I’m always saying I need to be healthier, but I never think to pray about it. Thanks for reminding me about an area in my life I need to work on!

  3. thanks again for encouraging words. I have to remember that, of myself, I am pretty much powerless over everything. GOD has helped me through everything I have asked Him for.

  4. I am 40 lbs overweight. Yet I have lost 35 lbs in last 4 months. I will gain all of it and then some most likely this winter and start the trek over again next spring. It is easy to see the reasons why I am overweight and the reasons why I gain so much each winter. I EAT!!! Whatever I want, whenever I want. Absolutely no discipline. The way I see it when the pain gets to be great I will, as I have w/ all my self defeating issues, reach for Him and start to do something about it. I am not one to put alot of stock in prayer however. I see it is an act of surrender more than a petition to Him for help. “We are sure that wants us to be happy, joyous and free”. this statement coming from AA literature means to me that it is MY job to eliminate the things which keep me from attaining those things. Unfortuantely for me I still do not see my eating habits as detrimental to my happiness, joyousness or freedom…

    Good Story Deb as always

    1. Ray I totally relate to the struggle and agree it is about surrender which my form of is prayer. I envy the winter of eating whatever you want. I can’t because my health starts to go south quickly.

  5. good writing about good and the evil that goes on in my head about food and ending it in that we have to trust him that he will see that I have eyes in your waist and healthy

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