Things to Do In 2019: Lose an “X”

Honesty Is the Best Policy

OK, I am going to be completely honest with you, dear reader, and the rest of the world – even Dr. Phil…

I’m overweight! 

If the truth be known, I could stand to lose 40 pounds and at least one “X” from my clothing. My current collection is 2 X’s, including an extra “X” for more casual occasions. Believe it or not, my first new suit in years had a coat size of 50R!  I should be in a 44, or less.

Needless to say, I am not as photo-worthy as the sleek version of myself in my header pic, that’s for sure. That’s why I haven’t changed it in the last 8 years!

Not My Temple

But the thing that is so hard to remember when I get a hankering for fresh-baked bread is that this body does not belong to me – it belongs to the Lord.

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. – 1 Corinthians 6:19–20 

God not only owns my soul, but He owns this old (literally) body, too. My body is His temple, and I have never been given permission to build any extensions.

Therefore, it is my intention to restore the condition of this fleshly temple, making it more usable and more profitable for the One who owns it in 2019 and beyond.

To do otherwise would be a sin.


Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth [it] not, to him it is sin. – James 4:17


Oh, and I’ve got to average 83 views a day to break that 30,000 mark.


Filed under clothing, Food, the future

8 responses to “Things to Do In 2019: Lose an “X”

  1. Praying you’ll lose that X and hit that 30K in 2019. Blessings.

  2. Congratulations! This is a worthy goal.

    Please consider reading this book by Stephen Guise:
    Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering.

    There are sound scientific reasons why most diets fail miserably over the long haul, even if at first the diet seems to be working. This book explains the science behind the failures, and the success, very well.

  3. Anthony ~ highly recommend WW. I have been going since the first of April last year and have lost 45#. I’m in it to win it. The app is great to keep track of what you’re eating and I have never gone hungry. Don

  4. hawk2017

    You are right. I forget my body is our God’s purchase also. Ty:))

  5. Gaaah same!
    I just retired from the Air Force, and in all the stress of transition, I definitely ignored fitness and diet more than I should. Now I try to keep up with my teen son as he hikes all over the hillside walking paths near our home, and I find myself wheezing.
    If nothing else, I relate and I applaud your honesty and determination. I wish you well in achieving all your goals.

  6. Anthony, Thank you! I will tell you that for me, until about 3 years ago now I actually just realized that my body is the temple of God. So since then I have been attempting to change it so that it can be worthy of being called the Temple of Holy Spirit.

    Thank you again for the reminder!

  7. Prayer changes things. Amen

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