Gluttony is a sin. Greed is a sin.
Gluttony + Greed + uninhibited propensity to indulge = Obesity :. Sin
Why are some people obese? How did they eat their way to that weight? Are they naturally hungrier than other people? Are they just greedy? Are some people more susceptible to weight gain than others?
I have a genuine fear of being fat. It is the fear that I will eat myself to death. That I will become so big and swollen that I will no longer be considered attractive by the opposite sex. I feel good about myself when I think I'm attractive but I feel even better when others think I am an attractive person.
I'm afraid of fat people. I think that fat is contagious. Sometimes, I feel that if I hang around a fat person, my body may sub-consciously tap into their frequency of fatness; that I'll start eating like them, I'll become allergic to exercise, and swell into a shapeless blob of fat globules.
I think I'd rather have an eating disorder (like anorexia or bulimia) than be Obese.
There's nothing sexy about obesity.
At least with anorexia, I can gradually eat my way back to my ideal weight (125 lbs). But it'll take a lot of hard work & determination to burn 200lbs down to 125.
When I start having kids, I intend to work out like a fiend right after each birth. Fat is not sexy - even on moms. I'll exercise post-baby so it won't be said that "oh, she let herself go after having children". That will not be said about me. No. Never.
There are so many stereotypes about fat people; that they're dirty. they're stinky. they have low self-esteem. they're weak. they have no will to lose weight. e.t.c. How can you possibly (un)believe these stereotypes when you see this?
So my dear readers, are you fat? More so, are you obese? What are you doing about your predicament?
These days I have 138 lbs on my 5'5" frame. But I'm working hard everyday to redeem myself from the bondage of sin.
Never be afraid to take charge of your body. It's the only one you've got!
*: (Anya's Bible, Revised edition 2010).
1. This entry is not intended to offend anyone who considers him/herself obese. But if you are offended, start fasting (on fruit).
2. Or please check out: Weight Watchers, Billy Blanks Tae Bo, HIIT,