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"DAVID MIERS is reported to be in the top 10 cage fighters in Gosford. He has some serious dish washing skills and thinks that Elizabeth Bennet is hot. Although he thinks that his wife Rowena is hotter. David works in youth ministry for a great church. Likes to: speak in third person, watch and play soccer, eat food and surf the web. He has never watched Star Wars."

The sin of gluttony

Gluttony is a sin. I'm prone to losing self-control and being a glutton. I need to repent of this sin. I do love food... but sometimes my love of food takes over!! But I do think that you can love food without being gluttonous.

So what have I done?

I set a target at the start of November to lose 15kgs by Christmas - I have already lost 7 with 8 to go over the next month. I am doing more exercise and praying that I would be reminded of what holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

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  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Monday, November 27, 2006 11:03:00 pm  

    If I lost 15kgs, there would be absolutely nothing left of me. That being said, just because I'm thin doesn't mean i'm not a glutton. I can eat too much too - it just doesn't show - weight isn't the only indicator... top

  • Anonymous David Castor says so:
    Monday, November 27, 2006 11:07:00 pm  

    It's good to see this issue being given coverage. I'd just like to ask - what changes have you made? Are you not eating between meals, eating less at meals, or eating better meals? I could do with a little penance myself and would love your advice.

    Just make sure you don't overdo it though - not to discourage your motivation, but are you sure it's healthy to be losing 2kg per week? top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Tuesday, November 28, 2006 12:27:00 am  

    I lost 10kg in one week once, but don't recomend it. 2kg in a week is easy. A F1 driver probably looses 2kg in one race. It becomes a fun hobbie when you can see the scales move a bit everyday. But you can get light headed and loose concentration with low blood sugar, in which case just grab and sandwich. top

  • Blogger CraigS says so:
    Tuesday, November 28, 2006 8:55:00 am  

    I am a caffeine glutton, I really need to do something about that. I find it tough though... top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Tuesday, November 28, 2006 11:04:00 am  

    Dave - can you give a brief outline for your "gluttony is sin" argument?

    My understanding is that it's one of Dante's "7 deadly" sins. However I've never read Dante, so I've no idea where he finds support for this idea. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Tuesday, November 28, 2006 12:26:00 pm  

    Daniel, gluttony is identified as a sin in Proverbs - 23:2, 23:21 & 28:7. It's also mentioned in a negative context in Titus 1:12. top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Tuesday, November 28, 2006 7:01:00 pm  

    samr - 15 kgs isn't much for a big person like me!!! i'm not super-fat or anything - just big!

    david c - changes?? i'm doing the simple maths equation of energy input vs energy output.

    (random numbers below for argument's sake)
    if energy input = 2000KJ
    and energy output = 2000KJ
    Your weight will remain balanced.

    so what i'm doing is cutting back on the kilojoules (calories for american readers) and increasing energy output. so i'm having some special milksaheks and eating stuff with super low KJ's. i try to have them twice a day plus a normal meal - depending on if we are going to someone's house or having someone over etc.

    i'm not too worried about overdoing - 2kgs isn't much for a big guy - and i think my weight has always fluctuated - so 2 isn't super-heaps.

    jonny - thanks for the input

    craigs - be strong!!

    daniels - check out craigs' response... plus the blog he quoted on his blog: http://www.joethorn.net/?p=219

    one of the key things for me is to keep drinking the water!!!! top