Hi, my name is Kate, and I have recently started writing a blog called Spirtually Obese. It’s been on my mind for a while to start a blog writing about my own struggles with weight and faith. As an overweight Christian woman, I have often been told that if I just relied on God enough, then my weight problems would be solved. This might be the case for some people, but it’s always been more of a struggle for me. Thus, the idea of Spiritually Obese was born.
I have struggled with my weight since high school. I have tried tons of diets and exercise regimes. I have worked out with personal trainers, and I have worked out at home. In all of this, I have learned that it’s all about your mental attitude when it comes to being healthy.
Because of my struggle with emotional eating, I have a hard time controlling the power that food has over me. It is only by a complete mindset change that I will be able to defeat my weight problems.
I started the blog because I felt an overwhelming urge to share my story with my friends and family. I chose to be open and vulnerable with not only my struggles with weight, but also my struggles in living a life of faith. I know that I am not the only person who has these kinds of problems, and I hope that through this others can realize that they are not alone.
Every person on this planet struggles with something in their lives. Paul (of the Bible) had a “thorn of the flesh” that he was constantly fighting. It’s easier for me to address mine because it’s so out there. You can tell that I have a problem with food just by looking at me.
I am obviously not perfect. Yet, I do believe that God is constantly at work within me to make me a better person both physically and spiritally. So, right now, here I am: Spiritually Obese. This is me, but it’s not who I am becoming.