As I was working out one day this weekend, I was thinking about some yoga stuff I heard that basically says that you have to have your mind and body work together. You are a combination of the two. I believe that to be true but on a different platform. God gave you both a body and a mind. I kinda think of the mind as your soul, it is who you are, who you choose to be,etc. And so many of us overweight people tend to live only in the mind. That is where we draw our pleasure from eating, or how we quell inner conflict by eating. Truth be told, our bodies gain nothing good from our over eating, it is our minds. I think that if you continue to do that disservice to yourself, it is not only bad for you, but it is kinda thumbing your nose at God's gift to you. Your body is the temple for your soul. You have at least a marginal obligation to "keep your house clean" in my opinion. And to be completely honest, I think that operating from a clean temple makes life so much better. I find myself more and more often in a better state of mind, a better understanding of life and in a better relationship with God, all of which I concentrate on while doing my workouts. A good brisk walk, or a decent day of jogging or a hike on a wooded trail, all these things make me happier and in my mind, smarter and more spiritual. I love when I feel my body working like it is supposed to, my legs in perfect stride, my arms pumping away during a good jog, or my muscles getting tired during a weight workout. The body us amazing. Take a second to appreciate yours during a good workout. Start strengthening your mind/body connection. It really is rewarding.