This is a great article by Tina Reale and posted on the Faith and Fitness site www.faithandfitness.net. The author does a wonderful job explaining how numbers (calories, weight on the scale, etc.) might provide useful information at times, but should not be used to determine your progress or success regarding to your fitness goals. Reale lists flaws in using these numbers and the slippery slope that can ensue if we do so. Finally, she shares how God called her to choose foods and activities for her health not her size.
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians: 6:19-20)
“The angel of the LORD came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.” (1 Kings 19: 7-8)