Health and Fitness: Fat Pastors, Transition and Pasta

Healthfitness I have heard some about fat pastors in the blog and news world lately, and indeed the Bible belt bulges and shirt buttons become projectiles.  Amazing how many meetings with people at lunch fattens.  Sit down and read a book a few times preparing lessons or services on a computer with a venti frap and you end up fat.   If you like to cook, like I do, forget it.

Huge events in our lives can trigger bad habits.  Moving a few months ago stalled a very good 17 months of fitness, with a leap off of the wagon of health.  Finding new routines and adjusting to a new home, ministry and relationships puts self-care on the back burner.  Not only have I neglected some good eating habits, I have not picked up a fun book, or created at the level I desire.

Pasta speaks to me!  It also per gram moves to the waistline faster than a politician does to a lobbyist’s pocket book.  This fact will not change, but if it does I will rejoice!  Now, I am back counting calories and moderately exercising.  My weight is at 212.  My goal is to not simply drop to my 200 number and lower, but to re-invigorate the habits that will get me there–diet and moderate exercise and good sleep patterns.

How is your health and fitness goals working for you?

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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  1. I got a dog. That seems to have keep me even more focused on my health. I usually walk the dog about five times a week.

  2. I got a dog. That seems to have keep me even more focused on my health. I usually walk the dog about five times a week.

  3. I got a dog. That seems to have keep me even more focused on my health. I usually walk the dog about five times a week.

  4. I got a dog. That seems to have keep me even more focused on my health. I usually walk the dog about five times a week.

  5. The week before I got the candidacy call for my new job in L.A. I weighed 183 pounds. 9 months later I weighed 208. Almost like being preggo!
    I’ve been working hard since then. I’m down to 192 with 183 in my view for summer! Down with pasta, pork and dairy. Up with protein shakes and cereal (with rice milk of course)!

  6. The week before I got the candidacy call for my new job in L.A. I weighed 183 pounds. 9 months later I weighed 208. Almost like being preggo!
    I’ve been working hard since then. I’m down to 192 with 183 in my view for summer! Down with pasta, pork and dairy. Up with protein shakes and cereal (with rice milk of course)!

  7. The week before I got the candidacy call for my new job in L.A. I weighed 183 pounds. 9 months later I weighed 208. Almost like being preggo!
    I’ve been working hard since then. I’m down to 192 with 183 in my view for summer! Down with pasta, pork and dairy. Up with protein shakes and cereal (with rice milk of course)!

  8. The week before I got the candidacy call for my new job in L.A. I weighed 183 pounds. 9 months later I weighed 208. Almost like being preggo!
    I’ve been working hard since then. I’m down to 192 with 183 in my view for summer! Down with pasta, pork and dairy. Up with protein shakes and cereal (with rice milk of course)!

  9. 4 down, 46lbs to go. Someday I hope to be the ex-fat xPastor. Of course this means we will never again polish off a Lou Malnati’s pizza by ourselves. 🙁

  10. 4 down, 46lbs to go. Someday I hope to be the ex-fat xPastor. Of course this means we will never again polish off a Lou Malnati’s pizza by ourselves. 🙁

  11. 4 down, 46lbs to go. Someday I hope to be the ex-fat xPastor. Of course this means we will never again polish off a Lou Malnati’s pizza by ourselves. 🙁

  12. 4 down, 46lbs to go. Someday I hope to be the ex-fat xPastor. Of course this means we will never again polish off a Lou Malnati’s pizza by ourselves. 🙁

  13. We can do it! I sure would love to polish off that Lou Malnati deep dish right now, Erich… resist, resist..

  14. We can do it! I sure would love to polish off that Lou Malnati deep dish right now, Erich… resist, resist..

  15. We can do it! I sure would love to polish off that Lou Malnati deep dish right now, Erich… resist, resist..

  16. We can do it! I sure would love to polish off that Lou Malnati deep dish right now, Erich… resist, resist..

  17. I have no real health plan. But, I walk to church and back – anywhere from 2-6 miles/day. Since my wife and I only have 1 vehicle, I often walk to visits as well, adding to the total.
    Though I eat my fair share (though I do lay off sugar), I keep a fairly trim 185-190 on my 6′ frame.

  18. I have no real health plan. But, I walk to church and back – anywhere from 2-6 miles/day. Since my wife and I only have 1 vehicle, I often walk to visits as well, adding to the total.
    Though I eat my fair share (though I do lay off sugar), I keep a fairly trim 185-190 on my 6′ frame.

  19. I have no real health plan. But, I walk to church and back – anywhere from 2-6 miles/day. Since my wife and I only have 1 vehicle, I often walk to visits as well, adding to the total.
    Though I eat my fair share (though I do lay off sugar), I keep a fairly trim 185-190 on my 6′ frame.

  20. I have no real health plan. But, I walk to church and back – anywhere from 2-6 miles/day. Since my wife and I only have 1 vehicle, I often walk to visits as well, adding to the total.
    Though I eat my fair share (though I do lay off sugar), I keep a fairly trim 185-190 on my 6′ frame.

  21. Not only do I love to cook, but I love to eat! And a cookin blog isn’t helping. So I joined the 100 mile walk at the local Y. I did however post a “diet” pie recipe because you can have your pie and eat it too!

  22. Not only do I love to cook, but I love to eat! And a cookin blog isn’t helping. So I joined the 100 mile walk at the local Y. I did however post a “diet” pie recipe because you can have your pie and eat it too!

  23. Not only do I love to cook, but I love to eat! And a cookin blog isn’t helping. So I joined the 100 mile walk at the local Y. I did however post a “diet” pie recipe because you can have your pie and eat it too!

  24. Not only do I love to cook, but I love to eat! And a cookin blog isn’t helping. So I joined the 100 mile walk at the local Y. I did however post a “diet” pie recipe because you can have your pie and eat it too!

  25. Rich,I feel ya man. I’m in the middle of moving my family right now and there is no fitness going on. I’m hoping to get healthier when we’re all move and life gets some semblance of pattern again.

  26. Rich,I feel ya man. I’m in the middle of moving my family right now and there is no fitness going on. I’m hoping to get healthier when we’re all move and life gets some semblance of pattern again.

  27. Rich,I feel ya man. I’m in the middle of moving my family right now and there is no fitness going on. I’m hoping to get healthier when we’re all move and life gets some semblance of pattern again.

  28. Rich,I feel ya man. I’m in the middle of moving my family right now and there is no fitness going on. I’m hoping to get healthier when we’re all move and life gets some semblance of pattern again.

  29. This is our first nice weekend, and I got back on my bike again. I haven’t been ballooning up this year, but I have put on a few pounds since last summer, so I should hit the weight loss effort again. Great reminder here.

  30. This is our first nice weekend, and I got back on my bike again. I haven’t been ballooning up this year, but I have put on a few pounds since last summer, so I should hit the weight loss effort again. Great reminder here.

  31. This is our first nice weekend, and I got back on my bike again. I haven’t been ballooning up this year, but I have put on a few pounds since last summer, so I should hit the weight loss effort again. Great reminder here.

  32. This is our first nice weekend, and I got back on my bike again. I haven’t been ballooning up this year, but I have put on a few pounds since last summer, so I should hit the weight loss effort again. Great reminder here.

  33. Book your meetings at Sprout’s and Wahoo’s and you can make a big dent in things. I am also big on a clean colon.

  34. Book your meetings at Sprout’s and Wahoo’s and you can make a big dent in things. I am also big on a clean colon.

  35. Book your meetings at Sprout’s and Wahoo’s and you can make a big dent in things. I am also big on a clean colon.

  36. Book your meetings at Sprout’s and Wahoo’s and you can make a big dent in things. I am also big on a clean colon.

  37. I with Vince, healthy eating–big dent. Worship Retreat at a spa that does high colonics– that would be an interesting night!!! Fiber is nothing compared to that!!!

  38. I with Vince, healthy eating–big dent. Worship Retreat at a spa that does high colonics– that would be an interesting night!!! Fiber is nothing compared to that!!!

  39. I with Vince, healthy eating–big dent. Worship Retreat at a spa that does high colonics– that would be an interesting night!!! Fiber is nothing compared to that!!!

  40. I with Vince, healthy eating–big dent. Worship Retreat at a spa that does high colonics– that would be an interesting night!!! Fiber is nothing compared to that!!!

  41. We had Dr. Nick speak at our Church last night. He lost over 200 lbs in less than a year. 460lbs… now he maintains a weight of 190lbs by excersize and healthy eating.
    His whole message? It’s not about diet, it’s about lifestyle. “I don’t have the time not to excersize.”

    http://www.cbn.com/700club/guests/bios/nick_yphantides_120104.aspx

    One of the guys in our Church has lost over 90lbs because of one conversation with Dr. Nick.

  42. We had Dr. Nick speak at our Church last night. He lost over 200 lbs in less than a year. 460lbs… now he maintains a weight of 190lbs by excersize and healthy eating.
    His whole message? It’s not about diet, it’s about lifestyle. “I don’t have the time not to excersize.”

    http://www.cbn.com/700club/guests/bios/nick_yphantides_120104.aspx

    One of the guys in our Church has lost over 90lbs because of one conversation with Dr. Nick.

  43. We had Dr. Nick speak at our Church last night. He lost over 200 lbs in less than a year. 460lbs… now he maintains a weight of 190lbs by excersize and healthy eating.
    His whole message? It’s not about diet, it’s about lifestyle. “I don’t have the time not to excersize.”

    http://www.cbn.com/700club/guests/bios/nick_yphantides_120104.aspx

    One of the guys in our Church has lost over 90lbs because of one conversation with Dr. Nick.

  44. We had Dr. Nick speak at our Church last night. He lost over 200 lbs in less than a year. 460lbs… now he maintains a weight of 190lbs by excersize and healthy eating.
    His whole message? It’s not about diet, it’s about lifestyle. “I don’t have the time not to excersize.”

    http://www.cbn.com/700club/guests/bios/nick_yphantides_120104.aspx

    One of the guys in our Church has lost over 90lbs because of one conversation with Dr. Nick.

  45. Hi Rich and Tammy!Laurie & J.V. here from Sunridge, and Blogger “A Diamond in the Rough”/”Dalla Mia Cucina”.

    I was at my mom and dad’s today and just happen to comment to my dad that he looks a bit thinner. “I’ve switched to Rice Pasta and Spelt pasta” was his comment. My dad has always been careful about what he eats..but lets face it, being Italians practically right off the boat, my parents still enjoy the Italian foodie delights that pack on the lbs. There are some “not so bad” ingredient substitutes for those who enjoy the finer culinary fare. Like Spelt flour for pastas and preparations like “Pizza Margherita”, a traditional Italian pizza with much less cheese topping, fresh buffalo mozzarella instead and more fresh tomato slices with basil leaves compared to the thick paste and shredded mozzarella. There are definitely lots of yummy dishes with less heavy and greasy ingredients. 🙂

    And I saw Megans “Diet Pie”..it looks yummy!

    Ciao and blessings to your family!

  46. Hi Rich and Tammy!Laurie & J.V. here from Sunridge, and Blogger “A Diamond in the Rough”/”Dalla Mia Cucina”.

    I was at my mom and dad’s today and just happen to comment to my dad that he looks a bit thinner. “I’ve switched to Rice Pasta and Spelt pasta” was his comment. My dad has always been careful about what he eats..but lets face it, being Italians practically right off the boat, my parents still enjoy the Italian foodie delights that pack on the lbs. There are some “not so bad” ingredient substitutes for those who enjoy the finer culinary fare. Like Spelt flour for pastas and preparations like “Pizza Margherita”, a traditional Italian pizza with much less cheese topping, fresh buffalo mozzarella instead and more fresh tomato slices with basil leaves compared to the thick paste and shredded mozzarella. There are definitely lots of yummy dishes with less heavy and greasy ingredients. 🙂

    And I saw Megans “Diet Pie”..it looks yummy!

    Ciao and blessings to your family!

  47. Hi Rich and Tammy!Laurie & J.V. here from Sunridge, and Blogger “A Diamond in the Rough”/”Dalla Mia Cucina”.

    I was at my mom and dad’s today and just happen to comment to my dad that he looks a bit thinner. “I’ve switched to Rice Pasta and Spelt pasta” was his comment. My dad has always been careful about what he eats..but lets face it, being Italians practically right off the boat, my parents still enjoy the Italian foodie delights that pack on the lbs. There are some “not so bad” ingredient substitutes for those who enjoy the finer culinary fare. Like Spelt flour for pastas and preparations like “Pizza Margherita”, a traditional Italian pizza with much less cheese topping, fresh buffalo mozzarella instead and more fresh tomato slices with basil leaves compared to the thick paste and shredded mozzarella. There are definitely lots of yummy dishes with less heavy and greasy ingredients. 🙂

    And I saw Megans “Diet Pie”..it looks yummy!

    Ciao and blessings to your family!

  48. Hi Rich and Tammy!Laurie & J.V. here from Sunridge, and Blogger “A Diamond in the Rough”/”Dalla Mia Cucina”.

    I was at my mom and dad’s today and just happen to comment to my dad that he looks a bit thinner. “I’ve switched to Rice Pasta and Spelt pasta” was his comment. My dad has always been careful about what he eats..but lets face it, being Italians practically right off the boat, my parents still enjoy the Italian foodie delights that pack on the lbs. There are some “not so bad” ingredient substitutes for those who enjoy the finer culinary fare. Like Spelt flour for pastas and preparations like “Pizza Margherita”, a traditional Italian pizza with much less cheese topping, fresh buffalo mozzarella instead and more fresh tomato slices with basil leaves compared to the thick paste and shredded mozzarella. There are definitely lots of yummy dishes with less heavy and greasy ingredients. 🙂

    And I saw Megans “Diet Pie”..it looks yummy!

    Ciao and blessings to your family!

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