“A more healthy weight”
As many of you may remember, I was commissioned last June as a provisional United Methodist deacon. Provisional status lasts (at least) two years, the first year of which I am required to “check in” with the provisional committee and update them on my progress in ministry. Next year, I will be requesting this committee’s recommendation for ordination in full connection.
As you can imagine, there are a number of materials I need to prepare for this interview. One of them is a set of questions about my personal and professional habits and wellness. The “Self-Understanding” section includes the following (emphasis mine):
a. Do you have friends outside the local churchb. What recreational activities do you participate in?
c. How often do you engage in physical exercise lasting at least 30 minutes? What is that routine?
d. How are your eating habits? If you are over/under the average weight for your age and body type, do you have a plan in the next year to move toward a more healthy weight?
e. Do you meet regularly in an accountability/support group? How often do you meet? How has this group helped your spiritual, emotional, and mental outlook?
f. How many nights per week are reserved for “home life”?
g. How many days off do you take consistently each week?
h. Do you take all your vacation?
i. What are your interests and hobbies outside the church?
Oh, this question is going to be fun to answer. Right off the bat we have not only the assumption that there is “one healthy weight” for all people, but also the conflation of weight with eating.
I am sure I will post my answer here once it is complete. As I am contemplating my answer to this… any insight from my readers about how to go about answering this? Assuming no one on the committee has probably ever heard of FA, or they have, may have wild misconceptions about it?