Friday, July 25, 2008

It Starts with Me!

Welcome to It Starts with Me!

This is my personal blog, the one where I can cheer myself on, vent, or wonder about whatever topic's on my mind. Here I'll chat about my weight loss woes, the spiritual a-ha's that are whispered to my heart, or simply the latest fun thing that I've done, learned about, or wish I could do.

The bottomline is that living life in a healthy manner--physically, emotionally, spiritually--begins with me. It's about my choices, my attitude, my actions.

God is the author and finisher of my faith and the head of my life but He has a permissive will that allows a lot of latitude.

That's where I come in.

I'm not big on blaming other folks for what ails me. Or at least I try not to. I may even go overboard with looking at myself and trying to figure out what works well for me and why or what doesn't and what I could have done differently.

This is the place where I will get some of that stuff out of my head!

So as I experiment with and get better at living within His permissive will, I'll talk about it.

I hope you'll join me.

Peace & Blessings,


Chelle Sandell said...

What a wonderful inspiration you are! I'd love to join you on your journey.

Patricia W. said...

Thanks Chelle!

And it won't be all about me, even if the title says otherwise. Think of "It Starts With Me" as more of a mantra. I'll be looking for guest columnists who have something to share.

Chicki said...

You know, I must confess that I'm tired of praying about my weight, my lack of discipline, my frustration with myself. Yada, Yada, Yada

Truthfully, I believe God answered me a long time ago and I just didn't like what He said. Basically He spoke to me from His Word and and what I needed to do was treat my body harshly, not try to satisfy it in any way. I realize that I want an easy route and there isn't one. He said I put too much emphasis on how things taste rathern than just feeding my body for nourishment.

Until I'm willing to be 100% obedient, nothing's going to change. I guess I'm just not ready...

Patricia W. said...

"...God answered me a long time ago and I just didn't like what He said."

ROFL! Been there, done that one, Chicki!

And that's just the kind of thing I'd like to talk about on this blog. Time out for pretending this Christianity thing is easy. It's not, and neither is losing weight.