Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.— Oscar Wilde.
The sample blog post that came with this WordPress template, included the Oscar Wilde quote above. I typically quote only people I esteem, but, sometimes, God speaks out of the mouths of donkeys. 😉 Certainly, that is what I hope for as I resurrect a personal blog. 🙂 Yes, I am a talking donkey.
About the Oscar Wilde quote…it really fits what I hope to do here. I want to be me. Let it all out there…For decades, I have told people that they can release all their extra weight, be at peace with God, food, eating, and their bodies finally just by prayerfully tuning in to their God-given signals of physical hunger and physical “just enough.” Thin Within worked for me in 2006 and 2007 when I lost 100 pounds enjoying all the foods I loved. The weight seemed to pour off of my body. I remained a healthy size until 2014, too! So this strategy definitely works for maintaining a healthy size as well.
…for most people.
…until it doesn’t.
That (amongst other things) is what I want to share here. I choose to step out of the shame I feel from helping to lead the Thin Within ministry while inexplicably growing “larger than life” …not to make excuses, but as I struggle to find answers and solutions.
I hope you will join me for my journey. I have NO idea what will happen or where we will go, but I believe that God is doing a NEW new thing!
Forget the former things;God, in Isaiah 43:18-19
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.