The first one…

Today I was posting a comment on another person’s blog and realized I had gone beyond a comment. I was writing my story out of where I am today, in hopes of encouraging others. I thought…Sheesh, I should do my own blog. Later (without knowing about my earlier thoughts) a friend said, Kim…You should blog your story. Harumph.

My blog is predominantly going to be about my weight loss journey. What comes up for me? What stops me? Why do I freeze in the midst of progress? I know! I know! That sounds like the pits to read. So I will be sure to include my successes and joys as well. The times when I “Won” that minute, then that hour, until I have “won” a whole day and then a whole week…until finally I have won the battle.

My “issue” with doing a blog is if I do it consistently and I give it 100%…then people will see me on my not so good days. They will know the dreams I have of fried chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy and the nightmares I have about vegetables and salad and eating them for the rest of my life!!! They will know my greatest fears and weaknesses. OK forget “they”. “You” might not like what you see some days. Which translates into my crazy brain as You might not like me. Vulnerable. Scary. I hesitate. Then I remember who it is I want to be to the world. An Inspiration. How can I be an inspiration if I am not willing to take a risk? So here it is people. Read on if you dare.

So you might be asking…what is with the title of this Blog. Well, it came from a song I love that sums up this journey through life. Right now I am on a Journey of Weight Loss. With that, comes a journey of self reflection. Figuring out who I am to myself, to others and ultimately to God, My Father. As I come to know me and become more confident of who God calls me (more about that later) I cannot help but end up in a place of Beauty and Grace. So here are the song lyrics that inspired my title and that encourages me daily of where I am headed and it is not just to skinny!

On the Road to Beautiful by Charlie Hall

I crumble at Your kiss and grace
I’m a weakling in the dust
Teach me how to cling to You
With all my life and all my love

Father come to me, hold me up
’cause I can barely stand
My strength is gone
and my breath is shot,
I can’t reach out my hands

But my heart is set on a pilgrimage
to heaven’s own bright King
So in faltering or victory
I will always sing

And on the road to beautiful
My seasons always change
But my life is spent on loving You
To know You in Your power and pain

You’re my portion in this life
You’re my strength now in my fight
And to You I pledge my heart
In the pain and in the dark
I’ll love You

I’ll love You, I’ll love You
I’ll love You…


One thought on “The first one…

  1. Kim,
    I am honored that you shared this with me. I will pray and support you along your journey in any way you need. I cherish you & can’t wait until you achieve your goals & dreams…more than just loosing weight. I love you!

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