Monday, March 29, 2010

I'm Full


Would I like a second helping?

No thanks, I'm full.

Full of hope.

Full of dreams.

Full of energy.

Full of excitement.

For the first time in forever, I'm full of optimism about the road ahead, full of confidence in myself and my limitless possibilities.

Yes, there was a time not so long ago when I was overweight and overwhelmed. My weight had never been higher; my self esteem never lower.

But guess what? It is within us to change ourselves. To rise up from rock bottom and reach for the stars. To stop holding ourselves back, stop living on the sidelines, stop making excuses and start making some magic happen.

That's what it feels like to me anyway, like some kind of beautiful voodoo. A year ago I felt powerless and out of control; today I feel fit and strong, as though I can move mountains.

Most of the time, I have a point to my posts, even if I cleverly disguise it with bombastic wordplay or juvenile fart jokes. But not today...

Today I'm just checking to let you know that I'm still on my healthy eating path, still living my healthy-living life.

Whether you’re strutting or struggling, whether your days are trying or triumphant, I hope you’re as committed as I am to doing what it takes, whatever it takes, to keep your healthy journey on track.

This day is definitely full of possibility.

41 comments:

  1. I feel like this post should come with inspirational music. I LOVE reading this kind of thing. It makes me feel good to see other people motivated to stay on track, and it helps me too. So thanks for a little extra motivation on this tired, rainy day.

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  2. I'm with you Jack. Good to hear these kinds of posts. Not that fart jokes ever get old. It's just nice.

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  3. Committed to do whatever it takes to keep my healthy journey on track - yep, I'll for it! (Some days strutting, some days struggling, but moving forward just the same.)

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  4. Love this post! Needed this post!

    Thanks

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  5. what an inspirational post! thanks, i needed it!! :)

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  6. I am all about the whatever it takes. Great post!

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  7. Lovely to read this entry ...am back from my 5 week holiday....and needing to get focused again.

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  8. To get to the point where you are full on life therefore not constantly trying to make yourself full on food is a wonderful thing.

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  9. What a lovely and uplifting post! Have a great day!

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  10. PSHT... Full of it indeed. Great post my man!

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  11. This is excellent, Jack....thank you. :)

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  12. I would have to say you are not only full, you are over-flowing. Your enthusiasm is contagious.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Niiiiice. It sort of reflects my recent "filling my heart, not my stomach" theme :-)

    Thanks for being here Jack!

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  14. I love the word play. This is perhaps the thing that was missing before I started trying to get back on track. The hole I was trying to fill the wrong way.

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  15. Oh my gosh, Jack. So simple yet beautiful and profound. I will always think of this post when people try to push food on me. No thanks, I'm full.

    :)

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  16. Awesome.

    Simple, filling, and in control!

    Thanks for brightening my rainy Monday.

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  17. And this is now #4 of Jack Sh*ts posts on my bookmark list. I hear this.

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  18. I just have to say Jack, that the first part of this post ranks right up there with reverse it for me.
    Filling the hole with possibilities instead of food.
    Isn't life great.

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  19. I needed this post today. Thank you, Jack! You rock!

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  20. To quote the Eagles - "So often time we have it, that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key..."
    I'm glad to hear you have broken out of your chains.

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  21. There's definitely still a point to this post :)

    That feeling of being full of life... that's happiness and success, right there.

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  22. This is an awesome post. I love it. :)

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  23. This is great! Very inspirational. But I think you'd have to trim it down a little in order to put it on a poster and sell it through motivational companies...

    Love it!

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  24. Amen, brother. Right there with you. Nothing can stop us from reaching our goals.

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  25. Now that is one great post!!!!!!!!!!!! The possibilities are endless! Life long in fact!

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  26. I so needed to have some inspiration tonight, thanks Jack, exactly what was needed...love it!!

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  27. I remember that moment ... when I became full and began reaching for the stars. Pure magic. I keep reaching. It keeps me full. :D

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  28. Cue the theme from Rocky because that is what I heard when I read this post...you sir, ROCK!!!

    I am going out for a lunch and two dinners in the next week. I will keep the music in my head when I order.

    Thanks for this positive post!!!

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  29. I've posted before that staying committed to this journey is one of the hardest issues of it all. But I AM committed. Forever.

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  30. Gr8 post, Jack. I blogged that I've had the munchies all day. But I didn't use. I recognized that I was coming off of a bad week and what I was experiencing was an emotional let-down. And then I read your post. I hope that tomorrow I will feel they way you felt today. But tonight I feel gr8ful for not using food to numb feelings.

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  31. Beautiful words, Jack. It's the Chaste Moon - it's a time of inspiration, of gathering seeds, and of preparing for what shall grow. You are more intuitive than I gave you credit for!

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  32. Thank you for your inspiring words today :)

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  33. struggler here *points at self*
    thanks for the kind words. i like reading them.
    especially when i need 'em.

    whatever it takes *nods*

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  34. Having restarted my lil (read: ginormous) journey again yesterday, this post hit home for me. Thank you.

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