Monday, May 10, 2010

Why I Do This Here

Sorry to break out the hillbilly-speak, but it simply couldn’t be helped. This note gathering project got me more excited than a monkey with a grease gun.


Turns out there’s something pretty powerful about the process of taking a big sentiment … such as “Why do I want to lose weight?” or “Why do I want to get healthy?”… and boiling it down to a note card.


























I was so impressed and flabbergasted by the responses I got on this project that I’ve decided to stretch it out as far as it’ll go. So send me your note cards, with your hopes and dreams synopsized onto a 3x4 inch card (or whatever you’ve got around the home or office). Email them to JackSh.tGettinFit@gmail.com (and don't forget to include a blog link if you'd like that included).

50 comments:

  1. oh these are all awesome!!!! Karen made me snorfle.. as per usual. some of these made me tear up. AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for doing this, Jack!

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  2. Seeing all of these together is very cool. Top idea Jack. See? You ARE a gent!

    Boiling it all down to one simple goal makes it feel all so much easier....

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  3. Such an awesome start on those cards Jack.

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  4. wow i can totally relate to everyone!! such powerful statements

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  5. I love seeing everyone's faces (and fingers) and reading their reasons for losing weight ... some of which I also have but my @ss isn't that big to fit it all on. ☺
    Like Amy, some of these made me tear up because they hit close to the heart. ♡

    You make this so much fun.

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  6. I just love seeing why other people are doing this. All hopeful. Thanks, Jack!

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  7. Very inspirational! Great project...

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  8. AWESOME & very thought provoking! OK, I will try to see if I can take a cell phone pic of myself.. it is all I can do for now...

    JS, THX for doing this!

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  9. What a great idea. Very touching!

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  10. So, so awesome! Can't wait to see more!!!

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  11. Oh, I'm so sending one tonight when I get home. If I remember. My memories not great. So we'll see.

    Awesome idea!

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  12. Wow, what a great project Jack! I love this!

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  13. Great idea, why didn't I think of it???????? Oh, now I know.

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  14. I haven't gotten quite past Lucy's gorgeous fingernails. I'm in fingernail envy over here! :-)

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  15. This looks awesome. It was so hard to pick just ONE reason. This could be an ongoing theme for sure. Thanks for putting it together. ;)

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  16. This is really cool. Thanks for the inclusion.

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  17. WOW... I love this!

    My reason seems kinda lame compared to these, lol...

    Thanks, Jack!

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  18. What a great idea Jack! I will be sending you one soon :)

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  19. Great stuff. I will be sending mine in soon.

    Rob

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  20. I just realized that I was being silly in my photo when the issue is anything but...

    I want to be healthy, I want to be fit, I want to be able to live a life where I am not limited by the things I can do. I want to be the best version of me that I can be!

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  21. Jack - this is such a good idea. It reminds me of postsecret.blogspot.com. I really wish you'd consider doing a separate page and have this an ongoing thing. You'll be getting my card soon.

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  22. I absolutely love this. :)

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  23. LOL ... it looks like Alex is afraid my fatass is going to land on her!

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  24. Great project. When I quit panicking, I'll join in. :)

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  25. Love it! Great way to connect back to the reasons WHY.

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  26. Great project! You guys are awesome!

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  27. What a cool post. All their reasons are great!

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  28. Love it. So much more powerful on a notecard somehow. And fuck you cookie is one of the greatest blog names ever!

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  29. Really great responses so far, Jack. I have some new blogs to follow now. :) Maybe I need to send you my post card.....

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  30. THIS was AWESOME!!!

    Thank you!

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  31. This is pretty cool. Sort of like post secret, but different. ;)

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  32. All beautiful people with beautiful reasons to live and strive for a healthy life. I love it. I still need to send you mine! Putting it on my list to do before the end of the week.

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  33. That really was so cool. Thanks for putting it together.

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  34. AWESOME!! What a great post!

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  35. I just got back from the beach and I'm trying to catch up! What a fabulous idea! They don't make a card big enough for all of my reasons, but I'll see if I can give you a condensed version....look for my email in a day or two. :)

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  36. I love this idea... I'll do my card tonight...

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  37. This is the most motivating post I've read in blogland in awhile! Way to go all you - and Jack rocks for giving us the chance to share.

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  38. Such a cool idea and so many meaningful responses...

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  39. I love it Jack!!!! You make weight loss fun!!!!

    I'll be thinking of what to send you. I guess I could strip down to my underoos like one of the ladies above. However, I don't want Anita to get jealous. ;)

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  40. This is fabulous! So many people, so many reasons.

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  41. I love seeing everyone join in your 3x5 card movement! I'll be sending you mine tonight!

    Thank you for sharing this with all of us!

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  42. wonderful! As soon as i find my camera, I will send you a pic.
    Great project jack.
    Sheeeeer genius.

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  43. What an incredibly creative individual you are sir.

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  44. You rock, Sir Sh*t. Completely awesome of you.

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