I am full! (at the end of a meal)
You are full of it! (yes, it is a cleaned up version of other expressions, but still…)
I am full of love/joy/grief…
The gas tank is full. (and the wallet is empty!)
Sometimes full means something wonderful and happy. Sometimes something uncomfortable. Sometimes something that can’t be expressed or measured accurately….
It does mean there is a lot of it, and often too much. I can’t measure it. I don’t even know how to quantify it. But it is there.
Right now, for me, my fullness relates to food. I’ve been eating too much of it. My body has been expanding and I have been putting off going on a diet. My clothes no longer fit!
I have to cut back on portions, increase exercise, announce to my friends that I will start losing 15 pounds (ugh!) and becoming accountable. Weight Watchers…here I come! (I’m a lapsed lifetime member.)
I will save you the misery of photos of what I’m eating. I’ll keep the counter on my blog. (as the pounds drop.) If you’re interested and want to do it with me…Feel free. Let me know in the comments. It is always more fun to have company when taking on a challenge. The battle? Saying “no” to myself! I hate doing it…more than you know.
Maybe we can make this loss one that is full of fun…by doing it together. Join me…if you are ready.
So love and appreciate your vulnerability and transparency. Yes–beautiful–we are all in this together. Thank you!
thanks for dropping by jennifer and coley:) yes, saying that i am going to lose the weight has now put me in a position that i MUST go to ww THIS week and weigh in:) starting is the hardest part! i just don’t want to go to the relevant conf. in sept. with that same spare tire i had last year…actually it is worse now:( it is too depressing to buy larger clothes.
so whether my motive is vanity, the desire for a healthy body, being tired of getting winded b/c i’m out of shape…whatever (usually a mix!) i must do something…and now!
I popped over from Gypsy Momma. You are right – we use the word full in so many different ways. I think stating that you intend to loose weight is a great way to make yourself accountable. I know when I FINALLY posted on my blog that I wanted to make changes and eat healthier and loose weight, I felt very accountable because I had just told the whole world wide web! (Not that the whole web reads my blog but you know what I mean!) Anyways, good luck hon!
jennifer and coley,
whoops! i wrote the other note b/f i saw your blogs! great blogs! talk about vulnerable jennifer! wow! love your story! great blog! and enjoyed the blog you linked to for your story.
coley, loved your blog as well. your noah reminds me a bit of jonny, the son of a friend of mine. i’m planning to do a post on him soon. i got some photos of him this summer when he was “swimming” in their pool! i’ve known him since he was just a few months old. now he is 14!
Oh my goodness do I need to join you in making a weight loss goal!
I love the name of your blog–Gritty Grace. It’s so true, isn’t it? In fact, my five minute post today was about something very similar–a “beautiful mess.” Glad to meet you and looking forward to reading some of your other posts!
Oh my! Sadee! your blog is beautiful!! and I love what you wrote today. I will definitely be reading your blog. It is beautiful…and I love it when artists/photographers write. It is such a wonderful combo:) You definitely captured the mess we are in…and why we need God’s grace. beautiful.
I’ll comment on the weight loss once every week or two. mainly I need to eat regular food…just in smaller amounts:) my guess is that you will lose faster than i. my post-menopausal body hangs onto fat like a girl hangs onto a dearly loved boyfriend