Thursday, November 18, 2010

Malcontent = Complainer

I received the November edition of the Public Employees newsletter… I know what you’re thinking… John! How can I get on that mailing list? Sorry, you’ll just have to trust that I will pass the interesting parts onto you, my dear readers.

In and amongst the reminders that our new benefits guide will be mailed to us in the coming weeks and various other interesting articles about our fellow public employees. I followed a link about a guy who weighed 600 lbs and is now 238 lbs… Impressive, huh?

After reading the article and following a link to his blog, he inspired me.


  • In 2006 I weighed over 400 lbs.
  • In 2008 I weighed 265 lbs.
  • In 2010… I’m almost back up to 400 lbs.

After reading Mr. Brown’s article and parts of his blog, I thought of my blog (my former blog). I thought of its name… malcontent (It was called "Being John Malcontent"... I thought it was clever). I thought being a rabble-rouser was a positive thing… not so much anymore. It’s one thing to not be satisfied with the world around you or your lot in life. Its quite another to be satisfied to just whine about it. So I changed the mission of Being John Malcontent (and ultimately changed the name... and the platform). This is represented by the tagline…
it's easy to be a complainer, it takes some cajones to actually do something about it.

I am going to make an effort to change the tone of the posts too.


  1. Good for you John! Let me know if you would like to share parts of your story on as well - would love to have you back!

    That's a great article you shared. Sure makes it sound easy, doesn't it? But if you think about it - it can be.

    Good luck!

  2. I hope you find the cajones to make this truly happen. I've stalled on my weight-loss, my blog, my work, my life... it's not easy to change.