Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ways Losing Weight Is Like Marriage

  • It all starts with a vow.
  • Some days are harder than others.
  • You’ll sometimes go to bed mad.
  • It takes some people several attempts to get it right.
  • Some people never get it right.
  • You have to work harder than you ever imagined.
  • It can be very rewarding.
  • At times, you might need a counselor to help get things on track.
  • Sometimes you want what somebody else has.
  • After you commit, you have to quit doing whatever you want.
  • You no longer wear the dress you wore when you started.
  • Keeping it going is hard, but ending it is more expensive in the long run.
  • Cheating doesn’t lead to anything good.
  • It’s not going to work unless your spouse helps.
  • Some people do it for the children.
  • If it feels too much like work, chances are you’re not going to be successful with it.
  • It gives you a reason to become a better person than you already are.
  • If you do it right, it lasts the rest of your life.
I remember asking my Grandpa Noah how much it cost to get married. He thought it over, then replied, “I don't know, Jackie. I'm still paying for it.”

26 comments:

  1. Hmmmmmm. A thinker. I wasn't prepared to think this morning. But you're right about the similarities.

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  3. Ha! Kinda makes me wary and excited to be getting married... Well, since I'm loving losing weight, I'm sure I'll love marriage too.

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  4. What about the sex myths? There's the if I lose the weight, I'll get more sex myth. And then there's the marriage = more sex myth.

    I was fooled both times! Shame on me. *grin*

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  5. your posts always make me laugh.

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  6. Great post! I never thought of it like that before but very very true!

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  7. Excellent post as always! These parallels are spot on! I've been married 20 years to the same wonderful woman and now I'm losing a bunch of weight for the first time in my life---so I can totally relate to this brilliance.

    My best always,

    Sean Anderson
    The Daily Diary of A Winning Loser
    www.losingweighteveryday.blogspot.com

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  8. So true. And both have their ups and downs for sure!

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  9. You crack me up! But it is so true!

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  10. You've nailed it! Very, very true!

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  11. "i'm still paying for it." I'm still laughing.

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  12. a freaking men! Another great one!

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  13. LOL, you take after your Grandpa Noah don't you?

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  14. your grandpa Noah is smart!!

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  15. Never been married, but have lost the weight before...and I am still paying for it :D

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  16. So true. I'm just hoping I'm more successful at the dieting this time around. ;)

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  17. This is totally unrelated to this post (which was pretty dad gum brilliant by the way) but whenever I picture the writer of a blog (I tend to do that, not sure why), I picture you as Jack from Jack in the Box. Yes, I obsess about food a little too much. DON'T JUDGE! ;-)

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  18. Very thoughtful post.. . another likeness. . . things only get stronger when you make it through the hard times. . .

    Hmmm it took me a sec to realize what TMcGee was saying. . . I pictured a springing red nosed guy after the music stopped, and that didn't seem like you at all.

    Being the literalist I am. . . I picture you as a naked adonis of course (well, David, Adonis, whatever. . .)

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  19. I tell ya, I never get writer's block... until it comes to answering comments.

    I look kinda like a cross between Jack in the Box Jack and a naked adonis.

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  20. Aren't you the guy who only has half a beard? Or was that your stunt double? Another great post, Naked Jack David Sh*t.

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  21. Basically a naked Jack from Jack in the Box...well, at least your face is covered so your real life job is safe.

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  22. I love this post. I've been married for 32 years and watching my weight longer than that. My favorite is the last one. I did both of these things right and so far they are both lasting a lifetime. LOL . Love the blog.

    Claudia

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  23. So clever and all so true....love reading your blog, it's become a favorite passtime!

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