Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ways Losing Weight Is Like Baseball


I hate baseball, but I was watching TV last night and there was a game on. The remote control had apparently fallen down under the chair, and I was already over on my activity points. Thus, this post. Luckily, it's Saturday and nobody's reading...
  • It can be very, very boring.
  • In the blink of an eye, something exciting can happen.
  • Every once in awhile, you get thrown a curve.
  • You have to concentrate when you step up to the plate.
  • It’s hard to do as well when you’re on the road.
  • There’s a lot of people rooting for you.
  • Some people are rooting against you.
  • Sometimes you need to go with the change-up.
  • The game isn’t over after one strikeout.
  • Every day is a new opportunity.
  • Helps when you’ve got a lot of supportive teammates.
  • Sometimes you have to sacrifice for the greater good.
  • Occasionally, you’re gonna run into a screwball.
  • In order to be successful, you’ve got to keep your eye on the ball.
Remember, it’s not always whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.

21 comments:

  1. Funny, as always, and sneakily profound. Thanks.

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  2. I think what you left out of this analogy is that it's "MIND NUMBINGLY" boring.

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  3. eye on the ball....always!

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  4. *nods sagely* yes.

    Never watched baseball in my life but what evs.

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  5. Yep, it's all about how you play the game!

    Baseball sucks :P

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  6. Does losing weight like to grab his balls alot? Because I notice that those dudes like to do that often.

    It's annoying.

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  7. Candice, I don't think that's a baseball thing; I think that's a guy thing.

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  8. Alway remember - "The rose goes in the front, Big Guy."

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  9. But Jack, it's our national pasttime!! I don't obsessively follow baseball, but I enjoy going to a ballpark and watching a game, especially if it's a major league game. Brilliant post as always.

    My best
    Sean

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  10. You are so clever! Very good analogy. I must be very boring too, because here I'm reading your post on a Saturday night...

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  11. Great post! Entertaining... yet true at the same time!

    I love your sense of humor. The comment you left on my blog today made me laugh my butt off! (If only that were literally. hehe)

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  12. Love this post....hate baseball...but love this post!

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  13. I may hate baseball, but I would have so followed Babe Ruth's weight loss blog.

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  14. Also, they both make me want hot dogs.

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  15. snorfling over the "being over in AP's" comment.

    yes, snorfling is a word. On my planet.

    xo

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  16. In both sometimes a face mask would come in handy. . .

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  17. Sean, you think BASEBALL is our national pastime, or DIETING? I think more people are on diets than there are baseball fans. Jack, another homerun for you!

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  18. You forgot one: Neither the baseball player nor the person losing weight look good in baseball pants.

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  19. How about Sean "Icecreamerry"


    Oh, sorry...wrong post!

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  20. Oh boy do I agree with the boring thing.
    My dh is a huge, huge, huge Cardinals fan so we're a baseball household right now. Add the All Star Game in town & OMG it is baseball crazy around here. Couldn't even go to the farmer's market downtown yesterday because of stupid security & crowds. :P

    Ooops, got OT. Anyway - love the list!

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  21. The only thing I can relate to is the first point. BORING!

    But YOU are awesome!

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