Monday, July 18, 2011

Why Losing Weight Is Harder For Men Than Women

• Who ever heard of a “Hungry Woman” line of TV dinners?

• Men don’t have handy “time of the month” excuse to explain gains.

• Founding fathers guaranteed all men right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of chili cheese fries.”

• Fact that men paid more for same job as women means we have more disposable income with which to buy snack foods.

• Men stay incredibly sexy even when we’re grossly overweight (well, at least I do…)

• Guys are highly susceptible to “dares,” as in “I dare you to drink that entire pitcher of beer.”

• Women burn a whole lot of calories doing all the vacuuming and cleaning and laundry. How can men compete with that?

• Less is expected from men fashionwise; no one’s surprised when we wear sweatpants to a wedding (even our own).

• “Women have choices, men have responsibilities.” What does that mean? It means that I was watching the movie Parenthood while I was writing this.

• Men have it coded into their DNA to carry additional weight in order to survive harsh winter conditions and to keep our recliners from floating away.

• My wife Anita once lost over 10 lbs in a single day (yes, my daughter Holly was a big baby).

• Men have to deal with the “perception” that losing weight is harder for women because of “proof” offered by “research” conducted by “scientists.”

10 comments:

  1. thankyou Jack, I needed cheering up today and you've done it :)

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  2. Very nice--You're one of the bravest bloggers I know!! LOL

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  3. I imagine we would have lost the war for independence had our founding fathers wrote “life, liberty and the pursuit of tofu based food products.”

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  4. Keeping recliners from floating away is a serious responsibility!

    (Thanks for the laughs!)

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  5. S'pose you guys retain more fluid when suffering man-flu than us women do with regular flu too, eh?

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  6. Brilliant! I never knew being a guy was so very difficult, and I apologize that I wasn't more sensitive to that.

    P.S. Good luck with the recliner!

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  7. Ha! At first I saw the headline and was like whaaaaaat? :) Thanks for the funny today!

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  8. It's hell being a man for sure. I can't even think of anything to add to that list. You summed up the burden we carry.

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  9. :-D BUT how about trying to deal with some women hormones & age related ones at that & then write this again! ;-)

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  10. oh, you forgot that whole "part of your brain doesn't function in the presence of woman' thing. God love you hon...hang in there.

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