Thursday, December 29, 2011

Don’t Read This!

I’m serious!

This is personal, something just for myself.

I know, it would probably make more sense to simply keep this as a regular document on my computer, but I’ve already started a blog post and I like to finish things that I start (except for that ship-in-a-bottle project that I started in 1989; damn my giant hands!).

Instead, I’ll run you all off by explaining, in excruciating detail, the rules of cricket.

According to Wikipedia, Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on an oval-shaped field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. One team bats, trying to score as many runs as possible while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the batsmen and thus limit the runs scored by the batting team. A run is scored by the striking batsman hitting the ball with his bat, running to the opposite end of the pitch and touching the crease there without being dismissed. The teams switch between batting and fielding at the end of an innings. In professional cricket the length of a game ranges from 20 overs of six bowling deliveries per side to Test cricket played over five days. The Laws of Cricket are maintained by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) with additional Standard Playing Conditions for Test matches and One Day Internationals. Cricket was first played in southern England in the 16th century. By the end of the 18th century, it had developed into the national sport of England. The expansion of the British Empire led to cricket being played overseas and by the mid-19th century the first international matches were being held. The ICC, the game's governing body, has ten full members. The game is played particularly in Australasia, the Indian subcontinent, the West Indies, Southern Africa and England.

Okay, that should have gotten rid of everyone off by now.

Now Jack… Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack…

Think about how good you feel right now, right this very second. You’ve been eating well and exercising regularly for the last week or so.


You fell off the wagon and you were draggin’ the entire time. You had no energy. Your get-up-and-go just got up and went. The connection was obvious, but you couldn’t put two and two together.

So here’s your reminder, dumbass:  Good health and weight loss is a giant boulder that, once it starts rolling, can bust through virtually any obstacle.

But when it comes to a stop, it can be next-to-impossible to get moving again.

So do yourself a favor…

Get it rolling.

Keep it rolling.

And keep it rolling some more.



    though this is from a woman whose original blog name was Sisyphit.

  2. Well played, the Cricket stuff nearly put me in a coma.
    Good for you Jack! Keep the boulder rolling!

  3. I always find myself here when I need it most, well said! well said! Uhhhh and Thank you!

  4. Thanks for this Jack. Great reminder that eating well and moving feels good! All the best to you and the Sh*t family for 2012 and beyond.

  5. Sorry. I read it. And I loved it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. ahhh cricket... run! we get more than enough of it here over summer (aussie here) and its driving me bonkers.. you almost steered me away...

    but not quite, I definitely concur after losing track and becoming a brain dead zombie (the state I get into when I feed my body crap!), its so hard to get yourself going again! but its incredible once you do! If only we could bottle that feeling and sell it :)

  7. Took a giant leap off the wagon over Christmas - but back in the groove again and, boy, can I feel the difference. Were all those goodies (?) worth it? No way!

  8. Thank you. Good stuff. "Fell off the wagon and dragging"...yep.

  9. I read it (except for the cricket part, haha) and I'm so glad I did!

  10. I always need to remind myself that the food doesn't taste that good. It looks good, the memory of it is soooo tempting. But when you bite into that stale popcorn or overly sweet muffin, it's never as good as you'd hoped, and the taste isn't even out of your mouth before you regret eating it. Good post Jack.

  11. Dang, I wish I had not read that first paragraph!!! ;-)

    YES TO CONSISTENCY! Many people think they can walk away for a bit & get back BUT it is so much easier said than done! Learn from your mistakes Jack!!! :-)

    Hugs & happy new year!

  12. YES!

    Happy New Year Jack!


  13. I take offence that you used the rules of cricket to bore everyone away! Now, if you'd used a video of a test match, that would be a different story!
    I like that you give yourself a foot up the bum, everyone needs one every now and again. Hope you have a happy new year!



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