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Fat Men Have More Fun….

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Fat Men Have More Fun….

No grief here folks…move along…

I did not meet Parker and the boys at the pub yesterday between the hours of 6 and 8:30.  A couple of my young ladies wanted to go to Mandy and Beagle’s for a swim so off we went…they played their pool games while I read a 3 year old National Geographic….

So…my consumption of alcohol was less than at least one or two of the gentlemen taking part in this impossible challenge…

Less…I did have one glass of sangria while reading on the front porch at dusk….

Guess what….I’ve read one book in 6 months, on vacation in Cuba…and I was a steady one or 2 novel a week reader for the past 20 plus years….

But I’m back on the books…a sign my mind is starting to make room for life…I think….I hope….I do think I am regaining some focus, the ability to read a sign, winning at poker another….

We shall see tonight at Wednesday night poker I suppose but I am up the past 2 weeks, something that was the norm before but has only happened one other week since December 17.

So…one glass of sangria and 2 pounds of raw veg equals…..drum roll…..

Weight Gain.

Yep I was an even 229 this morning….no good at all.

Where to begin….Seamus, the newcomer, with a starting weight of 285 pounds….I like the way that rolls of the tongue….285 pounds….geezus….

Anyway, the fat Irish weighed in this morning at 278.  A good start…but…at 285 he should be able to drop 20 pounds in 2 weeks…..man weight…no big deal.

Seamus has a goal kids….225 pounds…he wants to lose 60 L B s…we shall see….

Seamus Browne in a brown shirt
Personally, I think he looks okay now……but you be the judge….

Trafford lost half a pound yesterday at find himself at 176 pounds…I think he isn’t spending time walking the mall, not with this weather…he is out at the cottage doing old man calisthenics….you know….taking the empties back to the case….

He is down though…I’m up…so who am I to say a thing…..

Beagle is hitting new lows feeding himself just once a day….hitting the pool and the sauna I’m surprised he has enough energy to pull up his underwear….

Tonight he does claim to be on the sauce at poker though, and it looks like he may be saving his single meal of the day for the event also….I’m thinking he’ll be up tomorrow…

Beagle….187.6 pounds.

Boyling is still hard on the milk….he finds himself at 194.2….a light weight if he was over 5 feet tall….but no, gravity holds Boyling down….

Parker….Parker is now sending photos of the scale to prevent being publicly embarrassed…today’s pic has him at 248.6….

Parker now has Seamus to look up to, he is no longer the heavyweight here….

And I better get my act together….what to do…

image-3-for-the-world-s-top-ten-worst-album-covers-gallery-920746988So…Let’s try a good old fashioned group shot today….Here we go….

Victor Wheeler, Seamus Browne, Sean Russett, Kevin Parker, Richard Boyling, Andy Trafford
And the original Beatles cover so you don’t think I make this up….

Yes the Beatles had dead babies on an album cover…..not a good idea….

 

 

The Quote Of The Day

Buy the ticket, take the ride.
Hunter S. Thompson

Just remember folks, we have all bought the ticket.  The ride is called life.

Live it…to its fullest.

And if you think that means spending a day grumpy…morbid…sad…what have you…you’re doing it wrong.

Hey…I’m now the proud single Father of 4 young ladies and I manage to make the most of it every day….throw out an excuse and I’ll let you in on the rest of the story.

Smile…be happy….and wish the people you interact with a great day….even if they don’t return it…

Babe….thank you for….everything….

Yep, thinking about that one line will ruin a day you thought you wouldn’t shed a tear….and I’ll still laugh out loud….and I mean it….a dozen times today….

I hope the same for you

XO

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The Man Bloat….

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The Man Bloat…

If you’ve come here for my misery….look away….today’s man blog is dedicated to FAT….

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Did I run yesterday…yes…it might have been chasing a soccer ball rather than pounding pavement but at least I did something. I would have prefered skipping the old kick around last night, but over 40’s need spares and the team was short.  I did manage to remember a knee brace so I am walking today with just a mild limp.

We lost, 2-1, a penalty kick in the final seconds, the closing play of the game.  To be fair, these boys we played against were all under 30….they put in a valiant effort against a team of guys that has only 2 hair colors, grey and just for men….

After they game they jumped in their cars and raced home to have mom reheat dinner while we iced ourselves with coolers of beer….

And that is the great undoing of the man diet…social hour….

I weighed in this morning at 228.8, not bad considering I had dinner when I got home from the pub after soccer…where I had dinner…..

Yep, second dinner….my favorite right behind 3rd dinner….

Let me be honest…some things in my life are back to normal, I’m sleeping more than I have in 20 years and I’m back to 3 dinners….the only way that is going to hold up is with lots of pavement pounding….I have not forgotten I have a goal…tomorrow I put some miles on…..

Next up…let’s start with out newest entrant….Seamus….poor Seamus….

It isn’t easy to find a recent image of Seamus, he has done some deep editing on the old facebook, you’ll be looking at images from wayyyy back, 2 years or more…2 chins ago….sorry buddy…Anyway, this is the best I could come up with….

seamus browne

I hate to say it…but that’s a good photo of him….he dropped by this morning to weigh in at 281.8 poounds, down from 285 yesterday….

Seamus does not yet own a scale…

285 pounds kids…….

Let’s see what else we have…Boyling…at 192.6, down over 10 pounds and holding…running like the wind on the soccer pitch last night….

Trafford at 176.5, a very respectable weight for his age…Trafford did not play soccer last night which brought our average team age to 48 from 53….

Beagle…reporting in under 190 pounds…on a mix of single meals and isagenix shakes….189.7 pounds…

Last but not least, Parker who threw out 249….I believe that he is just tossing a number out there to prevent being punished….well, that’ll never do!

I apologize in advance….you might want to look away….

Seamus Browne and Kevin Parker

If only Parker would approach a curry and chips with that same look on his face he might be a little more akin to his brother in the picture hanging behind these two….

So that’s that….for those of you that have come here for grief…I take this day to live life as if my wife were sitting on the sofa waiting to read the man blog, look back a year in time and you will see daily posts…like these…that she loved to read.

The Quote Of The Day

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi

Be strong boys…please forgive me for those pics  🙂

The above quote applies to everyone I know except for Paul Robson….screw that….  Cheers

Babe….I love your face….

I’m going to have a great day today, I hope you have a great day also!  XO

Thanks to my friends, big and small…and today extra thanks to Mandy Russett…that woman puts a little bit more into every one of her days to help me out.  Such a good kid  XO

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