Fat & Happy

So it’s Saturday and time for me to take the walk of the deep end onto the scale.  If I can just say this, I really hate Saturdays.  Not because it symbolizes the first day of the end of the work week (cause we all love our jobs, right?) but because for at least the next week or so I have to show the boggymabobber world on this magic cord called the inter webz the weight of my fat ass.

So here ya go, have your good laugh….

I’m holding a keg of beer in one hand and a dozen doughnuts in the other. You figure out how I took the picture.

Oh wait!  I didn’t gain weight….

I must be honest here.  I really was dreading this weigh in.  Not because I just blew off the last weigh in and had no idea if I lost or gained but because the past 2 nights I have been playing softball (Yeah, my ankle is still on the mends).  We all know what happens when one plays softball, right?  One drinks an absorbent amount of beer.  You know, to hydrate!  That Gatorade stuff is only hype.  Beer has more natural ingredients than Gatorade.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

So now that I have tested my ankle out and successfully not re-injure it in two nights of running, jumping, diving and swearing…..I’m gonna put some effort into losing some weight in this last week of the Bloggymabobber Weight Loss Championship Challenge.

I may not win this challenge but the fact that my ankle has held up and I was still able to lose some weight, I feel like this little guy….

They said I couldn’t do it. But I tried and tried and tried and finally caught my tail!

Until next time peeps…….Live long and prosper!  \\\//




Debate of The Week #8

It must be Friday because it’s time to drop your socks and grab your tux again for Big Mike’s Debate of the Week!

Again, Sorry I haven’t been writing but I am catching up with the mixing life, honey-do lists and a job.  To recap the last Debate of the week I asked you what was better to do in order to get clean, a bath or shower?

I think the comments spoke for themselves.  The shower was unanimous!  But some of you did state that a bath is much better for a relaxing soak for the aches and pains that haunt our aging bodies.  I would also like to give an honorable mention to body sprays as a suggestion as well.  Puke!!!!  I remember the first time I ever witnessed a guy, who I played softball with, spray his entire body down with some concoction that was close to the smell of a mixture of fresh cut wood, an expired baby diaper and old woman’s perfume.  Worst thing ever!!!  Not sure why he just didn’t take a shower….

Anyway that was probably our most popular debate yet!  Thank you everyone for participating!

Now on to this weeks DEBATE OF THE WEEK!

I’ve dug deep into my bag of topics for this week.  And I think this will shake things up a bit for you all.

Most of you are experiencing some great weather around the world.  Tis the season to get out and enjoy the sun.  With great weather comes outside activities along with romping in the grass like little kids playing ring around the rosie.

This week I want to debate about sports.  Why not?  I’m back on the field myself and am in the mood to talk some sports.  But wait!  Don’t click that red box with the white X just yet, you sports haters.  You haven’t heard the sports yet…..

Let’s discuss Thumb Wrestling (TW) vs Rock Paper Scissors (RPS).

I think I need to first defend whether or not these are even sports.  I say yes and because of this reason alone…..They have governing bodies that oversee each sport.  Don’t believe me?  Google it!  Thumb wrestling has the Thumb Wrestling Federation and its president is Newt Knuckle.  Still don’t believe me?  I just finished reading all about it on a Wiki post on the internet.  If it’s on the internet, it must be true!

How about Rock Paper Scissors?  This is even more legit because there is a World Series of RPS.  But the main body that monitors leagues and tournaments is The World Rock Paper Scissors Society.  Don’t believe me again?  Google it!  I know how to do research and I did it!

When I was doing my “research” I saw so many ways I could go with my decision.  Each sport has it’s own attraction for me.  I grew up playing RPS on the school bus every morning on the way to school.  My buddy Dan and I got so into the game we created so many different weapons we had to write them down with the symbol that we created for the weapon.  I think we even created a gesture for a bomb that beat all but could only be used once a day.  I loved the bus ride in to school.  That is, until we made that turn into the unloading zone for school.  But for that 40 min before we reached that point I had no care in the world but what my buddy Dan was going to gesture next in our extended version of RPS.

I was never good at thumb wrestling when I was little.  Well the actual wrestling part that is, I’ll explain later.  I had small hands.  Which was only good for making things look larger than they really are… 🙂  I didn’t really have my growth spurt until my sophomore year in high school.  At that point I became a bit larger than everyone else.  Anyway, I did have a super power that did help stall the TW match until the school bell rang for change of class.  My super power was that I could dislocate my thumbs and cock them back so that they could not be reached.  I can also bend both of my thumbs backwards and touch my wrist……..Weird, I know!  I have autographed pictures of myself showing off my champion thumb.  If you want one, send me a SASE and I’ll ship one out to ya.

So now that you have a brief history of my association with these sports, and they are sports!  Hey!  If ESPN can advertise poker as a sport and broadcast it on their network I can sure as crap call these two time honored pass-times a sport on my blog!

It is now time for me to pick a sport and give you some of the pros and cons…

I am going with RPS!  At my age I am more into the non-contact sports.  That is, more of not holding another adults hand and playing thumbsies.  I also am more aware of the ability of contracting another’s cooties and getting swine flu, typhoid or whatever they may have lingering on their hands.

Probably the best thing about RPS in this day and age is that we can play the game in real time from across the world through video chat on a computer or our smart phones.  Yes, I know there are video games for both of these but there is nothing like the real thing.

With RPS the rules are pretty straight forward, my gesture either beats yours or not.  With TW there are so many technical aspects.  Did the person really do the 3 count legal before the start or did he jump the 3 count to get an unfair advantage?  I guess that is why there are sanctioned events with refs to figure that stuff out.

Oh and have you ever played TW with someone that has sharp nails?  It’s like playing with Freddie Kruger or Wolverine.  There has to be a rule against that…..I would think.

You aint got nothing on me Hugh Jackman!  If that is your real name.

And for you geeks out there, yes, I know Wolverine does not have a thingymabobber shooting out of his thumb.  It’s for effect and you just ruined it!

A side note: Did you all hear Hugh admit to doing a party pump before scenes like this pic so he could look all jacked for the camera?  Sorry Hugh, not all of us can naturally look like me.  But I guess you gotta do what ya gotta do.

So there you have it folks.  I picked Rock Paper Scissors over Thumb Wrestling.

How about you?

Which one do you prefer and why?

If you don’t care for either, do you have a similar game you enjoy? (and don’t say Jacks or Tiddly Winks that’s not similar)

And to round out your day, I give you some words of……..well, I guess wisdom:

Go to bed with an itchy bum, wake up with a stinky finger!

And finally I leave you with some thought provoking words:

When you say the word poop, your mouth makes the same shape as your butt hole does.  The same can be said for explosive diarrhea!

I bet you will try saying those words in slow motion too won’t ya? 🙂

As always, Thanks for reading!

Oh yeah, one last thing….this was my 50th post!

The Funnier Side in the Pursuit of Fitness

So here I am laying in bed drinking my protein shake after another intense workout. Wow, I love P90X!  I am sweating just typing out the name of the program.  These workouts can really kick my butt.  I just completed week 5 and have enjoyed most of my time.  Let’s just say the first full week I was letting Tony Horton know, through the TV, what I think about his workouts.  Good thing only my two dogs were around while I worked out then.  LOL!

All in all this entire program is the best thing I have ever done for myself, physically speaking.  I have been an athlete my whole life, and I use the term athlete loosely.  But I have been playing sports since the time I could demand such a thing from my parents.  I have played hockey, baseball, lacrosse, football, cycling, running, and now softball.  As I aged I noticed the contact sports have gone to the way side and the cycling, running and softball are more my speed now.  But how do I stay in shape enough to still be effective and enjoy these things at the same time?  Well, exercise  and I just figured that out a few years back.

It’s not just exercise but the stretching and alternative activities that keep the body ready for action.  Just a few years ago I realized that my old body couldn’t take the pounding it used to.  I tried out for a football team while I was in Japan.  The military base had a traveling adult league team that took in new players every year to fill positions.  I figured with my size and my prior experience I would be a shoe in.  Boy was that a mistake.  These guys were serious and they made me prove my worth by going up against their best guy at each position I wanted to play opposite of.  Let’s just say I had a few pieces of humble pie.

Realizing my new found limitations to a sport I once loved, I needed to figure something out.  I then found my new love in softball.  The military base also had a traveling softball team.  These guys were serious too but without all the hitting and tackling.  I found my new sport!  But I soon found out that regardless of the position I was to play I had to compete.  And to compete with a bunch of military guys that are required to be fit, I needed to be fit too.

I decided to toss my pride aside and try new techniques.  I talked a few other guys into trying Pilates with me.  This class was a total surprise.  I had no idea that something without weights could be so demanding.  I really liked it but it came with it’s embarrassing moments too.  Not that you all need to know this but I’m a sweater.  I sweat no matter what I do; sit, stand, run, walk, etc. and it doesn’t matter what season of the year it is either.  Well, these classes were in a small enclosed area in a gym that loved to have the heat on.

I guess since I shared that little piece and grossed you all out I can let you in on the funny and yet embarrassing thing that happened.  There is this one move in Pilates as well as yoga (which I now love too) called the plow pose.  In this pose you lay on your back and raise your legs over your body and attempt to place your feet by your head.  Well, my gut and lack of flexibility at the time didn’t allow me to get my legs very far over my body.  So the instructor came over to me and offered assistance.  I said it is not necessary as I felt this was as far as I could go anyway.  She insisted on pushing my legs further back to gain the flexibility a little at a time.  I gave in to her request.  I gave a quick warning of my slick sweaty body.  She laughed and said not to worry we all sweat.  To shorten this story, I ended up with an instructor falling on me as her hands slipped off my legs.  Embarrassing……but funny now that I look back at it.

So what is my point to all of this?  You should always take the good with the bad.  Life gives us the little experiences that enrich and amuse us.  We get to share these moments with other people in search of the same answer your quest has already brought you to.

Thanks for reading!