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Still Undertall (and apparently backing the wrong team)

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Today was a scheduled gym (weight training) day. My husband worked until 5:45 and we went to the gym after he got home, which was around 7:15 pm. It was an absolutely perfect time to go because there weren't many people and we didn't have to wait for any equipment/machines to become free.

Well, I'm glad we went to the gym BEFORE watching the Superbowl because I'd be more annoyed to have invested all that time and have my underdog team go from a 25 point lead to lose the game by 6 points. We got home at 8:30 so we picked up the game during the 3rd quarter. By the end of regulation play I could no longer bear to watch.

The Falcons pretty much screwed themselves out of that win by allowing 2 sacks to Ryan, missing out on extra yards for a field goal attempt and losing all those penalty yards. It was a sad 4th quarter for Falcon fans. Props to Ryan however! He had a great rookie year and he will continue to become better. He won the league MVP award, and that's a wonderful accomplishment. I saw him interviewed on Good Morning America, and he seems to be a genuinely nice guy and not full of himself. He has a great career ahead of him, and I wish him much good fortune.

Games like this game tonight is why I don't usually watch football...particularly since I am an Eagles fan and they beat the Cowboys when it. did. not. matter. So, boo-hoo for the teams I would have liked to see win and Congratulations to the NE Patriots for their ninth (and unprecedented) victorious Super Bowl performance! Say what you will about deflated balls, but Tom Brady still got game!

Seems like the Pates are the come-back team! It says a lot for the team that they kept it together (and they had a good share of flubs) and pulled out a win to surprise so many people. So, even if you are in no way a sports fan, take a page from the Patriot's play book and never give up in your quest to reach your health and fitness goals. They won the game one down at a time. Consistent small steps will get you the win.
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    We enjoyed the game even though neither team was our favorite. As with all things in life, slow and sure will get you to the finish. Same as in loosing weight. Enjoyed the blog...
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  • CAROL_31649731
    I like you take away from the Patriot's playbook .... not giving up & consistency are the keys. And I'm an Eagles fan, too (only because both DH & DS are!) Nice blog!
    1591 days ago
    We do not subscribe to TV ~ too many bad commercials and such that I think it not necessary to have my young child see!!! But I did like the 1972 Super Bowl Game with the Dolphins team against the Redskins and the Dolphins blew them away! Now THERE was a team!!!! emoticon Boy,was my brother mad as I was having a GREAT day!!!! emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 2/7/2017 12:59:11 AM
    emoticon game for both teams and awesome advice to everyone.
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  • JOJO2348
    I am not a sports fan - My biggest sport fetish is swimming, ice skating and I guess I would have to say hockey but other than that- I went to enough high -school football games to last a life time I drove the bus! And smelled them all the way home. But to each his own. Glad there were a few happy ones over the game.
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  • KURTZIE1998
    Of all sports I like football. Whether you like sports or not the point you were getting across is what is important. Your so right, baby steps and even if you are down and out (as it looked the Patriots were going into the 2nd half you don't give up. Great Blog and emoticon for the encouragement.
    1592 days ago
    I don't recall ever watching a football game on TV, or basketball, or baseball, or golf etc. you get the idea.. Sports are not my thing, would rather watch grass grow, or paint dry. Did go to the boys games when they were in school, wanted to be there in case they got hurt, which they did, so emergence trips. Otherwise, no.
    1592 days ago
    My husband is a Giants fan, and I like the Dallas Cowboys (I really don't follow them, I just watched too much Friday Night Lights to not like a Texan team, lol). I disliked all the bashing that went along with the two teams. People can get so nasty about what they like, so I steered clear of any of that nonsense. And since we do not have a TV, spent the day knitting and watching Republic of Doyle with my hubby. Time well spent. :)
    1592 days ago
    I am not a sports fan and was still disappointed in the game! At least the half-time show was great.
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  • REESEK65
    I too am no sports fan but I do understand the concept of having a good team. & a good team isn't necessarily the favored or the biggest. The best team is made up with players who commit to a common goal and let nothing stand in their way. The winning team overcame the objects that were in their way. I know in order for my own team "my body" to achieve it's goal "health" I must adopt the same mindset. Knowing that no matter how impossible it my seem (25point trail or many pounds to lose) success comes to the one who keeps making the right choices and remains committed to the goal. Picking the right teammates is critical. I picked supportive friends and family, exercise, and good food choices for my team. The game is not over and I still have some tough opponents to overcome but I commit to finishing on top!
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    emoticon here's to comeback wins
    1592 days ago
    Good analogy. One baby step at a time will get the job done.
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    It was an epic game, and you're right, one determined step at a time.
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    Loved your write-up of the game. I was rooting for the Falcons and disappointed they lost. Amazing how a team can turn itself around with the determination to win. I guess we can too!
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    I too was surprised, and not happily so. I know, wudda, shudda and cudda's don't win the game. The Falcons would have won if it weren't for all the mistakes you mentioned. So yes, Hats off to Tom Brady and the Patriots.
    1592 days ago
    Not much into football, but my DH said it was a good game and the non-winning team could hold their heads up high!
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    Hi Dee, I used to be a hockey fan of our canucks team here in BC... but have given up on them ... the last few years have been bad... and twice they came close to getting the stanley cup went to game 7 in the last round and lost... lol... but enjoyed your article... I don't follow sports much but loved how you tied it in to our working towards our weight loss goals... one down at a time and consistent small steps get you the win... loved that...

    Have a great day
    1592 days ago
    I was as surprised as you. I am a Giants fan myself, another team that beat the 'Boys twice this past season but couldn't win when it mattered (can we say stupid WRs traveling to Miami from DC to party after the final regular season game?).

    But I really do like the takeaway of not giving up on our weight loss goals.
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