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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Winning is Losing and Losing is Winning.....

keeping up the election theme......

I'm wondering if John McCain is feeling that way today as he leisurely (hopefully) sips his morning coffee and looks forward to a bit of rest after a hard fought battle. My guess is that Barack Obama doesn't quite have that luxury this morning. I'll bet he's going out there buying that new puppy, getting his new presidential wardrobe together and helping Michelle clean up the house after 2 years on the road (well, that's what I'd be making my husband do...). There must be a lot of dust bunnies floating about.....

As for me...I'm taking a philosophical view on the winning-losing thing today. I mean, I can't just shut off that winner-loser thing in my head just because the election is over. These slugging-it-out candidates (and quite a few more...) have been with me since well before my lapband journey began. So, perhaps that's why I'm thinking about winning and losing today. And...lets face it, winning and losing is what I've been thinking about most of my life--as it pertains to weight that is. In the world of dieting....the only way to win is to lose. Or, visa versa. Simple in it's reasoning yet so complex in it's meaning. Which puts the entire concept of winning and losing all twisted and turned upside down...in my head at least.

To continue....as much as I'd like to be a Queen, I certainly would not want to be president. So, if I were running, I think I might want to lose. Winning seems like too much work. Losing seems like the way to go. Sure, you worked hard to try and win. But, if you did win, it's not like you get a prize! It would mean that more (MUCH MORE) work is ahead of you. Listen, I've watched enough "West Wing" episodes to know that this president thing is a 24/7/365 thing. Once I did the rallying and the partying and all that visiting and chatting with the Joe Plumbers and kissing babies, I'd rather just say "yeah, that campaign was a grand old time but now it's time to go to the beach, lay on the sand, drink margaritas and listen to non patriotic music...". I mean, that's what I would say. And, I'd consider that winning for sure! As for the queen thing...you don't have to run a campaign to be queen so you're not completely pooped out by the time the queen thing happens. You just become a queen and then you get all the crowns, big jewels, amazing shoes and ball gowns and stuff. Right? So, being queen would be fine. President....I don't think so.

So, where am I going with this? Nowhere, really. I'm just saying that sometimes when you lose, it's a good thing and sometimes when you win, there's just more work to do. It's all in how you look at it. As for me....I've been winning and losing for so long that I've become accustomed to the pants sizes that go along with it all. Just as long as our new leaders don't outgrow their pants (or, like our moms would say..."get too big for their britches"...) then we'll all win.

3 comments:

Deluzy said...

Chuckling at your post. I, too, had the thought yesterday that Obama must have woken up thinking, "OMG, do I really have to *do* this?" and McCain might have thought, "Thank god I didn't win -- I'm sleeping in for another half hour!"

Queen? Maybe. President? No thank you! ;)

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Yeah, they kind of both lost. I mean who would really want to assume the position of president of the U.S. when we are in such a mess? God Bless both men for being willing to step up to the task.

I'm glad Obama is young and handsome now. Seems like all presidents are when they begin. . . when they leave office. . . they look like they have aged 100 years!!

Blessings,

Sher

Kathy said...

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