Monday, November 10, 2008

“I want to be too quick"


McCann has added jogging to the workout routine. He’s taken to the streets around his new Suwanee neighborhood in recent weeks. Don’t believe us? Ask his brother Brad McCann, who has been his workout partner and now accountability-on-the-diet partner.

“We’ve been eating healthy for four weeks now, both of us,” said Brad McCann, who played in both the Marlins and Royals organizations and is now coaching with his father Howie McCann. “We’ve both lost about 15 pounds. No more cheeseburgers. It’s a lot of grilled chicken, vegetables and fruit.”

The hardest thing for McCann, his brother said, was to give up his Mexican food habit — burritos and cheese dip. But after the first week it got easier. And they’re allowed one “cheat meal” a week, which they use Sunday nights watching NFL games.

The goal, Brad said, was to drop some weight so McCann could keep pressure off his knees, which already take a beating.

So when the AJC tells us they've "both" lost about 15 pounds, does that mean a total of 15 lbs between the brudders or 30 lbs total? I think it's nice that Brad's losing a little for his wedding and that Baby's trying to get healthier, but I have a feeling we're going to see weight-loss articles during every off-season for the next 10 years. Some people just hang on to weight easier than others and have to work harder to keep it off. Our favorite catcher seems to be one of those. It's genetic (and it's the cheese dip). ;)

I hope Chop Talk gives us a tour of the new Suwanee house -- I hear it has an unusual feature that I'm not at liberty to divulge yet. When I can, I will!


ETA: He looks more like a Kewpie doll than ever, doesn't he?


(If a Kewpie doll had a beard, that is...)

13 comments:

CABravesFan said...

Commenting from you post in the post below this one Lauren-while I can't fault the boy for loving mexican food (mmmm-cheese dip!) He probably could loose a little of the belly- just not all of it! I like the "soft" Mac too:)

By the way- LOVE the fuzzy hair:)

Leah said...

Brad says they've both lost 15 lbs, so I'm guessing it's 30 total lbs. I didn't think Brad was that big, maybe he's just getting into better shape. Mac looks smaller in the picture sort of, but I'm sure it's because of the angle and what not. He's still a cutie, though! Yes, I like the "soft" version myself.

I didn't even know they had a new house. :\ I wonder if it's smaller than the previous one, which was just huge. I, too, hope ChopTalk gives us a tour of it. I wonder what the feature is, but there's probably no telling, lol.

Lauren T. said...

CA, the hair and the beard made me so happy! November is such a depressing month -- the AJC knew just how to cheer me up today.

Leah, check your Meebo msgs. :)

CABravesFan said...

The hair is totally the kind of thing you (and by "you" I mean "I") just want to go up to and pet because you just KNOW it is fluffy and soft and perfect...Wow, now I really sound like a crazy person-when does baseball season start?

Morgan said...

Hishair is amazing.
Lauren, do you know anything about fanfest this year? I heard it wasn't going to happen, but that kind of depresses me. If so, let me know please.

Lauren T. said...

I've not heard a word about FanFest. I asked an insider friend about it and she hadn't heard either, but I'll pass along any info I receive.

Jennifer said...

What if he only loses weight in his legs and butt, but keeps the tummy? Oh, wait... :D

Lauren T. said...

Like the tummy in the ETA? :D

flbravesgirl said...

CA, I'm with you. He just has this "teddybearish" quality.

flbravesgirl said...

I had actually heard something about the house but I guess I'd better not steal our Fearless Leader's thunder. Might not have been any truth to it anyway.

Allee said...

I love how Mac's hair has grown back. I think I like it better than I do the "lion" look he had going on for a while. =]

Leah said...

Here's some more pictures of Mac at the same event if anyone wants to view them. I don't know why the gallery isn't linked on the article page.

CABravesFan said...

maybe it is the angle like leah mentioned but Mac does look slimmer in those pics...still wanting to pet the fuzzy hair:)