Gut Feeling

 

Well, friends and neighbors, it’s the start of another year, and we all know what that means:

Off…come…the pounds!

Right? Of all the resolutions made at the beginning of the year, that one is undoubtedly the one most often claimed.

I know I’ve got plenty to lose but, then again, I have for over thirty years, now.

Jeez, that’s depressing..

I know, things like diabetes and high blood pressure can be hereditary, but I also know, my lifestyle hasn’t exactly been replete with healthy choices. To wit: my weakness for snack foods and things fried, my predilection for second (third, fourth) helpings, my aversion (mostly) to fruit, my attraction to the easy convenience of fast food, my general distaste for anything resembling exercise.

And it’s always been a problem before to find motivation to lose the weight, and it gets harder the older I get, but I think now I have finally found the one thing to spur me to action:

Global warming.

As we keep reaching new record high temperatures every year, I am determined to not go through another scorching Texas summer dragging all this excess weight around. It just gets harder to take with each passing year.

I don’t know exactly how I’m going to accomplish this project at present, and I’m not soliciting any helpful advice, thank you very much. I just want to make you aware of this undertaking, and to encourage you to join me – those of you, of course, who need to – on the journey. Perhaps we can be each other’s cheerleader along the way.

Not each other’s judge, not each other’s disciplinarian, not each other’s shamer.

We don’t need any of you around.

I won’t attempt to coach anyone; I’ll simply share what works for me, (assuming I find something that does) and you can make up your own mind to try it yourself. We’ll praise each other’s progress, empathize with each other’s defeats, and become leaner and healthier versions of ourselves.

Good luck, compadres. That goes to all of you trying to achieve any resolution, be it weight loss, or something else.

I wish you all a very happy, healthy, exciting and fulfilling New Year. Live it.

And keep reading my blog! 😉❤️

Rome is Burning (a set of lyrics)

 

Lord, have mercy, I declare,
I sense changes in the air.
It’s getting warmer, I believe,
Yet, what a tangled web they weave.
The boardroom boys say it’s okay;
It all can be explained away.
But, while they got their blinders on,
Another goddam glacier gone.
The earth is melting as it’s turning.
Pick up your fiddle; Rome is burning.

Now, our fine Reps and Senate-whores
Are throwing down on the Capitol floor.
It’s that side wrong, and this side right,
And compromise nowhere in sight.
Who cares what Joe the plumber needs,
Since Wall Street is who they all heed?
When re-election is the main goal,
They legislate to Gallup polls.
Now, you say you don’t find that concerning?
Pick up your fiddle; Rome is burning.

Our Race to Hell is gaining speed
Propelled by selfishness and greed.
Been lots of talk, but not much change;
Just Titanic deck chairs rearranged.
You’d think by now, we’d all be learning.
Hand me my fiddle; Rome is burning.

Take it away, Nero…