Monday, April 19, 2010

Day 19 - Something to think about.

As a catchup since I didn't blog this weekend: I started my no complex carbs thing over the weekend. (For reactionary purposes due to being on a meds that increases cholesterol and triglycerides. Yay.)   So far so good.  I haven't been missing out a whole lot.  Then again,  I haven't seen bread and if I do, I may attack it like Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre leaving only a splatter pattern of crumbs in my wake.  I may have to stay out of the bakery section of the supermarket when I go.  It could be quite embarrassing.

In the midst of my blah filled weekend, albeit self-imposed, I watched G.I. Jane again.  Now, I find the movie really good, in fact, I own it.  But it is completely and utterly so far from what happens that I just have to grit my teeth and suspend disbelief.  (You should check out the Navy SEALs BUD/S Class 234 series from Discovery.  Really cool.... and okaaaaaaaaaaay... hot guys too.)

I digress.  (Hot men tend to do that to me.)  What I meant to talk about was the poem that the master chief quotes:


          Self Pity by D.H. Lawrence
          I never saw a wild thing
          sorry for itself.
          A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
          without ever having felt sorry for itself.

And it really got me thinking.  I sit here and complain and say a "Woe is me" and talk about how rough I have it.  But really, I have it pretty good.  Yes, I am going through a struggle right now.  However, I have to realize that I will come out on the other end. Hopefully, I will be stronger and more appreciative on the other side.  It could be that I just needed to go through this now to teach me a lesson.

Maybe the lesson is to not have self-pity about where I am.  That small bird D.H.L. talks about probably has to be alert all the time.  Making sure there's not a bigger predator after it, making a home from twigs that it has to search for, and finding bugs for it to feast upon.  That little bird doesn't sit there and mope.  It flies.  It's free.  And so can I be.

And really - on a positive note,  if the Earth gets hit by an asteroid and food supplies decrease.... I will live longer than the skinny little toothpicks, because I have some (okay, a lot of) fat to metabolize.  Who's laughing now twiggy?!

4 comments:

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

I haven't been watching the news lately... is there some asteroid problem I'm unaware of?

Self-pity will get you nowhere; the trick to this whole weight-loss journey is commitment and consistency. Boil it down to one good day... and then try to string together as many good days as you can. When you break that string (and you WILL break that string), shoot for another good day and so forth and so on...

Those crazy carb cravings will subside (or at least they did for me).

ARJules said...

Yeah - I guess 'self-pity' isn't quite the word for it. But we, well, I have a habit of letting things going on in my life take over and it is sometimes hard to see that things are actually okay. Sometimes it takes a smack to say "You're life doesn't consist entirely of fixing problems. You really are okay. Put down the cookie and just keep on truckin. "

I haven't heard about an asteroid, but I think we are in the middle of the apocalypse. Earthquakes, volcanoes, Sarah Palin getting $100,000 to speak to people.... yup! Apocalypse.

(No offense to Sarah Palin fans :)

He Took MY Last Name said...

lol your blog makes me laugh you have a great writing style. And dyslexic as I am I keep reading your name as AJRules lol

Hey you can have a bad day week month just dont let it get out of hand too badly

Merri said...

Ive never seen gi jane.. Hmm well hopefully we will not get hit by an asteroid.. (random, is that what gi jane is about?) bleh I get stuck in pity sometimes..i think everyone does. Probably even your little bird.

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