Monthly Archives: January 2009

Fitter. Happier. More Productive.

I’m working on all of those!

Fitter. I’m watching with a critical eye everything I eat. I’ve decided to subscribe to the Longevity Lifestyle, which suggests reduced caloric intake & increase essential nutrients in order to extend your lifetime and especially your vital years. Thus far over the course of the past two weeks I’ve averaged about 1130 calories per day, which is a little under the suggested 1500 per day, but gives me a good idea of how much I really need to function on a daily basis. I now need to watch the vitamins and minerals I’m taking in, because I’ve been eating the wrong things trying to watch the calories I eat.

Happier. I’m trying to break off an unhealthy relationship I’ve been in over the past few years, but not with great success. I think that my efforts in the dietary department will help with a few other things, because when I feel good about myself, I feel better able to do things to help myself in all areas of my life. So while that action is pending, I’m still working to get the desired result.

More Productive. For now, focus on work is my productivity. I’m also saving money where possible. That’s always productive, at least to the money tree it is.

Perennial Classic:
“Fitter Happier”

Fitter.
Happier.
More productive.
Comfortable,
not drinking too much,
regular exercise at the gym
(3 days a week),
getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries,
at ease,
eating well
(no more microwave dinners and saturated fats),
a patient, better driver,
a safer car
(baby smiling in back seat),
sleeping well
(no bad dreams),
no paranoia,
careful to all animals
(never washing spiders down the plughole),
keep in contact with old friends
(enjoy a drink now and then),
will frequently check credit at (moral) bank (hole in the wall),
favors for favors,
fond but not in love,
charity standing orders,
on Sundays ring road supermarket
(no killing moths or putting boiling water on the ants),
car wash (also on Sundays),
no longer afraid of the dark or midday shadows
nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate,
nothing so childish – at a better pace,
slower and more calculated,

no chance of escape

now self-employed,
concerned (but powerless),
an empowered and informed member of society
(pragmatism not idealism),
will not cry in public,
less chance of illness,
tires that grip in the wet
(shot of baby strapped in back seat),
a good memory,
still cries at a good film,
still kisses with saliva,

no longer empty and frantic like a cat tied to a stick,
that’s driven into frozen winter shit

(the ability to laugh at weakness),
calm, fitter, healthier and more productive.

a pig,
in a cage,
on antibiotics.