Friday, August 15, 2014
Today is a memorable day for me in one way. My doctor started me on a new medication Rosuvastatin - a cholesterol lowering drug. I am not happy about this. Somebody somewhere said growing old is not for wimps. I'll add my name to the list of supporters for that statement. All of my problems started with the weight gain of 10 years ago. While I cannot blame anyone else for the weight gain (and very slow ongoing loss), I feel as if I live in a society where over abundance and excess is the norm. It is starting to sicken me.
Even though our individual freedoms are being eroded in favour of corporate behaviour that is rewarded (corporate behaviour is not interested in the 'public good' or societal ethics), I had the freedom to not eat in a certain, to treat my body better, to remember that we individuals have a God-Given (if you must) rationality which I have not respected and heard in my thoughts; especially once I had some education about nutrition and fitness etc. There is so much money in our society at the highest levels, as individuals we must regain control, of what little we may have, with reason, compassion, and kindness toward ourselves and each other - no one else is going to do it.
A wise friend said to me that when the negativity shows up - take up suduko...I've bought the book and will replace an old habit with anew habit starting again today.