Thursday, August 20, 2009

'Cause I am a rocket on fire!

Things are good. Tomorrow I will have been on a diet for two weeks, and I reckon I've lost 3-4 kilo's easy. Mette's lost weight too, but perhaps not as much. Cycling to work every day has also strengthened me some what, but I still sweat copiously when I arrive, though not nearly as much as I did previously. My plan is to keep on dieting until I reach my BMI, which is approx 75kg. Mette says this particular diet, if kept to, can take one or two kilo's off a man per week. As I've started at about 102kg (circa 220lb), that means I'll be finished around my fortieth birthday.

At some point I'd like to work on strengthening the rest of my body, but I can't decide how. Basic work out might be an option, but perhaps yoga would better, as I'm less interested in building up my body and more interesting in getting the rusty bits to work better. Feel free to offer any suggestions.

Today's music is an old favourite, by Kate Bush (by far the greatest female musician ever in my opinon). I was going to add 'Comfortably numb' by Pink Floyd, but it just doesn't capture my mood at all. These days, I feel like I'm glowing, full of energy and verve. I wish I could bottle how I feel, because I'd make a million!

That November night, looking up into the sky,
You said,

"Hey, wish that was me up there--
It's the biggest rocket I could find,
And it's holding the night in its arms
If only for a moment.
I can't see the look in its eyes,
But I'm sure it must be laughing."

But it seemed to me the saddest thing I'd ever seen,
And I thought you were crazy, wishing such a thing.

I saw only a stick on fire,
Alone on its journey
Home to the quickening ground,
With no one there to catch it.

I put on my pointed hat
And my black and silver suit,
And I check my gunpowder pack
And I strap the stick on my back.
And, dressed as a rocket on Waterloo Bridge--
Nobody seems to see me.
Then, with the fuse in my hand,
And now shooting into the night
And still as a rocket,
I land in the river.

Was it me said you were crazy?
I put on my cloudiest suit,
Size 5 lightning boots, too.

'Cause I am a rocket
On fire.
Look at me go, with my tail on fire,
With my tail on fire,
On fire.
Hey, look at me go, look at me...


Palle "Nybyggeren" said...

Yoga would be good.

Do not worry, you know how fit I supposedly am, I still sweat like a pig when I cycle. Comes from pushing yourself. I usually bring a clean T-shirt I change into.

mlj said...
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mlj said...

That sounds so good! I'm really, really glad to hear that you're feeling so much better and that the job, and biking to work, and your two wonderful little kids and lovely Mette bring you so much joy!

I think yoga is a great idea. It strengthens you from the inside without the overly strenuous effects of working out. Slow and steady will do it..

Keep taking care of yourself and feeling great - here's a great big hug from London!


moif said...

Big hugs are always appreciated, especially from distant friends!