I had major computer problems today and couldn’t get any of my pictures to load so…

*picture a large intimidating scale here*  Ooo, now be a little scared as the anticipation builds…

This is going to be a short blog because I have many voices inside my head trying to tell me my new story, DARKNESS.
I did lose four pounds this past week. Did it make me a better writer? Hmm. Probably not. But the week long journey to losing the four pounds did give me some clarity. The journey began with my friend who looked amazing. She had lost fifteen-ish pounds, looked well rested, healthy and energetic. So, of course I beat her to the ground until she forked over her magic potion. Just kidding! She told me all about clean eating and the book she had read called, The Virgin Diet by JJ Virgin. The reason I was interested wasn’t because of weight loss. I had headaches every day, major brain fog (you know when you go into a room and can’t remember why you’re standing there? BRAIN FOG) feelt tired and just not great. I had accepted that this was just the way I felt, part of my age, part of stress, part of blah, blah, blah. Sound familiar? I got the book from our local library. Love the library! I read it quite shallowly, I have to admit, because my friend looked so good, and dammit I wanted on that train! It’s a 21 day program, and let’s face it, anyone can do anything for 21 days, so I figured what the heck? I started November 4th.

*picure great looking food here*

To sum it up (so I can get back to my voices) you cut out 7 foods: gluten, dairy, soy, corn, peanuts, eggs and sugar/artificial sweeteners. I wonder how many people just logged off my blog?? Maybe you’re like me and think, holy crap I can’t do that! Or maybe you’re a freak (I mean that in the best of ways) and that sounds like a good time to you. Either way, it’s worth looking into. My main goal was to get rid of my headaches. If I lose the ten pounds of winter ass that I’ve been chasing around since last winter, so be it. The first three days sucked, not gonna lie. BUT… then Thursday came and my headache was gone for the first time in a very long time. Then Friday came and I had more energy. Then the weekend came and my craving for sweets (which is normally insane) went away. Then Monday I stepped on the scale and I was four pounds less. BONUS!

*picture me doing a hyped up strange Irish jig cause that’s how my happy dance goes…don’t judge.

So that all brings me to writing during NaNoWriMo! Why? Because all my roads, even the bumpy ones, lead me to writing. Maybe the diet has nothing to do with it. Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but I’ve got creative mojo, a clear vision of where my story is going, and I’m 27, 733 words in! BOOYA!

Tune in next hump-day for an update and some possible silly stuff.
Peace be with you, around you and pouring from you…