Writing makes me happy. It has for as long as I can remember and I spend most days with a running monologue/narration in my head. My fibromyalgia and brain surgeries have created a phenomenon in my mind/body connection where I am sometimes literally in capable of speaking the words in my mind, although I can visualize them in text. Writing allows me to release the backed up verbiage in my brain. However many episodes of, "Bring me the thing that goes with the thing and then you do stuff with it. It isn't blue," I may have during the day, if I can take a few minutes and actually produce coherent sentences, I am a calmer, more contented animal.
In aid of this self-prescribed therapy, I am going to make a concerted effort to blog at least three days a week. I have so many thoughts for blog topics, and I tend to forget things if I don't write them down, so I have decided to do the them thing. They are my own themes, and I may follow them or I may scrap them. I write for myself, first and foremost, and if I want to break my own rules then that is what I shall do.
My first "Terrifying Tuesday" is to admit that I have started a weight loss blog at http://suburbintwaistline.blogspot.com. I am ludicrously proud of that blog name; it makes me feel ever so punny. I started this particular blog because, well...
Yes, Mr. Gumb, I am a great big fat person.
In the interest of transparency I am posting my weight loss experience on line. The highs, the lows, the gains, the losses. I am fortunate enough to have a support system of very close friends, several of whom take physical fitness quite seriously, and I know I can count on them to provide accountability without condemnation, as well as being my very own cheerleading squad. MisterBint and SnarkyBint will also be supportive (although SnarkyBint is skeptical of the Nutrisystem food.)
I am looking forward to exploring the things that frighten me, both in a monster-under-the-bed sort of way, and in a what-will-people-think sort of way. Join me in raising a glass (or in my case, a 16oz bottle of water) to my consistent blogging endeavors. Slàinte mhath!