Getting rid of that 75 lb gorilla

Ok, world.  It’s been a looooooong time since I’ve posted anything here.  I had a feeling that when I started blogging last summer I might not be able to stick it out.  New job, lots of trips, yadda yadda yadda.  It seems that I never have time for anything, yet I always find more things to add to my to-do list.  On a side note:  I know that having the energy to start new, exciting things – but not the energy (or time) – is a HUGE bad habit that I’ve got to stop.

But, the whole point of this post is to say “I’M BACK!”  I’ll be blogging much more often.  Especially about my journey to lose 75 lbs (all while dealing with this damn fibromyalgia).  I know a lot of people are on a self-improvement journey, especially weight loss.  However, I know there are tons (I mean that as in number of people, not collective weight of people) of you out there that are dealing with that self-improvement journey all while struggling with additional health issues.  I’m not a doctor, or personal trainer, or any other fancy health guru… but, I am a woman, a mom, and a relatively unhealthy person with a really happy, healthy person trapped inside of an overly “fluffy” body — and I figure that if I can do this, a lot of others can as well!

All my fibro peeps know that sometimes the pain is more than you can bear...  but, on those days it isn't...

All my fibro peeps know that sometimes the pain is more than you can bear… but, on those days it isn’t…

So, here’s the deal.  I’m going to blog my journey (I hate calling it that… it’s sounds so chipper.  And I really dislike chipper.) to getting to my goal weight.  Not just my goal weight, but optimal health.  And, I’ll post photos and video diaries and healthy recipes and product reviews and a bunch of other stuff as well.  Not because I’m looking for kudos and well wishes (though, sincere kudos will be appreciated), or because I’m gloating (seriously, no ego here), or because I’m selling anything (If I review it or endorse it it is because I genuinely used/tried/did it and enjoyed/didn’t enjoy something, not because I’m trying to sell it to you).  If I do, at some distant point, have the opportunity to promote something I use or do, and really believe in, I will absolutely let you know in advance of any affiliation.  Because it’s the right thing to do y’all.  (Another sidenote:  I know quite a few people who do train (physical and life coach), sell or promote products, and the like.  They’re all good and honest people, who have put in a lot of dedication and energy to helping others.  I’m not knocking them or what they do.  I’m just stating that I don’t do it.  Got it?  Awesome.)

I’ll document my journey because I want to share it with others, and I hope you’ll want to share yours also.  Plus, I want to be able to look back in a year or two (because this kind of change takes time: both to get to the goal and to maintain it!)

There’s truth to the old saying, “There’s strength in numbers.”  I’m hoping that we’ll build a little community here.  One where those of us with a few extra hurdles can share the passing of our milestones.  And, for those of you who might be reading this (thank you, by the way) who don’t suffer from the additional health issues, you’re welcome also.  Because, we don’t judge here.  We don’t exclude.  This will be a positive, inspirational, honest place of accountability, strength, empowerment, and progress.

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Hopefully, there will be a lot of this happening around here!

So, here goes.  I’ll post my first video in a few days.  As well as the dreaded “before” photos.  And a new recipe or two.  I’m hoping you’ll all bookmark the page, join, or add Like Bumble to your BlogLovin’ list.  Heck, add me on Pinterest (I’m crazy active on that sucker) where you’ll find all kinds of things I love (food, fashion, craft, exercise, and on and on.

Oh, and I’ll be adding more to the other areas of the blog as well.  It won’t all be sugar cravings and sore muscles up in here.  Promise.

If you’re happy Like Bumble is back, please feel free to tell me so in the comments.  If you’d like to see something specific, add that in there too.  I know there’s not a lot of readers out there yet, but, I’m hoping this little community of ours will grow (while my waist line is shrinking!).  🙂

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