My “Weight” Story and Blog Bulge Linky Party
These wonderful ladies and I are joining together to host a party where you can link up your fabulous tips, recipes, stories, or any fitness related topic.
(Me) Bj @ Joy2Journey.com
Julie @ Redhead Can Decorate (Who started this first)
Amanda @ Mommy is Co0 Co0
Lori @ Vintage Charm Restored
Kristin @ 9th and mayne
Sherry @ Pondered Primed Perfected
Claire @ A Little Claireification
When you add your link to my party … you add to the other 7 as well.
My personal story?
Just a short, year and a half ago, this was me …
2011 – After weeks of never ending diarrhea (thank goodness for spell check … I guess I don’t use that word very much, and didn’t know how to spell it) I found myself in the hospital for 3 days while they ran tests and treated me for dehydration. As, the nurse was hooking up the 3rd bag of saline, I remember looking up and asking, “Where is all this fluid going? I don’t even have to go to the bathroom”. I was kindly told, my body was acting like a sponge and was soaking it all up. Diagnosis? It wasn’t Celiac Disease or Crohns Disease, but it was … Microscopic Colitis. I was put on a steroid short term. My body decided during this time to enter Menopause. Mood swings (mostly crying) had me sitting in my doctor’s office wondering if I was going crazy. No, I just had something called “Hormones” or lack thereof. Being on a mood regulator has two effects on appetite 1. Less hungry 2. More hungry. I became a #2. Blogging started when I wanted to share my playhouse for Miss Precious. Blogging takes up a few hours every day (That is a whole other post), and between sitting to write, work, family, and fun … the pounds have crept up.
I now have …
wait for it …
40 (yes, you heard right!) 40 extra lbs to get rid of.
(I am the one in blue glasses hiding in the middle)
I have to adopt a workable exercise, eating, and blogging strategy. I am using “Fitter” fitness calculator app and “Lose It” app on my phone to keep track no matter where I am. I also have a treadmill and weights that I will be using.
My main hurdles?
finding a time to exercise consistently,
and those “no thought moments” when it makes it into your mouth and then you think “Ah man”!
And let us not forget …. planning ahead, so that you have you on hand what you need when you need it!
Anyone who is interested in also getting healthy is invited to join our group the “Blog Bulge Babes”.
Please feel free to display the link party button on your blog if you are joining us and spread the word that we are getting our bloggy shapes back!
Once a week, Wednesdays, I will post my weight loss journal if you are interested in following along. As I get braver … I will post more pictures of where I am beginning.
I need help! Please link up your fabulous tips, recipes, stories, or any fitness related topic.
The most helpful to me will be posted to Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Ready? Set? GO!!!!