About Moi

About Moi
My Name is Brittany, and I'm 23yrs old. I was diagnosed with Lupus when I was 15, and then diagnosed with RA, when I was 18. I also got married when I was 18, and I'm enjoying my happily ever after with my hubby! When I got married, I was slim and trim...But not for long. After getting married, I started to gain a LOT of weight! In 1yr, I gained 50lbs! Finally, I went to the Doctor, where I discovered I have low thyroid. After being put on medicine, my weight gain slowed down, although over the next 3yrs, I gained an additional 26lbs. When I was 20yrs old, I got yet another diagnoses of Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. That's 4 diagnoses in a 5yr period, if you lost count. They all effect my weight, in one way or another. Add on top of that, my love affair with food, and every 1 of those 76lbs gained was accounted for. Being 76lbs over weight is unhealthy for anyone, but it was especially unhealthy for me, and my health issues. Since starting this blog, in Jan-2010, I have lost 40lbs! I'm a new, slimmer, and healthier me! Before losing weight, I was told I needed knee replacements. Losing weight was the ONLY tool I had to help me hold off on that life changing surgery. Since losing 40lbs, my knees have never felt better! My husband and I are also trying to start a family, but my PCOS was not going to make it as easy as 1,2,3, as I didn't have periods on my own. My doctor had told me if I wanted a baby, I HAD to lose weight. Since losing 40lbs, I've had regular cycles for the first time in my life! Which is very important when trying to have a baby ;) This journey of mine is more than me simply wanting to wear skinny jeans. It has been a quest to becoming :Deliciously Healthy, so ALL of my dreams can come true! I'm almost half way there! With each new day, I get closer and closer to my goal of 120lbs, and becoming :Deliciously Healthy!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Am I Supposed to Fit in These or Something??

Seriously??

These things are tiny! And this is my size!
First of all, it's a serious workout just to get these suckers on!
Then, once you think you've won the battle, and can move on with your life, they roll down, or they create a serious muffin top that's totally unflattering, and just straight up wrong!

I think a skinny chick somewhere is playing a joke on me.
Does everyone have this problem? Or am I just nylon illiterate? ;0)

9 comments:

Corletta said...

Brittany,
I am so pumped that you commented on my blog! Not because I thought that it was great and that you should read it, but because it forced me to read about you!!!! I CAN NOT wait to encourage you. You are beautiful and have a story that sadden and warmed my heart all at the same time. So that you know...I am now connected to you!!! We are in this together!!! So...if ever you are feeling down...let me know!! Otherwise...I will just read your posts and comment daily! Take care!

Sean, Jen and Carson said...

Your blog looks beautiful! I'm excited to take this journey with you!!

p.s. My word verification is 'preti'. I think it's so appropriate that I am on your blog and it says pretty!

Joe and Brittany said...

Thanks you so much Corletta! You are so sweet! I LOVE your blog, and I'm happy you like mine too! I had no idea there were so many weight loss blogs out there! It's so amazing how you can feel connected to, and feel inspired by someone you have never even met! This is such a great support system!

I'm excited to cheer you on too, and I am also here for you if ever you need someone to help lift your spirits!

Thanks!
Brittany

Joe and Brittany said...

Thanks Jen!

LOL! You're so sweet! ;)

Meg said...

That first picture made me laugh! I can completely relate too -- I wore something similiar to a wedding last year, and I felt like I was pulling at my midsection all night! Ahh...what women have to go through. :)

Jenn said...

Hi there!
Thank you SO MUCH for your comment on my blog! You're so beautiful and cute! I'm looking forward to reading more...
And yes, panty hose were definitely made by a skinny b*tch, lol!

Joe and Brittany said...

Thanks guys! Good to know I'm not the only one! I would wear the ones that go up to your knee, but once when I went to a job interview, they fell down! I had to walk out of the interview with panty hose down to my ankle!! It was so embarrassing! So, I'm scard for life and will never wear them again! :0)

Lisa "One Mom's Weight Loss" said...

Thanks for swinging by my blog. I see you've "met" Corletta. She is awesome.

Just read all about you and am happy to have found your blog. Hopefully we can encourage each other along the weight loss path.

Panty hose must have been created by a man or a really mean woman!!

Joe and Brittany said...

Thanks Lisa!