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 26, 2010

I Heart Costco...

(and yes, that is our Christmas tree in the background. Don't judge. We've taken everything else down, but can't find it in us to take down the tree. We will. I promise;)

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On a side note:

I've been doing good on this weight loss path. Walking at a slow and steady paste. I've been eating healthy. I've had slip ups, but nothing to cry over, or get me discouraged. I just move on, and do better next time. And next time is always better. I'm enjoying this walk, for the first time ever.
It's the perfect temperature outside, the birds are singing, the scenery is beautiful, and I'm not obsessing over every little step. Sure, sometimes I trip over a rock, or step in a puddle, get pooped on by a bird, or smell somebodies hot dog as they walk by. I have my emotional moments, that make me want to run up to that person, tackle them to the ground, and take off with their hot dog...and there are the times that I do (keep an eye out for the crazy hot dog snatcher lady on the loose, in the news;) but, I get over it. I don't let it stop me from continuing on my journey. I regather myself, and I keep on walking.

I haven't weighed myself yet. Crazy right? Every time I go on a diet, I'm addicted to the scale, weighing myself a minimum of twice a day. But like I said, I'm doing good on this little walk of mine, and I'm not quite ready to look at numbers. I'm building myself up first.
I'm thinking next Monday?

I'm LOVING my two new books, by Bethenny Frankle! They've been very helpful! When I'm finished, I'll give a complete review.

I hope you are all doing well on your own weight loss paths. And if you've had a little fall, detour, or that stupid guy with a hot dog keeps circling you, tell him to beat it, and don't let it get you down. Just keep on strolling... It'll pay off. I promise :D

10 comments:

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

Oooooh...all your goodies look yummy!! Glad your doing well. What's with those hot dog people...AND pretzel people. The pretzel stands make me start twitching wildly, because the smell overtakes my body :)

OK...the Christmas tree cracks me up. I took mine down the 26th of December. My husband says..."your killing Christmas, can't you just wait?" No...honey I'm an OCD neat freak and must get it down the day after Christmas every year. I need a dose of Brittany personality :)

Joe and Brittany said...

lol! I don't know what's up with the Christmas tree! For some reason, I don't want to let go of that little piece of Christmas! Maybe I think if I keep it up, my husband will put presents under it again, lol! It's also practical. We don't have anything else to put in that corner, and I like filling it up with a tree. Also, isn't Christmas tree lighting the best? It's seriously the perfect lighting at night, and I love it! But, it must come down :)

dawne said...

Fantastic attitude Brittany! It's so great that you don't let little slips get you down.

I heart Costco too! I call it the $300 Club because I can never get out of there without spending that much!

Joe and Brittany said...

I know! We usually can't get out of there without spending $200! It's a little hard to swallow sometimes, but then I remind myself how much I'm really saving. I bought some stuff last time, that I think will last us all year!

Tammy said...

I still don't have a Costco membership...I think I'm the only person I know that doesn't! The tree trips me out, lol. Mine came down the day after Christmas because I'm anal like that. However, it went up a week before Thanksgiving, because it's my favorite thing in the world!! I usually sleep on the sofa most of December so I can fall asleep staring at the tree lights. It IS the perfect lighting! I love this post. Very calming, yet uplifting. Very positive and encouraging. Thank you Brittay. I'm so glad to hear that all is well with you. And I LMAO at tackling the guy with the hot dog, lol. :)

Corletta said...

Thanks for your boost of encouraging energy! I will continue to stroll...you better also. We've got to be hott mommas in this lifetime!

Meg said...

You are doing amazing!! And thanks for a good laugh today about the hot dog. :) I needed it!

Tiff said...

I can't wait to hear what you think about Bethenny's books- I watched her on Bravo all the time but haven't picked up her books- I'm wondering how informational it really is...

P.S. what a nice hubby you have for him to surprise you with the books!

Jenn said...

I'm sure you're going to like your number on the scale, but I think that it's great that you don't put too much importance on it. I get crazy when I weigh myself every day! If I do it just once a week I find it just doesn't affect me as much.

Maria said...

I do enjoy a good skinny cow:)