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!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Heart Day!!

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Valentine's day is one of my favorite holidays!
Last year, on valentine's day, Joe took me out to dinner. I had been on a diet for a couple weeks, but with my all or nothing attitude, that dinner made me go off my diet, for a long time. I've had this bitter memory in my mind, as valentine's day is rolling around again this year. I've been thinking of ways we can have a Deliciously Healthy valentine's day, filled with lots of love...that won't end with me gaining some love pounds!

I came up with the perfect idea, that I'm really excited about!
Since Joe and I LOVE to cook together, we are going to make a romantic, Deliciously Healthy, valentine's day dinner at home! It's going to be so much more fun, then going out to eat...like we ALWAYS do! We're going to spend time together doing something we love, and take care of ourselves, and each other, by eating Deliciously Healthy together! What could be better?!

We are still deciding on what we're going to make for our main course, but for dessert, I'm thinking we're going to make THIS. Heart shaped of course ;)
And maybe some of THESE!Say it with me now- MMMM!

I'm going to allow myself to go a little over my calories for our dinner, because hey, it's valentine's day! I am going to be making healthier choices, and it's better then eating a 2,000 calorie dinner at a restaurant!

I'm pretty darn excited for valentine's day!

I hope you all have a great, Deliciously Healthy valentine's day weekend, filled with lots and lots of love!

xoxo

8 comments:

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

Those brownies look delicious. I think that's a great idea to stay home and cook together. You will also have more quality time together as well. Happy V Day!!

Jenn said...

OMG those brownies look sick (in a good way)!!!
Have a wonderful V-day with your man. I think cooking together is a great idea!

Meg said...

My husband and I always make Valentine's dinner at home -- it is so fun! I know you will enjoy it!

And I'd eat that whole plate of brownies right now if I had them. Just kidding!

Hope you have a wonderful holiday with your hubby!

Anonymous Fat Girl said...

What a great way to spend Valentine's Day - cooking and spending time with your valentine! Have a great weekend!

Tammy said...

What an excellent idea! And i LOVE chocolate-covered strawberries! :)

mollymariephoto said...

the chocolate covered strawberries look delicious :)

XOXO MOLLY MARIE
http://mollymariegetshealthy.com

Tiff said...

Awwww that sounds so cute! I hope you guys had fun :)

Corletta said...

You have got to be kidding me. Those dang brownies just made my mouth water! I hope that you and Joe had a blast! Can't wait to hear about it!