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!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Woo Hoo!

I'm feeling a little sick today (Boo!), but I wanted to share a few things I have to celebrate!

First of all, we had a great, Deliciously Healthy Easter! WOO HOO! I hope you all did too!!

Secondarily, we had a great time visiting with my father-in-law!
As soon as he walked in the door, I announced that I was eating healthy! LOL! My husband laughed at me. I felt like I needed to just get it out there, without realizing how completely random it was! He was respectful, and supportive of the fact. While grocery shopping together, he would point out things that were healthy, and things that I should stay away from. It was kinda funny.

I ate really well when we were at home. When we went out to eat (3 times) I did pretty good sometimes, and not so good other times. But I think that's okay. The times I didn't do so well, I would try my best to make up for it at home, by eating REALLY healthy the next day.

I'd say it was a pretty successful week! I'm glad my father-in-law was able to come visit. I totally didn't need to stress about working in my diet while he was here, the way I did! I learned that you can enjoy visitors, and still eat healthy! Phew!

Another woo hoo, goes to my hubby! He graduated with his bachelors degree. He received high honors, with a 3.9 GPA!! WOO HOO! Is it bad of me to take a tiny bit of credit for that? Who do you think helped him study? MOI! ;D
Joking aside, I'm REALLY PROUD of him!!

I had wanted to wear my goal dress to my hubbies graduation, but I can't quite fit into it yet. That meant that I had to go dress shopping...I was seriously dreading it! The last time I tried dress shopping, I was 206, and it was a very depressing experience. I was expecting it to be much the same this time, forgetting that I was 25 pounds lighter!! It wasn't painful at all! It was quick, and easy, and no tears were shed in the fitting room. I walked out with this dress (in a large!):
My next big woo hoo, goes to my favorite Aunt, Aunt Flow! She is making an appearance this month!.... I'm pretty sure at least.

Hmm, how do I put this? I've seen glimpses of her, but she's not 100% here yet. You get me?
My poor blog readers have to read about me, and my period all the time. Sorry guys ;D

Last month, I was really upset that "it" didn't show up. Every day I would cross my fingers, hoping I'd have a period, but the month of March ended without a cycle. It was a huge let down for me. I just wanted my body to work the way it's supposed to, 2 months in a row. I had given up that I was going to have one for the month of April, May or June. I had convinced myself that having one in February was just a fluke. So, I'm pleasantly surprised, and proud of myself (in a funny way) that aunt flow came all on her own this month!! Since eating healthy, I've gone from having a period 1-2 times a year, to having one in November, February, and April!! WOO HOO!!

My last woo hoo, goes to my weigh in this morning. It wasn't exactly what I wanted to see, but I'm very happy with it.
My weigh in had me at 180! That means that in the week I had company over, and started my period, I still managed to lose 1 pound!! WOO HOO!

Even though I have a headache, and am not feeling so hot, I'm very happy, and pretty proud of myself today, as I reflect on everything there is to celebrate!!


Wondering what the heck to do with all your hard boiled Easter eggs?Eating Well, has the answer for you!


Tammy said...

Hey girl!! So glad you had a great Easter with your father-in-law, and congrats on your honey bunny's graduation....you look gorgeous in that dress!

I got your comment about joining the challenge. Yes, it started last Friday. Everyone left a comment with their starting weight on either Friday or Saturday, and will give me their weigh-in every following Friday for 4 weeks. April 30th is the last day of the challenge. I would LOVE for you to join us, but I don't want you to feel cheated by losing half a week. If you want to start now, you're more than welcome to....just pop back over to my blog and let me know if you're joining so I can put your name down on my list....and tell me what you want to give as your starting weight. Do you know what you weighed last Friday? :)

Tammy said...

Just got your last comment...so glad you're joining us girl!! I've got you down on the list! It's going to be a GREAT month! :)

Jessica - cbgblog said...

*hahha* sorry about making you think of KFC. Oh no... that is gross! A string?!?! Wow! I can see why you wouldn't want to think of it again.

Jessica - cbgblog said...

I would recommend them. I quickly looked at their website. Most of them are under 300 calories and 600 sodium. Most have less than 6 sugar (but watch there are a few with 15). So for the most part, there is a wide variety. I think it cost me less than 3 dollars for one of them. Not bad considering I could spend 5 dollars at McDonald's and it would be WAY worse!

Corletta said...

Let me first tell you that I love everything about your blog and you! I swear...you and I would totally be besties if we lived closer to one another!! The dress...LOVE IT! Glad to hear that you did well over the Easter break!!! Go mama :)

Anonymous said...

Haha yeah Id want that extra 1/2 inch on my height too. I guess Ill find out my actual height sooner or later. I know im around 5'4
115-120 is a good range!!

Haha I love your blog those eggs are so freakin cute

WOO HOO for 180 I can't wait til I reach 180. 7 more lbs :D

My Lipstick Life said...

Hey, you're doing great with your weight loss! I saw you on No More Diet Drama's blog and thought I would tell you we do have a Five Guys in CO - it is on Arapahoe and Parker at Five Corners if you are familiar with Arapahoe county. I haven't been there but my Hubs tells me it's delicious :)

Great blog!

My Lipstick Life said...

OMG, I am a CA girl too! Grew up in San Diego. The only Jack in the Box I know close to me is the one in Parker. Any I'm missing closer to Aurora?? HUGE JITB fan (in moderation of course...:)

Unknown said...

Brittany you have such a great attitude, even when you're not feeling well! Congrats to your hubby on graduating, and to you for looking STUNNING in your new dress! And for losing a pound! And for having a healthy holiday!!! :-)

Tiff said...

Cute pics! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats to your hubby on the big degree!! Awesome!!

I hope Aunt Flow becomes a regular visitor until you're ready for a beansprout :)

Your eggs are adorable..

Sean, Jen, Carson and Addie said...

You are stunning in that dress. But I always think you are stunning. :0)

I think that you absolutly should take some credit for Joe graduating and doing so well. We're so proud of both of you!!