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, May 4, 2010

I'm Back!!

Did you miss me?! ;D

The first week I was away, I had decided to take a little break from the computer... sometimes you need to give your eyes a rest ;) Then, last week I slipped into a bit of a funk. I didn't have much energy, or motivation to do anything! I was tired, dizzy, hot, and my favorite thing to do was sleep!

I'm feeling much better, and this week I'm determined to
get back to my old self!

Despite being away from my little blog, I have managed to stick to my diet... for the most part ;) I had a few bad days over the past 2 weeks, but other then that, I've been good!


Time for the weigh ins!!
(I've had 2 since being away) :

Last Mondays weigh in had me at 174! Which had me at a 4 pound loss!
I had to weigh myself like 5 times to make sure the scale wasn't broken! I had just gotten off my period, so I think it was a post period loss.

Today's weigh in
had me at 173! That's a
1 pound loss
this week. It's not 4 like last week (I could get used to that;), but hey, it's a loss!

That means that since my last post (2 weeks ago), I've lost 5 pounds!! Yay me!
It also means that so far I've lost 33 pounds!
I'm only 7 pounds away from losing 40 pounds!
I'm so excited to reach that milestone!

So, that's a little bit of me lately.
I hope you have all been doing well!

I've set a few goals for myself this week, to help me get back to normal. One of my goals is to cook up a healthy storm, and try some new recipes! Hopefully I'll have some Deliciously Healthy goodness to share with you soon!

PS. I heart Duffy


Jessica - cbgblog said...

That is SUPER AWESOME on the 5 pounds lost in the 2 weeks. I'm so happy and proud of you!

I'm glad you are back and feeling recharged... I have missed you!

Sean, Jen, Carson and Addie said...

Gald you're back! I missed you. I am so proud of you and can't wait to see how hot you are looking in July!!

Anonymous Fat Girl said...

Congrats on the loss! I miss your blogging though. :)

Corletta said...

I, too, have missed your blogging; however, it's given me something to look forward to!! By the way, your comment validates the fact that you and I are TWINKIES!!! Love it <3

Unknown said...

Yay, good to see you back, Brittany, and congrats on the terrific losses!!!

divad said...

Welcome back!!! You were missed. Thanks for all of your encouraging words on my blog Brittany!

I'm glad you are doing well and have had some serious loss in the weight department. Nice work!

Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com said...

Brit, you are such a stunner! I'm so happy for you and your ammmaaaazing progress!! Keep up the excellent work, my darling! I am glad you're feeling so great lately. I also looove Duffy!

Deborah said...

33 pounds! Wow :)

The Chubby Girl Diaries said...

Congratulations!! That is so awesome!! :) I am very proud of you! You go girl! :)