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, June 7, 2010

I'm NOT Going to Let A Bad Weigh In Get Me Down!

Today's weigh in results: 171
That's a 0 pound loss.

I was hoping to see a big loss this week, as I thought I'd be in the gym working up a sweat everyday. Instead, I've spent the week with a cold. Boo!

I was seriously frustrated after stepping off the scale. I did really good this week... and last week.
I feel like this is taking forever

Good news is, my frustration subsided within the hour. All I can do, is all I can do. I realized that I'm not on some crazy diet, that is only going to last a few weeks. In the past, when I've been on one of those loony diets, I'd head straight to McDonald's after a bad weigh in. If I wasn't going to lose a significant amount of weight each week, then there was no way I was going to continue to eat nothing but salads!

But this is my new lifestyle. I'm going to live/eat this way for the rest of my life... whether I lose weight that week, or not. This is way more then the numbers on the (stupid) scale. This is about being :Deliciously Healthy. I'm going to strive for that each and everyday, even if the scale and I aren't getting along (cause we're currently not talking;)

Plus, I think TOM has something to do with all this. We'll see.

I told Thumbalina to stick her tongue out at the scale. So she did ;)

It's time for some non-scale victories, wouldn't you say? :

~ I went to the gym today, even though my cold is still lingering. I did 10 minutes on the treadmill, and 5 on the elliptical. I had set out to do more, but by the end of those 15 minutes, I was huffing, puffing, wheezing and coughing. 15 minutes isn't much, but it was better then staying home, and getting 0 minutes in, right?

~ I GOT A GYM MEMBERSHIP!! I can hop on a treadmill and my arthritis doesn't hold me back! (I may be limping on it, and can only do like, 10 minutes and I'm out, but at least I can do that much now!)

~My husband and I went for a long walk around the lake near our house, for the first time since living here (2yrs)!! It was hard, and my husband was giving me worried looks by the end of it, because I was so red and sweaty, but it felt good! I was totally proud of myself (and so was my hubby)! When I was 206, there would've been no way my knees could have handled that!

~My skin is looking a lot better! The other day my husband asked, "Are you wearing make up?" I replied, "Nope!" :D

~I successfully ended this day, without diving into a Big Mac, due to my bad weigh in(s). Nor did I let it ruin my day. High five!

~I'm pretty darn sure TOM is coming soon. As you know, I'm always so proud of myself when I have a period all on my own! Although now when I have a period, it means we didn't get pregnant this month, but at least I know that I had the ability to get pregnant this month... things just didn't work out. Either way, I'm :Deliciously Healthy, and loving it!

I'm going to concentrate on those NSVs, to get me through to next weeks weigh in... which will hopefully be good!


On a side note:
I put some new things on my sidebar! :

~Progress/goal pictures. I'll put new progress pics up with every 20 pounds I lose!
~"This Weeks Results" Each week, I'll put up the info from my latest weigh in.
~There's also My "Progress" where I keep track of how much weight I've lost, and how much is left to go!
~"Label Cloud" Where you can click on any label, and it will show you all the post that have that label. (The different size words, show how many posts have that label)
~Links to my "Favorite Quick and Easy, Deliciously Healthy Recipes".
~And links to "Deliciously Healthy Recipes I Love"!

Aren't I spiffy? ;D


divad said...

You are totally spiffy and smart for your young age!!!!!

You are so right - you are changing your life style. The fad diets, that work quickly, will not help you in keeping weight off for good. I wish I had learned that lesson when I was your age...it would have saved me a lot of heart ache.

I'm so proud of you!

Becca said...

Love the progress pics! You can really see a difference. You are getting close to the next 20 pound pic!

Corletta said...

Girl...I am so proud of you for not letting the stupid scale get you down! Though I know that I have told you this, I wanna tell you again; YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!

Anonymous said...

You are doing so great!!! I love the pics :)

Meg said...

Sorry you are struggling with a cold! I know how you feel -- I had a pretty nasty one last week. Great job on the NSV, and don't worry about Mr. Mean Scale. :) Our bodies are constantly going through changes, and sometimes, it can make the scale not budge certain weeks. You are awesome, and you look beautiful!

Tiff said...

Wow- you are doing absolutly fabulous! Those are some fantastic NSV's for sure- and that is what it's all about :)

Thanks for checking in on me while I was away, it was nice to know someone was missing me :)

Christi said...

I haven't checked in for a long time, so to me, 171 is awesome, I think you are doing so well! congrats!