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!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bloggy Blog Award!

Amy, over at Lite and Fit, awarded me the Versatile Blog Award!

The rules for this award are as follows:

1.Thank the person who gave you the award.

2. Share seven things about yourself.

3. Nominate 15 newly discovered blogs.

4. Let your nominees know about the award.


7 Things about me:

*I once had a tic in my belly button! I think I was 7 :)

*I talk to my dogs WAY too much! (I can't help it, I love them so:)

*I've recently decided that I don't think I can eat pig of any kind. I just can't bring myself to eat something I could possibly love... which is probably stemming from the fact that I've been having little day dreams of owning me a cute little piggy.

*I read my husbands ex-girlfriends blog. I don't know why... I just think it's interesting, and I think I actually like it! I'm a total blog stalker!

*I like to see the look on peoples faces when I tell them that I'm 22, and have almost been married for 5 years (I got married 1mo after my b-day)! You can see them doing the math in their head, and it's hilarious! Yes, I got married when I was 18, and proud of it! (although I wouldn't recommend it, lol;)

*I'm afraid of the dark. It's just so... dark! My husband laughs at my little night light! :D (somehow this has turned into a confessional)

*I heart blogging, and all of you! I've almost lost 40 pounds, and honestly, I don't think I could have done it without this blog, all of your blogs, and all of your sweet comments!
Thank you!

I Pass the award onto these, newly discovered blogs! :

Journey Beyond Survival
See How She Runs
Slimming Down For The Gown
My Weight Is Over
Getting Healthy
Hungry For Living
For Real This Time
My Motivation
Believe In Yourself
All About the Bottom Line
Less Is More
Project Little Black Dress
Healthy Stride

Thank you Amy!!


Patti said...

Love the fun facts! :) Thanks for the award, love it!!! Congrats on the size 14 too...woot woot!!

Kimberly said...

Thanks for sharing about yourself! I love that part of blogging... getting to know people from all over the place!
I'll accept the award... partially. I'll share about myself but won't post it or pass it on because I have no idea who to pass it on to!
So... I'll post the '7 Things' really soon. I just have to think of them!
Hugs, Kimberly

JourneyBeyondSurvival said...

You look AMAZING!!!

Thanks for the award! I really appreciate it. I really love the 'blog diet.' It is fabulous for support. You are doing great!

Hungry For Living said...

Thanks for passing this wonderful award to me! Much appreciated! Keep up the great work! You are looking GggggREAT!

Jessica said...

Thanks sooo much! I am so excited! I will probably wait until this weekend, so I can come up with seven great things :) haha

Jess said...

Thanks so much for the Blog Award! It's my first!!!! Woohoo!