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, July 26, 2010

Cleaning is Totally A Workout.

In case you were ever wondering.(I waited a little too long to take the pic, but I assure you I was pretty sweaty!)
It's awesome, because I'm getting two things that I don't like doing, done at the same time!

I would say it's like killing two birds with one stone. But don't you think that phrase is a bit...sad?
I'm just sayin'.


Today's weigh in had me at 169, for a 1 pound gain!

Saturday was my Birthday, and I think I went a little over bored on all the yummy birthday goodness!
TOM is also about to start here in a minute (not literally;), so that's probably playing some kind of role in that pesky 1 pound gain!

But aside from my birthday weekend, and TOM, the real problem is that I haven't been giving it 100% this week. I'm feeling all icky because of it too. I've had heartburn, tummy aches, and I'm feeling all bloated and just plain blah.

This week is going to be different!
Being Deliciously Healthy is my birthday present to myself!


Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Happy Birthday!! You got a deluxe sewing machine, how cool is that, what kinds of things do you like to make?

My Mom had a sewing machine growing up and we made pillows, stuffed animals, my Mom even made my sister and I barbie doll clothes!

Don't worry about the 1 pound gain, you'll get it back this week!

Jessica said...

Happy Happy Birthday to You!!! Ooh! I wish I had an ounce of sewing talent. I wish we were friends IRL so you could teach me :)
That pound will be gone before you know it!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday!!

Cleaning burns a ton of calories and you get the pleasure of seeing immediate results (clean house) unlike the treadmill!! I'm all about immediate results :)

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Jenn- I totally don't know a thing about sewing! I don't even know what all the gadgets are on the machine! I'm going to have to take a sewing class or something. I've wanted a sewing machine for forever! I'm excited to learn, and I have all sorts of things I want to make! Mostly home decor like throw pillows and curtains. Plus all sorts of baby stuff like blankets, clothes and toys!

divad said...

Happy Birthday Brittany - a smaller Brittany than last birthday! Your face is looking very slender in that photo.

I'd recommend taking sewing lessons - you can learn so much.

Hannah said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy the sewing machine. I'd love to have one at home. They can be kinda hard to use at first but you'll get use to it.

Sorry about the 1 pound gain. TOM can really suck that way.

Jessica - cbgblog said...

Happy late birthday!
I'm glad you enjoyed some yummy goodness for your birthday. We all deserve a little treat on our special day.

Are you becoming a little more regular with TOM?

Jennifer of organic-mama.ca said...

Happy birthday! I hope you enjoy every minute using your sewing machine, fun fun! :)

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Jessica- I thought so, but this month it's a little off...

Unknown said...

Found you on a couple of other blogs I follow !! Glad I did ! Great blogs!!!!!!

Will be following you now !

Have a great day :)

Journey to a New Me

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!!!

Kim said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!! And if you want to pass along any treasures from your brand new birthday present--I am willing and able!!!

And that pound will be gone ever so quickly!!!

Can't wait to find out what new things you make with the gift!!!!

Unknown said...

I have an award for you over at my blog :)


The Chubby Girl Diaries said...

Awww! Your pics are adorable! Happy be-lated Birthday!! And you are right. Being deliciously healthy is a birthday present in itself! :)


Meg said...

Happy Birthday a little late, doll! Looks like you had a great one!

Unknown said...

Thanks for being such an inspiration! I've nominated you for an award. You can redeem it by going to my blog!


:Deliciously Healthy said...

Thank you Deb!
I can't seem to find your blog?