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 5, 2010

I'm Rockin' It!

My husband was worried guys would try to pick me up at the gym...
I think you're good honey ;D
My bathing suit is FINALLY here! I'm rockin' the swimwear, and I'm ready to get in the pool!!
...Even though I might look a little nerdy ;D

I also rocked my weigh in today!
168 baby!
That's a 2 pound loss this week!

22 comments:

midlife_swimmer said...

you look great! enjoy the pool!

Kimberly said...

You look adorable! I'm waiting for summer to hit - the weather has been soooo miserable - so I can get in our new pool.

And congrats on the 2 lbs... I weigh in tomorrow.

Take care, Kimberly

Miz said...

and??
how was the swimage?

xo xo

A fellow goggleswimcap Nerd. we make it look good :)

Deborah said...

Congrats on the weigh in! Believe it or not..I don't know how to swim, but I would think it'd be a fun workout :)

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Hello!
I got the swimsuit last night, so I'm going to get in the pool for the first time today! Wish me luck! :D

Jessica - cbgblog said...

awwwww adorable!111

Melissa said...

You are too cute in your swimwear! HAHA!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh....you are so flippin' cute!!!

Meg said...

Love the pics! And congrats on the weight loss!

Becca said...

H-A-W-T!

Patrick said...

Well if you look nerdy then nerdy is a great look. Way to go on the weight loss; outstanding!! And yes, your husband should be as worried as you should be proud.

Sam said...

Haha, you do look adorable!! And... wow, you've got beautiful eyes! (I'm not trying to hit on you - happily married here! :D)

dawne said...

Exciting loss, but I need to know - HOW WAS THE DATE???????

:Deliciously Healthy said...

LOL! It was great! Thank you for asking! My husband was very surprised, and was totally blushing! We had rented the movie through PPV, but for some reason we couldn't get it to play (waste of 5 bucks), so we watched our all time favorite movie, Somewhere In Time, instead! All in all it was a super fun, romantic date, and my husband is still talking about it!

Jenn said...

Hah, you look great! Have fun!

Corletta said...

NO.....SERIOUSLY....I love everything about you!!! Your posts are so cute and full of life!! By the way, I think the movie date with your hubby was the CUTEST idea that I have EVER heard of!!! OOOO...you're just precious! By the way...congrats on 168...I better be there again soon :)

Journey2Goal said...

Are you doing aqua aerobics? I LOVE exercising in the water.. I bet it feels good on your joints too:)

Lindsay said...

Congrats!!!! LOVE the swim gear.

Bella said...

I hope you had a great time swimming. I love the cap/goggle combo - you make it look good!

Tricia said...

so cute!

Journey2Goal said...

I have an award for you on my blog!
http://liteandfit.blogspot.com/2010/07/i-got-award.html

Anonymous Fat Girl said...

Congrats! And I think you look fantastic. Just had to say that. :)