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, August 2, 2010

100% Random

I like crossing my legs. It's something I couldn't do when I was 206.
It's a sweet little victory for me each and every time, and I'm reminded of how far I've come!

Last night I had a dream that some little kid was throwing rocks at me. Every rock would hit one of my joints, and I was annoyed at how good the kids aim was. When I woke up my joints were killing me! Now the dream makes sense, lol. I think I'm going to have to get my remicade infusion every month, instead of every two months... nerds.

This mornings weigh in had me at 167 for a 2 pound loss this week!

Where the heck is TOM?! I thought it was coming, but it must have taken a wrong turn somewhere...

I was awarded the versatile blog award again. This time by Deb and Kelly. Thank you ladies!!

I'm LOVIN' these ring pops!! They're seriously the perfect snack!
Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win them!

I have baby fever like no ones business! It comes in waves... and I'm in the middle of a huge title wave!

That's about it. I hope you survived the trip into my head. If you're a little dizzy or disoriented, don't worry, it should pass within the next few minutes
(If symptoms last longer, seek medical help. Deliciously Healthy is not responsible for any long term effects;)

Thank you. Come again.
(Channeling Apu from The Simpsons)


divad said...

You look awesome in that photo and I'll never forget realizing that I could comfortably cross my legs. Who knew something could feel so wonderful?

I'm praying for some serious baby making!!! I know that this weight loss will affect your PCOS for the better!!!!

Anonymous said...

You are too funny. I love the picture. Isn't it funny what we appreciate. I remember when I could finally cross my legs. Great job on the 2 lb loss.

You're going to make a great mom!! I hope your baby wishes come true soon!!

Melissa said...

You are so funny! & i have baby fever too! BAD! But we're going to wait...maybe next year... :)

JourneyBeyondSurvival said...

That is an awesome person to channel. I'm glad you put up the disclaimer. Cause I wouldn't want you to get frivolously law suited! ;) You're doing so dang well!

Tami said...

I am new to your blog, you are so funny!

Love that you can cross your legs. Don't take all those milestones for granted!

Congrats on your weight loss success.

Kimberly said...

Whew! That was a whirlwind!
Have a fab afternoon! Kimberly

Meg said...

Congrats on your 2-pound loss! That's great! And it is always nice to celebrate the little victories too, like crossing your legs! Can't wait to cross mine again. LOL

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

You are so funny!

yeah on crossing your legs! It's something people don't think about when they are overweight, but it's a nice thing to be able to do!

Hope your joints feel better!

julielopez3 said...

congrats on your 2 pound loss that is great! And cute picture by the way.

Bella said...

Being able to cross my legs is definitely on my list of "why I want/need to lose weight." Can't wait to do it!

Congrats on the 2lbs, you keep shrinking!

Tina said...

I love to cross my legs too and can't wait to be able to do it again!

Jessica said...

Love the post :)