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!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Miss Busy Bee. Plus, I Totally Broke Up With Diet Dr. Pepper

My blogging days are Mondays and Thursdays... but these past couple days have just been too busy for me to get around to writing a post...

We're having a good friend stay with us for a couple months. We've been expecting his arrival for about a month now, and we're excited to have him here.

On Sunday, we were asked if the missionaries could live with us for a few months. You know, the young men who ride around on their bikes in a suit and tie. They've probably knocked on your door once or twice :) It's been a neat experience having them here. I have a hole new appreciation for LDS missionaries. Here are two young men who take a huge leap of faith to go on a mission, far away from their home, in an all new state or country. They dedicate themselves for the next 2 years to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. It really amazes me...
but it was a lot of work getting ready for them. I had to clear out my craft (junk) room!

I've been doing really well on the diet front!

And guess who hasn't had a single drop of Diet Dr. Pepper since Monday?
That's right, me! Here's proof.This has been in my fridge all week,
without being touched
Wait a second. Why the heck is it even still in my fridge?
Bye. Bye.I know. I know. I'm awesome.
Stop, you're making me blush! ;D

What did I replace it with? "Fancy water", as Tina suggested.
What do you know, it worked!

And THANK YOU for all your AWESOME tips!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
I'll have a real post on Monday. Psst, it's a yummy recipe!


Melissa said...

Go you, pouring that diet dr. pepper down the drain! You are awesome! :)

Mark said...

Hey, well done for having the strength to pour that Dr. Pepper away. It really takes self-control to do something like that :)

Kimberly said...

Great job... nice clean break up... that's the only way to go!
One other thing that may help, read the lables on diet pop before you indulge- particularly the sodium part... I'm just sayin'... it's sure helped me!!

And I have that same T-shirt! I love it on you it's so cute!

SheFit said...

WOW! No Dr. Pepper? That's great. If only I could kick my Diet Coke Addiction :(

Patrick said...

So long Dr. pepper... Hello water. Good choice:-)

Jennifer @ organic-mama.ca said...

I hate aspartame, so ditching the diet drinks was a cinch for me.

I can't wait to see the recipe for this Fancy Water! Good job! :)

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Jenn- It's just water and lemon! Simple, but refreshingly good! Putting it in the wine glass made me feel like I was pampering myself! :D

divad said...

You made the right choice pouring that crap down the drain!!!!! Glad you're back...have missed you! :)

Tiff said...

Good job pouring it down the drain! Sometimes drastic times call for drastic measures! ;)

Scarlett said...

The fancy water is a great idea! When I go grocery shopping I am getting lemons and cucumbers for fancying up my water. Thanks!

Jenn of organic-mama.ca said...

Haha, well I guess I can make that at home, now can't I? :)

Corletta said...

Well...I am glad that you are finding out what works well for you!! I wish that you had sent that yummy goodness to me!!! Hey...are you Mormon?

:Deliciously Healthy said...


Yup, I'm Mormon! (LDS) :D