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!

Friday, August 13, 2010

A New Dress For my Anniversary

Thursday was Our 5th wedding anniversary.

I thought a new dress was in order for this special occasion.
I had visions of a black dress, since I've never owned a little black dress (and I've heard it's a must have:)
I went to the store, found one I liked, tried it on, and it fit. Not only did it fit, but I liked the way I looked and felt in it.
It was as simple as that.39 pounds ago, I would have had to go to multiple stores, and would have cried in multiple fitting rooms. I would have walked out of the store, sad, fat, and empty handed. For the rest of the night I would have thought about how much weight I had gained since our wedding day (as I've done on all 4 of our previous anniversaries), instead of enjoying the night with my husband, and celebrating our marriage.

Not this anniversary. This anniversary I felt beautiful all night long (as my husband kept telling me so), and I thought about what really matters....How much I LOVE my life with my husband, and how far we've come since getting married at 18 and 19, 5 years ago!

21 comments:

Becca said...

that dress is a-dor-a-ble. I love the detailing on the side - very retro!

It fits you like a glove, you look great!

*Whitney* said...

Super cute!!

Sean, Jen, Carson and Addie said...

I LOVE that 1st picture of you and Joe. You are so beautiful! I'm so happy for you guys. y=You are such a great couple and lucky to have each other!

Deborah said...

Love the dress! ♥ I've never been to The Melting Pot...they just opened one down here...hmm, maybe I can go on my Birthday and be down 20 lbs :)

Melissa said...

CUTE COUPLE!!!
Happy anniversary!

Kimberly said...

Lovely post... lovely gal... and a lovely reason to celebrate!

Here's to five more!

Jessica said...

Loved the pictures! Y'all are a very cute couple! Here is to many more Happy Anniversaries :)
ps...I have wanted to go to the Melting Pot forever!

Meg said...

You look so beautiful in that dress! Happy 5 years to you and your husband!

Patrick said...

Looking Good! Melting Pot, good choice too!

Crystal said...

I heart that dress. You are beautiful! Love the Melting Pot!

dawne said...

Hot Mama!!!! Happy Anniversary!

Bella said...

I love that dress; it's very "Mad Men" to me. Classy and sleek. You guys are so cute - congrats on 5 years of wedded bliss!

Hannah said...

LOVE the dress! Congrats on a five years. It looks like you two had a great night.

Sara said...

Oh so cute! You look GREAT.

Congrats on 5 years!

Anonymous said...

You look awesome and your smile proves how good you look and feel.
Congrats on your weight and happy annv.

Jen

Mark said...

What a sweet post. I really needed a pick-me-up.

You look great, but it's awesome that you FELT great too.

Happy Anniversary :)

Anonymous Fat Girl said...

What a beautiful couple you make!!!! I love the pics. Happy belated anniversary!

Jennifer of organic-mama.ca said...

It's official - you're a hottie! :)

Tammy said...

You guys are just the cutest couple...and you look FABULOUSSSS!!! :)

Melting Candy said...

Congrats on celebrating 5 years of marriage.You look so happy in these pictures and look so amazing!

Keep smiling sweetie

Journey2Goal said...

I love your attitude about this. You look gorgeous and you should be so proud of yourself:) Congrats on 5 years, my hubby and I celebrate ours on 10/8!