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, September 9, 2010

My 40 Pound Milestone

As of this morning,
I have lost 40 pounds!

Moi at 206 (2009):Moi at 186 (March 2010):Moi Today, at 166! :
I have lost 40 pounds!
Me.
The girl that used to eat fast food for breakfast lunch and dinner, and who thought she couldn't cook, let alone cook a healthy meal.
The girl with PCOS, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Low Thyroid.
The girl who had the cards stacked against her.
And the girl who had never exercised, and thought she would never be able to.

Yes, that girl.

I did it!

I did it with moderate exercise, starting a weight loss blog, and by
eating Deliciously Healthy. I broke up with my old, abusive relationship with food, and I started a new one. Now, I don't just get joy through eating food, I get joy through preparing it, experimenting with it, taking pictures of it, sharing it, and of course by enjoying each and every Deliciously Healthy bite!

By eating Deliciously Healthy, I have become
:Deliciously Healthy.
40 pounds ago, I only had a period once or twice a year, due to my PCOS. Since eating Deliciously Healthy, and being on this weight loss journey, I've had 7 periods out of 9.
All. On. My. Own.
40 pounds ago I couldn't walk long distances, or be very active because of the RA in my knees. Now, I can go on long walks, and practically run up the stairs! I can climb mountains, and enjoy this beautiful life of mine, with less pain.

I am 40 pounds lighter.
:Deliciously Healthy.
And very, very proud of myself!


I love myself inside and out!
And that is a beautiful feeling.

Thank you so much for all your support along the way!
I know I could not have come this far without this blog, and all of you!I heart you.

I'm almost half way there!

26 comments:

Journey2Goal said...

I am so proud of you! You look awesome and have every reason to celebrate!!! Thanks for helping me stay motivaated too with your comments, I'm so happy we share our journey "together" in blog world!

ladyofthehouse said...

I have just come accross your blog and WOW, what a great post to come in on! Congratulations on your 40 pound loss and all of the health benefits that come with it!!
Looking forward to reading about your journey and cheering you on!

diane :)
itst-i-m-e.blogspot.com/

Sean, Jen, Carson and Addie said...

Way to go Brit!!! I am SO excited for you, this is an amazing accomplishment! You are so beautiful inside and out!!

Melissa said...

You are beautiful!! Love that last pic! CONGRATS on 40 pounds lost!!!! :)

midlife_swimmer said...

wow! congrats! you are always just chugging along and you look SUPER HOT!!!!!! way to go woman...strong and powerful woman!

NAN said...

Oh my, what a pretty girl you are and you look great. I can tell you are confident too. Good job !

Crystal said...

You are so beautiful. Just WOW! Congrats on your weight loss. I love milestones like this! Keep it up and you will get there.

Lisa @No More Diet Drama said...

You look great!!! I'm so proud of you :)

Tammy said...

Brittany!!!! WAY TO GO GIRL!!! You look just fabulous!! Those pics are fantastic...you've got the cutest little figure!! And you obviously haven't lost any from your boobs...I'm so jealous of that figure!!! lol Seriously...you're doing great...I love reading about your progress. Good for you on coming so far...your hard work and tenacity are definitely paying off. I love your new lifestyle! :)

Slimming Down for the Gown said...

I am SOOOO excited for you!!!!

Kelly said...

You are gorgeous !!! WTG on the weight loss so far! Doing GREAT!!!

Becca said...

Ahhhhh! You look so great! 40 pounds is a lot of weight! Also, i think i've said this before but i'll say it again because you're adorable - your hair always looks amazing, i love it!

*Whitney* said...

YOU LOOK AMAZING!!! Congrats on losing 40 lbs!!

Mark said...

You're super pretty anyway, but you definitely glow at your new weight :)

JourneyBeyondSurvival said...

Congratulations!!!!
You are incredible. Keep up the great work! I'm so proud of you.

I Said So... said...

You inspire me...especially your last 2 posts. The climbing the mountain gave me chill bumps. I can do this with you. I'm going to.

You look so pretty and confident. Love how you did it as well.

Way to go!

Jessica said...

Great job! You are awesome! Glad to be on this journey together! Your posts are always a bright spot on my reader :) Thanks for all your wonderful ideas and constant inspiration!

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Thank you everyone for all your support!

xoxo
Brittany

Hannah said...

Congrats hon! I'm so happy for you. You have done amazing on changing your lifestyle. Plus you've been helping people along the way. Keep up the great work!

dawne said...

You are GORGEOUS!!!! You are glowing and it's obvious that you feel amazing. I am so happy for you!

Jenn of organic-mama.ca said...

Look at you, gorgeous girl! Congratulations on your big accomplishment!! AND it's really awesome you're ovulating on your own!! Isn't it crazy just how many ways weight can hold someone down? Yay for you!!

Weight loss is NO FAIRY TALE said...

Brittany, your post brought tears to my eyes!!! Way to go!!!! The pictures are amazing!!

Debbie
shrinkindeb@blogspot.com

Corletta said...

You are the cutest dang thing! Congrats on your 40 pound loss!!!

Crystal said...

I gave you an award on my blog.

Gina @ Skinnytaste said...

You look great!!

kristi said...

Fantastic job!!! New follower here, hope you can check out my blog, I have a lot more to lose but am 33 pounds down so far!