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 16, 2010

40 Pound Reward- My First Pair of Red High Heels

When I was 206, I couldn't wear high heels.
And I really wanted to.
Really, really wanted to.

It's always been hard for me to wear high heels, because of my arthritis, but being 206, made wearing them impossible. It was way to much to carry around for my little, size 6, arthritic feet.

When I reached my 40 pound goal, I wanted... scratch that. I longed for a pair of high heels.
A pair of red high heels to be exact.

I finally found them.
On sale!
And I LOVE them!

Now, I just have to learn how to walk in them.
Right now it's pretty humorous to watch.

Hooray for 40 pounds gone,
and red high heels!

I feel fabulous!

21 comments:

*Whitney* said...

How exciting!! You look fabulous as well! You should be so proud of your hard work!

Tiff said...

Awww- congrats girly!

Alexia said...

and you look fab in them!

Jessica said...

Ooh La La...you are smokin' in those red heels!

Hannah said...

That is a great reward! I never got the hang of walking in heels though so I have no hints on that.

Sean, Jen, Carson and Addie said...

Super hot! Red shoes are a must have and they go with everything!! I'll bet Joe loves them. ;)

Jenn said...

Nice!!!

You have such cute little feet!

Melting Candy said...

Love the pic mamas, but I do now have the urge to sing, "follow the yellow brick road" - j/k

Congrats on all your success and what a great reward!

Have fun strutting, I mean learning how to walk in those sassy shoes (=

ladyofthehouse said...

What a fun reward and they are so cute!!

Weight loss is NO FAIRY TALE said...

Seriously LOVE the red heels! You definitely earned them!!!

Kimberly said...

Those are beyond cute! I'm just loving them... and must admit that I'm awfully jealous! I'm 5'11"... so no high heels for me!

Tammy said...

What a perfect reward for those hard-earned 40 lbs...good for you girl!! :)

Melissa said...

I can't wear heels either. I mean, i CAN...but it's painful. :) I only wear them for very special occasions & whining to myself for most of it! LOL. But i LOVE them, they are sexy! :)

CONGRATS on 40 pound down! The shoes are precious on you! You'll be walking in them like a pro in no time! :)

NAN said...

Oh how cute! My Dd is around your age and rarely wears heels; she likes flip flops! We all- 2 sisters and my 2 daughters- all wear a 9 or 10 shoe though!

dawne said...

Sexy. Gorgeous!

Brittany said...

Congratulations! Those are beautiful :) Red high heels make everything better :)

Jenn at organic-mama.ca said...

Aww I love it! And you have the cutest little feet ever!

Scarlett said...

ADORABLE shoes!! You strut your stuff, lady!

Sam said...

Darling!!! But the best part? The smile I know goes with those shoes! Way to go babe, I am SOOO excited for you and your success. I just read the past few posts and it is wonderful to see your progress, feel your excitement, and to be inspired. THANK YOU!!! Keep up the excellent work, I'm cheering for you!

Kim said...

Your hard work has definitely paid off...love the new red high heels...completely fabulous!!!!

**WARNING...be careful in those fabulous new shoes...or you could end up with one great big orthopedic boot like I am currently sporting**

Enjoy!!!

Jessica - cbgblog said...

great buy. SUPER CUTE!!!