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 30, 2010

Hello Jaw Line

I haven't seen you in a while.
The other day, I got my teeth whitened (Yay!).
It took some pleading to get the husband to fork up the $ for this,
oh so important procedure. So, to show him my appreciation, I texted him this picture, saying "thank you!"

Then I posted it on Facebook.
That was when I noticed something...

I have a jaw line!!
I was more excited about that, then I was about my new pearly whites! It put a smile on my face all day!

I feel like the old me again
.
The me that had a jaw line, and thought nothing of it.

When I look in the mirror now days, it's like I'm seeing an old friend. I think to myself, "Hey! There you are! I haven't seen you in forever!"
It feels good.

I will appreciate this jaw line of mine, each and every single day.
Cause I missed it. Like a lot.

14 comments:

TaDa said...

good for you ....I am new to your blog...

Former Fat Bride said...

Before I read that you got your teeth whitened I was thinking wow! beautiful white teeth!! haha and I know what you mean with that feeling "I have my face back!!" What a great feeling huh?

Melissa said...

Ooohhh! Beautiful jaw line AND teeth! Very cute pic :)

Sean, Jen, Carson and Addie said...

Beautiful! We find out today if we are going to get to see your beautiful smile and jaw line in person next week! Cross your fingers!!

Melting Candy said...

You are such a nut!!! I love that picture (=

That has to be an awesome feeling, I can't wait for that day!!! I'm sure it will be similar to after I had my son and I looked down and could see my feet again (=

Keep it up honey! It's nice to hear how happy you are!!!!

*Whitney* said...

Congrats!! I know how that feels and it's an amazing feeling!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful as always! Have a fab weekend girl. :)

I Said So... said...

Lovely smile! Hope hubby liked his investment! :)

dawne said...

Woo hoo on the jaw line! You're gorgeous!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

That's awesome!!! You look great and so do your teeth!!!

Jenn of organic-mama.ca said...

Beautiful! I'm happy that your hubby splurged on you - you deserve it!!

Anonymous Fat Girl said...

Girl you look gorgeous!!!! Isn't it interesting how the little things we forget? Like the jaw line? I know I had forgotten I had cheek bones during my super heavy days. So glad they are back. :)

Sam said...

I never get tired of saying it, you are so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

SO EXCITING! CONGRATS!

~Molly Marie
www.mollymariegetshealthy.com