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!

Monday, September 27, 2010

It Fits!

Since I've lost 40 pounds, I figured I'd go into my closet, to see what I could fit back into.

It was like going shopping!

On the day that I had officially lost 40 pounds, I literally ran to see if I could fit into this black shirt. And I did! So I wore it for my little, 40 pounds lost photo shoot:This is a sweater my husband bought for me last Christmas, that was way too small for me!
Not any more!:I also now fit back into one of my husbands favorite shirts of mine.
I'm not a big fan of this shirt, but hey, it fits!:This is a shirt I bought on sale, that wasn't very flattering, so I never wore it:Last years winter coat is too big. I thought I was going to have to buy a new one. Nope. I just had to go shopping through my closet. This is a coat I wore 4 winters ago! It fits!:I have so many more clothes (most I've never even worn), that I can't wait to fit back into!

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This morning's weigh in had me at 164, for a
1 pound loss this week!
I'm feelin' good :D

18 comments:

Kelly said...

awesome !!! :)

Melissa said...

so exciting!!!

Kimberly said...

Who needs to go shopping when we've got such great clothes already in the closet!
You look so sweet in everything... all your hard work is paying off!
Congrats!

Jessica said...

YAY! It is so much fun to go shopping though old clothes :)

Hannah said...

Thats an awesome feeling!
I also have the white and black shirt, it's green and white though. Hope I can fit into it again soon too!

ladyofthehouse said...

How fun is that?!! Great job!

dawne said...

How fun! I love the blue, patterned shirt. Enjoy wearing your new found wardrobe and then growing out of those clothes! :)

Red Deception said...

Bonjour!

You are doing an amazing job. You look great. Congrats on fitting into your new old clothes :)

Sean, Jen, Carson and Addie said...

How fun! I really like that gray sweater on you, so cute!

Tammy said...

Oh I love your little fashion show!! And congrats on another lb. down...good for you girl! :)

happinessiswithin said...

You look fabulous!!! and I think its so important that you are mainly concerned on 'how you FEEL' that should be the main focus!!!

Dana xox
http://happinessiswithin.wordpress.com/

Former Fat Bride said...

Closet shopping is the BEST! You look awesome!!!

Corletta said...

I'm so proud of you! 164?!?!? That's amazing...you're really doing it :)

Journey2Goal said...

Great job!!! I love shopping in my own closet! I hope someday I won't have to do that though and I'll just be ONE SIZE..for good!
You look great;)

NAN said...

GREAT news! Now give away all those big clothes! You won't be needing them EVER (and if you become pregnant, there are cute maternity clothes so no need for biggies.)

Anonymous said...

You rock! So happy for you!

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XOXO MOLLY MARIE

Melting Candy said...

Girl, I'm so happy for you! I know that is an awesome feeling (=

jenn@slim-shoppin said...

It's so fun being back into clothes that have been waiting in your closet!! So awesome!