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 6, 2010

Today, I Climbed A Mountain.

We drove up to the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park today.
It is so BEAUTIFUL up there, and I love going!

Last time we went, was in July 2009.
I weighed 206.I returned just a little over a year later, weighing 167.
39 pounds lighter.
When you drive to the top of the mountain, there's a long walking trail that takes you the rest of the way to the top. Last time, I got about 10 steps in before my legs were burning, and I was huffing and puffing. 10 steps in, I gave up. I turned around, and waited for everyone in the car. I was embarrassed. I felt like I was missing out on life when everyone came back talking about how pretty it was at the top. I wondered if I would ever be able to see what they were all talking about.

Today, I climbed that mountain.

It was hard, but I did not give up! I got all the way to the top, and got to soak in all the beauty!
Today, I didn't have to get left behind, and wait in the car.
I didn't have to miss out on life because of my weight.
Today, I wasn't embarrassed, or ashamed.

I simply got to enjoy life.
Today, I felt proud,
and accomplished.

22 comments:

midlife_swimmer said...

yay! its awesome to see you celebrate at the top of your mountain.

dawne said...

Wow - what a great feeling that must be!!! I am so happy for you Brittany!

Melissa said...

YAY! That is awesome!!! So happy for you! You look just ecstatic in the pics. & gorgeous. :) HUGS!

Scarlett said...

*Applause*

That is amazing! Good for you :)

Jessica said...

Way to go!!!!

Lisa @No More Diet Drama said...

Awesome job girl!!!

Melting Candy said...

Okay well I'm going to blame the time of the month, but you made me shed a little tear with this post!

Not sad ones of course, but I can see how happy you are in these pics and it makes me happy for you! Keep it up honey! Keep climbing those mountains!!!!

Kelly said...

This is awesome !!!! WAY TO GO !!! i know you are so proud of your accomplishment and I am proud of you too! WoooHoooo!!

You must live close then?? I live in Pueblo! Small world!

I love the elk pic! Did you see a whole bunch? I have been dying to go to Estes Park... just haven't made it yet.. one day! And then I can join you in climbing that mountain!

Kelly

Mark said...

That's awesome, congratulations! :)

You've LOST 39 pounds and your hubby seems to have GAINED a cool pair of sunglasses :p

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Kelly- We live in Denver! :D
when we were at the top of the mountain, 3 elk started walking straight toward us! Then as we started walking down, there was a whole herd off in the distance!

Becca said...

You are adorable and you look amazing, congrats! Glad you had fun :)

Tammy said...

Brittany, have I told you lately how FANTASTIC you look??? Just fabulous, girl!!! Good for you for not giving up and climbing that mountain!! I can just imagine how wonderful that felt!! Proud of ya' girl! :)

Jenn of organic-mama.ca said...

You look so fit and so happy too! Congratulations, you're such an inspiration!

Sean, Jen, Carson and Addie said...

Great pictures! You look beautiful!!

Tina said...

Wow what a great post!! I felt a bit that way this weekend too and there's nothing like it!! Congrats!!

Jessica said...

There is an award for you on my blog :)

Jenn said...

YEAH! That's awesome! What a great post!
I LOVE Estes park - so beautiful!

Tiff said...

Awww! You look SOOOOO freaking different! Absolutely gorgeous :)

Alexia said...

love this NSV!
look at you go...
it makes me want to climb something
(and i don't mean just into bed ;)

Crystal said...

What a great feeling and you look completely awesome as well. I am so happy for you!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Yeah Brittany!!! I am shouting from the rooftops how awesome that is!!!

I am so glad you got to exoperience this!!

Katie J said...

Visiting from WMBS and I am so impressed! First of all I have to say I love Estes Park. It is one of my fave places on EARTH! My brother lives in CO.

Secondly, you are gorgeous! It is so thrilling to see the look on your face and how happy and FIT you are now. Kudos to you girl!