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!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I got in the pool

First of all, I went to the gym. That was an accomplishment all by itself.

While I was packing my gym bag, I put my bathing suit in there, just in case I actually got up the guts to go into the pool.

And I did.
It was awesome.

I got over my fear, of getting in a bathing suit in public. I stopped worrying about what everyone would think of me, and I just did it. I did it for ME.

My joints feel so good in the water
!
Not perfect...I can still feel them grinding and such, but being in the water puts me in a lot less pain then when I'm on the treadmill, or elliptical.

I discovered something, while I was in the water:

I ROCK!And I can do anything I set my heart to.

19 comments:

Red Deception said...

Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming!

:)

Crystal said...

Great! I love swimming. I'm like you though. I hate putting on bathing suits in public.

Mae Flowers said...

That is just awesome! Great job on getting your workout in and in being confident enough to go swimming. What a great way to workout!

*Whitney* said...

I would love to use swimming as a form of exercise! It's great for your joints and still gets in an awesome workout!! Way to go! :-)

Sean, Jen, Carson and Addie said...

You DO rock! That sounds like a fun way to exercise.

We have an indoor swimming pool in our clubhouse and we never use it. It would be so fun to get in there and do some exercise...maybe you've inspired me to actually do it!

Jessica said...

I love being in the water! I wish my gym had a pool!

NAN said...

That's great! Swimming is good for you no matter what your age. I love to use the swim noodles in my pool for exercising.

Kimberly said...

Look at you, Cutie! Way to go!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

You are so pretty!! And you ROCK!!!

monica said...

i used to go swimming all the time and i miss it!!! you make me wanna start again!!

xo
monica

Kelsey said...

you're adorable!!! and YES you ROCK <3

Anonymous Fat Girl said...

You do rock!!!!! Congrats on getting past the fear. Awesome! :)

I Said So... said...

Man, I wish I had a place to swim in the winter. I am so proud of you! Way to go. Was it the swim suit that we voted on awhile back??? Swim on!!!! :)

Esther - TTByM said...

well said! you rock !! keep it going..

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Jenn @ Organic-Mama.ca said...

Good for you!!

ladyofthehouse said...

This is a victory in and of itself - Good for you!!!! You do rock!!!

diane :)

Hannah Banana said...

This is a huge milestone! In fact, wearing bathers is one of my goals I REALLY wanot to achieve. I don't want to be one of these mothers who can't get into the pool with her young children, so I force myself to do it but I cover up crazy in tees and long swim trunks... It would be so much easier to just wear a bathing suit and get on with business. GO YOU

By the way, I'd like to follow your blog but for the life of me can't find a 'follow' link. Where am I not looking?

FattyPatty said...

AWESOME! You do ROCK! :)

Bella said...

I'm glad you were able to overcome the bathing suit in public thing and get in the pool. Especially if you feel that good in it!