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, October 11, 2010

I Survived a CRAZY Week, and I Lost Weight!

Now how awesome is that?

Sorry I've been a little absent. I tried doing my normal Thursday post, last Thursday, but there just wasn't time.

Last week was amazing and beautiful, but very busy, with a hint of crazy.

For the past two weeks, I've been planning, and getting everything ready for my husband and I to be
sealed in the LDS Denver Temple
What is getting sealed?

In my religion, we believe in being
married for time and all eternity.
We were already married, but just until "Death did us part"
Now, we are husband and wife forever!

We got sealed October 9th.
This past week was a very meaningful and memorable time in our lives. But it was also a whirlwind. There was lots to be done, plus getting ready for family to visit.

Now, it's all said and done, and it's back to normal life.

Despite the craziness of this past week, I still managed to stick with my healthy lifestyle (for the most part;) I even lost 2 pounds this week, putting me at 161!!

Am I seriously 1 pound away from being 160?
Someone pinch me. ;D

I have a lot that's been going through my mind about my diet, lifestyle, and blog. I'm going to be making a few, :Deliciously Healthy changes. I just have to figure out a few things first, now that I have time to think! I'm excited to share it with you!

But first, I've got to go catch up on all my fav blogs!


Anonymous said...

Hey girl that is great... Sealed huh ? What religion? Sounds awesome....

get to the goal... you are inspiring me..

Alexia said...

i'd never heard of being sealed before, but congrats! it's a big deal to be married for all eternity!
oh, and congrats on the loss :)

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Thank you girls! I belong to The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints. Also know as LDS or Mormon.

Hannah said...

Congrats on your amazing day. You look great!

NAN said...

That's really nice and your photos show how pretty you are. You and your husband look so happy too. Congrats!

Unknown said...

You look gorgeous! Great job on those 2 lbs!

Sean, Jen, Carson and Addie said...

We were so lucky to be there with you guys! You were absolutly beautiful and we loved eating Deliciously Healthy in your home. Your shepherds pie is on our menu this week! :0)

Congratulations on everything, we are so proud of you guys and so happy for you!

Corletta said...

161....I'm starting to get jealous :) You say almost 160...I thought "Holy Moly..she's almost 159!!!" Either way....GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!

Jessica said...

What a special time in your life. Congrats to you and your hubby. I can't wait to learn about your changes :)

Former Fat Bride said...

Yay! -2 is so great!! I've never heard of being sealed but sounds amazing! Congrats :o)

Melting Candy said...

You guys looks so happy, congrats!

Way to go on your weight loss! Can't wait to see how you are going to mix it up!!! You are doing so good, happy for you (=

Unknown said...

I love that you got sealed! That is amazing.. Congrats to you and your hubby!!!

WTG on the weight loss also :)

*Whitney* said...

Congrats, girl!

Anonymous said...

you look great! congrats :)

Tiff said...

Great job on the loss! Kudos pretty girl! :)

Jenn of organic-mama.ca said...

First off, congratulations on being "sealed"! That sounds so interesting, I'd love to know more about it!:)
And wow - down to 161 pounds already? That's awesome!! Way to go!!

Patti said...

Congrats on being "sealed". :) You looked great in the pics too, you go girl!!

Jess said...

Wonderful on all of it!!!!! Love that you take your vows to heart!

Anonymous Fat Girl said...

Beautiful pictures! So happy for you. :)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I have never heard of getting sealed before - I like it!!! Congrats!