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, November 8, 2010

I'm ready to get my butt back in the game!

For the past couple months, I've been in one funk after the other...
I've been in a funk, since getting back from California. But this funk was pretty bad. Worse then all the others. This time I was actually doubting that I could do this. I was an inch away from throwing in the towel. Scary stuff. I hadn't felt that way, since starting this journey. I think it was a combination of things, that led me to that point: For one, I got lazy. I got in the habit of just going out to eat, and skipped the whole grocery shopping/preparing meals thing. I've also gotten comfortable where I am. I'm still chunky, but I'm not 206 pounds anymore either. So what if I stay a chunky 165 my whole life? I'm the kind of person who thinks chunky women are prettier then skinny women. I even think I like the way I look right now, verses me at my goal weight. But like it says at the top of my blog, this isn't about me getting into skinny jeans
(I tried some on by the way. Still can't rock those;)
It's about becoming :Deliciously healthy

My knees have started hurting me a lot lately, and it has reminded me that I need to continue to work on lightening their load. It's either that, or get
knee replacements
. Plus, we are still trying to get pregnant, and there's a number of reasons why I need to be healthy, and eat healthy for that! One being that eating healthy gives me a period each month. It's true. When I don't eat healthy, I don't have a period. I need healthy fuel for my body, so it can combat my PCOS, and help me produce an egg each month! There's so many reasons why I need to continue this weight loss journey, that has nothing to do with looks. On top of all that, I just feel icky inside. Eating Deliciously Healthy really does make me happy. I just have to get back into the swing of things.

I'm ready to do this!!
Again ;)


Meg said...

Everyone goes through a funk sometimes! You are a strong woman and will reach your goals. You've done an amazing job so far.

Cute pups by the way! :)

Anonymous said...

im going through the same thing! we will overcome this!

Jess said...

We all go thru slumps...thankfully not at the same time. That way we can cheer each other out of them! Come on, you can do it!!! :)

We got your back!!! Been missing you and all your yummy pictures!


Unknown said...

That's so true ... what I said so said. (ha, I like how that reads)

You are going to be one healthily delicious YOU.

But I know what you mean. I get a bit like that - complicent - when I reach a weight that I don't horridly dislike what I'm seing in the mirror.... It's a weight we feel attractive in if we try and we are less rigid with rules/eating... I'd hazard a guess I'll need to take a couple of weeks off when I reach that point, then get my own A into G myself. You can do it!

divad said...

Keep fighting Brittany! You are worth it and PCOS can be beat!!!!

Red Deception said...

* Hugs *
We all lose motivation and drive at some point. You are not alone! I wish you all the best in getting back on your journey :)

Unknown said...

I think you've come to the right conclusion- keep fighting! It means so much more than goal weight!

135by2012 said...

I totally feel you. I have been the same way. Glad you are not giving up. We would seriously miss you. Plus, you have to keep going so you can make that beautiful baby you are destined to have. :)

Kimberly said...

Rooting for you across the miles, Girlfriend!

It's obvious that you CAN do it... just look at how far you've come already!

Now, get your head back in the game!

Hugs, Kimberly

NAN said...

B, you can do it! Find some cookbooks that have a lot of healthy recipes and start a file. The internet is great for recipes but not as much fun as actually holding a beautiful cookbook. You can do it!!!

Tammy said...

I'm glad to hear you're coming out of your slump. I'm trying to drag my ample butt out of mine too. :)

Tina said...

I just went through that and I think I've brought myself out of it. Trying to remind myself there's no other options!!

Jessica said...

You've got this Brittany! We all have tough times, the important thing is to always jump back on track! And you are!!! You inspire so many in the blog world! We need you :)

Former Fat Bride said...

You've got this! I'm glad you are jumping back in full force..you can overcome any slump! I'm right behind you!

Corletta said...

Well mama...hop on the Corletta train because we're getting the heck out of our current weight :)

erica said...

I am working to overcome things as well. You've got this girly! You are fabulous the slump won`t last!


Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Hi Brittany!! I've missed out on the last few posts so I am catching up with you.

I think everyone goes through that period of, can I keep doing this? The best news is YOU CAN!

You can do it and so can I!