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!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Blog!

This Sunday will mark
1 year since I started this blog, and weight loss journey.
In that year, I have lost 45 pounds, and gained knowledge, health and happiness.

Here are some of my favorite posts, over the past year:

*THIS one just makes chuckle. I still can't wear those.

*THIS was when I started to feel like I could actually do this.

*Last Valentines Day was when I really understood that eating healthy can be fun, and DELICIOUS!

*got a gym membership.

*Conquered my fear, and got in the pool at the gym for the first time.

*Climbed a mountain.

*Was finally able to wear high heels, after losing 40 pounds!

It has been an awesome ride! I'm excited to see what this year has in store!

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, to all those who have read along with me. And thank you to everyone who has left me comments. They always put a smile on my face, and have helped carry me through some hard times in this journey.

I heart you. Each and every one of you.

16 comments:

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Yeah Brittany!!!

I wanted to tell you I watched your videos and I think you did a great job!

Isn't it so great to go into this year 45 pounds lighter!

Congrats!

Sam said...

Way to go beautiful! You're an inspiration!!!! Happy Blog Birthday!

Sam

Fashion Meets Food said...

Way to go girly! Congratulations you've come so far!!!

xo

TaDa said...

happy happy

Amanda said...

I am so excited for you! You are my blogging inspiration! Just curious what you think of betheney's books

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Thank you Amanda!

First up, I have a complete girl crush on Bethenny, so I think I liked her books more then the average person :) They were definitely helpful. A few of the stuff was a little obvious- things I already knew, but it's always great to hear them again. I LOVE her cook book!

Mae Flowers said...

Congratulations!

Kim said...

Well, Happy "Birthday"! I am so thrilled for you and think that you are setting this new year on fire!!! Way to go!!! Can't wait to keep following you (more diligently, I promise!!!) during this journey!

Congrats!!!!

Hannah said...

Happy Blogaversary! You've had such a great year, I hope this one goes just as well. You're determined, I'm sure it will.

J said...

Happy Blog-birthday!

I watched your videos! You did an awesome job!

J

Kat said...

Happy blogiversary, lady!

And congratulations on those high heels. Worth it!

Jenn @ watchmybuttshrinking.com said...

Happy blogaversary! Look at all you've accomplished. I'm happy to say that I've been following your success since the beginning. Looking forward to seeing what the next year brings for you!

Bella said...

Happy bloggybirthday!! It's been so fun getting to know you through this blog. You're such an upbeat, positive person, and I enjoy visiting.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog just a few weeks ago and I really like it. You look absolutely fabulous!
Greetings from The Netherlands.

Quisha said...

Happy B-day!! (blog-day)You've come such a long way!

Jenn @ Organic-Mama.ca said...

45lbs in 1 year is OUTSTANDING!!

I'm so proud of you! I cannot wait to start working out again b/c you are so inspirational :)