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!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


One of my new years resolutions is to drink more water. I've been doing pretty good, but I feel like I've been taking mad dashes to the bathroom every 10 minutes!

Today, I was doing the dishes, and I had to "go". I was almost done, so I thought I would finish the dishes, before taking the 100th bathroom break of the day. The sound of the running water was not helping me "hold it". Soon I was doing the potty dance, as I tried to rush through the dishes. Finally I realized that I couldn't wait for the last pot to be loaded into the dishwasher. I had to go NOW! So I RAN to the bathroom, quickly pulled down my pants, and... you know. When I was done, I pulled up my pants, and when I went to button my pants, I realized I had never unbuttoned them! Confused I thought, "Can I seriously just slide off my pants?" So I tested it again. I slid them off, and slid them back on, without ever unbuttoning them! And I was pretty happy about that.

The scale may not be moving, but my jeans are looser!

Have you had any recent NSVs (non scale victory)?
If so, high 5 to us!


kristi said...

Yes when I get depressed about the scale not moving...I measure. I did this over the weekend and lost 2 1/2 inches since the end of November. Pretty awesome!!

Kat said...

I don't know what an NSV is, but it's great that you're able to shimmy out of your pants now.

I totally get where you're coming from with the whole water thing. It's out of control, really.

Melissa said...

that's awesome!

and i feel ya on the peeing! i get so tired of peeing all the time! they say it gets worse when you're pregnant...i'm like "how can that be even possible?! I am peeing ALL THE TIME here!" LOL.

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Kat- a NSV, is a non scale victory :D

135by2012 said...

Brittany, you get a great big high five right back at you and one from baby Holly too! Sliding jeans on and off without unbuttoning is one of my favorite things in the world. Something I definately can't wait to do again one day. Woo Hoo!

Jess said...

Way to go! Love that!

I have been struggling with potty runs myself. As a teacher, this has been difficult!!! But, I am feeling good about not drinking the diet sodas!!! Yay!

Keep up the H2Oing!

Amanda said...

Oh that is absolutely fabulous!!

Jenn @ Organic-Mama.ca said...

It's all about the fit - congratulations on your progress!!

Jessica said...

Great NSV :)

Unknown said...

High five!! :)

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

yeah!! That's awesome!!!

Check out my post today Brit, I interviewed a woman who lost 65 pounds with LUPUS. Read about what she's done to feel better with Lupus.

Summer said...

Wow! What a great story! CoNgRaTs!!!!