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, January 17, 2011

I ate a donut

I've been feeling rather frustrated lately.

I've been passing up all sorts of delicious things, in an effort to lose weight, and I have absolutely nothing to show for it.
I am stuck at 167
. The frustrating thing is, I used to be 161 a little while ago. I had a bad few weeks, and gained 6 pounds. For the past couple weeks, I have been doing everything right. Eating healthy, exercising, drink all my water... and nothing. Since I was able to get down to 161 a little while ago, I don't really think this is a plateau. I'm just stuck. And it's frustrating. So naturally, I decided to have a donut. Will this solve my scale problems? No. Is it good? Yes.

I will be my normal, Deliciously Healthy self tomorrow.
Today, I'm a rebel.

20 comments:

TaDa said...

You are funny.... Hang in there.... it will come

Becca said...

you're doing the right things, try not to get too frustrated :)

Are you tracking inches as well? Sometimes your clothes are looser before the scale goes down!

Loser Girl said...

you are doing great! I just wanted to say you looked sooo cute in your christmas pics, I don't think I've commented in a while, but you are way inspiring, keep it up!

Melissa said...

That donut looks delicious.

Hang in there, girl! :)

Hally Bell said...

MEASURE, MEASURE, MEASURE! Just last post (or the one before) you were talking about how you could pull your pants down without unbuttoning them! You're doing awesome.

Sam said...

Yum! Sometimes you just have to eat the doughnut! And sometimes, that has to be okay!! :)

NAN said...

HaHa! Just a little tip here- no donuts in the house! I really think I do best when my pantry is limited and as for your baking...well, I have been there. Those chocolate chip cookies were calling my name. Do you have anyone besides your hubby that you can share your baked goodies with? I take things up to my church all the time and I am wanting to bake some cinnamon rolls later today. I won't eat a bite but baking is just in my blood- I find it a great stress reliever! I bet you will see the 150s soon.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it was all the Christmas cookies and baking??? I was surprised at all the cookie recipes you posted- none of them looked particularly healthy to me, and I know I'd eat them all if I was baking those in my house. :) Keep at it- you'll get there!

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

eh...one donut never made anyone fat. Enjoy it, life is short, and then get back on the horse...

Sometimes life calls for a donut. :)

:Deliciously Healthy said...

When I bake lower calorie goodies, I'm very good at exercising moderation. When I made my 12 days of Christmas cookies, I made sure to only have 1 (2 max) cookie a day. I gave a lot of them away, as Christmas presents. I was actually able to lose 3 pounds during that time. With my chocolate chip cookies, I only had 2 cookies, over a 3 day period. My husband took care of the rest ;) So I'm pretty good at not going over bored on eating the "Deliciously Healthy" things I bake. But maybe I should only bake sweets a couple times a month, instead of a couple times a week, lol! I don't want to cut it out completely, because it makes me happy, sane, and helps me to feel like this is a lifestyle, not a diet. I'm starting to feel crampy, so maybe it's going to be that time of the month soon, which might explain why the scale isn't moving. Thanks for your input ladies! :D

soul + food said...

you've earned that 1 donut, lol! back to it tomorrow, lol

Jessica said...

Everyone needs a donut occasionally :)

Alissa (A Journey to Thin) said...

One donut never hurt anyone- YUM!

Carina said...

My big donut binge was on Fri (they bring donuts to work about every 6 weeks) and the scale was good to me on Sat and Sun, much better than it's been in months and months. But of course it was up on Mon for no identifiable reason. Seems like there's not much rhyme or reason so I'd guess as long as you work that donut into your meal plan that day, it's not going to matter at all and may end up keeping you more motivate than if you felt deprived.

Kat said...

Keep your head up, lady! And if one donut is what boosts your spirits, by all means, have at it.

Just continue to put in the effort, even when it doesn't make sense. The good days on the scale are worth it.

Corletta said...

You and I are so much alike. I love that you answered the 'will this help me overall' question. Maybe you're stuck at 167 to wait on me....HOPEFULLY :) JK

The Ninja said...

mmmmmmmmm.....donuts (Getting in touch with my inner Homer Simpson)

Fashion Meets Food said...

You crack me up. Sometimes you just have to eat a treat. I am sure the weight will start to move. Dont give up girly!

xo

Kelsey said...

"The eye of the donut"
Hey even the best of us need to give in to the odd donut now and again, but stay positive, you'll succeed- you have that strength and fire in you that will keep you going. XOXO

pleasantlyhealthy said...

I hear you! I've maintained for a LONG TIME and I just want to lose!