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!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Let the fun begin

Tomorrow I start taking Clomid; a fertility drug to help stimulate my ovaries. Sounds exciting ;)I have faith in Heavenly Father's plan for us. Whatever will be, will be.
But I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this will bring a little bundle of joy into our lives soon :)

13 comments:

Former Fat Bride said...

How exciting!! I bet you will be pregnant this cycle if not, then the next for sure :o)

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I wish the same for you Brittany! I know it will happen for you :)

Becky said...

I'll keep you in my prayers. I've done clomid and it took several months and up to 5 pills/day but eventually it did work for me and I have 5 beautiful kids now. Good Luck!

Hannah Banana said...

Oh how I will be hoping for a little bundle for you. Little bundles are so precious. Btw, I have many friends who have had success on Clomid, so I have a lot of faith that you will also have success! xx

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

crossing my fingers for you and saying a little prayer!

J said...

Definitely sending up prayers for you. My sis just had a battle with infertility. She now has a beautiful 4 month old son.
Blessings,
J

Fashion Meets Food said...

How exciting! I wish you the best!!!

xo

Kelly said...

Best wishes to you and yours :)

God bless !

Masons mommy said...

Best wishes!! I took clomid and it only took 1 cycle to get pregnant, I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!!

Willow said...

I wish the best for you. My Mom had her first at 16 and than could not get pregnant again til she was 27 and than again at 30.

God does work in mysterious ways. I will say a prayer for you.

135by2012 said...

Positive thoughts and lots of prayers for you, my bloggy friend :)

ShrinkingBeautiful said...

best of luck sweets!

Alissa (A Journey to Thin) said...

Good luck!! :)