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, February 28, 2011

Perfect evenings

This is my idea of a perfect evening at home:

First, the hubs and I go on a long walk with the doggies, at sunset.
When we get home, we make dinner together.
Twice baked broccoli potatoes:(I got the recipe from the food network, HERE. I lightened it up by using low-fat sour cream and cheese, and used less butter.)

After dinner, we watch my favorite sitcom together, The Nanny.
Reason #1,900,043 why I love my husband so much- because he walks with me, cooks with me, and watches my favorite show with me every night. I'm one lucky girl.

What's your idea of a perfect evening?


Jessica said...


Cathy said...

You guys are so cute! I don't know if you remember me but I've been reading your blog for about a month or so now and I'm always cheering you on!!!


:Deliciously Healthy said...

Hey Cathy! Of course I remember you! Thanks for reading along! :D

Renee Paj said...

well....first off I think the perfect evening would have to happen in the summer...with the kids outside playing basketball or something and after having eaten a wonderful grilled something for dinner, enjoying some time on my patio with warm breezes coming up from the south while I sip on some iced tea....yes, that would be it!

Jess said...

Love this.
Mine is very similar. Spent with those I love doing nothing but spending time together...at home!

Former Fat Bride said...

Fun, Fun! Hopefully soon you'll be pushing a baby stroller!!

135by2012 said...

First of all - I have to make those potatoes! Your food always makes me hungry and gives me good cravings :)

Our perfect evening is a night at the movies (home or out), dinner and snuggling with Holly until she falls asleep in our arms.

Unknown said...

That does sound like the perfect evening!

Josie @Skinny Way Of Life said...

aw you two are so cute! my husband is lazy and won't walk with me! I love the guy but come on!! he says it hurts his knees lol a perfect night for me would be me and hubby going for a RUN, cook dinner and have a movie night (oh and the kids would be at grandmoms for the night) wow this sounds like a dream! hahaha

The Ninja said...

Perfect Night: Jammies, Babies, Popcorn and Movies.

Bella said...

This is just too sweet for words. I'm so glad you had a great night. It really is the simple things in life that mean the most.

Jenn @ Organic-Mama.ca said...

Aww that's so sweet :)
p.s. Those twice baked broccoli potatoes look really, really good!

ladyofthehouse said...

mmm those potatoes look yummy!! Beautiful pictures of the sky too!
A perfect evening for me would be enjoying dinner with my family and then doing something together after - playing a game, going for a walk, watching a show..Time together.
diane :)