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 14, 2011

XOXO

This weekend, we threw a Valentine's Day party!
It was high in calorie, but lots of fun. No matter what diet you're on, you have to allow yourself to indulge in a fountain of chocolate, every now and then. Life's just sweeter that way.Tonight I have a hot date with my sweet hubby.

Happy Valentine's Day!
XOXO

13 comments:

Willow said...

Your party looks like it was a fun one. You are right. It is alright to go off your diet once in a while. I try to let loose on holidays only and not to overeat too much.

Happy Valentine Day.

dawne said...

Wow - you two really know how to celebrate!

Lindsey Lu said...

love the caricature!!! And the decor is super cute.

J said...

Definitely need to celebrate now and then!
J

Hannah Banana said...

Mmmm the Chocolate Fountain! lol, glad you enjoyed an indulgence on such a sweet fun day!! xx

jin @ soul + food said...

you two are so cute!

Happy Valentines Day

Kat said...

Happy Valentine's Day, lady! I am so with you on your life philosophy - every once in awhile, you just need a chocolate fountain.

I hope you and your husband enjoyed a WONDERFUL date!

Alissa (A Journey to Thin) said...

What a fun idea! Hope your Valentine's Day was great!

Jessica said...

Party looks like fun :)

Marisa @ Loser for Life said...

Everything looks wonderful! Hope you had a great time!

Molly Marie said...

Ok that party looks like it was awesome! yummy food too mmm

Fashion Meets Food said...

How gorgeous does your place look and that drawing is so much fun! xo

how to lose 10 pounds in a week said...

yummy yummy!