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!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

17 day diet- cycle 1, day 2: Today, I am motivated!

Today is so much better then yesterday. Both in my stress level, and on my diet. Every time I look at my diet calendar, I get all giddy. I keep thinking, "I wonder how much weight I will have lost by the end of the 1st cycle?! I can't wait to find out!". There's only one way to "find out": STAY ON TRACK!! My calendar has definitely helped me. Having all my meals planned out for the week has taken the guess work out of this somewhat complicated diet. And I LOVE seeing myself inch closer and closer to the end of the first 17 days.
I have a slight headache. Probably from the lack of soda. Aside from that, I feel pretty darn good. I have energy, and I haven't felt starved. Both, very good things :)

I didn't realize how much being off my diet dragged me down. Both physically, and emotionally... but mostly emotionally. Every single day I would feel depressed about how far off track I had gotten. It consumed my thoughts. I would even wake up in the middle of the night thinking about it. It was like I had a rain cloud over my head constantly.
Even though I'm not down to the weight I was (or even close), and I'm still living with the consequences of eating all those hamburgers (pants not fitting), that dark cloud has completely vanished. I know that I'm doing something about it, and I will eventually get back to where I was. I'm taking action. And it's just what the doctor ordered.

I'm off to go make dinner: sloppy joe's (minus the bread) with lots of veggies :)


Mommy Minded said...

Yea, You! I am back on track today. Thank you for the motivation!

NAN said...

Yay! I just put my turkey on- it was just 59 cents a pound so if I waste some, no big deal. My senior dog likes it too and my grandsons are spending the night tomorrow. What are you eating for breakfast? I try to have a smoothie but my immersion blender broke boohoo and I hate to clean the regular blender.

*Whitney* said...

I'm really looking forward to reading about your progress with this. I've been thinking of doing it for some time, but never read the success story as it was being played out. I did want to ask, are you working out at all?

Jessica said...

Glad you had a good day, and are mentally back in the game...that is so tough at times!

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Nan- I usually have fruit w/ yogurt, or fruit w/ eggs, for breakfast. I keep meaning to make a smoothie for breakfast, but I've just been too lazy ;)

Whitney- So far I've only been doing mild workouts, like walking for 20-30 minutes. The book actually tells you not to workout very much during the first cycle; but still, I need to get my butt to the gym :)

Kat said...

I finally feel like I'm "officially" back in the groove of healthy/intentional eating and ohmigod, what a difference it makes! Use the days like these to fuel yourself on the days when you're cursing your existence for starting this program - the end result will be worth it.

erica said...

I`m back into the groove too... hopefully it will last. I need all the help I can get right now! xo

Naomi and Family said...

Sorry, this is the second time commenting on your blog tonight but it's crazy, it sounds like I wrote this! I think you and I would get along just fine! :) Food is comfort to me, I love to eat at night, and dang it all if I can't just get down to 145! But I will! And you will reach your goal too!