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!

Friday, December 2, 2011

17 day diet- cycle 1, day 4: Rewards

Today was a busy, busy day. We had 2 real estate agents come to our house, to help us decide if we should sell our house or not. On top of that stress, we have our church's Christmas Party tomorrow, and I'm one of the people in charge of putting it all together. In a nutshell, I'm pretty surprised that I didn't actually go crazy today. And I'm even more surprised that I stayed on track with my diet, amidst all the stress and craziness of today. I'm pretty darn proud of myself for getting through 4 complete days with no cheats (minus 1 oreo:).

That got me to thinkin'... I really need to have a reward for myself when I get through the 1st cycle (and the 2nd, and 3rd:). And THIS is what I've decided it's going to be:LOVE. This will so be waiting for me in 13 days.

Do you set rewards for yourself? What are they?


Bella said...

I've set a bunch of rewards for myself when I hit different weight loss milestones. They're all on my "Stats" page.

That purse is so you, and it's a great reward!

NAN said...

Oh cute purse; I bought my younger daughter a similar Kate Spade purse for Christmas. I cheated a bit too much and only lost 9 pounds but I have been sort of doing cycle 1 again with just a few deviations. When I was dieting and blogging in the beginning I bought myself a pandora charm for success- I purchased 2. I just don't want to obsess about food now!! You are doing GREAT!! Did you buy the journal that goes along with the book? I actually bought it first- it's a paperback.

Kat said...

I think that rewards are a great idea. I focused on buying my first pair of riding boots all through the most agressive part of my weight loss journey. A little bit of incentive can get A TON done.

Becky Jones said...

I haven't done much with rewards but my best reward is my clothes fitting looser and being happy with myself. I like your reward idea and maybe I should set some goals to get some. It sounds like fun! You are doing great. Yesterday was my first day eating perfectly and I did it! A little to few calories so I'll need to eat a little more today but a great day. Good Luck, you're doing great!!!

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Nan- I downloaded the book on my ipad, so I don't have an actual physical copy... I didn't know they had a journal!

Becky- That's great! And thanks! :D

Michelle Marie said...

I was actually thinking about this today! When I hit my 10 pound weight loss I think I'm going to buy a nice handbag as well....or shoes. Maybe a nice Tiffany piece to wear and remember my accomplishments.... ;)

Jessica said...

Very cute purse :)

erica said...

Oh my word I LOVE this bag!!! xo