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!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

17 day diet- cycle 1, day 5: I've got some serious willpower

Today I was at the church all day getting ready for our Christmas party.
Since I knew I was going to be there all day, I made sure to eat before I left (egg white omelet, w/ fruit), and I packed a lunch with snacks (Jimmy Johns turkey lettuce wrap for lunch, and fruit for my snack). Coming prepared was the key for staying on track today. If I hadn't brought food with me, by the time the party started, I would have been so starving that I would have pigged out on all the yummy food people brought. And it wouldn't have been pretty.

Coming prepared wasn't the only key to success today. I had to have some willpower like you've never even seen before. This picture shows just a tiny little portion of the delicious desserts people brought: There were so many desserts there, I had to pinch myself, because I thought I was having one of those dreams again. The kind where I eat 20 cupcakes, with no tummy ache at all. But since it wasn't a dream, I stayed away. I didn't even have a crumb ;)

How do you stay on track at holiday parties?


Becky Jones said...

I actually baked a sweet potato and brought it with me for my side and then found a good salad without any dressings on it and enjoyed some ham. It was okay! I made it through it and I was so proud of myself! Good Job!

Kat said...

Being prepared is SO key.

I usually cheat on the weekends and make-up for it during the week. That being said, I've noticed that the amount of "indulging" I do at holiday parties has drastically decreased since the beginning of my healthy living journey.

Bella said...

I'm so proud of you for your willpower. I know it had to be incredibly tough, but it is sooooo worth it.