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!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

17 day diet- cycle 1, day 7: Weigh in day!

I've been on the 17day diet for one week. I've never been so excited for a weigh in day; I couldn't wait to step on the scale, and see my progress!

Last weeks weight: 190.4
This weeks weight:I lost 7.4 pounds in one week!

I think the most I've ever lost in one week was 2.5 pounds. So this blew me away! All my hard work is paying off.

I definitely needed this pick me up today. I had a pretty easy first few days on this diet, but Sunday and Monday were downright hard! I had to use every ounce of strength in me to not go off track. I'm proud to say that my only slip up was having half an oreo. Last time I had a whole, double oreo, and this time I only had half, so I'd say I'm improving ;)

10 more days left on the 1st cycle, and then onto the 2nd cycle. It will be so nice to have a change in the things I can eat!

Today's weigh in showed me that hard work and dedication pay off. It has definitely given me the strength I needed to continue to kick butt.

15 comments:

Kat said...

YEAH GIRL!

What well-deserved news. You are making this happen. XO!

Jessica said...

That is awesome!!! Way to go!!!

One Healthy Apple said...

Congrats! 7 lbs is fantastic in a week! Great job :)

Kara said...

Whoa! That is ridiculous! Congrats! Perhaps I should look into this one....

NAN said...

Yay for you!!! I am weighing in tomorrow; my doctor's appointment is Friday so.....I think the diet works because it is so restrictive and you are following it! How are you doing with the probiotics?

Eve said...

Woo hoo! Congrats on your weight loss! Doesn't that result make it all worthwhile?! I think I may take a look at this diet too! Love the bag you're going to reward yourself with - you totally deserve it for all the hard work and sacrifice! =)

Anonymous said...

IS THERE ANY WAY YOU COULD INCLUDE WHAT YOU ARE EATING EVERY DAY IN YOUR ENTRIES?
IT WOULD BE SO HELPFUL. I HAVE ABOUT 10LBS I NEED TO GET OFF FAST AND THIS SEEMS LIKE IT MIGHT WORK.
THANKS SO MUCH YOUR DOING A GREAT JOB!! ALMOST 8LBS IN A WEEK IS FANTASTIC!!

Mommy Minded said...

That is awesome!

Bella said...

Wow, good for you. No, GREAT for you. That is a TON of weight to lose, especially for someone under 200 lbs. I'm so happy for you!!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Congratulations girly!!!! I definitely need to be on the diet you are on!!! xo

Jessica said...

How is this week going for your Brit? :)

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the weight loss! I am new to your blog and look forward to following your journey! I was donw to 160 lbs at my lowest and bounced back up to 190. And I am on my way back down(at least thats the plan!). I can relate to your posts! Take care!

Jennifer
www.wecanlosethepounds.blogspot.com

Thea said...

During my youth I was overmedicated, with intolerance to medications, foods or chemicals. Around age 40 I decided to try a natural thyroid product to treat my hypothyroidism, so I decided to initiate treatment of desiccated bovine thyroid health supplements. It's the best decision I could make. Ever since I took it I feel much more energy and my weight is now lower than before.

Thea said...

During my youth I was overmedicated, with intolerance to medications, foods or chemicals. Around age 40 I decided to try a natural thyroid product to treat my hypothyroidism, so I decided to initiate treatment of desiccated bovine thyroid health supplements. It's the best decision I could make. Ever since I took it I feel much more energy and my weight is now lower than before.

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