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, October 8, 2012

NYC

A friend of mine knows that my head is always in clouds, so for my birthday, she got me a notebook that "I could write all my dreams down in". As soon as I took it out of the box, I immediately sat down to write out my official bucket list. Going to NYC in the fall, is one of the many activities that made it onto the 3 page list. For our anniversary, my prince charming of a husband crossed it off my list, as he's done with so many of my bucket list items.
Our hotel. We had an amazing view of Central Park.
2hr boat ride around the island
9/11 Memorial
If it looks like we ordered 6 milk shakes, it's because we did.
Dinner at an amazing restaurant with beautiful views of the city, and walking to the Empire State Building.
horse carriage ride through Central Park.
 It was everything I dreamed it would be.

Now time for the gym.

What's on your bucket list?

6 comments:

Bella said...

Going to NYC in fall would definitely be on my bucket list anyway, but especially now that I've seen your amazing photos. I'm so glad that you're having such a great time!

Gi said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time!
One of my biggest buck list items is to go to France in the winter which I have organised for my honeymoon in December SOOOO excited!
PS You looked stunning in your pictures, I especially loved that pink top you wore in the elevator!
xx

HealthScan said...

NY is beautiful. And have you drink all 6 milk shakes?

:Deliciously Healthy said...

No, we did not ;) It was more like a taste test :D

erica said...

Looks like such an amazing trip. NYC is definitely on my bucket list! xo

Sean, Jen, Carson and Addie said...

We could help you with that "see the lights on temple square" one :0)