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, October 16, 2012

Scenes From Today

I've been going through a little bit of vacation detox. 
I was doing so well before vacation, and I was pretty happy with my choices on vacation. For some reason when I got home, I felt like I needed a vacation from my good choices on vacation. I don't understand it either ;)

Today was an absolute beautiful fall day. Deer were everywhere this morning. Frontyard, backyard, in the street... It looked like they were having a little block party or something. There's bright red, orange and yellow trees everywhere you look, and the fall air is crisper then ever.
 As I was greeted by this beautiful day, I decided this day deserved healthy choices. I ate a healthy breakfast and lunch on the patio, and stayed on track all day.
It was a :Deliciously Healthy, 
fall day.

2 comments:

Anne Downing said...

Good to hear you stayed on track!

Bella said...

It's great to read a post from you. The colors of that tree in your view are just beautiful. Glad your food choices were easy and on track.