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, July 8, 2013

Sometimes, It Just Clicks

Last weeks weight: 202.5
This weeks weight: 200.2
-2.3 pounds
Goal: 2 pounds a week.
Total loss so far: 3.8 pounds

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July!

We traveled to southern Colorado to visit my Cuz, and spend the holiday with her charming family.
I wasn't as good as I wanted to be on my diet, but I didn't do horribly either. We were there for 2 days, so luckily it didn't mess up my week of healthy living too much. I was doing great on my diet before we left, and I got right back on track as soon as we got home.

That's weird. I never do that.

I always laugh at myself, because I usually do the best on my diet, right before a vaca. Probably because I'm trying to lose weight for that specific trip. And then I do horribly when I get back from vacation. Example: That NYC trip we took back in September? Yeah that screwed me up until now. It's okay, you can laugh. So you understand my amazement at how quickly I got back into the groove when we got back from this trip.

For whatever reason, it's just clicking this time around. Don't get me wrong, it is HARD sometimes. Straight up. Like on Saturday when my hubby ordered a pizza (he's supportive, I promise;). I wanted to do dirty things to that pizza. But instead, I found the two most delicious looking ends (the tip of the pizza is the best, no?), and savored them. With my eyes closed. 
Then I proceeded on my diet.

There are easy times, and hard times, but luckily my willpower has gone through a makeover, and is the most fab it's ever been.

Knock on wood ;)

Do you find it hard to get back on track after a vacation?

7 comments:

Sean, Jen, Carson and Addie said...

Way to go Brit!! You're doing a great job!!

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Thanks Jen!

Rachael Mahoney said...

I haven't had a vacation since my honeymoon 4 years ago, so I really don't know the answer to that question...LoL. You did awesome, by the way with the pizza. See, that would have been really hard for me... stopping at just a bite or two. I have to just avoid it altogether. Anyway, I purposely avoided the scale yesterday, still worried about the 4th, but I'm still on track, just being chicken, that's all. I will definitely stop being a coward and weigh myself by next monday. We're going to do this!!!

Your Beauty Fix said...

its impossible for me to get back into the swing of things after a nice vacation!

But can I say that you are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I totally support your weight loss journey, but in no way shape or form do I think you need to weigh 120. I understand that its your body and we probably don't see the same things, but as long as your HAPPY and HEALTHY more power to you <3

:Deliciously Healthy said...

HaHa, thank you! :D

Jess said...

I know...I've learned that its all in me...my willpower. It's weird how I can be so strong at times, and so weak at others. You're doing great!

Jesse

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