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, November 4, 2013

It's MY Time

I seriously CANNOT believe it's November!

The past few months have been so busy, they just completely flew by.
I don't like it when time does that. It makes me feel like I'm just going to snap my fingers, and boom, I'm 60. Not that being 60 is a bad thing, but I want every day to count. I don't want them to just pass by in a blur of time. I will never get this day back again. Nor will I always be 26 years old. I need to enjoy this time in my life, right now. I need to stop saying, "Someday I'll do This...." Or "I'll be happy when..." 
 My someday is today. I will be happy and grateful with where I am in my life today, while working towards my goals and dreams for the future.

Life is too short to be slowly killing myself, with a not so healthy lifestyle. I'm in my 20's. I should feel youthful and confidant. Not tired and in baggy clothes, trying to hide my lovely lady lumps. I'm not going to spend this day making excuses, and only giving life 50%. This day is going to count.

I'm going to stop whining about the days past, and yesterday's mistakes. You can't move forward while looking in the past. I'm going to stop feeling anxious about time, and how long it's going to take to get to my goals. This is MY time. I'll greet each new day with gratitude, as I strive to do my best. 
I will get to the finish line, when I get there :)
Where are you going to be 1 month today? You can be closer to your goal, or exactly where you are now. It's completely up to you. The time is going to pass anyway, so make it count!
THIS IS YOUR TIME!!

2 comments:

Betty Taylor said...

Time does fly by and it seems like it wasn't long ago that I was your age and guess what, next year I will be 60. I have totally enjoyed my life and will continue to do so as long as is possible. I hope you do too!!

:Deliciously Healthy said...

I want to look back and say that I have truly enjoyed my life, just as you have said! So far it has been a very happy and blessed life. I am so grateful for that. But I need to be more present in the little moments of everyday life, and give more effort to accomplishing goals. Because I will leave this world at my goal weight ;)

Thanks for your comment! Happy early 60th! :D