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, November 12, 2013

It's Not All About The Numbers


Tomorrow is weigh in day, and I'm actually kind of nervous. Although it's been a stellar week, it's also been one of those weeks, if ya know what I mean. I've settled nicely into my :Deliciously healthy groove again, and I am soo proud of that. It has been a long time. A really long time. I was worried not seeing a decent loss tomorrow (do to TOM) would ruin this groove I'm in. It's so hard to not let bad weigh ins get you down, especially when you've done everything right.

Then I was thinking to myself; It's not the weigh ins that I'm particularly proud of. It's my everyday decisions. Every time I pass up a temptation, eat a healthy meal, work out, drink water, take my vitamins... I feel a sense of pride. I think to myself, "I'm doing this!" Those decisions are what's making me a healthier person. Those choices are what's getting me to my goal. I feel more joy when I'm making a healthy decision, then I do when I see a 1lb loss on the scale. So why let the 'numbers' get to me? Unfortunately the scale doesn't always show all of the healthy choices you've made during the week, but you're not doing it for the scale. You're doing this for you, and
YOU are changing

So In preparation for tomorrows weigh in, I decided to write down some of the healthy decisions I've made over the past week. I'm proud of those moments, and if the scale isn't going to acknowledge them, I'm just going to have to get all up in it's business, and shove those little victories of mine, in it's face ;) 

1. "Went on a walk twice a day, every day this week" They're usually about a half hour walk, so that's an hour of walking a day! It definitely helps my knees to break it up into two separate walks.

2."Didn't go to McD's when dinner was an epic fail" Butternut squash mac and cheese? No thank you! It's hard to not run for fast food when you've slaved over a healthy dinner, and it's gross, and you're starving. But I did it!

3. "Have stayed away from Halloween candy!!" That's partially because it's on top of the fridge, and I'm short, but whatever works.

4."Stayed away from all the yummy food at the church activity" And there was pasta salad y'all. Something to be proud of.

5. "Haven't eaten passed 7:30pm" A small miracle for this late night eater.

6. "Ate healthy snacks while watching a movie"

7. "Passed up all the yummy pastries at Panera Bread, and got a salad" Who am I??

8. "Haven't gone off the deep end with 'TOM' cravings" I've curbed my cravings with :Deliciously Healthy versions of comfort food, and sweets, and have been portion controlling like a boss.

9. "Started getting compliments that I look skinnier" Yay. Mostly from the hubs ;)

10. "I can see a hint of my old jawline" It's been a while.

11. "Stayed within my calories every. Single. Day!" Major pat on the back during 'TOM'. I usually eat everything in sight, and I'm not kidding. 

12. "Didn't go out to eat while I was busy running errands" It's hard to not grab a burger when you're busy and in your car all day, but I planned ahead and packed healthy snacks in my purse!

13. "Didn't dive into comfort food during stressful moments" Stressful moment + hormonal? Double whammy! But I did it!

Bring on the weigh in! I'm focusing on the positive, and I know I've got this ;)

Reaching my goal, one meal at a time.
XO

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Jessica Snyder said...

I put the candy on top of the fridge too! I am only 4'9" so if I really want it I have to climb on top of a counter to reach it…. that gives me enough time to think..do I really want to eat that candy???
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