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!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Making Progress With The Help of A Friend- Weigh-In Day!

Last week, my friend and I decided to team up with our weight loss efforts, since we both have similar goals. Having a weight loss buddy has helped so much! I like that it's low key, yet perfectly motivating at the same time. We text each other everyday to check in, give inspiration, share meals, and whatever else we feel like talking about :) It was just the kick in the butt I needed! It helps to be held accountable, and to have someone to talk to, and get inspiration from when you're not having the best day. She has helped me stay on my diet several times.

This past Wednesday was our weigh-in day! The funny thing is that we both lost 4.6 pounds! We really did do this together, haha ;)
 Last week's weight: 204.5
This week's weight: 199.9
-4.6 pounds

My heaviest, a few months ago, was 209.9. That brings me to a grand total of 10 pounds lost so far, although it took months to get there.  I am finally back in my weight loss groove, and it's not going to take me months to lose another 10 pounds. My friend and I set a goal to lose 15 pounds by Christmas. Losing 2 pounds a week, will get me to that goal, and I know I can do it!

High 5 Moment of The Week:
(I like high 5's, k?;)

Tonight the hubs ordered pizza. I had no idea it was coming, I just walked down the stairs, and BAM, there was one fine looking pizza on the table. I wish I could say I didn't have any, but I did. Although it wasn't one of those times where I lost all control and ate half a pizza before I even realized what was happening. On Saturday, I was going to go on a date with my wonderful, pizza ordering hubby of mine, so I was saving my one off meal for the week, for that. So when the pizza came I thought about whether I wanted to use this as my off meal, or wait for Saturday. I decided eating pizza while cuddling on the sofa, and catching up on Modern Family, was the perfect kind of date. But that's not what I'm proud of... Off meals haven't always worked for me. I usually start with an off meal, and then a dessert, and then a snack, and then a whole other meal, and it continues through the next day. Before I know it, that off meal has turned into an off week! I didn't know how to shut it off. Until tonight that is. I had 2 slices of pizza, with water, and didn't have anything else for the rest of the night. Even with Halloween candy in the house! AND THEN I hoped on the treadmill and did a 20min fat burning workout! Who's awesome? Oh yes, that's me ;)

Do you have a weight loss buddy?
What's your, "High 5 Moment" this week?


safire said...

Congratulations on your fabulous loss! You look beautiful in your photo.

My weight loss buddy is my boyfriend. We weigh in weekly on Tuesday and jot it down on this spreadsheet we have taped on the closet wall.

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Thanks! Maybe doing that will help my hubs get on board!

Unknown said...

I didn't have a weight loss buddy, but I know it helps. I did convince my friend to start working out with me a few weeks ago. She had seen how much weight I had lost and wanted to make changes in her life. She has now lost 12 pounds and is working out regularly with me. Yeah!!

Great job on your weight loss!!

Renee Paj said...

Congrats on your loss!!! Keep at it girl! You are doing great! I wish I had a weight loss buddy!

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Thank you! :D

Unknown said...

What a great loss you had this week! It's so important to have support on this weight loss journey, and it sounds like you and your friend are really helping each other. It's crazy that you both lost 4.6 pounds. Congrats on being under 200, on losing 10 pounds, and on making the conscious decision about the pizza. High fives all around!!

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