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, December 30, 2010

Camera shy

A little while ago, I was contacted by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, the creator of Well Then.org. It's a great website, where people can share their tips on how to be well, by posting a video, or making a picture post. Harvard Pilgrim has empowered me to participate in the “Well, Then” community. They have asked me to share my weight loss journey, by posting videos on their website. In the videos I share my weight loss tips. It's been lots of fun... but I'm a nervous wreck before the camera starts shooting. I've learned that I'm quite camera shy. And that I hate my voice.

So far, I have made 3 videos:

My first one was on setting small goals. (see VIDEO)

On my second video, I shared my 5 keys to weight loss. (see VIDEO)

And my third is about New Years resolutions. (see VIDEO)

Check out my profile HERE.

I laugh hysterically at myself, every time I watch one of my videos. I am such a nerd. And it shows. But hey, that's why you love me, right? ;D


Tricia said...

heading to check out the videos :)

happy new year!

Kat said...

I always get a kick out of hearing my voice on a recording because I'm all..I sound like, what?!

Happy new year, lady! May it be a happy and healthy one for you and your loved ones :)

Corletta said...

You are so precious!! You know what? If you lived closer, we would totally be best friends!!!! Great tips!!!

Ak said...

Very cool- and you don't sound like a nerd at all! :)

NAN said...

Very professional and no script! You should be very proud of yourself, young lady!

Josie @Skinny Way Of Life said...

That's awesome! you should be very proud of yourself : ) I'm heading over to check out the videos!!

jin @SOUL + FOOD said...

I got to check out one of your videos - that's a great thing you're doing!

I'm very camera shy as well - I always cover my ears when I hear my voice on camera, lol

Tiff said...

Awww you are too cute! That's awesome you are doing that! Oh and p.s. you look SO cute in your xmas morning pics- weightloss is seriously the best gift I received this year as well!

Betsy said...

Those videos are awesome! You are such an inspiration to so many, including me obviously. I love it!

Amanda said...

Love the New Years resolutions idea! Doing that today...5 days after the beginning of the year :) Great idea!

Calvin Fuller said...

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