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!

Friday, December 3, 2010

I can have one.

It's not the holidays, without
Queen Anne chocolate covered cherries.

It was practically a tradition at our house to eat a box (or two) of these every night, in the month of December.

This year, I can't eat an entire box of these, like years past.
But I can have one.

And I made sure to savour every bite of that one, delicious, chocolate covered cherry.

Here's how I eat my Queen Annes:

First, I bite off the top.
Then the cherry, and that delicious juice.
And last, but certainly not least, I eat the chocolaty shell.
And it makes me really happy.
You can still enjoy all your favorite seasonal treats.
Everything in moderation.

Happy holidays!


erica said...

I so want dessert now


divad said...

You and my husband and your Queen Anne's! He loves them too! Santa always leaves him some under the tree, and he savours each bite, just as you are. Moderation is right!!!! You are looking amazing!

x said...

too cute!

and your are right moderation is key.

NAN said...

Funny! My granny who died about 30 years ago loved them and my tradition since I was a teen was to buy her a box for Christmas. She also loved the sugary orange candy slices. I don't think I have eaten either since she died.

135by2012 said...

It's posts like this that have me totally in love with your blog. :)

Raegun said...

You're the cutest! This is a great reminder to do things in moderation and really ENJOY and SAVOR when we do.

Paul and Whitney Rohrbaugh said...

This post made me smile! :-)

Jamie Danielle said...

Love the last pic ... lol
& cute tree =]

Bella said...

You are just so adorable. Thanks for the reminder that we can indulge without feeling guilty, as long as we keep it in moderation.

The Chubby Girl Diaries said...

You are too cute girl!

I LOVE chocolate covered cherries! You are right... everything is okay in moderation! :)


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