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, January 4, 2011

Baby Steps

Want to know a key to my success?
Baby steps.

I have baby stepped my way through this entire weight loss journey.
Here, Dr. Marvin, from What About Bob, explains it better then I: "It means setting small, reasonable goals for yourself, one day at a time. One tiny step at a time."

I baby step my way from minute to minute. From meal to meal. I baby step my way to the gym, each and every time I go. I probably wouldn't make it there, if I didn't. When I'm at home, I don't think about everything I need to do to get in the pool, at the gym. I simply think about what I need to do to pack my bag. Then I think about what I need to do to get in the car, and drive. When I get to the gym, I simply focus on getting to the locker room. And then finally, I take baby steps to getting in the pool. Baby steps.

"All I have to do, is take one little baby step at a time, and I can do anything."

Thank you Dr. Marvin.
Dr. Leo Marvin.


Red Deception said...

Best of luck in meeting your goals! I have a hard time with baby steps... I want things to happen RIGHT THIS INSTANT! I am learning that it is not realistic, so I too have to learn the significant and permanence of the baby steps.

Good luck, lady!

Hannah Houshangi said...

I'm a baby stepper too! Baby Steps all the way! Even tho I have been walking daily for the last 3 months, every day I walk out the door feels like the first time and I don't take anything for granted!

Sharon said...

Hi Brittany, I'm Sharon and I got to your blog from Dawne's. I'm so glad I found it. Although I am much older than you (55), we share something very important in common. That is RA. I was diagnosed when I was 28 and although I haven't yet written about it in my blog, I'm getting ready to. I've read many of your back posts and can't wait to get better acquainted with you on a daily basis.

Anonymous said...

sounds good

Jessica said...

Baby step are good!

Corletta said...

Hey...I like this idea. I know that we've all heard this before, but very few of us are patient enough for gradual steps towards our goal. Huh...I needed this today. Today, it's baby steps through the day and my life! No more planning far, far, in advance. For me, it causes anxiety. Christ tell's us to be anxious for nothing!

Chad and Caroline said...

Brittany....you are so great!! I LOVE that movie and I love the message behind that part of it. Everything really does start with a baby step. Thanks for all you do!!

NAN said...

Great attitude, Brittany! You'll be at goal soon and I bet working on another project or goal! Are you still cooking new dishes?

erica said...

I definitely baby step into everything. You have suck a fabulous attitude you are sure to succeed in everything you do.


Jenn @ watchmybuttshrinking.com said...

You got it, baby! ;)
LOVE that movie!

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog (and post). Just found your blog and am checking it out now. Baby steps is key... thanks for the reminder.

Hally Bell said...

You go girl.

Taylor C said...

Hey Brittany, I just fond your blog a few days ago and am already so inspired. I just started a blog of my own to document my weight loss journey and will certainly be following you as you continue yours. Best of luck and congratulations on one year!