Hi, my name is Brittany and I am 28 years old. I have an amazing husband named Eric and two adorable miniature dachsunds named Grady and Bailey. We live in a small rural town in Northwest Arkansas. I am a country girl, born and raised, but ironically I am NOT a fan of country music. I love to spend time in nature with my husband. We like to hike, fish, garden, and canoe any chance we get. I have been so blessed with an amazing husband who really understands me and makes me feel beautiful and loved. He makes being married so easy and fun. We have been together for 11 years and married for 8 and have really enjoyed our time alone as a couple. We have taken time to travel, for education, and pursue careers. All of my friends have started familes and have 1 or 2 or even 5 children already, but Eric and I were always ok with being childless, we were enjoying life together. All was great, until I turned twenty-eight, and my little brother (who is only 20) got married and had a child. All of a sudden, my maternal clock started tick, tick, tick, TICKING, ringing in my ears...I HAVE to have a child ASAP!! Well, that is how I felt at first, but then I really looked at myself...I mean I REALLY took a long hard look, and I didn't really like what i saw. 272lbs!! I can't have a baby at that weight, I couldn't take a chance. I have always been a "bigger" girl, but I carry my weight pretty well and I guess you could say I was a "healthy fat girl". I get around pretty well for my weight, and no one ever guesses that I weigh as much as I do so I guess I never really thought much about it...but it has gotten out of control. I can't take a chance, I want a baby...I have to get in shape, and get healthy. I was recently diagnosed with PCOS so I have a long road ahead of me to achieve my goal of having a baby, but I know that exercise and weight loss are a good place to start on my own. So here I am....I started my diet/exercise plan (I created for myself) on March 2nd, 2010. I am down 14 lbs and I can now jog on my elliptical for 30 straight minutes. I feel fabulous and have even set a new goal for myself, 5k by November. I have been seeking out support from every possible source, tracking my calorie intake, calories burned, and I found a online weight loss team that helps hold me accountable. I have never been so motivated or driven in my whole life. I never knew I could push myself like this. I am looking for anyone who wants to be motivated and motivate. I am pumped up and excited about weightloss and exercise for the very first time in my life and I want to share with like minded individuals.
KEEP IT MOVING!! KEEP IT SHAKING!!! =) That's kind of my motto!
My overall goal is to get pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy. I have PCOS so it is important that I lose weight and maintain a healthy weight.
My weight goal is reach 170 lbs by Aug 6, 2011. **88lbs to go!!
My mini-goals: 220lbs by August 1, 2010 **38lbs and in 4 months to go!! That is 2.3lbs/week
Jog in my 1st 5k by November 2010.
I am keeping a food journal, counting calories, and keeping up with calories burned daily.
I joined a weightloss group on buddyslim.com and have a weigh in every Friday. I will post the results here weekly. (Next weigh in)
Total weight loss per week
4/2/10: 254 (2 lbs lost)
4/9/10: 255 (maintain *sick this week*
4/16/10: 252 (2lbs lost)
Currently living in a small, rural town in Northwest Arkansas.
28 years old
God is Awesome! I am SO blessed to call him my Father, my Savior, my All.
My dogs are my children! Weiner dogs are cool, I don't care what anybody says :)
Outdoorsy girl: hiking, fishing, canoeing, gardening, etc.
Avid reader: Bible, James Patterson, Harlan Coben, Dean Koontz, I like true-crime novels, and crime thrillers.
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| current weight: 252.0