Saturday, October 30, 2010

changes coming soon!

Hey readers,

There are some changes in the making. I decided it's time to break out on my own. Blogging-ly speaking. I've been wrestling with the idea for quite some time of going big. I've got big dreams and ideas of doing something with my blog and my weight loss journey. I've had this idea for the past 5 or 6 years since the last time i lost a good big of weight. (In 2006, i lost 30 pounds!)

I want to document my journey. Use it as a source of inspiration for myself, and hopefully i can motivate others to change their ideas, thoughts, health choices, and food patterns. I have long dreamed about working with overweight people and get them to turn their lives around. Having once been in their own shoes, i feel i could help them a great deal.

So soon i'll be closing down this blog and moving over to my new website:

So please check out the "under construction site" and sign up to be notified of the website launch date!

In other words, life is going well. 67 days until graduation! I am so excited! I can't wait to be done with school, and start this next adventure of my life. I am so excited to start the next chapter in my life that includes AUSTIN, TEXAS!!!!!! So excited to see what life holds for me next. I am dedicated and motivated to be the best Brittany i can be in the next 3-4 months by the time i move to Austin. It's time to shed myself of this weight and the negative thoughts and habits for once and for all. Time to let go of the pain of my parents divorce once and for all. Time to let go of all the negative talk, the self-doubt, the hatred i have towards myself and the decisions i've made. I'm tired of being this person. I'm done. So now begins the self-love, the accepting myself for my faults and mess-ups. I will do this, and i can do this.. I will change my life for the better. I want to love and be loved. I want to fall in love.

whew. good night, all.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

coming soon EXPOSED brittany edition....

So lots of bloggers have been sharing their exposed posts. While i am still unsure about doing a picture exposed, I will however do a exposed post brittany edition.

Stay tuned for that greatness soon!

#Fitblog i can't say enough how great you are!
Thank you Katy and Rita for your amazingness! Keep working hard, and doing great things for the healthy and fit blogging community!

Monday, October 25, 2010

self domain??

I've been given some thought lately to making my own domain and getting my own site away from blogspot. Any ideas blog peeps?? Recommendations for sites to use? Did you have any problems starting your own site? Did you use any IT people to help you transfer your posts from your old site??

Help. Ideas. Thoughts. Stories. Recommendations greatly appreciated, ya'll!


So day 3 of #33DC has arrived and it's going well so far. There are only a few of us doing it. If you're interested in joining, you can start at any time! Check out Sam's blog for more info!


Clean Eats: 2/50
Resistance Training: 0/15
Cardio Training: 1/18
Weight Loss: 0/10

1: Blog Every Other Day (15 blogs) (1/15)
2: Drink more water! ( doing great with that!)
3: Have positive self-talk, and not talk myself down when i don't do my best or don't have a weight loss
(This is something that needs daily work, but it's in progress!)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

love, 33 day challenge

So instead of eating i decided to watch Letters to Juliet. Oh man i'm such a sap, and a lover of love stories. It's so true, and such a beautiful thing :)

So Sam @ Never Say Never came up with a great challenge! I'm really excited about it. Check out her blog if you're interested in joining the challenge! I find that challenges thare are shorter in length are much easier to complete, and goals in shorter time frames are much easier to keep.

I made some amazing friends this week through #fitblog and the twitter world. Sam and Emily are so totally awesome and amazing women. Emily will be getting married next year, and i hope i get to be there!

Like Em said, i love the fitblogger world, i've "met" some amazing guys and gals. I can't wait to actually meet them in real life someday.


Whenever i need my butt kicked, I'm always up for a good challenge.
Sam posted her 33 Day Challenge. The first day is TODAY! Don't worry, if you'd like to join in, you're more than welcome! Come chat with us on Twitter as well under #33DC.

Clean Eats: 50 clean eats (25 days of clean eats)
Resistance Training: 15 RT
Cardio Training: 18 CT
Weight Loss: 10 pounds

1: Blog Every Other Day (15 blogs)
2: Drink more water!
3: Have positive self-talk, and not talk myself down when i don't do my best or don't have a weight loss

Please check out Sam's blog for more details, or contact me for more details if you have questions!

Keep it real.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

long awaited update :)

1st - Momo (my mom's mom), Jerry (my brother-in-law / my sister's new husband), and my mom
2nd - Mom playing the scrubboard ( a traditional cajun musical instrument)
3rd - Me, looking beautiful while not really helping at all to fix the bustle on my sister's wedding dress
4th - The totally in love newlyweds
5th - Chels (the bride), me, and my other sister Desi (Chels and Desi are twins!) I love this picture so much! This was after crying at the wedding and during the toasts the siblings and my parents made and then after cajun dancing for almost 4 hours.

Here we go. The wedding was absolutely beautiful, and i was a crying mess of course. My sister still did a few traditional things in her non-traditional way. That made my heart happy. yay. It was such a joy and honor to be there for my sister on her special day. It was great.
I was so glad to be a part of it, but i really am glad that it's over. No i can use my stressed out ness for other things haha. Like finishing school, graduating, studying for boards, packing, moving, working on my weight loss.

I ate pretty well i would say. My 288 pound self would be quite shocked. I had a few petit-fours at the bridal shower. Ate good at lunches and dinners. Didn't go to crazy on the pastas that were served. Ate a good portion of vegetables. There were SIXTEEN, yes 16 cakes, at the wedding and i did not have a single piece of cake. No even a piece of my grandfather's birthday cake!! (He turned 82!!!!!) I was way too busy talking to people, and dancing. I completely forget about the cake which i as a surprise to me!!

I feel better about my self than i did when i started my journey back in April, but i really have a good ways to go, before i totally feel happy with myself in pictures. I can't wait for the day with i feel good about how i look in a picture, and i won't have to take another picture just because i don't like the way i look! Oh how i can't wait for that day :)

Phewwww. Long post. Enough for now.

Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler Mes Amis! (Let the good times roll, my friends!)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

motivation please...

I am in need of some butt kicking i do believe.

I really don't have the energy or motivation right now, to continue with my exercising and eating right. Maybe it's because i don't have the money for the gym membership or to buy any food until the end of the month... I'm not sure what it is.

I think it's because i'm so tired, and still re-cooperating from my sister's wedding.

So i hope that it gets better in a few days.
I definitely failed last week and never posted for HOT 100 and the #OctGTD challenges. Whoopsies!

Let the ass kicking and motivation commence, please and thank you!

Monday, October 18, 2010

update soon....

So just a quick post... My sister's wedding was absolutely beautiful and it was so much fun to see all of my crazy and hilarious family on mom's and dad's side.

Longer update, with pictures, to come sometime this week!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Friend Making Monday!

So Kenz @ All The Weigh always has fun topics for Friend Making Monday. I really liked today's so i thought i'd share my answers, and post the questions on my blog, too!

1) Do you prefer talking or texting? I text like a crazy person, since most days i'm so exhausted. I normally do not have energy to talk at the end of the day, so texting is much better. However, for long conversations and actually visiting-- i much prefer to talk or visit in person.

2) Do you make your bed everyday? Definitely not... I run out of time getting ready in the morning. I normally try to make it on the weekends, though.

3) What sounds do you hear right now? Harry Potter movie on the tv...

4) List three things that you always carry with you: My iPhone, wallet, a pen or few.

5) What are your favorite TV shows? House, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, NCIS, NCIS-Los Angeles, Criminal Minds, Bones, Grey's Anatomy, Rizzoli & Isles, Discovery Health Channel.

6) Is there a hobby that you'd like to devote more time to? If so, what is it? Really learning how to play guitar, and be able to write my own songs-- and do something with that talent.

7) What is your favorite drink? FAVORITE probably... Root Beer or Shiner Bock, Abita Amber, or Blue Moon .... but lately i just drink water :)

8) Share a couple of cool facts about your family: I was named after a province in France called Bretagne (Brittany), My sisters are twins and they are a minute apart, my great-grandfather (maternal) came from Sicily on a boat by himself when he was 9 year old.

9) List one thing that you will do for yourself today: Eat a good and healthy dinner.

10) Share something that you're thankful for today: The people who love me, despite all of my faults.

Please share your answers, and pass it on to your blog too!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

mostly wedding success!

So one of my classmates got married tonight, so me and 4 girls in our class went! It was a beautiful ceremony! And i didn't workout earlier today, because i thought we were gonna stay a while and dance! Boy was i disappointed or what... let's just say we didn't dance and i was disappointed!

That just means i'll have to dance my booty off at my sister's wedding next weekend :) OH EM GEE. It's next saturday!!! AHHHHH!!!!!

Food wise for the wedding i did good-ish ... 5 little meatballs, 3 little pieces of chicken, tomatoes, carrots, 1/2 of a little triangle sandwich, 1 sprite, 1 michelob ultra, and 1 piece of yummy delicious pecan filled cake! And i only had one serving... didn't go back for Seconds or Thirds or Fourths, etc. SMALL VICTORY FOR ME! Now let's see if i can do the same for my sister's wedding and upcoming events!!!


Best of Luck to Melissa, Rita, and Jennifer doing half-marathons tomorrow!

much love, yo.

Friday, October 8, 2010

HOT 100 Update #2 / Questionnaire

So this week has been not so great. I'm superrrrr stressed out with school and my sister's wedding next week. Let's just say i'm not the best dealer of stress in a good way. I'm slowly but surely figuring out and learning how to deal with the stress and stressors in my life appropriately and in a good way.

I really do like the HOT 100 challenge. It's been a great way to met new people / bloggers along with the wonderful #fitblog family.


1) I definitely will be sleeping more- It helps with weight loss, energy, and mood :)--
Sleep is doing great this week, that's about it.

2) I WILL exercise 4-5 times a week, and doing some weights too.--
Well i only exercised 2 times this week, but there were good exercising times. I was just so worn out and didn't have the energy, desire, motivation or time to exercise until yesterday.

3) Continue to have good foods prepared and cooked, so i'm not tempted to stop for junk food and fast food after clinicals, school, working out, etc.--
This was actually good for the most part, having food cooked ahead of time helps. But i still get tempted to go out to lunch with my classmates. I've got to stop doing that seriously. It's not good for my wallet or my waistline.

4) Be way more committed to Ideal Protein, follow the plan exactly, to maximize my weight loss!--
I've done okay with sticking to Ideal Protein plan, not the best though, but one day at a time. Things will get better, and i WILL be committed.


So i love my #fitblog family, and all of these wonderful health/fitness/weight loss bloggers. This community is so wonderful and supportive. I love always having someone to listen to what i'm going through, and give me advice no matter what they're dealing with and going through. Such a beautiful thing!

Christina @ Never the Skinny Girl posted a questionnaire on her blog. It's a great way to get to know fellow bloggers and fellow readers and followers about what they're dealing with and what's going on with them.

I thought for fun I would post a questionnaire just to get to know some of you better.

1. What was your highest weight, what do you weigh right now and what is your goal weight?

2. What is your #1 motivation for losing weight?

3. Have you always been overweight?

4. When you want to give up what inspires you to keep going?

5. What is the #1 thing you look forward to when you hit your goal weight?

6. Do you have support on your weight loss journey?

7. What is your favorite exercise?

8. What is the most important thing you have learned on your weight loss journey?

9. What is one thing you have given up that you miss the most?

10. What is your strategy for losing weight?

I REALLY am looking forward to learning more about each person. Sometimes i get so excited about the support and community, i get so excited. Just know when we meet someday, i'll be giving each of you the biggest hug ever!

Much Love as always.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

not so great

So weigh-in today was not pretty. I don't even want to update my progress or BMI because it will go up. 4.5 weight gain. DAMNNNNN IT. I really wish at times that i could go into inpatient rehab for emotional eating and mindless eating. So i could be detoxified from food, and then re-programmed my brain, and programmed with healthy and correct eating habits. But i know that, that will not happen or do much good. I would be more than likely, to go back to my old weighs rather quickly.

Have to deal with school, and my sister's wedding, and graduation, and the move is really quite stressful. I was doing so good. 32 pounds lost, and now i'm at 27.5 pounds lost. UGGGGH! I totally wanted to be at 40 pounds lost for my sister's wedding. I really think it's highly unlike that i'll lose 12.5 pounds for when i weigh-in next wednesday, so oh well.

I just have to get back up on that proverbial horse, and keep working hard, and keep trying hard. I really need to exercise like i tell myself i'm going to. Getting exercise, and getting that anxiety out really helps with my emotions, and all that anxiety i have that goes towards mindless and emotional eating.

I really love #fitblog, it's helped me so much. I've met some great people that are going through and dealing with and have gone thrown the same issues i'm having. It's such a beautiful thing. I wish sometimes they could be up in my face, telling me not to eat fast food when i want to stop after school or, telling me that i shouldn't order 6 sushi rolls, maybe 2 or 3. That i shouldn't eat 4 or 5 bread rolls at O'Charley's maybe just ask the people i'm with to move the bread basket to another side of the table. Sometimes i can totally do the turning down food at dinner and parties and function, but sometimes I SO CAN NOT. This past week it was SOOOOO CAN NOT!

Weigh gain occurred from: Eating pasta at dinner and 4 bread rolls, eating rolls of sushi, eating fastfood 3 times this week (which i never do! or try NOT to do!) Eating cheese and crackers which i'm not supposed to eat.

My Ideal Protein Protocol / Plan consists of:
Breakfast - 1 multi-vitamin, 1 potassium calcium vitamin, & select 1 Ideal Protein Food ( I normally have pudding, bar, or pre-made chocolate drink)

--> No mid-morning snack

Lunch - 2 cups of vegetables (there's a list of vegetables, some i'm not allowed to have as they are higher in carbs and calories than others), along with another IP food.

Dinner - 2 cups of vegetables ,and 5-7 oz of protein of my choosing (seafood, beef, chicken, poultry, eggs)
2 capsules of Magnesium-Calcium Vitamin

After dinner snack- another IP food with 2 more capsules of Magnesium-Calcium Vitamin


I've been on weight watchers several times, LA Weight Loss, and other diets. I found that when i follow the protocol exactly and get exercise-- I do great and feel great and i lose weight!!! But sometimes i just don't want to eat those healthy foods, i want to eat foods that i can't eat and shouldn't eat. It's difficult for me to plan meals, and pick out what's best. That's why this program works so WELL FOR ME! I just really need to get back to the program! YEAH that's right, i'm getting back on and i'm gonna do it!

Whoa, thanks for your listening :)

Until next time,

PS--> What do you do to keep yourself from overeating like crazy when you go to dinner / parties / weddings / showers / functions??? Input and comments are greatly appreciated!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

better day

So today was a much better day. Thank you wonderful blog people for the great words of advice and encouragement. It was much needed and much appreciated.

Also, my beloved New Orleans Saints WON TODAY!!!!! Which makes me a happy, happy lady :)

So let's get this week started off on the right foot. And my sister's wedding is in 13 days, ahhhh!!! I'm soooooo not ready to be walking down the aisle, and having people starring at me.... But i've got my high waist long thigh Spanx bought and ready to go-- yikes. I had wanted to have a "DATE" for my sister's wedding, oh well that's not happening. I'm happy that my best friend / roommate is coming with me to the wedding. Pictures to follow in a few weeks!

okay that's all for now folks.

Happy Sunday.
Keep it real.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

set back

I really hate my bad habits, and the fact that when i go to my dad's house to house sit. I lose all habits of self-control.

I ordered take-out sushi which i haven't had in forever, and have way too many rolls. I eat myself into a frenzy, and no i feel nauseus and sick to my stomach. UGGGH. Now i've undone all of the hardwork that i did this week.

Oh way, no use in beating myself up now. It's not going to do any good. I just needed to rant.

So thank you for listening :)

I just need to turn over a new leaf, and get back to better health and better foods as soon as i am not sick to my stomach anymore.

Let's not let bad days, turn into bad weeks and months.

What do YOU do to rebound back when you have a bad day/days? How do you turn around your bad times to keep them from worsening?

Friday, October 1, 2010

HOt 100 Update #1

So the Hot 100 challenge has been really great. I have some great followers of my blog, thanks to it.

So thank you Steve, for issuing this challenge :)

I really like having goals, challenges, things to work hard for. I may not do the best all the time, but that's okay. And i'm totally okay with that. My weight loss blogging journey has brought so many wonderful and amazing people into my life, and i am incredibly grateful and thankful for that.


1) I definitely will be sleeping more- It helps with weight loss, energy, and mood :)--
Well 5 out of the 7 nights this 1st week i've sleep 8-9 hours so yay!
2) I WILL exercise 4-5 times a week, and doing some weights too.--
I've worked out 5 times in the last week. And I've increased my length on the elliptical machine by 2 minutes.
3) Continue to have good foods prepared and cooked, so i'm not tempted to stop for junk food and fast food after clinicals, school, working out, etc.--
This was another success, well mostly. I ate out with my clinical group after we finished another rotation on Wednesday. We went to O'Charley's where i had like 4 of those delicious and amazing bread rolls, potato soap, and chicken pasta. So not on my food plan. But they were sooooo good and yummy. So at least the cheat, was good.
4) Be way more committed to Ideal Protein, follow the plan exactly, to maximize my weight loss!--
I've done great with Ideal Protein this week, I need to keep up the great work, to maximize my weight loss and to help with my fitness. So that i can be the best Brittany that i can be.

Oh yeah, if you're interested in learning more about Ideal Protein please contact me :)