Finally… I was the Bride!
Written by: Brittany Styles
I don’t know if my weight was a factor in being single for so many years, or not, but I believe it’s possible. If I’m being brutally honest (here goes), I am not physically attracted to excessively overweight people. So when I was overweight, I would think to myself…why would someone be attracted to me if I’m 80 pounds overweight? I thought about that a lot actually and it makes sense. Let’s make something very clear; I have nothing against people who are overweight. What I DO know is that I’m personally not a fan of MY body being overloaded with excess weight because it’s not healthy for ME.
“Brittany, you’re beautiful on the inside and the outside.” That’s what people would tell me all the time. I never believed them about the outside part. I would dress myself to look presentable in the body that I had, but the truth is I was always pretty uncomfortable in my body. I was uncomfortable until I met Kevin. I like to call him “Mr. Awesome” because that’s what he is. We were set up on a blind date on October 14, 2015 and we both went into it with very low expectations. At that time, I was about 70 pounds overweight. I had gotten used to being rejected and that’s why I stopped putting myself out there. But, this time I gave it a chance. And thank God I did. He saw past the extra weight and saw the true me. He got to know my heart and fell in love with me for who I was. And because we were so happy and in love, we enjoyed a lot of going out to dinner, cocktails, etc. while we were getting to know each other. I put another 10 pounds in the first year of our relationship. That “fat and happy” thing is a real doozy but it’s a real thing! I felt comfortable with him and I knew he loved me for me. Yet, I still wasn’t happy with myself.
The night of Saturday, January 21, 2017 Kevin proposed to me and made me the happiest woman on Earth! The very next morning, our lives changed in the blink of an eye. I fell 10 feet off of a stage and suffered a brain injury. Being that I lived to tell the tale… wow, was that a wake up call. Being that I was going to the doctor more frequently during my recovery, I was having a lot more conversations with my doctor. One in particular solidified what I had known all along. It was time that I do something about my weight before it would become a real medical issue.
That brings us to the best decision I ever made. Walking in the door at NuYou in Onalaska at the end of February 2017! With their guidance and their Weight Loss Programs, I lost 80 pounds and over 80 inches (while only losing 3 pounds of muscle) in just 9 months. All of those years of suffering and being unhappy… and in just 9 months… I got my life back! Their programs work! You follow them and you will get the results. It’s simple.
On our wedding day (on our 2 year anniversary of meeting) I felt like the most beautiful bride in my wedding dress. That was something I didn’t think I would ever get the chance to experience. Both; being a bride and feeling or looking beautiful in my wedding dress. Hands down the best day of my life, so far. Thank you NuYou! … Now… let’s get you started!