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!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Chunky Spaghetti

I call this chunky spaghetti because it is filled with whole olives, and has big chunks of tomatoes and onions! Every bite has something yummy, and satisfying!

You Will Need:
1 pound lean ground turkey
Half a 12oz box of whole grain pasta
1- 28oz can whole, peeled tomatoes in tomato juice
1- 6oz can whole black olives (or any olive you prefer)
1 medium chopped onion
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cook pasta in boiling water. Meanwhile, chop onion into chunky pieces. Cook onions, and turkey in a skillet on high heat, until turkey is cooked, and onions are translucent. reduce heat to medium/high. Cut canned whole tomatoes into chunky pieces. Add tomatoes, and the tomato juice to the skillet with the turkey and onions. Add basil, olives, finely chopped garlic and cooked pasta. Stir for 3-4 minutes, mixing everything together. Serve, and enjoy!!

Here's What I'm Thinking:
Calories: about 300
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups

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