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, August 5, 2010

Rewarding Myself (Homemade face mask/scrub and a treat!)

Lately I feel like I've been on a roll!
It dawned on me the other day, that
I'm actually doing this

I feel so good inside, and I'm really quite proud of myself!
I'm taking care of myself for the first time in like...EVER!!

Last night I decided I wanted to reward myself, by doing something fun, and pampering myself!

What did I do?
I made a homemade face scrub and mask!

Honey Almond Face Scrub:4 tsp milk
4 tsp honey
4 tbsp ground almonds
mix and apply (makes 4)

Oatmeal Face Mask/Scrub:4 Tbsp. ground oatmeal (not instant)
4 tsp. fresh lemon juice
8 tsp. yogurt
Mix and apply (makes 4)
*This can be a scrub or a mask! (I used it as a mask)It was fun to make, and my skin felt so soft after!
Like seriously soft :D

Today I wanted to reward myself by making a
deliciously healthy treat
for me and the hubs.
(I heart baking)

I made the hubs' favorite dessert, with a chocolate twist on it this time! (Because I also heart chocolate.)
Chocolate Strawberry Cream Cupcakes!I did the same recipe as before, only this time I used chocolate cake mix instead of white!It's oh so good!!
And only 220 calories!

It felt good to take a little time out to reward myself, and give myself a little high 5!
I have almost lost 40 pounds you know ;)
(I can't wait to take the "almost" out of that sentence! I'm gettin' there:)

Tomorrow I'm going to announce the GIVEAWAY winner on the original giveaway post!
You can still enter until midnight tonight!
Be sure to check it out tomorrow to see if you won!

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! ;D


Scarlett said...

Those are some seriously yummy looking treats. I am going to steal your recipe and make some for my man!

divad said...

My daughter would totally be into those scrubs! You do look like you have barf on your face though! :) Give away???? I missed something...going to go read how to enter.

Melissa said...

Love it! & omg, that dessert looks AMAZING! & cute! :)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Those cupcake things look so pretty!

Corletta said...

Ma'am...I must thank you for giving me the desire to make yummy foods that are deliciously healthy!! For whatever reason, I was thinking that healthy food had to taste like poo...NOT ANYMORE! Thanks ma'am!!!

Jessica said...

You are the bee's knees! Every time I read your blog I am inspired!

Anonymous said...

Congrats...almost 40. Yippee.
It will be nice to say " I have lost 40 lbs" It will be soon.


Hannah said...

Oh those scrubs look like they'd feel great. Once I buy some containers to put them in I'll be trying them out. Thanks for sharing!

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Hannah- They do feel great... I'm addicted! I found those containers at wal-mart. They came in a pack of 4 for $2! Just a little FYI :D

Anonymous Fat Girl said...

Oh my those cupcakes look delish!!!!

Deborah said...

Wow 40 is a lot..Congrats!

Meg said...

Those scrubs almost look good enough to eat. LOL

I'm so happy for you about almost reaching 40 pounds! That is terrific!

Tiff said...

Wow! You are doing amazing! It's so good to come back to your blog after being absent for a little bit and see that you are doing your thing! GREAT JOB! Keep up the amazing work! And your blog just gets cuter and cuter and more creative by the minute!

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Meg- I actually tasted it- SHHH! It wasn't that bad, lol ;)

Thanks Tiff!