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, September 2, 2010

Satisfying My Cravings, in a Deliciously Healthy Way

TOM has arrived.

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that it's a personal triumph every time TOM comes on it's own, because with my PCOS, it never used to. I hadn't seen it since June, so I was definitely happy, and proud of the fact that my body did what it was supposed to this month.

It reminds me that I'm not only losing weight, I'm on the road towards becoming :Deliciously Healthy also!

BUT, PMS will always be PMS. And I am
craving chocolate

I could try to ignore this urge for chocolate, but sometimes that does more harm then good. Like sending me straight to a carton of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream for instance.

I find it better to give in. I just have to do it in moderation, and follow my deliciously healthy motto.

Remember these
Naturally Peanut Butter Cookies I made a while back? You know, the ones that had 75% less PB and 50% less butter then the original, yet they tasted better?
Yeah, those.Today I made them again (they are so, so good!), but this time, I spread a little Nutella on them!I'm pretty sure I was in heaven while I was eating that cookie.Pretty. Darn. Sure.


divad said...

Yay for ovulation!!!! I can't wait until the day your dreams of a bambino come true.

Anonymous said...

Those look so good. I haven't ever tried Nutella. I may have to do that.

Melting Candy said...

Way to go TOM (=
Girl, only you can make something healthy look that good.

I'm not even a sweet fan but I currently drooling over myself!

Have a great weekend love (=

Jessica said...

Yum Yum! Tom is visiting me too! Between him and steroid shots this week I am going crazy for food!

Tiff said...

I will need to try those cookies some day soon- congrats on TOM! Shoot- if it were up to me you could have mine! lol :)

Jenn at organic-mama.ca said...

Yay for ovulating on your own! I only have breakthrough bleeding on my own (and only once or twice a year if that) so I've had to get pregnant both times using Clomid. Yay for Clomid ;)
PCOS=A sucky, sucky thing!!
Those cookies look AMAZING. I seriously need to stop coming here so often. You're making my cravings unbearable!

Jess said...

Another TOM girl here!

Hey, I need that recipe. I LOVE peaunut butter cookies! Do you remember when you posted it?

You can either respond here or my blog...I would so appreciate it! :)


:Deliciously Healthy said...

If you click on the pink words, "Naturally Peanut Butter Cookies" in this post, it will take you to the original post that has the recipe :)

Hope you like them!

Corletta said...

So...I just figured out a difference between you and I. When I crave something, I do not have the patience to fix it. I normally go out and buy it. Which guarantees the fact that I will overeat on the ________ that I can't know how they were prepared. POOP.

Kimberly said...

Women's plumbing is great when it's working properly!

That cookie looks so good, I almost licked the computer screen. (I'm not kidding!)

Something else to try... a serving of ff chocolate pudding in your prettiest bowl, mixed with a warmed up tablespoon of light peanut butter and a dab of ff cool whip. Divine.