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!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tis' The Season For Hot Cocoa

-2 cups of low-fat milk
- 2 rounded tablespoons of 70% dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons of sugar

Simple, chocolaty, all natural, antioxidant rich,

Is there anything better then sitting in front of the fire, wrapped up in your favorite blanket, and drinking a cup of hot cocoa?

I don't think there is.

Did you know there's a difference between hot cocoa, and hot chocolate?

Hot chocolate is made with chocolate chips, or pieces from a chocolate bar. Where as hot cocoa is made with cocoa powder. Hot cocoa is healthier for you, and lower in calorie, as it doesn't have cocoa butter in it. Learn something new everyday ;)


163 today, for another pound loss!
I'm close to 160!!


I'm recovering from a cold.
Hopefully with another good nights sleep, I'll get my energy back, and get back into the bloggin' world :D


Red Deception said...

Sleep well. I hope you feel better in the morning. Hot cups of chamomile tea with a slice of lemon makes me feel better :)

Tammy said...

Oh I love your little fall glasses and cocoa decanter....so seasonal! Feel better soon. We love hearing from you. :)

Unknown said...

Yummmmmm.... I'm freezing right now and that cocoa looks so good! Congrats on the lb down! Get to feeling better soon! :)

Jessica said...

You read my mind :) I tried the "diet" Swiss Miss last night, it was okay, but not really what I was hoping for...
Where could I purchase 70% dark chocolate cocoa powder?

*Whitney* said...

Mmmm! Last night I cuddled up with a cup of hot chocolate and it was divine! I'll have to try the cocoa recipe!

Tiff said...

I've been digging the hot chocolate as well lately! I love the swiss miss 25 cal ones! P.S. you definitely are rockin a jawline there missy!

Jess said...

The only thing I would add to your cozy picture is my favorite book...oh...I wish! Maybe I'll call in to work for a mental health day tomorrow and do just that! J/K!

Sean, Jen, Carson and Addie said...

Hope you feel better soon! I have a hot cocoa recipe for you that we just tried this week and everyone (including Carson) LOVED it! I'm going to send it to you :0)

Kimberly said...

Oh, it sounds heavenly! But me, I'm happy with my daily mochas... and I count them into my WW points every day!

You're so close to 160... but for now, we're the same weight! High fives all around!

divad said...

You are so close!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you. Hot cocoa is a treat!

Corletta said...

Hey mama! Just wanted to let you know that I am back to blogging! By the way, I am SOOOO PROUD of your weight loss!! You're doing so well :) GO GIRL!

Hannah said...

I'm so happy for you! I think it's great that you're doing so well and inspiring others.
Oh and you reminded me that I forgot to buy stuff for my hot coco mix. Thanks :)

Jenn of organic-mama.ca said...

Feel better soon! I find tons of green tea helps me feel better when I'm sick..but that hot chocolate sure does look great! :)