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, October 14, 2010

Today, I needed to feel a little bit of fall.

I seem to be clinging onto summer.

I walk around with capris, and flip flops on, as if it's not getting cold outside. But it is cold outside. The leaves have changed, and are starting to fall off. I need to embrace fall, before it's gone. It is my favorite season after all.

So, I made chocolate chip pumpkin muffins.And they were delish.

What you need:
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 TBS dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
What you do:
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Divide into 12 greased muffin tins
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Here's what I'm thinkin'
  • Makes 12 muffins
  • Calories: 250 for 1 muffin

These were just what I needed! They filled my house with the
heavenly aroma of fall....Fall is now my new best friend :)


Journey2Goal said...

These sound amazing! I love pumpkin everything! Do you know how much fat is in each muffin? Where did you get the recipe?
Thanks for sharing!

NAN said...

I made a delicious pumpkin cheesecake and actually it lasted over a week. I used Splenda to sweeten it and no funny taste either.

Unknown said...

Those look really good. I've been making all things pumpkin lately! :)

Melting Candy said...

I am so making those this weekend, thanks for another good idea my dear!

Your table even looks like Fall, glad you found your new friend (=

So where are these changes you been teasing us about lately?

erica said...

Those muffins look amazing! I am definitely going to try them out!!! Just came across your blog and love it! You have a new follower!!!


Jessica said...

You have inspired me to make my pumpkin fluff this weekend! I'll share the recipe too!

Alexia said...

i keep seeing all these pumpkin recipes! it must be a sign :)

i also want to thank you for following my old blog. come follow my new one? dimplesnatcherblog.com

be well!