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!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I heart eggnog.

When I was a kid, I thought eggnog was the grossest thing ever. I thought adults were insane for drinking it. Then, when I was older, a friend forced me to try it. I should send her a thank you note, because in that moment, I realized that
eggnog is awesome

A couple days ago, that moment happened, that only comes but once a year. The moment when you're walking down the grocery store isle, and you see that eggnog is back! I love that moment. It's like when you see the 1st Christmas commercial of the season. I thought I'd have to pass on this holiday drink this year. It's so rich and creamy, sure it can't be good for a diet. But, I thought I'd at least stop and admire the assortment of eggnogs. And that's when I saw they had low-fat eggnog."Hmmm. Surely I can have this. But will it taste the same?"
Well, you never know until you try. So in the cart it went, along with my turkey, and other thanksgiving items.

As soon as I got home, I had me a glass. Hoping it would be as good as the regular eggnog, but preparing myself for disappointment.

It tastes exactly the same!
It's still rich, creamy, and taste like the holidays in a cup.
Only it has 55% less fat, and 32% fewer calories.
How do I know this?
Because it says so right on the carton. So convenient.

I put a little low-fat whipped cream in mine, because it's delicious.And it goes perfectly with a pumpkin cinnamon roll cupcake. I'm just sayin'.

What's the conclusion of this post?
The cool kids are drinking low-fat eggnog this year

Are you an eggnog person?


Alexia said...

Ya know, I only had eggnog a few times. And I believe I liked it. Actually if my memory serves me I think tried a silk soymilk kind that I really liked.
Yayyy for less calories & fat.
Be well.

Alexia said...

it does exist!

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Lol! Thanks!

Red Deception said...

I am NOT an eggnog person. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!

Unknown said...

I <3 eggnog so I would be a little skeptical of going 'light' But if you say that it's just as good, maybe I'll have to buy some to give it a try. =D

Hannah said...

The only way I've ever been able to drink egg nog is if I cut it in half with water...Odd I know. Wonder if that cuts the calories though? lol

Unknown said...

Eggnog is one of those things I've never tasted and can't imagine what it tastes like. I wish I could have a virtual sip right now!

I remember the first time I tried avacado. I thought you would be insane to like that.... I LOVE it as an adult. LOVE.

135by2012 said...

I have always hated eggnog, but I haven't tried it again in maybe 15+ years. Perhaps I will take a lesson from you and try it this year and see if adult Patty's tastes have changed. Wish me luck! LOL!

Tammy said...

I've never tried it because I'm scared it's going to make me puke, lol.

Unknown said...

I used to hate eggnog too, but hubby showed me how delicious it is! Funny, because yesterday hubby called me and said, "You're never going to guess what I did." He was feeling guilty because he bought 12 oz. of egg nog and drank the whole thing without looking at the calories until he was done and was shocked to see it was 800 calories for that little bit!! We usually mix 1/2 egg nog and 1/2 milk so that helps a bit. But I will have to try the light stuff!

Sean, Jen, Carson and Addie said...

Mmmm, I love eggnog, too. And I love your hair!

Jessica said...

I ADORE eggnog! It is not Christmas unless I have at least one tiny glass :) Hope I can find this lower calorie/fat version near me :)

*Whitney* said...

oh em gee! LOL I'm an exactly the same way! DH will point out that eggnog is in the stores now and I pretty much go crazy! I didn't think I'd be able to have any either this year, but I actually found a soy milk eggnog. It takes exactly the same, but isn't as thick as regular eggnog! Mmmmm....now I want some!! :-)

P.S. I was so excited to read your post when I saw the picture of eggnog! LOL

Schatzi said...

I never liked eggnog as a child then I tried it at a party with Hennessey and LOVED it. Maybe it was the Hennessey? ;) No seriously tho, I do like Egg Nog as an adult now!

Anonymous said...

I love homemade eggnog, but for some reason the idea of drinking eggnog that comes out of a carton just wigs me out. I think it may have something to do with the fact that when I was in college a big cup of "Egg McNogg" went bad in our little dorms fridge. I haven't gotten over it, apparently. =)

ladyofthehouse said...

I love the 'light eggnog' too!! I tried the fat free one a few years back after my WW leader recommended it. That I must say was a big yuck!! But the light stuff is really good!!
It's always a big score when you find that you can still enjoy an old favorite without guilt!!

diane :)

erica said...

low fat egg nog that's pretty much amazing! I will definitely have to keep an eye out for this! Yum!


Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I don't want to start somethin' but have you ever made pancakes with egg nog? Just replace the milk/water and voila, you've got some awesome pancakes!

I heart egg nog too!

Carina said...

I'm like the commenter above: I love homemade eggnog but have never liked it from a carton and actually don't bother trying to find one from a ccarton I do like. I'm happy with a glass of the one my mom makes every Christmas morning, it's a special tradition. She makes it with ice cream and I don't know what else. As a kid I hated it b/c they usually add brandy or something like that (and I still hate it that way), but she makes mine alcohol-free.

Jenn @ Organic-Mama.ca said...

Oh I am totally an Eggnog person. It's funny how you either love it or hate it, there's really no middle ground! I haven't tried it with whipped cream before; I'll have to try that at Christmas :)